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Why you should choose India for Affordable, World Class Heart Surgery, Cardiac Care ?
Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery in India
At leading heart super specialty hospitals in India, Cardiac surgeons now use most advanced minimally invasive heart valve replacement or repair surgery techniques for eligible patients.
The heart has four valves that control the flow of blood through the heart:
By enhancing surgical capabilities, robotic surgery helps to improve clinical outcomes and redefine standards of care.
- Mitral Valve
- Aortic Valve
- Tricuspid Valve
- Pulmonary ValveGet Estimate
Minimal incision valve surgery does not require a large incision or cutting through the entire breastbone. The surgeon gains access to the heart through one to three smaller, less visible incisions (sometimes called “ports”) that can be made between the ribs or a smaller breastbone incision, as well as one small incision in the groin.
The diseased valve can be repaired or replaced through one or more of the ports between the ribs, with the surgeon looking at the heart directly through a small tube-shaped camera.Get Estimate
What is Heart Valve Repair or Replacement Surgery?
If you have mild to moderate heart valve disease, your surgeon often performs heart valve repair. If your heart valve isn’t closing properly (regurgitation), your surgeon may treat your condition using one of three surgeries.
• Repair of Structural Support – In this procedure, your surgeon replaces or shortens the cords that support the valves (chordae tendinae and papillary muscles) to repair the structural support. When the cords and muscles are the right length, the valve leaflet edges meet and eliminate the leak.
• Valve Leaflet Repair – In valve leaflet repair, your surgeon surgically separates, cuts or pleats a valve flap (leaflet) to repair a floppy or prolapsed valve leaflet.Get Estimate
TAVI (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation)
Aortic stenosis, the narrowing of the aortic valve, which affects the supply of blood from the heart to the rest of the body, is one of the most frequently acquired heart valve diseases. With the steady increase in the population of the elderly as well as their improved life expectancy, the proportion of those developing severe aortic stenosis due to degeneration and calcification of the aortic valve has been on the rise.
Till 2002, replacement of the aortic valve through an open heart surgery, putting the patient on “heart-lung machine”, was the standard mode of treatment.
For a significant number of high-risk, in-operable elderly, a new minimally invasive procedure, transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), has emerged as a safe and viable option.
TAVI does not require the patient to be on the heart-lung machine. The new bioprosthetic valve is implanted using a catheter, inside the calcified valve itself, through the femoral vein (transfemoral) or the transapical approach…Read MoreGet Estimate
Heart Valve Replacement SurgeryIf your heart valve can’t be repaired, your surgeon will remove your damaged valve and replace it with an artificial (prosthetic) valve. You may need heart valve replacement if you have valve narrowing (stenosis) or severely damaged valves affected by calcium build-up in the valves (calcification) or rheumatic disease. Surgeons perform procedures often to replace mitral or aortic valves, but your surgeon can replace any heart valve.
• Mechanical Valve – It is made totally of mechanical parts that are tolerated well by the body. The bi-leaflet valve is used most often. It consists of two carbon leaflets in a ring covered with polyester knit fabric.
• Biological Valve – Tissue valves (also called biologic or bioprosthetic valves) are made of human or animal tissue. Animal tissue heart valves may come from pig tissue (porcine) or cow tissue (bovine). Tissue valves may have some artificial parts to help give the valve support and to aid placement.
• Homograft Valve (also called Allograft) – It is an aortic or pulmonary human valve that has been removed from a donated human heart, preserved, and frozen under sterile conditions. A homograft may be used to replace a diseased aortic or pulmonary valve.
What are the Advantages of Heart Valve Repair Surgery
- A lower mortality at the time of operation (1-2% for repair versus 6-8% for replacement).
- A significantly lower risk of stroke, and a lower rate of infection.
- Improved long-term survival with mitral valve repair.
- After valve repair surgery blood thinners are not required, in contrast to the life-long requirement for blood thinners after heart valve replacement surgery.Get Estimate
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Once you have confirmed to us that you want to proceed further to get treatment in India, our team will help you with the Indian medical visa assistance and documentation process. We will also help you in arranging for a comfortable local stay for you and your attendant. You don’t have to send any money in advance.
Savings can be from 30-50%, depending upon the procedure and the destination. Your treatment will be carried out from only the best hospitals in India that are NABH accredited and have specialists that are recognized globally for their expertise.
From the date you decide on one of the three affordable treatment packages offered to you. It may take 1- 3 weeks to obtain Medical Visa and book flight tickets. We have zero waiting period and you can be received at the Airport on arrival and immediately admitted at hospital and treatment will start.
Its advisable that you should delay your treatment particularly in case of severe illnesses like Cancer, Heart or Spine etc. Early start of treatment results in quick recovery and lower expense compared to delay of treatment.
The difference in cost package due to the labour and insurance costs of the hospital operating in India, and not by the difference in the quality of treatment.
Each patient is assigned to a SafeMedTrip Patient Case Manager who will take care of every single detail ranging from arrival to send off.
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You will be given a complete profile of the specialist before you proceed for the treatment. On special request, we will be happy to connect you with him through a teleconferencing service facilitated by Skype.
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