67-yr-old with bicuspid valve gets futuristic valve implantation

The lifesaving TAVI procedure was performed at Apollo Hospitals using the futuristic valve on a patient with rare bicuspid valve and severe aortic valve narrowing.
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CHENNAI: In a first, futuristic Acurate Neo 2 valve implantation was performed in South India at a private hospital in the city recently. A 67-year-old female is the first patient with bicuspid Valve to receive the treatment.

The lifesaving TAVI procedure was performed at Apollo Hospitals using the futuristic valve on a patient with rare bicuspid valve and severe aortic valve narrowing. The patient had severe aortic valve stenosis, which progressed resulting in reduced heart pumping function up to 30 per cent.

The team of doctors led by Dr Sengottuvelu, Senior Interventional cardiologist at the hospital evaluated her and had planned for an elective TAVI. The patient also was in a special category as she had bicuspid aortic valve, which is she had only two leaflets by birth instead of three, that progressed over years to severe Aortic valve narrowing.

Dr Sengottuvelu performed the TAVI with newly launched Acurate neo 2 valve.

Speaking about the procedure Dr Sengottuvelu said: “The new valve started functioning normally and we saw instant improvement in the heart function. Acurate neo 2 valve has been shown to have excellent long term hemodynamic function, durability and designed with future in mind. This will benefit more patients, particularly younger patients with severe aortic stenosis.”

He further added with availability of several new valves with new features, it is possible to choose the best suited valve for that particular patient

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