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Vizag Apollo Hospitals performs TAVR surgery on 69-year-old

Vizag Apollo Hospitals performs TAVR surgery on 69-year-oldDoctors explaining details of surgery at Apollo Hoaspitals in Visakhapatnam
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Doctors at Apollo Hospitals, Visakhapatnam performed Trans-catheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) surgery for 69-year-old cardiac patient on Tuesday successfully.

Visakhapatnam: Doctors at Apollo Hospitals, Visakhapatnam performed Trans-catheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) surgery for 69-year-old cardiac patient on Tuesday successfully. ``We did our first balloon expandable TAVR in the city. We are glad to share that this valve system is totally designed and manufactured in India, '' the doctors said.

``Our patient, a 69 year old male presented with shortness of breath mostly increasing after dinner forcing him to sit. He is hypertensive, hyperlipidaemic, and undergone bypass surgery in 2000 with two arterial grafts LIMA and RIMA, two venous grafts to D1 and OM. He had also undergone angioplasty to vein graft to D1 in 2011 and vein graft to OM in 2016,'' they added.

Here at Apollo Hospitals, Health City, Visakhapatnam; we not only have the skilled human resources in CathLab to handle such highly technical procedure but also infrastructure and aseptic environment, where procedure can be done successfully with best outcomes. Dr. Nanda Kishore Panigrahi, Senior Interventional Cardiologist, Apollo Hospitals and Dr. Sami, Units Head, Apollo Hospitals, Visakhapatnam explained the details of the surgery.

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