Heart Valve Repair & Replacement

Dr. Semitha is well known for his excellent results in Heart valve repair surgeries

Heart Valve Repair & Replacement surgery is the replacement of one or more of the heart valves with either an artificial heart valve or a bioprosthesis (homograft from human tissue or xenograft e.g. from pig). It is an alternative to valve repair.

There are four procedures

  • Aortic valve replacement
  • Mitral valve replacement
  • Tricuspid valve replacement
  • Pulmonary valve replacement

Catheter replacement of the aortic valve (called trans-aortic valve replacement or implementation [TAVR or TAVI]) is a minimally invasive option for those suffering from aortic valve stenosis. TAVR is commonly performed by guiding a catheter from the groin to the narrowed valve via the aorta using realtime x-ray technology. A metal stent containing a valve is then deployed using a balloon to press the stent into the valve in effect opening the stenosed (or narrowed) valve and lodging the stent in place. The procedure was first approved in the United States in November 2011 [1] as an alternative for people deemed a poor candidate for open approach replacement; however, TAVR has been successfully implemented into practice in other countries prior to 2011.[1] 

In valve repair surgery, the heart valve surgeon opens chest and heart to repair the defective heart valve. Dr Semitha is a specialized heart valve surgeon in correcting the problems caused by one or more diseased heart valves.

For treatment let one of the best Heart Valve Repair and Replacement Surgeon in Mumbai handle it with ease.

Medical uses

In those between 50 and 70 years of age bioprosthetic and mechanical aortic valves have similar overall outcomes with respect to stroke and survival.For best surgical treatment, let one of the best Heart Valve Replacement & Repair surgeon handle it with ease.