The cost quoted above is indicative and should not be taken as the final cost of the surgery. The final cost can be ascertained after the surgeon has evaluated the patient. The cost in Indian Rupees can vary based on exchange rate.
Aortic Valve Replacement cost in India starts from US $ 4,500 and varies depending on the type of valve chosen, your medical history and condition, any comorbidities - if you have, surgeon, facility and the city where you choose to get the surgery done.
Factors that affect Aortic Valve Replacement cost in India
Type of Valve
The most important expense in Aortic Valve Replacement is the type of valve chosen- whether you would need a mechanical or tissue valve for your surgery. Your doctor would advise the valve best suited for you according to your medical history, age and various other factors.
Heart Surgeon's Fees
Another important expense when it comes to your Aortic Valve Replacement surgery is going to be your heart surgeon's fees. IndiCure recommends only experienced, skilled, board-certified surgeons who are capable of delivering successful heart surgeries. Although the charges may vary depending on the experience of the surgeon, you can be completely assured of being in safe and experienced hands when you choose heart surgery in India with IndiCure.
Type of Surgical Approach
With the hopes of improving patient care, new techniques and technologies are often introduced to the surgical process. Such innovative advancements in the surgical approach can increase costs.
Having your Aortic Valve Replacement surgery in an accredited surgical facility by skilled and qualified medical staff is a critical factor. Moreover, the geographical location of this facility also affects the initial quote. But, IndiCure provides you with a projected estimate that will be affordable.
The surgery-related expenses include the pre- and post-surgical expenses. The pre-surgical expenses are associated with the age and medical condition of the patient and thus the number and type of investigations required. Post-surgical expenses may include prescription medications and follow-up consultations.
We at IndiCure, understand that you travel with a budget in mind and do not like to be greeted by surprises after arrival in India. We thus club all these expenses and give you the package cost that is inclusive and affordable at the same time.
Your case manager shall give you an estimated cost of your surgery after discussing your medical reports with the surgeon. The final cost, however, shall be confirmed after your consultation with the surgeon.
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What is Aortic Valve Replacement ?
Aortic valve repair and replacement are operations used to address disorders of the aortic valve, that is one of four valves that regulate blood flow through the heart.
The aortic valve keeps blood flowing through the heart in the right direction. It connects the main pumping chamber of the heart (left ventricle) to the major artery that carries oxygen-rich blood throughout your body (aorta).
The aortic valve opens with each ventricular contraction, allowing blood to flow from the left ventricle into the aorta. The aortic valve closes when the ventricle relaxes, preventing blood from flowing backward into the ventricle. When the aortic valve isn't functioning properly, it can obstruct blood flow and make the heart work harder to pump blood to the rest of the body. Aortic valve repair or replacement can help treat aortic valve disease by restoring normal blood flow, reducing symptoms, prolong life, and preserving heart muscle function. Surgery for aortic valve disease is associated with the severity of your condition, whether you have signs and symptoms, and whether your condition is worsening. Aortic Valve repair or Replacement is advised when:
The valve is leaky (aortic insufficiency, also known as aortic regurgitation)
The valve is narrowed and doesn't open fully (aortic stenosis)
Aortic is the most commonly replaced valve. The replaced valves can be made either of tissues from animals or humans and mechanical valves made of man-made material.
Tissue valve where animal or human donor is used
Mechanical valve is made of durable materials
When is Aortic Valve Replacement required?
The Valve Replacement surgery is indicated in following conditions:
Congenital Heart Valve Diseases such as narrow or leaking valves, bicuspid aortic valves. Acquired Heart Valve Diseases such as Calcification of the valves, Infection such as Infective endocarditis or Syphilis, Rheumatic valve disease, Angina, tumors of the valve, Hypertension, enlarged heart muscles known as Cardiomyopathy, increased opening of annulus of the valve and Aortic aneurysm to name a few.
How is Aortic Valve Replacement done?
Valve replacement surgery is done under general anesthesia and takes about four to five hours. The surgery is done either as an open-heart surgery where the patient is put on a heart lung machine or rarely as beating heart surgery without the use of heart lung machine, while the patient's heart is normally beating.
After the incision and separation of the breastbone and ribs, the surgeon opens the heart and traces the faulty valve.
The edges around the valve are slightly sliced to help loosen it from the tendons that connect it to the rest of the heart and then the valve can be removed.
The new valve is then inserted and attached into place. After the surgery is done, the patient is taken off the bypass machine and the chest is closed.
What is the Recovery after Aortic Valve Replacement like?
Aortic valve replacement surgery has an exceptional outcome and gives extremely satisfying results. Majority of patients who undergo the procedure return to normal activities after the operation. Their quality of life also improves because they no longer have difficulty breathing, fainting spells, or palpitations.
Questions to Ask
We at IndiCure completely understand your concerns and it is always our endeavor to provide the best outcome for every patient. Following is the list of questions you must ask before you embark on your journey for Aortic Valve Replacement in India.
Is the heart surgeon board certified?
How experienced is the Surgeon?
Which language does the surgeon speak?
Is the treatment done in a well-equipped facility?
What treatment option is recommended for me?
What about the risks involved?
Does the surgeon use a certified anesthetist?
How long will the recovery period be?
Preparation for the Surgery
Prepare to answer questions about your:
Medical history and exams
Current medication review
History of smoking, drugs, or alcohol
Best Heart Surgeons in India
Dr. Ashok Seth
MBBS, MD, FRCP, MRCP
Fellowship, Cardiology U.S.A.
Recipient of Padma Shri & Padma Bhushan
Dr. Ashok Seth is one of India's most renowned and sought-after interventional cardiologists, and is regarded as one of the country's top 10 cardiologists. He has over 32 years of expertise and is known for doing over 50,000 angiograms and 20,000 angioplasties. For executing one of the biggest numbers of angiographies and angioplasties in the world, he was inducted into the “LIMCA" Book of Records.
Dr. T. S. Kler
MBBS, MD, DM, MRCP
Recipient of Padma Bhushan
& Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. T.S. Kler is the Executive Director of Cardiac Sciences at Fortis Memorial Research Institute in Gurgaon, as well as the Head of the Cardiology Department. He was the first doctor in India to implant an implanted cardioverter defibrillator in April 1995. (ICD). He also built India's first electrophysiology department.
Dr. (Col.) Manjinder Singh Sandhu
MBBS, MD, DM, DNB
Fellowship of the American College of Cardiology (FACC)
He is an interventional cardiologist with an impressive 16 years of post-DM expertise and has conducted over 20,000 procedures. His work focuses on difficult coronary treatments such as Primary angioplasty (with thrombosuction devices, IABP, and other techniques), Bifurcation lesions, Chronic complete occlusions, and Left Main lesions. Cutting balloons, angiosculpt, IVUS, Rotablation, and other supplementary devices are among his specialties.
Best Cardiac Hospitals in India
Indraprastha Apollo Hospital
Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi is a state of the art multi speciality tertiary-care hospital situated in the most posh area of South Delhi. Considered to be the flagship hospital of Apollo group, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital is one of the important landmarks not only in Delhi, but in the world map because of its popularity among the medical tourists. The hospital has been one of the most sought after medical institutions for patients from Asia Pacific and beyond.
Fortis Escorts Heart Institute
Fortis Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre is one of the most revered medical institutions not only in India, but the entire world. The institute has set benchmarks in cardiac care with path-breaking work over the last 25 plus years. The hospital has the most advanced technology and has seen the best outcomes even in the most complex cardiac cases; be it cardiac surgery, Interventional Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery or Non-invasive Cardiology
My dad was advised cardiac bypass surgery in CA, USA, but because of being uninsured, such high costs of cardiac surgery in the US, we were really not able to afford it. IndiCure has actually helped in saving my dad's life and we are really grateful for the same. I am falling short of words, to express my gratitude to the surgeon who was very helpful and courteous. Will recommend IndiCure to everyone!
John Smith ( California, United States of America )
Procedure : CABG surgery
My son 4 years old was born with a heart defect which the doctors said needed a highly specialized surgery. Our cardiologist highly spoke of Indian surgeons and suggested us to go to India and in hindsight now I realize how right he was! My son was successfully operated and I must thank Indicure for the excellent arrangements they made.
Patricia Munene ( Ethiopia )
Procedure : ToF surgery
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Sarah Jakada ( Zimbabwe )
Procedure : Mitral Valve Replacement
Thank you so much IndiCure for getting my baby free from the hole in her heart. We are looking forward to see her play and grow normally like other children. Really appreciate the care and help we received from Dr Ruchika and entire team of IndiCure. Highly recommended!!
Mouna Chizoba ( Ghana )
Procedure : ASD Surgery
Frequently Asked Questions
The 5-year survival rate for aortic valve replacement (AVR) surgery is 94%. This means 94 out of 100 people who underwent AVR surgery could live at least 5 years.
Heart valve replacement surgery
5-year survival rate
10-year survival rate
Aortic valve replacement surgery
Mitral valve replacement surgery
Pulmonary valve replacement surgery
Tricuspid valve replacement surgery
Survival rates for heart valve replacement surgery are often used as predictors of how long patients can live beyond a certain number of years (5 years, 10 years) after the surgery. However, these may vary for you depending on your age, your overall health, and the current status of your heart function.
Aortic valve replacement is a serious procedure with potentially catastrophic complications. The chance of dying as a result of the procedure is believed to be between 1 and 2 percent. However, this risk is much smaller than the risk of not treating severe aortic disease.
Many factors influence whether an aortic valve should be repaired or replaced, including:
Your aortic valve disease's severity
Your general health and age
Whether you require further heart surgery, such as heart bypass surgery to treat coronary artery disease, in addition to aortic valve disease, so that both conditions can be addressed at the same time.
In general, heart valve repair is preferred over valve replacement because it lowers the risk of infection, retains valve strength and function, and eliminates the need for lifelong blood-thinning drugs, which may be required with some forms of valve replacement. Depending on the severity of the illness, patients with a hole in the valve's closing flaps (perforated valve leaflet) may be candidates for aortic valve repair rather than replacement.
Most valves, on the other hand, cannot be repaired, and heart valve repair surgery is generally more difficult than valve replacement surgery. Your best decision will be determined by your unique circumstances as well as the knowledge and experience of your medical team.
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