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TAVI (Transaortic Valve Implantation ) Procedure Cost in India starts from US $ 42,000 and varies depending on your medical history and condition, surgeon, hospital and the city where you choose to get the surgery done.
Factors that affect (Transaortic Valve Implantation) TAVI Cost in India :
Heart Surgeon’s Fees
An important expense when it comes to your TAVI Procedure 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 TAVI Procedure 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.
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.
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 TAVI (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation)/TAVR (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement)?
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) or Transcatheter aortic valve Replacement (TAVR) is a minimally invasive heart procedure to replace a narrowed aortic valve that fails to open properly (aortic valve stenosis). The procedure replaces/implants the aortic valve with a catheter.
Between the left lower heart chamber (left ventricle) and the body’s main artery is the aortic valve (aorta). Blood flow from the heart to the body is reduced if the valve does not open properly. TAVI can help persons with severe aortic valve stenosis alleviate their symptoms and enhance their chances of survival.
The TAVI procedure is performed using one of two approaches, allowing the cardiologist or surgeon to choose which one provides the best and safest way to access the valve:
- Entering through the femoral artery (large artery in the groin), called the transfemoral approach, which does not require a surgical incision in the chest, or
- Using a minimally invasive surgical approach with a small incision in the chest and entering through a large artery in the chest or through the tip of the left ventricle (the apex), which is known as the transapical approach.
When is TAVI / TAVR required?
TAVI may be an option for people who are at intermediate or high risk of complications from surgical aortic valve replacement (open-heart surgery). The decision to treat aortic stenosis with TAVI is made after you consult with a team of heart and heart surgery specialists, who work together to determine the best treatment option for you. TAVR patients often spend less time in the hospital than those who get surgical aortic valve replacement.
If you have any of the following conditions, your doctor may consider TAVR:
- Aortic stenosis with severe signs and symptoms.
- A biological tissue aortic valve that isn’t functioning properly.
- Another health problem that renders open-heart valve replacement surgery too dangerous, such as lung or kidney disease.
How is TAVI Procedure done?
The patient receives sedation or general anesthesia during the TAVI procedure. The surgeon may access your heart through a blood vessel in your leg or through a tiny incision in your chest.
A hollow tube (catheter) is inserted through the access point. The surgeon uses advanced imaging techniques to guide the catheter through your blood vessels, to your heart and into your aortic valve.
Once the new valve is positioned, a balloon on the catheter’s tip is inflated to expand the replacement valve into the appropriate position. When the surgeon is certain the valve is securely in place, the catheter is removed.
What is the Recovery after TAVI Procedure like?
You will spend one or two days in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) after TAVI and around 4-5 days in the hospital room before you are discharged from the hospital. Your doctor may prescribe blood thinners and antibiotics to you, which should be taken without fail.
Cardiac Rehabilitation may be scheduled while you are in the hospital. Many people begin feeling better immediately after their procedure, however it may take weeks before feeling fully recovered.
What Results Can I Expect from TAVI Procedure?
TAVI (transcatheter aortic valve implantation) may enhance your overall health and quality of life by relieving the signs and symptoms of aortic valve stenosis. TAVI can also help people live longer.
It is critical to maintain a heart-healthy lifestyle as you recover and to help prevent further heart problems.
- Please don’t smoke.
- Consume a healthy diet that is high in fruits and vegetables and low in salt (sodium), saturated fats, and trans fats.
- Regular exercise is important; however, before beginning a new fitness plan, see your doctor.
- Maintain a healthy body mass index (BMI).
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 TAVI Procedure 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
- Previous surgeries
- Current medication review
- History of smoking, drugs, or alcohol
Best Cardiologists in India
Dr. Ashok Seth
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
and Lifetime Achievement Award 2006
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
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 Cardiac Catheterization (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 Cardiology 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
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Frequently Asked Questions
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is an abbreviation for transcatheter aortic valve implantation, while TAVR is an abbreviation for transcatheter aortic valve replacement. The process and tactics are identical. When discussing your treatment options, your doctor may use the terms interchangeably.
The tissue valves used in surgical aortic valve replacement have a lifespan of 10 to 20 years, according to medical literature.
Any cardiac procedure has risks involved and sometimes are life threatening risks as well. Survival rate is thus a critical measure. At our panel of best cardiac hospitals in India TAVR survival rate is more than 98%.
The TAVR operation takes three to four hours to complete. It takes roughly 30 to 45 minutes to implant a heart valve. The remaining time is spent inserting lines, ensuring you’re asleep, checking your breathing, and removing lines once the process is over.
Medical literature shows that on an average, a 42-year-old patient who has an aortic valve replacement (AVR) with a tissue valve can anticipate to live till he is 58 years.
Patients who cannot tolerate medications that thin the blood or prevent blood clots, or have an active infection in the heart or elsewhere are not candidates for TAVR surgery.
You may expect to spend around 5-6 days in the hospital, with at least 1 to 2 days in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Depending on how healthy you were before the operation, recovery from valve surgery can take some time.
No, the heart is not stopped during TAVR surgery. During the surgery, your heart will continue to beat. This is not the same as open heart surgery, which involves your heart being stopped and you being hooked up to a heart and lung blood machine.
The average cost of TAVR in the USA ranges from $80,000 to $120,000, TAVR surgery cost in India is around $42,000.