Fortis Escorts Hospital conducts successful TAVR for 74 year old patient with right heart
The process was even more difficult because the heart was on the right side, and reaching it was challenging. In India, this is the first case of TAVR of the heart located on the right side of the chest.
Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Okhla, New Delhi has undergone successful TAVR (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement) procedure for the treatment of a 74 year old patient with a rare condition dacrocardia (right side heart). Patient Mr. Inderpal Singh, 74, was suffering from shortness of breath after doing any work for the past one and a half years and chest pain for the past few weeks. Apart from this, he was also suffering from diabetes, hypertension, high body mass index, and obstructive sleep apnea.
Before coming to Fortis, Mr. Singh had already attended several hospitals and cardiac centers but did not get any relief. Led by Dr. Atul Mathur, Executive Director, Interventional Cardiology, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, the Cardiology team at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Okhla carried out the complex procedure of TAVR in which abnormal heart valves were replaced by catheters with skin and punctures.
Examination of the patient revealed that the heart was suffering from aortic stenosis (narrow malfunctioning heart valve) located on the right side of his chest.
Due to the abnormal condition of the patient's heart and other diseases, the doctors successfully performed the TAVR procedure and he got a new life on 26 May 2022, his 74th birthday. After this procedure, the patient had to stay in the hospital for three days and was discharged from the hospital as soon as his condition was stable.