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Hospital of Brasilia performs innovative cardiac surgery

The percutaneous Aortic Valve (TAVI) is a non-surgical procedure indicated for patients with narrowing of

 
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The cardiologist Edmur Carlos de Araújo, Heart Hospital of Brazil, held for the first time in the Federal District, an innovative procedure known TAVI (Percutaneous Implantation of Aortic Valve).

The aortic valve, implanted in a patient for 87 years, has been inserted into the catheter and compressed mounted on a metal frame (nitinol) that expands when released spontaneously, allowing the free circulation of blood.

The operation is done by inserting a catheter into the artery in the groin area of ​​the patient, the artificial valve leading to the heart. This is a non-surgical procedure indicated for patients diagnosed with severe aortic stenosis, a narrowing of the aortic valve, explains Edmur. The doctor points out that this treatment is recommended, especially for the elderly with severe or do not bear conventional operation.

This new method has several advantages compared to traditional surgery performed by means of a cut in the chest of the patient to replace the valve. The percutaneous procedure has many benefits. It reduces mortality, allows faster recovery, less bleeding and has improved the quality of life of the patient, the cardiologist lists. The doctor adds that the patient was operated on last month over a 50% chance of dying within a year. To the treatment, the probability decreased to less than 30%.

To perform this procedure, you need a team of cardiologists specializing in therapeutic procedures through a catheter (Interventional Cardiologist), echocardiographers intensivist, arritimologistas, vascular and cardiac surgeons. The multidisciplinary medical team, called Team Heart, is essential if the surgery is done safely. In addition, you must have a hospital with appropriate technology, concludes the cardiologist.

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