TAVR procedure conducted to treat 74-yr-old for Dextrocardia

06 July 2022 | News

The procedure led to the avoiding a risky open surgery

Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Okhla, New Delhi has successfully performed a TAVR (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement) procedure on a 74-year-old man with a rare condition of Dextrocardia (heart on the right side).

At Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Okhla the cardiology team led by Dr Atul Mathur, Executive Director, Interventional Cardiology successfully carried out the complex procedure of TAVR wherein his abnormal heart valve was replaced using a cardiac catheter through skin puncture, thus avoiding a risky open surgery. This is the first reported case of TAVR in the right-sided heart in India and only the fourth worldwide.


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