Tribune News ServiceChandigarh April 15Col Raj Kumar Huskar an 86-year-old patient from Shimla who had advanced aortic stenosis with gross heart failure and blocked coronary arteries has been treated successfully at a non-surgical valve implant clinic of Fortis Hospital Mohali.
Fortis Hospital Mohali's super-specialty in heart centre had last month launched its non-surgical valve implant clinic under the guidance of Dr RK Jaswal Director Cath Lab and HoD Fortis Hospital Mohali for the benefit of patients suffering from advanced heart valve disease.
Earlier the only available option for these patients was open heart surgery and a surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR).
Dr Jaswal in a press conference here today said transaortic valve replacement was attempted on the patient in Delhi three years ago but could not be done.
Now the patient came to us with critical aortic valve and artery blockages.
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