What Is The Risk Of Leaving Aortic Valve Stenosis Untreated?

Once you start to develop symptoms related to severe aortic stenosis the outlook is very poor. Symptoms like shortness of breath, chest pain, abd dizziness worsen and there is only a 50:50 chance that you will still be alive in 2 years.

Have You Been Told That You Are Not Suitable For Treatment?

The majority of patients are suitale for some form of treatment for their aortic stenosis. If traditional breastbone surgery or minimally invasive aortic valve surgery is too risky for you, then TAVI is the perfect solution for you. Those who are old or seriously unwell may be better suited to TAVI.

What Is TAVI

TAVI stands for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation. The treatment involves the insertion of your new aortic valve over a fine catheter inserted into your groin. No incisions are required. Usually the treatment can be performed with sedation rather than a full general anaesthetic. Avoidance of the heart lung machine allows the surgeons to reduce the risk of the treatment even further.

Faster Recovery

Unlike traditional surgery, patients are able to leave hospital within a few days and typically see an immediate improvement in their symptoms. However, this procedure does not have the same long lasting results you’d get from a surgical aortic valve replacement. It is intended to extend life and reduce the symptoms of high-risk patients.

Why Should I Consider The Keyhole Heart Clinic For TAVI?

Our team are one of only a handful of surgeons in the world who have developed decades of experience in ALL TYPES of surgery for aortic valve stenosis. We perform traditional surgery, keyhole heart valve surgery and TAVI on a routine basis. We work closely as a team to help you decide which treatment we feel is the best for you. You can rest assured that your team are internationally recognised experts in the field of aortic valve stenosis treatment.

Our Holistic Approach Is Unique

The team at The Keyhole Heart Clinic put our patients at the centre of everything we do. Read our testimonials to learn more about what our previous patients say about us.

Video Animation showing transfermoral deployment of the Edwards SAPIEN transcatheter heart valve