First-ever TAVR procedure in South-East Hyderabad performed at Aware Gleneagles Global Hospital

First-ever TAVR procedure in South-East Hyderabad performed at Aware Gleneagles Global Hospital

Hyderabad, May 10th, 2022: Doctors at the Aware Gleneagles Global Hospital, one of the leading healthcare facilities in the city, today announced that they have recently performed first-ever TAVR procedure in South-East Hyderabad territory. This highly specialized procedure was performed to save the life of a 72-year-old male patient, suffering from multiple heart related ailments for the past couple of years.

The patient, Mr. Raghava Rao, a native of Hyderabad, when brought to Aware Gleneagles Global Hospital on March 14th, was a victim of coronary artery disease and rheumatic heart disease. He was undergoing treatment for heart ailments for the past couple of years at a different healthcare facility, and even underwent three major procedures _ Pacemaker implantation, TAVR, and Hernia surgery _ within a short span of six months.

Commenting on the patient’s condition and procedure, Dr. V Mukesh Rao, Interventional Cardiologist, Aware Gleneagles Global Hospital said, “The patient was admitted to the hospital with symptoms of giddiness and difficulty in breathing while walking. Conducting necessary examinations, we detected narrowing of aortic valve that carries blood from the heart. Considering his age and past record of undergoing other procedures, we opted to perform TAVR, which would allow us to replace aortic value through groin, without any surgery. We replace the natural valve with ‘Sapien III Edwards valve’, considered the best valve available in the World. The procedure was performed on March 15th and helped us discharge him from the hospital in just two days, on March 17th.”

“Presence of super specialists at our hospital enabled us to take a quick decision to opt in for TAVR, instead of going in for a complex surgical procedure. Availability of vast experience and deep knowledge among the doctors, was crucial to convince the family members of Mr. Rao, to take the most effective means to tackle the problem. Am proud of the team of doctors, who position this hospital among the best in the city,” added Dr. Satwinder Singh Sabharwal, COO, Aware Gleneagles Global Hospital.

The patient underwent another procedure for hernia, in April, at Aware Gleneagles Global Hospital; and has now fully recovered from all ailments. Doctors monitored health of Mr. Rao closely over the past 45 days, and after declaring his fully fit, he is leaving to the United States of America tomorrow. Dr. Mukesh Rao was ably support in conducting this procedure by, Dr. Rajiv Garg, Dr. Srinivas Reddy, Dr. Malindra Swamy, Dr. Sanjeeva Rao, Dr. Sudarshan Rao, and Dr. Mohan, along with nursing and support staff members.