Aster Medcity Launches Aster Advanced Heart Valve Centre

Posted on : May 05, 2023


Aster Medcity launched a specialized department named 'Aster Advanced Heart Valve Centre' under Aster Cardiac Sciences. The unique department focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of valvular heart disease and offers a comprehensive range of services, including medication, minimally invasive procedures, and surgical procedures such as valve repair or replacement. Dr.Azad Moopen, Chairman & Managing Director of Aster DM Healthcare launched ‘Aster Advanced Heart Valve Centre’ in an event held in Kochi.

The Aster Advanced Heart Valve Centre comprises a Heart Valve Clinic, collaborative services such as Heart Failure Clinic, and non-cardiology support from Vascular and General Surgery, Neurology, Nephrology, Infection Control, Stroke and Elderly care, and Psychiatric care. The Centre also has a multidisciplinary Heart Team that specializes in valve disease diagnosis and management. Complex cases are discussed in the heart team to ensure the most scientific treatment.

The Aster Heart Valve Team comprises highly trained specialists, including Cardiologists, Cardiac surgeons, Echocardiographers, Interventional Radiologists, Anesthesiologists, Critical Care Experts, and other healthcare professionals with expertise in heart valve disease management. Centre offers a range of treatment options, including non-surgical valve repair and replacement, such as Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement / Implantation (TAVR / TAVI), Mitra Clip, balloon valvotomies and paravalvular leak (PVL) closure. Root and ascending aortic replacement, Mitral and tricuspid repair, Mitral edge-to-edge repair, Aortic valve repair, Ross procedure or Pulmonary autograft are some of the surgical treatments offered. The Centre also provides minimal / open heart valve repairs and replacement and cardiac rehabilitation.

Valvular heart disease is a common health problem in India, particularly among older adults. Rheumatic heart disease which can cause narrowing and leaking of valves, mitral valve prolapse, degenerative valve disease like narrowing of the aortic valve which affects elderly people are the common causes of valve disease. Mitral valve leak is observed in some patients following a heart attack. Infection of a previously diseased valve termed infective endocarditis rapidly worsens valve disease requiring immediate treatment.

Dr. Azad Moopen Chairman & Managing Director, Aster DM Healthcare, Farhan Yasin, Vice President, Aster India, Dr. Rajiv C, Senior Consultant – Interventional Cardiology, Dr. Anil Kumar R, Senior Consultant -Interventional Cardiology, Dr. Varun P Bhatia, Consultant, Interventional Cardiology and other doctors from Aster Medcity attended the Press meet.

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