78-year-old undergoes advanced successful transcatheter invasive ‘Mitra Clip’ procedure

Posted on : Apr 28, 2023


For the first time in Andhra Pradesh, a 78-year-old male with history of cancer, coronary stent angioplasty was admitted for breathlessness and fatigue. The cardiac examination revealed a leakage in the mitral valve and subsequently underwent a successful transcatheter invasive ‘Mitra Clip’. The procedure was performed at Aster Ramesh Hospitals, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh.

Until now, patients with exertional breathlessness due to heart valve leak and left ventricle pump failure were desperate without any options till now. They are treated with medications and surgery was not done as it carries a high risk and the results are very poor. In such cases, survival chances were only for two or three years.

Such cases survival chances were only for two or three years. For those subsets this procedure of using a Mitra clip will prolong their lifetime significantly.

For this patient, considering his medical history and age, Dr. Naga Sri Haritha and Dr. Daggubati Ramesh, both senior cardiologists were of the view that a valve replacement surgery wasn’t an ideal option and instead suggested the state-of-the-art medical procedure ‘MitraClip’ which can provide comfort to mitral valve leakage patients.

In India, there are only a limited centres that can perform this surgery successfully and Aster Ramesh is one of them. Dr. Pothineni Ramesh Babu, Chief Cardiologist and Managing Director of Ramesh Hospitals said that Ramesh Hospital is committed to adopting advanced medical procedures that can not only save lives but also lengthen life. In the past too, the hospital had for the first time in Andhra Pradesh performed invasive trans-catheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and trans-catheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).

The doctors involved in the surgery were: Dr. PNS Haritha - Interventional cardiologist, Dr. Bikas Sahu - Cardiac Anaesthesia and Dr. Jayaram Pai - Senior Consultant Cardiac Surgeon at Aster Ramesh Hospital.

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