TAVI is a recent innovation in field of cardiology.
This means Transcutaneous aortic valve implantation !
The aortic valve is placed within a metal stent. The valve is placed across the native aortic annulus and the stent is inflated making the new valve placed at the site of original valve.
So NO NEED TO OPEN THE CHEST FOR VALVE REPLACEMENT !!
But it has specific indications as per guidelines.
Usually used for patients with severe dysfunction of aortic valve with comorbidities making the patient unfit for valve replacement surgery.
Recently FDA has approved TAVR in low and intermediate risk patients too.
Now you can meet Dr Mayur Jain at Kushal cardiac care for this procedure as well.