Valvuloplasty in India
The dilation/widening of a narrow cardiac valve usually performed on Mitral,Aortic or Pulmonary.
In a Valvuloplasty procedure, a small, narrow, hollow tube known as the catheter is performed to open a stenotic (stiff) heart valve and is advanced from a blood vessel in the groin through the aorta into the heart. Once the catheter is placed in the valve to be opened, contrast dye will be injected into the valve in order to look at the area, a large balloon at the tip of the catheter is inflated until the leaflets (flaps) of the valve are opened, then the balloon is deflated and the catheter is removed. The catheter insertion site may be closed with a closure device that uses collagen to seal the opening in the artery, by the use of sutures, or by applying manual pressure over the area to keep the blood vessel from bleeding. Once the bleeding has stopped, a very tight bandage will be placed on the site.
Who needs the Valvuloplasty Procedure?
1. Sometimes, to open a stiff heart valve requirement of Valvuloplasty procedure is fulfilled.
2.In order to keep a regular blood flow and functioning of the valves between each of the heart’s pumping chambers, valvuloplasty procedure is needed.
The outcome of Valvuloplasty Procedure
Valvuloplasty bridges the time gap between before the Heart Valve Replacement Surgery.
Valvuloplasty restores a regular blood flow with the proper functioning of the valves.
The mortality rate of Valvuloplasty procedure is extremely Low.
Recovery Time from Valvuloplasty Procedure
Following Valvuloplasty, you will be sent to the recovery room where your vital signs will be monitored.
If the insertion is done in the groin, you will not be allowed to bend your leg for several hours.
ECG will be performed to monitor your Heart’s activity.
If experienced pain, Pain medication will be given.
You will be advised to drink plenty of water and other fluids to help flush the contrast dye from your body.
It is important to keep the insertion part clean and dry.
Your doctor shall provide specific bathing instruction.
Hospital stay depending on your general condition may last from 1 to 3 Days.
Cost of Valvuloplasty Procedure
In India, the cost of Valvuloplasty procedure starts from around USD 4,600/- Single Valve, Rs.5,500/- Double Valve.
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