A good friend of mine has been identified with some regurgitation in a few his coronary heart valves. We don’t know the seriousness but, and whether or not he would possibly want replacements. This made me look into the state-of-the-art in non-invasive procedures. Once I was having my aortic valve changed, there was a non-invasive process accessible referred to as Transcatheter aortic valve substitute (Tavr), however at the moment it had been solely authorized for sufferers who had been at increased threat of problems from typical heart-valve surgical procedure. It has since been authorized as an possibility for the overall inhabitants. Nonetheless, that might nonetheless not have been an possibility for me as a result of I had a congenital situation often called a bicuspid aortic valve and Tavr doesn’t work for that.
It seems that within the six years since my surgical procedure, there was appreciable progress, and trans-catheter procedures are actually accessible for all 4 coronary heart valves (proven under).
The non-Invasive Mitral Valve process is described right here.
The non-Invasive Pulmonic valve process is described right here.
The non-Invasive Tricuspid valve process is described right here.