TAVI procedure at Rajasthan Hospital gives Pakistani man new lease of life

Updated: Feb 17 2023 3:17PM

New Delhi, Feb 17 (PTI) A 65-year-old man from Pakistan underwent the transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) procedure at RHL-Rajasthan Hospital in Jaipur, a seemingly impossible task since doctors elsewhere had ruled out a second open-heart surgery on him in less than a year.

The patient was back home in Pakistan just five days after the procedure, said Dr Ravindra Singh Rao, MD, DM, FACC, who specialises in TAVR, MitraClip for non-surgical mitral valve repair.

Upon reaching Rajasthan Hospital from Karachi, Shayed Nasir Ahmed was reevaluated by Rao and a team of doctors.