High-risk Heart surgery saves life of 68-year-old farmer at Fortis Hospital Vadapalani
Chennai, November 30, 2022: A 68-year-old farmer got a new lease of life post a challenging Redo Sutureless Aortic Valve Replacement at Fortis Hospital, Vadapalani. The farmer had earlier undergone an aortic valve replacement surgery in 2017 as he had suffered from calcified aortic valve leading to severe aortic stenosis (Aortic Valve Stenosis is a valvular disease, which reduces or blocks blood flow from the heart to the aorta and to the rest of the body). The surgery was performed to install bioprosthetic valve to save the patient’s life. Over the period, the valve got degenerated due to calcium deposits, which made the heart valve opening narrow leading to blocked blood flow.
In November 2022, the patient was admitted under Dr. Govini Balasubramani, Head – CTVS, Heart & Lung Transplant Program at Fortis Hospital, Vadapalani as he experienced breathlessness. Diagnosis reports revealed that the heart valve had degenerated with severe calcific aortic re-stenosis and aortic regurgitation (a condition that occurs when your heart’s aortic valve does not close tightly). As a result, the blood pumped out of the heart’s left ventricle leaks backward. If left untreated, a leaky valve could lead to heart failure and even death.