1st TAVR procedure performed on J&K man in Paras Hospital

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Apr 7: Having performed an advanced procedure called Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) recently, Paras Hospitals Gurgaon has joined Ivy League of hospitals which are known to conduct such procedures in patients unsuited for normal valve replacement surgery.
This was revealed by Dr Amit Bhushan Sharma, Associate director, Interventional Cardiology, Paras Hospitals, Gurgaon, while addressing a press conference, here today. He said that 15 years back anyone would have laughed at the idea of valve replacement without open heart surgery but today it is reality and in Paras Hospitals, this procedure was performed without stitches.
Heart team lead by Dr Amit Bhushan Sharma, Associate Director, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Surgeon, Dr Mahesh Wadhwani, Echo, Cardiography, Radiology team and supporting teams such as Cardiacanaesthetists and Intensivists successfully performed the first TAVR at Paras Hospitals, Gurgaon on March 20 on a patient who had severe narrowing of the heart valve and was shifted from Jammu.
He said that the patient had gone into the repeated heart failure and was refused surgery at various centres. Paras Hospitals, Gurgaon becomes one of the few centers in India, performing this Intervention. In India, only 25 such procedures have been conducted till date, with only some hospitals being equipped with the technology and trained medical staff to conduct surgeries using TAVR.
“We have always believed in upgrading ourselves with advance medical learning, knowledge, infrastructure, and technology to be in a position to provide premium quality care to the patients. In an important step, a recent cardiac procedure performed at our hospital in Gurgaon, on a 64-year-old patient, Ashok Sharma, who underwent TAVR successfully”, said Dr Sharma.
Dr Amit Bhushan Sharma is son of the soil. He is the only cardiologist in Delhi NCR to have two accredited American fellowships in the field of interventional cardiology and is current Associate director and unit head cardiology at Paras Hospitals. He is available at Dr DB Sharma’s clinic every first Sunday of the month in Jammu.