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Bumrungrad Heart Valve Center
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The Heart Valve Center at Bumrungrad International Hospital was established to treat all heart valve conditions. The center is staffed with a team of specialist doctors, including cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, cardiac anesthesiologists, echocardiologists, and cardiac rehabilitation specialists, who all work under a multidisciplinary team approach with the latest state-of-the-art equipment.
All over the world the population of elderly adults is increasing, and age is a major risk factor for heart valve disease. Heart valve disease occurs when one of the heart’s valves no longer works properly. The disease is categorized into 2 main types:
Patients with heart valve disease may not show signs or symptoms, or may only show mild symptoms in the early stages. If left untreated, symptoms will increasingly become more severe.
The treatment process will first involve an initial consultation, followed by a thorough review of the patient’s medical history and a physical examination, which includes a heart examination. The heart examination may include undergoing an EKG and echocardiogram.
If it is determined that the patient indeed has a heart valve disease, treatment options include:
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Dr. Wattanaphol is a cardiologist who specializes on heart valve replacement. On today's episode, he discusses a new and safer way in replacing a heart valve.
Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) — also known as transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) — is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that may be an option for people with severe aortic valve stenosis who have been ruled out as a possible candidate for traditional surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) surgery.
As the graying of the world’s population continues, people are enjoying healthier lives for longer than ever. At the same time, longer lifespans are contributing to higher rates of age-related diseases, including aortic valvular stenosis.