Heart failure patients have an extremely high mortality of 50 per cent in five years. Mitral regurgitation is a major component, worsening outcomes in these patients. However, a revolu-tionary new device, a tiny clip called MitraClip has been proven to drastically improve outcomes in these patients.
(From left to right) DrSaiSatish, Dr Peter Andreka, Suneeta Reddy and Dr Mathew Samuel at the launch of Trans Catheter Aortic Valve Implantation Training Centre in Chennai on Saturday.
Apollo Hospitals would per-form the MitraClipproce-dure for the heart failure patients. The hospital will be initiating this therapy on the first few patients in the country in November head-ed by Dr Mathew Samuel, director of interventional cardiology and DrSaiSatish, senior intervention-al cardiologist of the hospital.
As the benefit from this therapy is dependent on the skill and expertise of the operators performing the treatment and hence the stringent quality control and limited centers.
Apollo Hospitals also announced the launch of its Comprehensive Training Centre for Trans Catheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) in Chennai, which was inaugurated by manag-ing director of the hospital, Suneeta Reddy. “The train-ingcentre would be an ideal platform to discuss, debate, and educate doctors in diag-nosis and treatment of heart conditions with newer therapies,” said Suneeta Reddy. TAVI is performed in a very few centres across the coun-try mainly due to lack of training. Therefore, the spe-cialized training centre will provide training to cardiol-ogists from across the coun-try headed by Dr Peter Andreka, chief of adult car-diology who has performed more than 1000 valves.
THE TRAINING CENTRE WOULD BE AN IDEAL PLATFORM TO DISCUSS, DEBATE, AND EDUCATE DOCTORS IN DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF HEART CONDITIONS WITH NEWER THERAPIES –SUNEETA REDDY