We are all aware that the human body is empowered enough to regenerate itself. In fact, each of our organs is also capable of reviving and rejuvenating itself several times throughout our lives. However, the usual wear and tear, our lifestyles and diet brings forward a lot of unpredictable problems. In regards to that, I can state the human heart is critical and crucially important organ.

In a report, created by the Registrar General of India, it is noted that nearly 24% of all deaths in India and almost 32% of adult deaths are committed by heart diseases.

Moreover, the World Health Organisation reported that it is treating heart diseases as an extremely important issue. According to several other studies, close to 1.6 million Indians suffer from a certain form of heart ailment.

I am an Interventional Cardiologist at the Apollo Hospitals, Chennai. The Apollo Hospitals in Chennai also possess few of the most highly skilled specialists in this progressively fresh field of medical care. I am a specialist in cardiovascular medicine and I strongly believe in scientific data, accurate techniques, cutting-edge technology and equipment and years of experience. With the aid of these aspects I tend to go directly to core of the problem and resolve it with all possible efforts and latest technology.

At the Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, I have been putting a lot of effort to accumulate many of the up-to-date techniques and medical procedures from around the world to India. My team plays a key role in successfully delivering the medical advances which are years ahead of many other centers in the country.

These progresses act as a boon to many cardiac patients, who earlier did not have options such as these. In 2003, we started Radial Angioplasty; later popularized primary PCI, Intra-coronary imaging, Bioresorbable Scaffolds and now Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement. These are the latest procedures we currently use to provide the best care to the needy.

Among these, the most recent technological development is Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) also known as Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) which is the latest buzz in the field of cardiology. This procedure permits a cardiologist to substitute the defective valve in a patient’s heart. The process involves minimal invasion, uses catheters (wires & small tubes) and a foldable, compressed valve. This valve is implanted at the position where it is required, without surgically opening the chest.