TAVI stands for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation and is a minimally invasive procedure that helps to repair a damaged aortic valve. The doctor may recommend a TAVI procedure for there’s a problem with the aortic valve and are a risk too high for open-heart surgery. Aortic stenosis (narrowing of heart’s aortic valves) can lead to breathlessness, chest pain, fatigue and dizziness. A TAVI procedure helps to repair your valve.
During a TAVI procedure, an artificial valve made of natural animal heart tissue will be implanted into your heart. A TAVI is a minimally invasive procedure, which means it is performed through many small incisions – or cuts – instead of one large one. This procedure used to only be available for people who were too weak to undergo open-heart surgery.
Some people may feel relief from their symptoms soon after their TAVI procedure, but others may take a little longer to get back to normal. TAVI in India can cost from USD 39,818 to as high as USD 53,090.