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Aortic Valvotomy Procedures

Overview

Artemis Cardiac Centre is one of the most trusted names in the field of Cardiac Care in India. We pioneer innovative treatments and bring together the best services and facilities for ensuring world-class care for your heart. Aortic Valvotomy is one of the many procedures offered by our experts. We prioritize your safety and well-being because we care for your heart just like you do

Our team strictly adheres to personalized treatment plans because we believe that every individual has unique medical requirements. Throughout your journey from treatment to recovery, we ensure your medical needs are being catered to with a robust approach.

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Aortic Valvotomy

What is Aortic Valvotomy ?

Aortic Valvotomy

Also known as Balloon Aortic Valvuloplasty, Aortic Valvotomy is a Minimally Invasive treatment that aims at opening a constricted aortic valve, to restore the flow of blood through it. This is done using a tiny, flexible tube, known as a catheter, which has an inflatable balloon on one of its ends.

The treatment is commonly recommended for people with Aortic Valve Stenosis or those with narrowed aortic valve. If left untreated, these conditions can disrupt the flow of blood severely, giving rise to serious, often life-threatening complications. The procedure is very safe and effective. It can even be performed on small children, newborns and even fetuses affected artery to make sure the blockage does not return in the future.

Why does one need Aortic Valvotomy?

Aortic Valvotomy may be needed for treating patients with aortic valve blockage that may be due to an obstruction caused by plaque accumulation or narrowing. The procedure helps to clear the blockage and restore the normal flow of blood, negating the risks of serious complications associated with the condition.

Time Taken For Procedure

Aortic Valvotomy is broadly classified and based on the technique that is used:

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Procedure Time

It can take around an hour or more

Hospital Stay

Most patients need to stay overnight and are discharged within 24 hours

Recovery Period

Most patients return to work within 8 - 10 days, however, complete recovery can take several weeks

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Symptoms

You may be recommended to go for angioplasty if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms linked to coronary artery disease, which are not responding to medication and lifestyle modifications:

Advantages of Aortic Valvotomy

Various Advantages of Aortic Valvotomy are:

About Aortic Valvotomy Procedure

Preparation

  • The first step is to plan your consultation during which your overall health and symptoms will be assessed. This is done with the help of a physical examination, assessing your medical history and performing a series of tests.
  • Based on your test results, doctors will determine if aortic valvotomy is the right treatment for you and curate a proper treatment plan to yield the finest results.
  • You will, then, be briefed about the procedure in detail and given a set of guidelines. You will be informed about the pros and cons, as well as what to expect.
  • It is important to inform your doctor if you are taking any medication currently as you might need to make some adjustments in the dosage or stop taking the same temporarily.
  • It is important to inform your doctor if you have any allergies or if you suspect that you are pregnant.
  • You need to fast for a few hours before the procedure to make sure that it is being done on an empty stomach. This is important for alleviating the risks of vomiting and nausea.

What does the Procedure involve?

  • You will be assigned a nurse who will help you with the whole process. You will need to change into the hospital gown and an IV line will be started to give fluids and medication.
  • The procedure involves the use of anaesthesia and sedatives to make sure that you do not feel any pain or discomfort.
  • You will be connected to an ECG monitor using tiny electrode pads, This is done for continuous monitoring of your heart function. Your vitals will be taken.
  • Doctors will prepare the surgical site and introduce a tiny catheter into one of the major blood vessels using a sheath and a guidewire. This is done with the help of detailed visualization offered by a tiny surgical camera.
  • Once the catheter is in the right position, a contrast dye will be injected to allow better visualization. The inflatable balloon fitted on one end of the catheter is inflated to open the valve and clear the obstruction. This may be done a few times, depending on the severity of the blockage.
  • Once the blood flow has been restored, the balloon is deflated and removed along with other equipment and the incision is closed.

What follows the Procedure?

  • After the procedure is carried out, you will be taken to the recovery area, from where you will be shifted to your own room after gaining consciousness.
  • You will be required to lie still for some time, in order to alleviate the risks of bleeding
  • Mild chest pain and soreness are common and can be managed with prescribed pain medication. If the problem persists, you need to inform your doctor.
  • It is important to adhere to the set of guidelines recommended by your doctor related to your medication, food and daily activities.
  • Regular follow-ups are a must as these help the doctors to track your prognosis efficiently.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q -How does Aortic Valvotomy differ from Aortic Valve Replacement?

Aortic Valvotomy focuses on clearing the blockage while preserving the valve, whereas Aortic Valve Replacement involves the replacement of the affected valve with a prosthetic one. 

Q - Does the Aortic Valvotomy procedure need to be repeated?

Yes, in some cases, the Aortic Valvotomy procedure may need to be repeated after a couple of years in case the problem recurs.

Q - Can Aortic Valvotomy be performed on patients who do not qualify for Aortic Valve Replacement?

Yes patients who do not qualify for Aortic Valve Replacement might be suitable candidates for Aortic Valvotomy.

Q - Are there any risks associated with Aortic Valvotomy?

Yes, just like other medical procedures, there are certain risks associated with Aortic Valvotomy as well. These include bleeding, valve damage, and damage to the blood vessels. 

Q - Is Aortic Valvotomy a Minimally Invasive procedure?

Yes, Aortic Valvotomy is a Minimally Invasive procedure, performed using Cardiac Catheterization technique.

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