Valve Replacement Surgery in India
India offers great value proposition to patients looking for affordable Heart surgery or Cardiac surgery abroad as not only the cost of valve replacement in India is very low, the facilities and infrastructure is most modern and is counted among the best heart hospitals in the world.
Here is a glimpse of what IndiCure associated Heart Hospitals in India offer:
Valve Replacement Heart Surgery
Valves are openings between two chambers and also between a chamber and artery which allows unidirectional flow of blood. The patency of these valves is very important for normal flow of blood.
The function of mitral valve (between left atrium and left ventricle) and the aortic valve (between left ventricle and aorta) is very important. If these valves get narrowed, the amount of blood passing from left atrium to left ventricle (mitral valve) or from left ventricle to aorta (aortic valve) is drastically reduced.
In this case the heart will pump blood harder to push it through the narrowed valves. But the blood will tend to go upwards back into the pulmonary vein and finally to the lungs. This will cause excess blood in the lungs leading to congestion. At the same time very less blood will come out into the aorta from the left ventricle which will result in reduced blood and oxygen supply to all the body parts.
VHeart Valve Repair
Heart valve repair is a surgical or minimally invasive procedure that corrects a heart valve that is not functioning properly. Heart valve repair usually involves the heart valve leaflets that open and close to pump blood through the heart.
Your cardiac surgeon shall investigate and advise if repairing your heart valve is the best way to treat your heart valve disease.
Heart Valve Replacement
When valve repair shall not be of help, replacing your damaged heart valve may be the most effective treatment for your condition. Also known as Heart Valve Replacement, Aortic Valve Replacement, is a cardiac surgery procedure in which the damaged heart valve is replaced with a new valve. This valve can be a tissue valve taken from some other body, or may be of animal or an artificial or prosthetic valve.
Heart valve repair or replacement can be done for one single valve or more than one depending upon the condition of your valves.
Valve replacement Surgery procedure
The patient is put under general anaesthesia and connected to the heart lung machine. This machine takes over the pumping, circulatory, and respiratory functions of the heart and lung till the surgical procedure is going on.
The valves are accessed by cutting open the rib cage and accessing the heart directly. The old valves are sliced from their attachments and new valves are put in their place. The new valves may be obtained from a cadaveric donor, or an animal (pig) or it may be made of a nonreactive inert material.
The patient needs to be given anticoagulants or immunosuppressive to clotting of blood or rejection of organ. The prognosis of this surgery is good. It is many a time a life-saving and life extending surgery.
Double and Triple Valve repair and replacement in India
Double valve repair and replacement procedure aims at correcting or replacing both these damaged valves (aortic & mitral together) with new functional valves. This is done through the open heart surgery.
Triple valve replacement repair and replacement means repair or replacement of three valves of the heart.
Following few types of heart bypass
The cost of Heart bypass or Cardiac Bypass surgery in India at best heart hospitals in India with IndiCure are between $5500 to $8000 depending on the city, facility and services you choose.