- Performed on a frail 87-year-old male patient
- Conventionally an open-heart surgery was the solution, but this patient wasn’t fit
- Trans-catheter Mitral valve repair is minimally invasive and patient friendly
Hyderabad, April 18th, 2022: Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, successfully performed a Trans Catheter Mitral valve repair MITRACLIP Implant, on an 87-year-old male patient, diagnosed with severe mitral regurgitation or valvular leakage and the lung disease COPD, at Apollo Hospital, Jubilee Hills. Dr Sai Satish, Sr. Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai; Dr Manoj Agarwal, Sr. Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad; Dr B.V.A. Ranga Reddy, Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad; Dr P.C. Rath, Sr. Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad and Mr Y Subramanyam, Regional CEO, Apollo Hospitals, Telangana; briefed about performing of this minimally invasive patient friendly procedure for the first time in the Telugu states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
This patient has been suffering with severe breathing difficulty and was admitted multiple times in different hospitals even after optimal medical management. He was shifted to Apollo Hospitals and needed constant oxygen support. He was unable to move from bed in view of severe breathing difficulty. Conventionally the Mitral valve repair involves a major open-heart surgery. This gentleman was not fit for the surgery and involved enormous risk to his life. Untreated he would have continued to be breathless and succumbed. Mitra clip is a miracle therapy for such patients.
After thorough evaluation and discussion, the team of cardiologist at Apollo Hospitals, decided to go for a non-valvular mitral valve repair with Mitraclip. The Mitraclip is a small metal clip with polyester fabric that is inserted in place to fix the leaky mitral valve, thereby ensuring the flow of blood, in the right direction. The loosening of the Mitral valve leads to leakage of blood. Mitraclip grips the valve tightly and prevents blood leakage. Mitraclip implant gives a new lease of life for frail and elderly patients who cannot go in for conventional open-heart surgery. The minimally invasive Mitraclip procedure is effective in both functional and degenerative Mitral regurgitation. The procedure is performed percutaneously in Cath lab and the device is removable and repositionable. Diligent patient selection is critical to ensure success of this procedure. Only a handful of cardiologists at select centres in the country are trained to perform the procedure, as it’s a highly skilful procedure. Conventionally an open-heart surgery was needed to repair the valve, which was highly risky, especially among the elderly. It involved heavy blood loss, post-surgery complications, infections, prolonged hospital stay and recovery time.
Post procedure, the patient is doing well and is due for discharge. The Trans Cather Mitral valve repair with Mitraclip Implant, is helping the patient to lead a better quality of life devoid of oxygen support and he is moving on his own. Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, is authorised to perform the procedure under post marketing surveillance. Dr. Sai Satish, an expert in structural heart disease procedures and has the highest number of MitraClip implants in the country with over 75% of the entire countries volume. He is the investigator and Dr B.V.A. Ranga Reddy, is the co-investigator for this Mitraclip procedure and was performed at Apollo Hospitals Hyderabad for the first time in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
About Apollo Hospitals
It was in 1983, that Dr Prathap C Reddy made a pioneering endeavor by launching India’s first corporate hospital – Apollo Hospitals in Chennai. Now, as Asia’s foremost trusted integrated healthcare group, its presence includes over 12,000 beds across 72 Hospitals, 4500+ Pharmacies, over 120 Primary Care clinics and 700+ Diagnostic centers, 500 plus Telemedicine Centers, over 15 medical education centers and a Research Foundation with a focus on global Clinical Trials, epidemiological studies, stem cell & genetic research, Apollo Hospitals has been at the forefront of new medical advancements with the most recent investment being the commissioning of South East Asia’s very first Proton Therapy Centre in Chennai.
Every four days, the Apollo Hospitals Group touches a million lives, in its mission to bring healthcare of international standards within the reach of every individual. In a rare honor, the Government of India had issued a commemorative stamp in recognition of Apollo’s contribution, the first for a healthcare organization. Apollo Hospitals Chairman, Dr Prathap C Reddy, was conferred with the prestigious Padma Vibhushan in 2010. For 37 years, the Apollo Hospitals Group has continuously excelled and maintained leadership in medical innovation, world-class clinical services and cutting-edge technology. Its hospitals are consistently ranked amongst the best hospitals in the country for advanced medical services.