06 February 2018
Spire St Anthony’s Hospital is proud to announce the completion of its tenth TAVI procedure.
TAVI (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation) is one of the most innovative procedures offered by the hospital. It is now a well-established procedure and is carried out by multiple consultants, with proven, excellent outcomes for patients. It is used as an alternative to standard, open chest, valve replacement and offers patients a faster recovery compared to conventional open surgery.
The TAVI procedure involves passing a new valve from the artery in the groin to the heart. A team lead by Mr John Yap, cardiothoracic surgeon and Mr Mike Mullen successfully performed the first TAVI at a Spire hospital at Spire St Anthony’s earlier this year. Another consultant cardiologist, Dr Sam Firoozi, also heads up a team performing the procedure at the hospital.
Mr Yap comments:
“Patients no longer have to travel to London to find the levels of expertise required and associated with successful heart surgery. Many people with heart valve disease need little or no treatment and can live a good-quality or normal life for many years. Everyone who has heart valve disease benefits from having regular check-ups, which includes having an echocardiogram.
“We are proud to offer this and many other cardiac treatments and procedures at the hospital, backed by our level two and three intensive care unit, traditionally only associated with NHS hospitals.”
To find out more, or to book an appointment, please call: 020 8335 4646