What is Cardiac Valve Replacement?

The heart has four pumping chambers, called atria (2 upper chambers) and ventricles (2 lower chambers). The heart valves help in keeping the blood flowing forward through the heart.

When valves are weakened or infected and do not work the way they should, they may need to be repaired or restored. Conditions that may result in heart valve dysfunction are valve regurgitation (leaky valve) and valve stenosis (rigidity).

If one or more valves become faulty, blood flows backwards, which means less blood is pumped in the desirable direction. Based on your symptoms and the comprehensive condition of your heart, your healthcare provider may decide that the ailing valve(s) needs to be surgically repaired or reinstated.

Things you need to know

  • Traditionally, open-heart surgery is adopted to repair or replace heart valves. This means that a large incision is performed in the chest. The heart is stopped for some time so that the surgeon can repair or replace the valve(s).
  • Newer, minimally invasive procedures have also been developed to replace or repair heart valves.
  • Cardiac Valve Replacement is performed under the influence of anaesthesia.
  • The procedure takes about 2 to 4 hours.
  • You will be required to stay in the hospital for several days, followed by a few more days of rest.

How Treat India helps you to find the best healthcare facility in India?

India is an extremely popular medical tourism destination. Each year we treat thousands of patients hailing from around the world. With hundreds and thousands of options to choose from, it becomes rather difficult to make your decision.

We create healthcare packages adapted to each individual patient that incorporates everything from clinical consultation and imaging and laboratory diagnostics to surgery, treatment regimens, and rehabilitation. The full process is personalized to our patients' special needs.

We provide a totality of care in several distinct languages and also offer translation services. You will also be assigned a dedicated administrator who will be your first point of contact during your time at Treat India.

We provide you with access to the top Cardiologists and Cardiac surgeons specializing in Cardiac Valve Replacement Surgery to give you a hassle-free experience and help you make an informed decision, ensuring the right optimization of your time and finances.

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How to prepare for the treatment?

  • Your healthcare provider will discuss the entire procedure with you.
  • The doctor will analyze your complete medical history by performing a complete physical exam, blood tests or other diagnostic tests.
  • You will have to fast eight hours before the surgery.
  • If you are allergic or sensitive to any medicines such as iodine, latex, tape, or anaesthetic agents, tell the healthcare provider.
  • Also, tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines, supplements that you may be taking.
  • Do not forget to tell your healthcare provider about any pacemaker or implanted devices.
  • Avoid smoking

Procedure involved

The following procedures will be followed:

  • You will have to change into a hospital gown and empty your bladder before the operation.
  • Status of your heart and blood pressure will be checked, and a healthcare professional will start an intravenous (IV) line in your arm.
  • A breathing tube will be inserted through your mouth into your lungs to connect you to a ventilator. The machine will help you in breathing during the surgery.
  • To monitor the valves' function, a transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) probe will be placed into your oesophagus.
  • For an open-heart surgery, the chest area will be shaved, and the surgeon will make an incision down the centre of the chest to just above the navel. For less invasive surgery, a smaller incision will be used.
  • For cardiac valve replacement, the doctor will have to stop the heart. A heart-lung bypass machine will be utilized to pump the blood while your heart is stopped.
  • The surgeon will replace the diseased valve with an artificial valve.
  • As the surgery gets completed, the surgeon will shock your heart with small paddles to restart your heartbeat. The blood will re-enter your heart and tubes to the heart-lung bypass machine will be removed.
  • As the heartbeats again, the doctor will watch how efficiently the valve is functioning.
  • The doctor will drain the blood and other fluids from around the heart using tubes.
  • The skin over the sternum will be sewed back together, and incisions will be closed.

What to expect after the treatment?

  • You will be taken to the recovery room and later to the ICU and will be monitored for several days.
  • You will be connected with machines that will continually reveal your blood pressure, electrocardiogram (ECG) tracing, other pressure readings, breathing rate, and your oxygen level.
  • You will likely have a tube in your throat that's linked to a ventilator to help you breathe until you can breathe on your own.
  • You receive pain medicine if you are hurting.
  • You may be on IV (intravenous) medicines to maintain your blood pressure and heart and handle any problems with bleeding.
  • Once your doctor has separated the breathing and stomach tubes and you are stable, you may start to consume liquids. You can start eating solid foods as soon as you can stand for them.
  • When your healthcare provider concludes that you are ready, you will be transferred from the ICU to a surgical unit or acute care unit.
  • Your recovery will continue there. Your activity will be gently increased as you get out of bed and walk around for lengthier periods.

Potential risks that you need to know about:

  • Fever of 100.4°F (38°C) or higher
  • Pain around the incision site
  • Trouble breathing
  • Increased swelling in the abdomen or legs
  • Easy bruising
  • Constant nausea or vomiting
  • Rapid or irregular pulse
  • Weakness in the arms and legs

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