Ondokuz Mayıs University(OMU), School of Medicine, Department of Cardiology doctors succeed a pioneer in Middle Blacksea. Doctors had done heart valve change processes without a major surgery to 2 patients with ages between 69 and 85.
Shortness of breath for long time, 85 years old patient H.H.O. had been examined that advanced shortness is on Aort Valve mentioned Asst. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Korhan Soylu. He also noted that “A major surgery is very risky for the patients in an advanced age, have additional diseases. Accordingly we applied no surgery.”.
Neither another patient 69 years old S. C. had been applied heart valve change without surgery. Both patients thanked doctors after the operation stating that they have regained their health.
On the other hand doctors whom had pioneered this operation in the middle black-sea, Cardiology Department Instructors Prof. Dr. Ozcan Yilmaz and Asst. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Korhan Soylu noted about first time applied heart valve operation without surgery: “Shortness of heart valve are seemed rarely in the heart valve illnesses. Many years heart valve operations applied in a surgical treatment but in the recent years many improvements has emerged. At the beginning mitral valve shortness’s treated without surgery but with the balloon, later on aort valve shortness’s could be treated without surgery.”
Ondokuz Mayıs University School of Medicine in the Department of Cardiology, 2 patients with aortic valve surgery as an interference with the groin has been changed successfully. Central to this process is applied for the first time in the Black Sea, especially non-surgical treatment option for patients with aortic valve elderly have been submitted. Do this immediately after valve replacement, patients can immediately stood up and prolonged hospital and then at home can return to their daily lives without having laying bed.
Surgical aortic valve implantation procedure ( TAVI : Transcathet the Aortic Valve Implantation ) in patients with severe aortic valve stenosis is a method applied . Particularly in elderly patients with severe aortic stenosis, heart failure is the leading cause of death in the cause . The main treatment is surgery , especially in older patients have a high risk of surgery because of the surgery can not be performed in all patients . TAVI procedure is an important treatment option for these patients . Femoral artery in the groin ( inguinal artery ) is implemented through . Guided through the artery and moved to the heart valve is placed into the heart . The total process time – average lasts two hours . Opened a small incision in the groin outside the patient’s body in the absence of any surgical wounds and start to work after heart valve operations in patients with rapid recovery and is able to be discharged in a short time . Less risk than the risk of surgery , can be done . “