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Karnataka’s 1st & India’s 2nd Carotid Artery TAVI performed at Arihant Hospital Belagavi

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Karnataka’s 1st & India’s 2nd, alternate route TAVI was successfully performed at Arihant Hospital on 1st November 2022 on a 75-year-old lady from Sangola City of Maharashtra

. She was admitted with shortness of breath due to severe aortic stenosis since she was cachexic, surgery carried high risk. This non-surgical (TAVI) procedure was carried out by a team of doctors led by Dr. Anmol Sonawe, Dr. M D Dixit, Dr. Prabhu Halkati, Dr. Prashant M B, Dr. Ambrish Nerlikar.

In the normal course, this procedure is performed through the Femoral artery (Groin Vessels) but as her groin vessels are very small an alternative route through Carotid Artery (Neck Vessels) was used. The patient withstood the procedure well & is getting discharged within 48 hours.

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Dr. Dixit Said, this type of procedure is a boon for society & patients who are on a higher risk side for surgery need not travel far. We are proud & happy to provide this life-saving procedure at Belagavi through which we would be able to offer this life-saving procedure to patients of Karnataka, Maharashtra & Goa.

Chairman of Arihant hospital, Shri. Raosaheb Patil & Director Shri. Abhinandan Patil congratulated the team for its efforts, a release said.

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