Cardiovascular surgery A synthetic-mechanical or natural–porcine–valve surgically placed into the heart to replace a defective or malfunctioning valve; the aortic and mitral valves are the most frequently replaced with AHVs
[USPRwire, Mon Oct 01 2018] According to the new market research report " Prosthetic Heart Valve/ Artificial Heart Valve Market by Type (Transcatheter Heart Valve, Tissue Heart Valve, and Mechanical Heart Valve), and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW) - Global Forecast to 2022", published by MarketsandMarketsao, The prosthetic heart valves market is projected to reach USD 8.86 Billion by 2022 from USD 4.84 Billion in 2017, at a CAGR of 12.9% during the forecast period.
Among the various treatment options for a silent heart attack are angioplasty (a special tubing with an attached deflated balloon is threaded up to the coronary arteries); artificial heart valve surgery (abnormal or diseased heart valve is replaced with a healthy one); bypass surgery (treats blocked heart arteries by creating new passages for blood to flow to the heart muscle); cardiomyoplasty; and heart transplant (diseased heart is removed and replaced with a donated healthy human heart).
The traditional treatment option would have been major open heart surgery, which involves opening up the chest, stopping the heart and inserting a new artificial heart valve; but this is not always possible for more frail or elderly patients.
Led by consultant cardiologist, Dr Thirumaran Rajathurai, the Coventry & Warwickshire Heart Valve Team is using keyhole techniques to insert a new artificial heart valve inside the existing narrowed valve.