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Dr. Ankur Phatarpekar, renowned for their expertise in TAVI/TAVR procedures. Our specialists have extensive experience in performing these complex procedures TAVI/TAVR is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat aortic valve stenosis, a condition where the heart’s aortic valve becomes narrowed, restricting blood flow. During the procedure, a new valve is implanted within the diseased valve using a catheter, without the need for open-heart surgery. This innovative approach reduces recovery time and offers a less invasive alternative for patients who may not be suitable candidates for traditional surgery.

Heart Specialist in Mumbai

At Be Heart Healthy, our team includes some of the best interventional cardiologists in Mumbai, including, ensuring the highest standard of care and outcomes for our patients. We are your go-to Heart specialists in Mumbai for cutting-edge cardiac care.

Heart Transforming Health: Understanding TAVI and TAVR

In the realm of cardiac care, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI), also known as Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), stands out as a revolutionary procedure that offers new hope to patients with aortic valve stenosis. At Be Heart Healthy, led by Dr. Ankur Phatarpekar, recognized as the best TAVI doctor in Mumbai, is dedicated to providing comprehensive care for structural heart diseases, interventional cardiology, and cardiac care, including specialized expertise in TAVI and TAVR.

The unique heart health challenges faced by cancer patients and survivors is often that, the treatments that help to fight cancer, can also cause damage to the heart( As chemotherapeutic agents are cardiotoxic). They cause various serious heart-related conditions of which heart failure, blocks in the heart vessels, and valve diseases are common. At Care For Your Heart clinic, our Onco-cardiologist will help you to prevent, detect and treat such heart diseases, using the latest technology and updated medical knowledge about Onco-cardiology.

  • It includes patients undergoing:
    • Chemotherapy with anthracyclines drugs, which include: Epirubicin (Ellence), Idarubicin damycin), Valrubicin (Valstar)
    • Chemotherapy with some other drugs, which include mitoxantrone (Novantrone)
    • Certain targeted therapies include: Bevacizumab (Avastin), Trastuzumab (Herceptin), etc.
    • Chest radiation.
  • Fatigue
  • Discomfort or pain in the chest
  • Shortness of breath
  • Lightheadedness or dizziness
  • Swollen hands and/or feet
  • Cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure (CHF): Heart damage-causing abnormality in the pumping of the heart
  • Myocarditis: Heartbeat affected by swelling of the heart.
  • Coronary artery disease: Blood vessels of the heart blocked
  • Arrhythmia: irregular heartbeat
  • Heart valve damage: the valves become either narrow and stiffen or leak
  • Abnormality of the outer membrane include:
  • Swelling (pericarditis)
  • Thickening or scarring (pericardial fibrosis) 
  • Physical examination to check heartbeats and sound of blood
  • Patients with a history of heart disease should undergo a complete cardiac profile (e.g. routine evaluation of cardiac enzymes through blood tests like troponin I and B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) before initiation of chemotherapy along with an ECG and 2D-Echo.
  • Chest X-ray and angiogram are also advised if required.
  • Assessment of left ventricular function by 2D echocardiography
  • In cases of arrhythmias (abnormal heartbeats), appropriate documentation along with routine oncologic evaluation should be done.
  • Management includes the following:
  • Giving an alternative drug.
  • Reducing dosage or changing the route of administration of the drug.
  • Giving additional drugs which are cardio-protective
  • Reducing radiation therapy to the heart.
  • Treatment options include:
  • Medication:

Use of angiotensin receptor blockers, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, or beta-blockers are considered to prevent cardiac disorders.

  • We can help you in the following ways:
    • We help to enhance the functioning of the heart before any cancer-related procedures by evaluating you and providing appropriate medical care.
    • We help to minimize heart damage caused by cancer treatment by providing the required treatment.
    • We also help in the management of heart damage due to previous cancer therapies.

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