Iranian Specialists Perform Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Successfully
17:00 - May 17, 2024

Iranian Specialists Perform Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Successfully

TEHRAN (ANA)- The advanced technique of heart valve replacement by angioplasty known as Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) was successfully carried out in Khuzestan Province's hospital by a team of local specialists.
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"Over the past six months, several cases of non-surgical heart valve replacement using the advanced TAVR method have been performed by me and my team at Golestan Hospital in Ahvaz," Habib Haibor, a cardiologist and a professor at Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences (AJUMS) in Ahvaz, said in an interview with local Iranian media.

"This advanced technique has been performed for the first time in Khuzestan province by a team the members of which all come from Khuzestan at the AJUMS. In this method, using angiography and through the femoral artery, biological heart valve replacements that are made from animal tissue is placed and installed in the patient's heart."

Haibor considered indigenization of the aortic valve replacement technique in Khuzestan as a result of hard work and team work, adding, "In this process, in addition to the team of doctors, the imaging team, the cardiac catheterization laboratories known as cat lab team, the CCU team, the ICUOH team, the laboratory team, the health and management team of Golestan Hospital have taken part and cooperated to perform these two important and relatively heavy operations."


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