Heart Valve Surgery in Turkey

Hearth Valve Surgery in Turkey
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Heart valve surgery is used to either repair or replace diseased heart valves. There are various procedures that can help to improve or stop symptoms of heart valve disease and prevent further damage to your heart with the assistance of Clinic Center in Turkey at affordable rates. Clinic Center is a UK registered company and is the data sponsor of Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club. If you would like to receive more information about this surgery don’t hesitate to contact us . If you would like to have a consultation before coming to Istanbul, we have an office in London  and would love to welcome you there. If you can’t come to London, no worries we can do a video consultation.

Types of valve procedures

There are three common types of heart valve procedures:

  • Open heart surgery to repair or replace a valve.
  • Valvuloplasty (using a balloon to widen a narrowed heart valve).
  • Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI).

If you have open heart surgery, the decision of whether you have a repair or replacement will depend on how damaged the valve is and the cause of the problem. Your Clinic Center cardiologist will recommend which procedure will be best for you.

If you have a heart valve replacement, there are two common types of replacement valves used: mechanical valves and tissue valves. There are positives and negatives to each type of replacement valve and your cardiologist will talk you through what the best choice may be for you.

MitraClip

MitraClip is a procedure that uses a catheter to place a clip into the heart that attaches to the mitral valves to treat mitral regurgitation. The procedure can take 3 hours (could be more or less). The procedure is done under general anaesthesia.

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI)

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation is a minimally invasive procedure that repairs the valve without removing the old and damaged valve. The TAVI procedure can be called transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) or transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). Similar to a stent placement TAVI or TAVR procedure delivers a fully foldable replacement valve to the valve site through a thin flexible tube, also known as a catheter. The new valve gets expanded. The old valve leaflets get pushed out of the way. Compared with the standard valve replacement, TAVR or TAVI is a less invasive and a catheter based procedure.

What are the risks of heart valve surgery?

As with all medical procedures, there are both benefits and risks associated with having a heart valve procedure. Your Clinic Center cardiologist will discuss the possible risks of the procedure with you, taking into account your age and medical history during consultation.

Major complications may include heart attack, stroke, an infection in the lining of your heart (endocarditis) or wound infection.

Other complications may include blood clots (more likely on mechanical valves), further valve damage (more likely with tissue valves), uncontrolled high blood pressure.
You may also need:

  • A blood transfusion
  • A permanent pacemaker implanted to correct slow or irregular heartbeats
  • Fluid to be drained from where it has built up around the heart or lungs
  • To return to the operating theatre due to bleeding.

Heart Valve Procedure in Turkey All Inclusive Package

We understand that having packages that include everything is important. That is why we are providing it to our patients. So they can just focus on what they came for and not have to deal with the hotel arrangements or transfers. In our packages patients receive these:

Internationally Certified Doctors

Clinic Center partner cardiologist(s) is/ are picked after a close examination and once we are satisfied with their expertise, we become partners. With us our patients are always in good hands.

Check-up

If the patient has stayed at the hospital, on the discharge day, Clinic Center cardiologist or host will inform the patient of the check up day and doctor with also provide the patient with aftercare information so that the patient can have a successful recovery. More information about our aftercare can be reached here: https://cliniccenter.co.uk/aftercare-service

Accommodation at a 4-star Hotel

Anyone would need a proper rest after any sort of surgery or a plane trip. That is why Clinic Center ensures that all of their patients have the best and comfortable stay until it is time for them to go back home.

Transfers with VIP car

We provide transfers between airport-hotel-hospital.

International Patient Host

Travelling abroad for surgery can be quite daunting. Especially If it is a country that the patient has never been to before and doesn’t speak the language. The patient or patients can think what are they going do to when they arrive? How will they find the doctor or the hospital? Who is going to tell them what is happening or going to happen? Mainly for these reasons, Clinic Center has our patients with an international patient host that will accompany the them during their medical travel. So our patients can just think of getting ready for the procedure and nothing else.

Fast Facts About Angioplasty (Percutaneous Coronary Intervention)

Duration1-3 hours
Hospital Stay1 to 3 days
AnaesthesiaGeneral Anaesthesia
Recovery1+ week
ExerciseAt least after one month
ScarsGroin

Heart Valve Surgery in Turkey FAQs

 

When is heart valve surgery required?

Heart valve surgery is required when an individual experiences heart valve stenosis or regurgitation and the associated symptoms cannot be reasonably managed with medication.

What are the risks of heart valve surgery?

As with any surgical procedure, patients undergoing heart valve surgery are at risk of infection, reaction to anaesthesia or excessive bleeding. Other risks specific to heart valve surgery may include abnormal heart rhythms, valve leakage, blood clots, stroke, heart failure and death. Surgeons will review a patient’s specific risk for death.

How is heart valve surgery performed?

Today, several minimally invasive heart valve procedures are available for patients requiring valve repair or replacement. A distinct advantage to minimally invasive procedures is that they allow the physician to access the surgical site without going between a patient’s ribs.

How long are recovery times?

Recovery time depends largely upon the condition and strength of the patient. Typically, patients remain hospitalized between four and five days following surgery. Once discharged, patients should expect it to take several weeks to ease back into their regular daily activities.

Will I be able to return to my normal activities after surgery?

Following valve surgery, patients typically return to normal, or better than normal, activity levels.

Mitraclip FAQs

 

How long does the Mitraclip procedure take?

The procedure takes 1-3 hours.

Is the procedure painful?

No it isn’t. During the procedure you will be under general anaesthesia. Also, Clinic Center cardiologist can prescribe you pain killers for afterwards.

Will I have a big scar afterwards?

No you will only have a small scar in the groin.

Will I need special care when I arrive at the hotel?

No you will not need special care when you are back at the hotel following discharge from the hospital, apart from continuing needs for any unrelated health problems. While in the hospital, you will be closely checked on and the Clinic Center doctor will perform various tests to evaluate your heart function.

When can I go back to work after surgery?

A lot of patients go back to work 4-6 weeks after their procedure, but it is recommended that patients should go at a part time basis.

When can I start exercising again after surgery?

At least a month later after discharge.

Will I need any preoperative tests?

Usually, yes. Pre-admission testing normally includes blood test, an electrocardiogram and a chest x-ray, and should be performed three to ten days before the procedure.

What will improve with MitraClip?

Decreased chance of staying in the hospital for heart failure, reduction in heart size, improvement in the shape of the heart, improvement in heart failure symptoms.

How long does the MitraClip last?

About 15 years

How many patients have been treated?

More than 80.000 patients world-wide.

What Is MitraClip made of?

MitraClip device is a small metal clip covered with a polyester fabric.

Can the MitraClip be felt?

No it can’t be felt.

How does it work?

The MitraClip gadget is a small clip that is fixed to your mitral valve. It treats mitral regurgitation by allowing your mitral valve to close entirely, helping to return normal blood flow through your heart.

TAVI/ TAVR FAQs

How long does the TAVI procedure take?

Approximately 1.5 hours

Is the procedure painful?

No it isn’t. During the procedure you will be under general anaesthesia or a sedative will be given to you. Also, Clinic Center cardiologist can prescribe you pain killers for afterwards.

Will I have a big scar afterwards?

Depends on where the doctor will enter from. There could be a small incision or none.

Will I need special care when I arrive at the hotel?

When you are being discharged, it is best to have a family member or a friend with you. Especially the first day after being discharged.

When can I go back to work after surgery?

A definite time can’t be given because everyone heals different. So you can expect to go back to work from several weeks to months.

When can I start exercising again after surgery?

No lifting, pulling or pushing anything 10+ pounds for first 5 days after discharge.

Will I need any preoperative tests?

Yes. Pre-operative are done so that the doctor can see if it is ok to operate on you.

What will improve with TAVI/ TAVR?

The signs and symptoms of aortic valve stenosis might be relieved. Quality of life and overall health will be improved.

How many patients have been treated?

More than 150.000 patients world-wide.

Will I feel the replacement valve?

No, you won’t feel it.

How long does TAVI/ TAVR it last?

TAVI/TAVR lasts about 10-15 years.

Disclaimer
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