AHHA Sidney Sax Medal 2019 awarded to Vicki Wade
2018 marks the 10 year anniversary of the TAVI device, short for the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation. The TAVI system enables the replacement of a diseased aortic valve without open-heart surgery or surgical removal of the native valve.
This minimally invasive surgical option reduces operating time and allows for a shortened recovery period for patients.
AHJ met with the cardiologist teams in Melbourne’s Epworth and Alfred Hospital who have involved in implanting the device over the past 10 years.