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.
- Associate Professor Tony Walton, Epworth Hospital, Director of Catheter Laboratory and Deputy Director of Cardiology – Alfred Health
- Associate Professor Ron Dick, Director of Cardiac Sciences – Epworth Healthcare
- Professor Stephen Duffy, Alfred Health