MMHRC performed a pioneering LAMPOON-assisted TMVR for 1st Time in South Tamil Nadu

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Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre in Rest of Tamil Nadu has successfully performed the first-ever LAMPOON- assisted TMVR procedure on a 75-year-old banker who had undergone an open-heart surgery ten years ago for mitral valve replacement. 

The advanced catheter-based technique facilitates the dilation or laceration of a previously implanted mitral valve, enabling its replacement with a new one. The surgery was performed with accuracy and ability, led by Dr. Ganesan, HOD Department of Cardiology, Dr. R. Sivakumar, Senior Consultant, Department of Cardiology, and Dr. S. Kumar, Senior Consultant & HOD, Department of Cardiac Anesthesiology. Dr. Ravinder Singh Rao, the foremost expert in transcatheterelectrocardiology in India, oversaw the procedure, guaranteeing the utmost professionalism and care.

The patient was released from the facility after a few days of hospitalization and is not experiencing any issues related to the procedure. Dr. S. Gurushankar, Chairman of Meenakshi Mission Hospital, expressed his sincere congratulations to the team for their remarkable achievement and placed the hospital among the few hospitals in the entire country to have accomplished this ground-breaking surgery.

Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement (TMVR) is a ground-breaking advancement in cardiac intervention, offering a minimally invasive alternative to traditional open-heart surgery for patients suffering from mitral valve dysfunction. Unlike conventional surgical procedures that require open heart surgeries, TMVR is performed via catheter-based techniques, typically through a small incision in the groin or chest. However, even TMVR can be risky for patients owing to age, comorbidities, or previous cardiac interventions. In this context, Laceration of the Anterior Mitral leaflet to Prevent Outflow ObtructioN (LAMPOON), an advanced transcatheter electrosurgical technique, has emerged as a boon for patients who need a new mitral valve but can't undergo TMVR alone.

The cardiology department at Meenakshi Mission Hospital boasts a wealth of expertise in diagnosing and treating a wide range of cardiac conditions with precision and compassion. Within its interventional cardiology department, skilled specialists utilize cutting-edge techniques to deliver advanced cardiac care, ensuring optimal outcomes for every patient.


BM Correspondent

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