July 9, 2020

The Marañón makes the first double valve implant with catheter in Spain

The Cardiology Department of the Gregorio Marañón Hospital has performed the first double valve implant with a catheter in Spain, through an intervention that lasted less than three hours and was performed in the groin.

During the surgery, indicated for the treatment of degenerated valvular prostheses, the patient has not presented bleeding or has needed the opening of the thorax or extracorporeal circulation, in addition to having "excellent clinical evolution," the hospital said in a note.

Specifically, the patient has replaced the mitral valve and the aortic valve by a minimally invasive technique through two catheters introduced by the English and the vein and femoral artery, to make them reach the heart and thus replace both valves.

This patient had already undergone an open heart operation two years ago to replace these valves with two biological prostheses that were now severely degenerated.

The surgery was carried out by doctors Francisco Fernández-Avilés, Jaime Elízaga and Enrique Gutiérrez, with the assistance of the most advanced cardiac imaging techniques by Javier Bermejo.

The result of this innovative intervention has been "a success" and, within a few hours, the patient could be extubated, the hospital concludes.

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