The country’s first JCI-accredited hospital, Evercare Hospital Dhaka, has recently reported the successful completion of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), a complex procedure in cardiovascular surgery. On the occasion, the hospital authorities today organized a press conference. Present at the conference were the patient upon whom the procedure was carried out, his family and Evercare medical staff.
Kazi Md. Abdur Rouf, aged 72, was recently admitted to Evercare Hospital Dhaka with various ailments including issues with his kidney and lungs, among other complications associated with old age. After Mr. Rouf recently underwent heart bypass surgery, it was discovered that one of the valves of his heart was damaged.
Following this news, the doctor in charge, Prof. Dr. Md. Shahabuddin Talukder, advised that Mr. Rouf undergo Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR). The suggested procedure was carried out successfully by Evercare Hospital Dhaka, and Mr. Rouf is safe and healthy at present. This is only the third time in the history of Bangladesh healthcare that a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedure has been executed successfully.
Prof. Dr. Md. Shahabuddin Talukder, Senior Consultant of Evercare Hospital Dhaka’s Clinical & Interventional Cardiology department said, “There are two valves in each of the four chambers of human heart. These valves assist in proper blood circulation in the body. Among these valves, an aortic valve is important because it supplies oxygenated blood to the vital organs and other organs of the body. For various reasons however, sometimes these valves can become narrow, which causes the normal flow of blood to be disrupted. Consequently, various complex diseases and complications afflict the body.
Conventionally, aortic valve stenosis is treated with open heart surgery, it is extremely risky, especially for elderly patients. The alternative to this is Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR). Although it requires the use of the latest advanced technology, this procedure is minimally invasive (like Angioplasty) and not very complicated.” He added, “Although this method is used in many developed countries, it is only a recent development in the Bangladeshi healthcare sector. As Evercare Hospital Dhaka is equipped with all the necessary state-of-the-art technology required to carry out this procedure, we have been able to successfully complete the valve replacement of Mr. Rouf.”
Speaking about the treatment of his illness, the patient Kazi Md. Abdur Rouf said, “I extend my heartiest gratitude to Evercare Hospital Dhaka, the doctors in charge and all concerned for successfully completing my treatment through this innovative method. I feel stronger and healthier now.”
From Evercare Clinical & Interventional Cardiology Department Prof. Dr. A. Q. M. Reza, Senior Consultant & Coordinator; Prof. Dr. Tamzeed Ahmed, Senior Consultant; Dr. Kazi Atiqur Rahman, Senior Consultant were present at the event. Dr. Md. Zulfiqur Haider, Senior Consultant and Dr. Sohail Ahmed, Senior Consultant & Coordinator of CTVS Department; and Dr. Tahera Nazreen, Senior Consultant and Coordinator of Paediatric Cardiology Department along with Dr. Ratnadeep Chaskar, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Evercare Hospital Dhaka and Chief Marketing Officer, Vinay Kaul were also present at the event. Dr. Arif Mahmud, Deputy Director of Medical Services, Evercare Hospital Dhaka moderated the press meet.
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The Evercare Group operates as an integrated healthcare delivery platform in emerging markets across Africa and South Asia, including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Kenya and Nigeria. The Group’s portfolio includes 30 hospitals with 3445 beds, 16 clinics, 82 diagnostics centres and two brownfield assets spread over 6 countries. Evercare is proud to be the most diverse healthcare group in the countries it operates in with 11,000 caregivers working together to develop a systemic healthcare change in emerging markets.
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