Macquarie University Hospital offers an increasing number of innovative and minimally invasive procedures available for heart patients. Beneficial for everyone, they are especially advantageous for those who are elderly or high-risk.
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation, or TAVI, is one of them that we think you should know about.
Our TAVI Program is the most comprehensive in the Southern Hemisphere.
At Macquarie University Hospital, we take a multidisciplinary team approach to heart care, ensuring comprehensive review and ongoing care.
Our TAVI team follows you from diagnosis, to surgery to recovery – every step of the way. This streamlined model of care, under one roof, reduces stress and anxiety for patients and their families.
The hospital has one of the most experienced structural heart teams in Australia, with our cardiologists completing close to 500 TAVI procedures at Macquarie University Hospital.
Our TAVI doctors use the hospital’s state-of-the-art Hybrid Operating Suite for both traditional and minimally invasive procedures. And we have an excellent ICU and other post-surgery support services.
We use the latest valve innovations, which means our surgeons have more choice of devices to make the procedure more suitable to a broader range of patients.
We are able to perform unique combinations of procedures tailored to an individual patient’s condition.
Our results speak for themselves: 93 per cent of TAVI patients who were treated at Macquarie University Hospital are alive and independent after 12 months.