TRANSCATHETER AORTIC VALVE IMPLANTATION
Macquarie University Hospital was the first private hospital in New South Wales to conduct Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI), and the first in the southern hemisphere to offer a full TAVI Program to support patients undergoing the procedure. It is now the busiest TAVI centre in New South Wales and its surgeons are the most experienced in delivering advanced surgical procedures. The Hospital has invested significantly in the Program, which is a robust, comprehensive, diagnostic, surgical and recovery service getting outstanding results for patients.
The TAVI Program at MUH has one of the most experienced structural heart teams. The surgeons use the Hospital's state-of-the-art hybrid operating suite for both traditional and minimally invasive procedures. Surgeons perform a unique combination of procedures tailored to an individual patient's condition. The Hospital also offers an excellent ICU and other post surgery support services. To find out more click here
The TAVI Program has established a streamlined model of care, under one roof, that reduces stress and anxiety for patients and their families. Patients are assessed by a range of specialists in one location, saving time. In additional to being reviewed by a structural heart nurse, each patient is seen by a cardiology and cardiothoracic surgeon, offering the patient a balanced view of their case and the best possible treatment option. The Program also offers family and patient education and comprehensive discharge plans.
Multidisciplinary Team Approach
Regular multidisciplinary team (MDT) meetings are a vital part of the success of the TAVI program. Surgeons, geriatricians, physiotherapists, intensive care specialists and other support staff form part of the MDT. Every TAVI patient is discussed by the MDT at a monthly meeting. The MDT approach allows comprehensive review and ongoing care for patients.