Heart valve surgery is a major open heart operation that involves replacement of valves with artificial components, mostly made of human tissue and sometimes a xenograft. Out of the four valve chambers, replacement is mostly related to aortic valves as they are the only ones that cannot be repaired. Mitral valves are easily repaired and the other two; namely - Pulmonic and tricuspid are rare cases of damage.Here is a list of Heart Valve Replacement Surgery Costs in various cities of India.
|City||Average Price||Price Range
|Bangalore||Rs. 339632||Rs. 70000 - 850000|
|Chennai||Rs. 325971||Rs. 190000 - 600000|
|Hyderabad||Rs. 302165||Rs. 80000 - 800000|
|Kolkata||Rs. 269500||Rs. 120000 - 450000|
|Mumbai||Rs. 361049||Rs. 115000 - 1000000|
|New Delhi||Rs. 287500||Rs. 194000 - 455000|
|Pune||Rs. 345871||Rs. 225000 - 550000|
As this surgery is a complex procedure, some kind of general anesthesia is induced in the body before the operation. This process requires the surgeon to cut in the breastbone to make way to the aorta chamber. Since it is an open heart surgery, the patient is connected to an artificial heart (lung bypass machine or pump to compensate for the heart). The damaged valves get replaced with materials made of stainless steel, titanium and ceramic material according to availability and suitability.
Some time, human and animal tissues are also used by many surgeons for patients of considerable age. The difference between these two cases is that; metal valves last for longer years as compared to biological valves. However, here patients require to take some blood thinner medicines such as aspirin throughout their lives. Biological valves remain functional for 12-15 years and do not require any blood-thinning medicines.
Pulmonic valves are also sometimes used for this replacement; that in turn, requires to be replaced artificially.
This surgery assures better functioning of your heart that results in healthy and prolonged life span. It reduces heart strokes and other fatal health conditions related to heart.