Bhubaneswar: In a groundbreaking achievement in cardiac care, the Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) in Bhubaneswar has reached a significant milestone by successfully performing the first Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement (TMVR) procedure in Odisha, aimed at repairing a damaged heart valve. This pioneering procedure was carried out on a 69-year-old patient.
Having previously sought treatment at multiple hospitals outside the state for a damaged heart valve, the patient discovered hope at KIMS. Despite a complex medical history, which included surgery 17 years ago in New Delhi to replace two damaged heart valves with tissue prosthetics, the patient, now facing high risks due to uncontrolled diabetes and chronic kidney disease, was taken on by the team of doctors at KIMS, led by Assistant Professor Dr. Anupam Jena from the Department of Cardiac Science.
Dr. Jena and his team executed the TMVR procedure with precision, successfully replacing the malfunctioning valve. This successful operation showcases KIMS’ expertise in cutting-edge medical interventions and addresses the crucial need for specialized treatments within Odisha.
A significant outcome of this milestone is the relief it brings to patients in need of TMVR procedures who previously had to seek treatment outside the state. By providing this groundbreaking intervention locally, KIMS has not only saved critical time but has also substantially reduced associated costs for patients.
The patient experienced a swift recovery post-procedure and was discharged from the hospital within a short period. KIMS’ successful execution of the TMVR procedure serves as a testament to the hospital’s dedication to pioneering medical advancements and delivering world-class healthcare services.
Dr. Achyuta Samanta, the Founder of KIIT and KISS, commended the team of doctors for their successful execution of the TMVR procedure, emphasizing the hospital’s commitment to providing advanced treatment with care and compassion.