The First Ever Core Valve Replacement in the World; Paper Presentation by Dr. Purshotam Lal.
Paper Presentation by Dr. Purshotam Lal in CSI International Conference, Dubai
on Structural Heart Diseases
Vibhushan & Dr. B C Roy National Awardee, Dr. Purshotam Lal, Director –
Interventional Cardiology presented his case “The first ever Core Valve
Replacement in the World” at CSI Dubai (April 20 – 22, 2017). This conference
was attended by hundreds of cardiologists and other dignitaries from all over
the world who are dealing with non-surgical treatment of structural heart
diseases. The dignitaries included Dr. Thomas Bartel (Cleveland Clinic, Abu
Dhabi, UAE), Dr. Horst Sievert (Frankfurt, Germany), Dr. Mark Turner (Bristol,
England), Dr. Mario Carminati (Milan, Italy), Prof. Fadi Bitar (UAE), etc.
conditions like Heart Valve diseases and congenital diseases like heart holes
earlier required surgical interventions. Dr. Lal carried out extensive research
to look for a possibility of treating such cases non-surgically.
Stenosis, in which the Aortic Valve gets narrowed, may become life threatening
if not treated in timely manner. The only treatment which was possible earlier
was open heart surgery which proved very difficult in elderly and high risk
patients; Aortic Stenosis is common in elderly patient.
1992 The Cardiology Society of India honoured Dr. Purshotam Lal by Dr. V V Shah
Oration Gold Medal where he presented animal studies showing possibility of
Aortic Valve Replacement without Surgery.
July 12, 2004, Dr. Purshotam Lal along with his team performed first case of
Aortic Valve Replacement with Core Valve in the world. After that more than 2
lakh cases have been performed till now across the world. Unfortunately cost of
valve is very high, Dr. Lal is working hard to bring it down and make