Top cardiologists exceed 600 TAVIs

Southern Cross Healthcare would like to congratulate Dr Sanjeevan Pasupati and Dr Rajesh Nair for completing over 600 TAVIs (transcatheter aortic valve implantations). Drs Pasupati and Nair, of Southern Cross Heart Institute, are pioneers and educators in cardiology. Since 2008, the pair have completed the highest number of TAVI implants in New Zealand.

The TAVI procedure replaces a damaged heart value without removing it from the patient. A fully expandable replacement valve is delivered to the site through a catheter. Once the new valve is expanded, it pushes the old valve out of the way and takes over operationally.

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation provides an alternative for some individuals who may not be suitable for other heart related procedures. As well as being minimally invasive, TAVI procedures potentially have shorter recovery periods.

Dr Sanjeevan Pasupati and Dr Rajesh Nair are credentialled to provide medical services at Southern Cross Heart Institute in Hamilton. Find out more about Southern Cross Heart Institute

Please note: The medical specialists referred to in this article, are credentialed to access the Southern Cross Heart Institute to provide medical services. Medical treatment at Southern Cross Heart Institute is provided to you by your specialist, who is not an employee of Southern Cross.