Remodel the heart. Restore life
The tricuspid valve is located between the right atrium and the right ventricle. The right atrium is where low-oxygen blood is conducted before it is pumped into the lung by the right ventricle. The tricuspid valve prevents blood from flowing back into the veins.
The aortic valve is between the left ventricle of the heart and the ascending aorta, which pumps blood to the brain, muscles and organs.
The mitral valve regulates the blood flow between the left atrium and the left ventricle. Oxygen-rich blood is moved from the lung into the left atrium and then led to the left ventricle and into the body.
The pulmonary valve manages the blood flow from the right ventricle to the pulmonary artery, which is where the blood moves from the body into the lungs and where it picks up oxygen.
The structure and function of the human heart
Diseases of the cardiac valves
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Advantages of a transcatheter valve implantation (TAVI)
- General anesthesia is not necessary; local anesthesia is enough to keep the patient pain-free.
- The heart keeps functioning naturally during the operation; there is no need to interrupt cardiac function as is the case in open-heart surgery.
- The patient’s circulatory system keeps functioning normally; a heart-lung machine is not needed.
- The chest and shoulder girdle muscles remain stable and intact since the rib cage does not need to be cut open.
- The anticipated hospital stay is much shorter than after open-heart surgery.
- Subsequent rehabilitation measures help restore the patient’s physical strength much faster.
- The patients’ recovery period is much shorter and their quality of life improves.