TAVI also known as Transaortic Valve insertion was discovered back in 2002 by Alan. Since its discovery, the two devices namely Aortic and the CoreValve have gone down in size.
Transaortic Valve insertion (TAVI) was seen as the breakthrough of century that could cure a life threatening heart disease by using an invasive technique. It is referred to those patients who are either too old or whose medical condition doesn’t allow them to go for typical operation.
Nearly 40,000 patients have gone through the procedure with a high risk to failure which is still a matter of debate among doctors. It is said that nearly 3% of people who are above 75 have aortic valve malfunctioning which means that in England only there are more than 100000 patients. This signifies the importance of TAVI and its origin.