There are four major valves in our heart. The valve which stops pumped blood from left ventricle returning back is named as aortic valve and when this valve is disease then it is called as aortic valve disease. Normally this valve is tricuspid but some people from birth may have bicuspid. Bicuspid aortic valve gets diseased earlier than tricuspid valve.
The aortic valve can either leak (aortic regurgitation) or get stenosed (aortic stenosis). Diseases due to bicuspid valve occurs earlier. It can also get diseased due to infection in childhood. Aortic stenosis is a disease of old age and occurs due to valve degeneration which is mostly because of calcium deposit.
Traditionally, aortic valve disease was treated with open heart surgery but since most aortic stenosis is a disease of old age many people don’t get the benefit of surgery. For those patient who are high risk for surgery now transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is a very good option.
Chairman and Chief Interventional Cardiologist, Eternal Hospital, Jaipur
Director, Interventional Cardiology
Mount sinai health system,
President, Mount Sinai Heart Network, New York, NY. USA
Samin K. Sharma, MD, is a renowned interventional cardiology expert well known for performing high-risk complex coronary interventions (more than 1,600+ interventions per year) with an extremely high success rate (greater than 99 percent) while achieving an extremely low complication rate (less than 0.2 percent major complication). Since 1994, he has received the prestigious two-star designation (significantly lower than expected mortality) numerous times by the New York State Department of Health and received the Governor's Award of Excellence in Medicine in 1996.
He has served on the New York State's Cardiac Advisory Board from 2004–2016. Under Dr. Sharma's leadership, The Mount Sinai Hospital Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory has become one of the safest and busiest centers in New York, providing state-of-the-art cardiac and interventional care for all types of simple and complex heart patients. In addition to coronary interventions, Dr. Sharma specializes in the non-surgical treatment of mitral and aortic valve disease, including transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and MitraClip procedures (TEER).
Dr. Sharma has a strong passion for teaching other cardiologists globally, through the annual Complex Coronary Cases (CCC) Symposium since 1998 with 800+ attendees every year and monthly live webcast series, Complex Coronary Cases (www.ccclivecases.org), started in 2009 has now popularized in 170 countries with 25,000+ viewers every month.
He has been dubbed as the "master of Rotablator" being world expert in treating calcified coronary blockages. He is regularly featured on national and local TV (recently on CBS, TV Asia) and in newspapers and magazines including Newsday, Newsweek, the New York Times, the New York Post, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Daily News, the Washington Post, New York Magazine, India Abroad, and India Today. He has personally treated many celebrities including Prime minister of India, President of Pakisthan and the Governor of NY State. He has received numerous awards: 2021 Simon Deck Outstanding Teacher by Cardiology Fellows MSH; 2021 Samman for All by Diwali at Time Square Organizing Committee; 2018 Chairman Board of Trustees, Association of Indians in America (AIA); 2015 Honorary Master of Science PhD degree by Rajasthan University Jaipur India; 2014 Distinguished Physician Scientist by AAPI-QLI for excellence in Medicine; 2011 Ellis Island Medal of Honor; 2011 American Heart Association Achievement in Cardiovascular Science & Medicine Award;2011 American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) Physician of the Year; 2010 Association of Indians in America (AIA) for Excellence in Medicine; 2003-2007 and 2010-2021 Best Doctors by New York Magazine; 2008-2021 Super Doctors; 2007 Jacobi Medallion Award by The Mount Sinai Hospital; 2007 Physician of the Year Award by The Mount Sinai Hospital and 2000 Simon Deck Award for Outstanding Teacher of the Year.
He has authored more than 350 papers,18 book chapters and 3 books in the field of coronary interventions, structural heart disease and safety of percutaneous interventions. He is also a philanthropist, and The Mount Sinai Hospital Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory is now named the Dr. Samin K. Sharma Family Foundation Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. Dr. Samin Sharma along with his wife Manju Sharma (Co-Chaiman) has built a 250-bed hospital, Eternal Heart Care Center (EHCC, Eternal hospital) in his native Jaipur, India. EHCC, an affiliate of Mount Sinai Hospital, NY, has a clear vision to provide affordable & best health care to all native patients irrespective of their financial and social status. EHCC/Eternal hospital, only JCI accredited hospital in the Rajasthan state, has now become the tertiary care center to provide the advance state-of-the art health care in various medical and surgical specialties at the international standard including heart and kidney transplantations.
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Procedures / Year
Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) / Year *since 1990s
Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy (HOCM)
Director - TAVR & Structural Heart Disease Program - Cardiology
Eternal Hospital, Jaipur
Dr. Amit Kumar Chaurasia is a dedicated Interventional Cardiologist with vast experience in Adult, Pediatric and Peripheral interventions. He has one of the highest experience with TAVR (more than 600) and left atrial appendage closure (LAAC, more than 60) in India at present. He is also involved in training others these procedures in India as well as abroad. He is also regularly invited as faculty with respect to these procedures in India as well as abroad.
Apart from TAVI he is also well trained to perform other complex structural heart disease procedures. He is also an expert in the field of Left main intervention, chronic total occlusion (CTO) and other complex procedures including venous interventions and regularly conducts workshop at various places. He also performs carotid and aorto-iliac interventions including intervention for aortic aneurysm and dissections. He also has a good experience in advanced catheter based treatment of hypertension (Renal artery denervation).
One of the largest experience in TAVI/TAVR in India at present (Performed more than 600 in India and Abroad). One of the largest experience in left atrial appendage closure (Performed more than 60). Has special interest in Mitral Valve Interventions including Mitraclip, TMVR and Mitral Valvuloplasty. Expert in the field of other structural heart disease intervention (Includes paravalvular leak closure, ASD, VSD, PDA, RSOV closure, BAS and MAPCA coiling, PDA stenting, Alcohol septal ablation for HOCM). Also does single chamber, Dual chamber, ICD and CRT pacemaker implantation.
Has performed more than 100 endomycardial biopsies in post heart transplant patients. Does aortic and aorto-iliac interventions (includes intervention for aortic aneurysm, aortic dissection, TEVAR, EVAR, coarctation of aorta). Complex coronary Interventions (Left main interventions, Chronic total occlusion recanalization, Rotablations). Special interest in coronary physiology and anatomy (performs FFR, IVUS, OCT); and transcatheter treatment of resistant Hypertension (Symphathetic renal artery denervation). Does venous interventions including SVC and IVC.
Eternal Hospital, Jaipur
Dr. Ajeet Bana is a renowned CTVS surgeon with experience of over 12,000 surgeries including beating heart CABG, Valve Surgery, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, Congenital Heart Surgery and Aneurysm Surgery.
Director & HOD- Cardiac Anaesthesia
Eternal Hospital, Jaipur
Dr. Navneet Mehta has over 24 years of experience of working as an Anaesthetist in various specialties of Anesthesia. He has worked for more than 21 years as a Cardiac Anaesthetist and since August-1997, he has been practicing Cardiac Anesthesia independently till he joined Eternal Hospital. Hospital has facility for various cardiac procedures (invasive and non-invasive), cardiac surgery (open, close, minimally invasive, & Paediatric), thoracic and vascular surgery. ï¿½We are operating a good number of patients for Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) and minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS). ï¿½On most of the patients CABG (both off pump & on pump) using arterial grafts is performed.