Heart HQ: Valve-in-Valve TAVI

Heart HQ – Episode 3: Valve-in-Valve TAVI and Cardiovascular Disease in women

Stuart shares an interesting case of a patient who was facing their third heart operation. Thanks to Valve-in-Valve Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (ViV TAVI), they were subjected to a minimally-invasive procedure with a shorter recovery period than with open heart surgery.

In our ‘5 things to consider‘ segment, they take a look at women and cardiovascular disease – the prevalence, the symptoms, causes and more.

Show notes: Episode 3


Valve-in-Valve Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (ViV TAVI)
Valve-in-Valve Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (ViV TAVI)

Graph showing the mortality rate from cardiovascular disease among women, compared to other diseases:

National Mortality Database (NMD). AIHW
National Mortality Database (NMD). AIHW


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MBBS (Hons) FRACP FCSANZ. Peter is a clinical and interventional cardiologist with various special interests including coronary angioplasty and stenting, endovascular procedures and structural heart interventions. He studied and trained in Queensland and completed a Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology and Vascular Diagnosis in Boston, MA.

Peter returned home to become Director of Cardiology at Sunshine Coast Hospital, before becoming a founding partner and managing director of HeartHQ

BSc (Hons) MBBS FRACP FCSANZ. Stuart is an interventional cardiologist and structural heart specialist. He has a special interest in treating complex and previously untreatable coronary artery disease, and a passion for distal radial artery access for coronary angiography and stenting.

After completing his training in Brisbane and Perth with an interventional cardiology fellowship, he returned to paradise to take up cardiology consulting at various local hospitals and now is a director of HeartHQ.

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