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Written by Top Doctors
Cardiology

Exploring transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI)

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), or TAVR, is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat aortic valve stenosis, a condition in which the aortic valve becomes narrowed, restricting blood flow from the heart to the rest of the body. Leading consultant interventional cardiologist Dr Mohamed Farag takes an in-depth look at TAVI and addresses some common questions patients may have about this procedure, in this article.

How exactly is a cholesterol level test performed?

Cholesterol is a fatty, wax-like substance that is found naturally in the blood. Too much cholesterol, however, can pose a health risk and increase your chances of heart disease. In this article, esteemed consultant cardiologist Dr Rajesh Chelliah talks about the importance of cholesterol level testing. Dr Chelliah, who treats patients in Leicester and Nottingham, outlines what a cholesterol test entails and what to do if your test results are high.

Understanding your numbers: The life-saving power of cardiac screening

When it comes to heart health, knowing your numbers can protect you against unforeseen health issues. Cardiac screening is vital in understanding your risk factors for heart-related issues, especially for those with a history or likelihood of cardiovascular conditions. But what does it mean to ‘know your numbers,’ and why is it crucial for women post-menopause? Leading consultant cardiologist Dr Gosia Wamil addresses these important questions in this informative article.

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