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As the world battles the Corona pandemic and the medical fraternity and infrastructure are stressed to the extremes, The Heart Valve Center is proud to present the TAVR World Tour, on the World Heart day, 29th September 2020, to give hope to patients and practitioners that life-saving treatments continue to be administered and great results can be had while exercising caution

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Participating Centres

Participating Worldwide TAVR Experts


Dr. Abdul Rahman Albnati

Doha, Qatar


Dr. Alain Cribier

Rouen, France


Dr. Andrew Wiper

Blackpool, United Kingdom


Dr. David Smith

Wales, United kingdom


Dr. Diego Gaia

Sao Paulo, Brazil


Dr. Eberhard Grube

Bonn, Germany


Dr. Geza Fontos

Budepest, Hungary


Dr. Gopalamurugan

Chennai, India


Dr. Jianan Wang

Kunming, China


Dr. Jonathan Hill

Harefield, United Kingdom


Dr. Khalid Amber

Kufa, Iraq


Dr. Lars Sondergaard

Copenhagen, Denmark


Dr. Nattawut Wongpraparut

Bangkok, Thailand  


Dr. Prashanth Vaijyanath

Chennai, India


Dr. Rahim Gul

Qassim, Saudi Arabia


Dr. Rahul Sharma

San Francisco, United States


Dr. Raj Makkar

Los angeles, USA


Dr. Ravinay Bhindi

Sydney, Australia


Dr. Thomas Modine

Lille, France


Dr. Vijay Iyer

New York, USA


Dr. Xianbao Liu

Kunming, China

Information for Public

What is TAVR ?

TAVR stands for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, an advanced treatment to replace heart valve is an evidence-based alternative to conventional surgical open heart surgery. It allows quick recovery with minimal hospitalisation and quick return to normal quality of life

What is TAVR World Tour?

The TAVR World Tour is an international event where twenty leading TAVR centres across the world will participate in a one hour live transmission which will be recorded. During this one hour period, experienced and high volume TAVR operators from across those centres will perform a trans-femoral TAVR on indicated patients thereby offering aortic valve replacement without open heart surgery for 20 patients from different parts of the world simultaneously. As a result, we hope to have 20 successful TAVR procedures performed across the world at the same time, creating a historical world event in the field of transcatheter valve therapies.

Why is TAVR World Tour organised/conducted?

The Covid pandemic has brought in fear and insecurity across the world. Among them are patients with heart valve diseases. As a result, many patients including many healthcare professionals have developed a sense of reluctance towards appropriate treatments for heart valve diseases because of the fear of contracting Covid. Whilst Covid is harmful, it is well known that heart disease is more harmful and has a mortality rate worse than Covid. The TAVR World Tour is a campaign to send a message of hope for patients who need heart valve treatments across the world and to reassure them that heart valve treatments are being performed safely and successfully across the world restoring better quality of life for many patients. It is also meant to send a solidarity message to healthcare professionals that we should continue to remain strong and deliver cutting edge treatments to deserving patients as we have done before in the safest possible way.

What is the date and time of the event?

The event will be held on World Heart Day, Tuesday the 29th of September 2020.

September 29, 2020 6:00 PM, IST
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Who is organising the TAVR World Tour?

The TAVR World Tour was conceived and conceptualised by specialists at The Heart Valve Centre, India ( The Heart Valve Centre is a centre of excellence run by HeartTeam India private limited which constitutes a group of heart specialists across India forming a virtual non-hospital based Heart Team. The TAVR World Tour is not conducted by any medical device or pharmaceutical company but an initiative by heart specialists campaigning for patients’ wellbeing by demonstrating world wide solidarity among heart specialists.