About India valves
India Valves is a national dedicated forum for Transcatheter valve therapy that focuses on patient awareness, education,
physician training and therapy delivery in this niche field of cardiology. Transcatheter valve
therapy implies treating heart valve diseases without conventional open surgery.
The resources available to patients in India is very limited, heterogeneous and sometimes not conducive to the
Indian Health care system. Many a times patients get information from various sources and are misinformed about the benefits
and risks of Transcatheter Valve Therapy. Transcatheter valve therapy is a growing sub-specialty of cardiology and has been
exponentially expanding since the year 2002. Patients who have benefitted from such least invasive valve treatments are enormous
in the western world but only a minuscule in India. The reason for this is multi-factorial such as lack of dedicated education
and training for physicians to suggest such treatments to patients in need, lack of public information to patients and cost of
treatment in India. This forum was created to give as accurate information as possible to
patients and health care professionals, on up-to-date information on Transcatheter Valve Therapy in India.