Dr Dave Smith
Prof Alex Chase
Mrs Anwen Jenkins
Mr Pankaj Kumar
Mr Aprim Youhana
Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board
Replacement of worn out heart valves without opening the chest and using heart lung bypass machine;
Uses local anaesthetic where possible;
Avoids Intensive Care Unit (ICU) bed usage.
This Project Supports Prudent Healthcare
Minimises resource use;
Caring for those with great need;
Minimally invasive, quick recovery;
Regional delivery of care for Mid and South Wales.
Excellent clinical outcomes using transformational technology;
Heart valve replacement under local anaesthetic;
Rapid recovery and return to improved quality of life for patients;
Minimising use of expensive and limited infrastructure resources;
Realising the combined skills of the multi disciplinary-team approach.
37 patients treated, mean age 81 years;
81% of cases under local anaesthetic;
1 unplanned ICU admission;
5 day median post-op length of stay;
No procedural deaths, all patients discharged.
Part of Cohort Bevan Exemplar Projects 2015-16