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Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in Southeast Asia

Each year, Southeast Asia welcomes thousands of international patients seeking a wide variety of medical care procedures ranging from routine health screenings, advanced minimally invasive treatments, to major surgical procedures. One of its top specialities is the field of cardiology, which offers life-saving and life-changing procedures such as Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement or TAVR. Southeast Asian countries, particularly Singapore, currently boasts numerous cardiology specialist centres where medical tourists from all parts of the globe can go to receive breakthrough cardiology treatments of world-class quality.

TAVR is one of these breakthrough treatments because it is a minimally invasive technique to insert an artificial heart valve to replace the one that has been damaged. This is the ideal option for patients who cannot tolerate invasive open-heart surgery. This FDA-approved yet fairly new procedure is not yet widely available worldwide, and only a select number of cardiologists are experts in performing it. Thus, it is important to seek medical care only from one of the world’s most trusted medical tourism destination.

There are many reasons for Southeast Asia's booming medical tourism trade, and all of them are fueled by the fact that the region willingly invests its resources to improve its medical infrastructures. As a growing hub for medical tourism, the region attracts a large number of medical professionals, including world-class cardiologists who studied and trained in Europe and the United States. Fortunately for medical travelers seeking transcatheter aortic valve replacements, the region strives to keep its medical care costs reasonably low, offering patients savings of up to 70%. Even with added costs such as accommodation and airfare, you can still expect to save thousands of dollars.

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