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Advanced Cardiovascular Institute is pleased to announce the launch of the

ACI Heart Valve Centre

Offering the complete evaluation and the most modern treatment options for heart valve problems.

Collaboration with highly experienced international world-renowned experts in the field of valve therapies

As well as with industry leaders and manufacturers offering the most cutting edge minimally invasive treatments of complex heart valve disfunction and structural heart repair with and without open heart surgery.

Click to watch the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation procedure

The 1st Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation in Trinidad & Tobago

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Dr Prashant Vaijyanath is an experienced Cardiothoracic Surgeon who is held in very high esteem by his peers due to his unique clinical abilities and excellent, exemplary surgical results even in very complex cardiac cases.

Experience of over 15,000 Open Heart Surgeries

Expertise in:

• Beating Heart bypass surgery

• Valve Repairs & minimally invasive surgery

• Complex Aortic procedures including hybrids

• Transcatheter valve therapies

• Re-do cardiac surgery
• High risk procedures rejected elsewhere
• Heart transplants & Assist devices


Dr Roberto Casula is a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon based at Hammersmith Hospital, which is part of the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.

He is a native of Italy and a graduate of Padua University Medical School in Italy where he completed his Specialist Training in Cardiac Surgery.  He is European Board qualified in Cardiac Surgery and Thoracic Surgery and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeon of England.

He has been a consultant cardiothoracic surgeon since 1998 and has been part of the Imperial College Trust since 2009.  He is a highly respected Cardiothoracic Surgeon with a specific interest in ‘off pump’ Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (OPCAB) procedures as well as Minimal Access aortic, Mitral and Tricuspid Valves surgery and Atrial Fibrillation Surgery.

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