VIDEO: TAVI heart procedure helps 50 patients

The lives of more than 50 heart patients have been improved after undergoing a pioneering operation which is an alternative to open heart surgery. A specialist centre at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh is the only place north of the border performing the life-saving procedure in which faulty heart valves are replaced. Consultant Cardiologist Dr Neal Uren, explains the benefits of the new treatment and how the procedure works. David MacDonald, an 82-year-old TAVI patient, syas the treatment saved his life whilst his wife Eileen talks about how her husband has changed for the good since the operation.

New heart procedure at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

New heart procedure at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh