Dr. David Jayakar, MD

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Dr. David Jayakar, MD
"We have entered a new age in heart surgery. We are proud of our long history of innovative techniques, our tradition of quality patient care and our unparalleled experience in heart bypass and valve surgery. Whether you are a patient, family member or medical professional, we want you to benefit from our knowledge and work. I hope that as you make your way through these pages, you'll learn everything you need to know to make an informed and rational healthcare decision with confidence. Our CV program is the Top 50 IBM Watson 2019 in the nation three years in a row."

Risks associated with the TAVR procedure include death, stroke and major bleeding

Important Risk Information for Patients

Indications:

The Edwards SAPIEN 3 transcatheter heart valve, model 9600TFX, and accessories are indicated for relief of aortic stenosis in patients with symptomatic heart disease due to severe native calcific aortic stenosis who are judged by a Heart Team, including a cardiac surgeon, to be at intermediate or greater risk for open surgical therapy (i.e., predicted risk of surgical mortality ≥ 3% at 30 days, based on the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) risk score and other clinical co-morbidities unmeasured by the STS risk calculator).

The Edwards SAPIEN 3 transcatheter heart valve, model 9600TFX, and accessories are indicated for patients with symptomatic heart disease due to failure (stenosed, insufficient, or combined) of a surgical bioprosthetic aortic or mitral valve who are judged by a heart team, including a cardiac surgeon, to be at high or greater risk for open surgical therapy (i.e., predicted risk of surgical mortality ≥ 8% at 30 days, based on the STS risk score and other clinical co-morbidities unmeasured by the STS risk calculator).

Contraindications (Who should not use):

The Edwards SAPIEN 3 transcatheter heart valve and delivery system should not be used in patients who:

  • Cannot tolerate medications that thin the blood or prevent blood clots from forming.
  • Have an active infection in the heart or elsewhere.

Warnings:

  • There may be an increased risk of stroke in transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedures, compared to other standard treatments for aortic stenosis in the high or greater risk population.
  • If an incorrect valve size for your anatomy is used, it may lead to heart injury, valve leakage, movement, or dislodgement.
  • Patients should talk to their doctor if they have significant heart disease, a mitral valve device or are allergic to chromium, nickel, molybdenum, manganese, copper, silicon, and/or polymeric materials.
  • The SAPIEN 3 valve may not last as long in patients whose bodies do not process calcium normally.
  • During the procedure, your doctors should monitor the dye used in the body; if used in excess it could lead to kidney damage. X-ray guidance used during the procedure may cause injury to the skin, which may be painful, damaging, and long-lasting.
  • Transcatheter aortic heart valve patients should take medications that thin the blood or prevent blood clots from forming, except when likely to have an adverse reaction, as determined by their physician. The Edwards SAPIEN 3 transcatheter heart valve has not been tested for use without medications that thin the blood or prevent blood clots from forming.

Precautions:

The long-term durability of the Edwards SAPIEN 3 transcatheter heart valve is not known at this time. Regular medical follow-up is recommended to evaluate how well a patient’s heart valve is performing. Safety, performance, and durability of the SAPIEN 3 valve has not been established for placement inside a previously implanted transcatheter valve.

The safety and effectiveness of the transcatheter heart valve is also not known for patients who have:

  • An aortic heart valve that is not calcified, contains only one or two leaflets, has leaflets with large pieces of calcium that may block the vessels that supply blood to the heart or in which the main problem is that the valve leaks.
  • Previous prosthetic ring in any position.
  • Previous atrial septal occlude.
  • A heart that does not pump well, has thickening of the heart muscle, with or without blockage, unusual ultrasound images of the heart that could represent irregularities such as a blood clot, a diseased mitral valve that is calcified or leaking, or Gorlin syndrome, a condition that affects many areas of the body and increases the risk of developing various cancers and tumors.
  • Low white, red or platelet blood cell counts, or history of bleeding because the blood does not clot properly.
  • Diseased, abnormal or irregularly shaped vessels leading to the heart. Vessels which are heavily diseased or too small for associated delivery devices, or a large amount of calcification at the point of entry.
  • Allergies to blood-thinning medications or dye injected during the procedure.
  • For a valve in valve procedure, there is a risk of leakage if the previously implanted tissue valve is not securely in place or if it is damaged. There is also the possibility that a partially detached valve leaflet from the previously implanted valve could block a blood vessel.
  • Additional pre-procedure imaging will be completed to evaluate proper sizing.

Potential risks associated with the procedure include:

  • Death, stroke, paralysis (loss of muscle function), permanent disability, or severe bleeding.
  • Risks to the heart, including heart attack or heart failure, a heart that does not pump well, irregular heartbeat that may result in a need for a permanent pacemaker, chest pain, heart murmur, false aneurysm, recurring aortic stenosis(narrowing), too much fluid around the heart, injury to the structure of the heart.
  • Risks to your lungs or breathing, including difficulty breathing, fainting, buildup of fluid in or around the lungs, weakness or inability to exercise.
  • Risks involving bleeding or your blood supply, including formation of a blood clot, high or low blood pressure, limited blood supply, a decrease in red blood cells, or abnormal lab values, bleeding in the abdominal cavity, collection of blood under the skin.
  • Additional risks, including life-threatening infection, dislodgement of calcified material, air embolism (air bubbles in the blood vessels), poor kidney function or failure, nerve injury, fever, allergic reaction to anesthesia or dye, reoperation, pain, infection or bleeding at incision sites, or swelling.

Additional potential risks specifically associated with the use of the heart valve include:

  • Valve movement after deployment, blockage or disruption of blood flow through the heart, need for additional heart surgery and possible removal of the SAPIEN 3 valve, a blood clot that requires treatment, damage to the valve (e.g., wear, breakage, recurring aortic stenosis), nonstructural valve dysfunction (e.g., leakage, inappropriate sizing or positioning, blockage, excess tissue in growth, blood cell damage, etc.) or mechanical failure of the delivery system and/or accessories.

CAUTION: Federal (United States) law restricts these devices to sale by or on the order of a physician.

Edwards, Edwards Lifesciences, the stylized E logo, Edwards SAPIEN, Edwards SAPIEN 3, SAPIEN, and SAPIEN 3 are trademarks of Edwards Lifesciences Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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709 Hollybrook Dr Ste 2301

Longview, TX 75605

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Dr. David Jayakar, MD

Dr. David Jayakar, MD

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Dr. Jayakar's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Jayakar performs Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Jayakar performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic (Heart) Aneurysm Repair
  • Cardiac Shunting Procedures With or Without Aortic Repair or Coronary Anomaly Repair
Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Jayakar treats Venous Embolism and Thrombosis more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Jayakar treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Jayakar performs Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Jayakar performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

About Me

Biography

"We have entered a new age in heart surgery. We are proud of our long history of innovative techniques, our tradition of quality patient care and our unparalleled experience in heart bypass and valve surgery. Whether you are a patient, family member ...

Specialties

  • Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

  • 1999
    University Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital
    1999
  • 1997
    SUNY
    Residency Hospital
    1997
  • 1990
    Stanley Hospital
    Residency Hospital
    1990
  • 1986
    Gov Gen Hospital
    Internship Hospital
    1986
  • 1986
    Chennai Medical College
    Medical School
    1986

Languages

  • Tamil
  • English

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This time of year I first thank GOD that I am alive. Secondly, I thank GOD for giving us the name of Dr. David Jayakar.In 2014,he performed three different open-heart surgeries on me in 30 hours.The RESULTS----I made it!!! Twenty Three days later, I walked out of Regions Hospital with instructions...Read More
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Dr J won me over first time I met him. Very kind Christian man. He explained everything about my valve replacement that I had concerns about. I was very afraid to have the surgery that I needed until I talked to Dr. J. When I left his office I had no hesitation as to the surgery and had...Read More
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Great MD
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Dr, Jayakar is a caring gifted surgeon. As his patient I can say that anyone who is in need of his services is in good hands. Dr. Jayakar is very focused on his patients well being. His nurses and staff are wonderful, happy and a joy to the patient and family members, they complete his practice....Read More
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Absolute best doctor!!!! Love him!!!!
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