Newly graduated Industrial Designer Juanita Bedaux, TUDelft, in collaboration with the Department of Cardiology, has developed a completely new healthcare path for patients undergoing Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI). With animations, redesigned leaflets and other information resources, she developed a concept that makes patients feel even better informed about the treatment they are about to receive. The concept was so well received that it has actually been incorporated into the care of TAVI patients.
The project stemmed from a problem identified by Prof. Nicolas van Mieghem, interventional cardiologist. He noticed that technological advances were improving the TAVI procedure but that there was still room for improvement in terms of patient experience.
Van Mieghem, Prof. Richard Goossens and Marjo de Ronde (TAVI coordinator Structural Heart) supervised Juanita within Convergence. William Dijkhuizen, OR sector manager, interventional cardiology and clinical perfusion centre, helped facilitate this project and saw the importance of improving the existing TAVI care pathway.