Tag Archives: Angioplasty

Nuclear medicine can help avoid unnecessary angioplasty

Mumbai: In an interview with DNA, Dr G N Mahapatra, head of department of non-invasive cardiology at Seven Hills Hospital, Mumbai explains how nuclear medicine can help avoid unnecessary angioplasty and why cardiologists many cardiologists still don’t prescribe it.

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Most angioplasties are unnecessary and are done to make money by frightening patients: Dr B M Hegde

New Delhi: Dr B M Hegde, cardiologist and former vice chancellor of Manipal University, has questioned some cardiologists’ propensity to indiscriminately prescribe angioplasty.

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Chelation therapy saves life of young cardiac patient

New Delhi (IANS): A 22-year-old man, who despite two stents in his heart’s arteries, developed chest pain, successfully underwent chelation therapy at a hospital here, doctors said on Friday.

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Delhi doctors implant pacemaker in lower abdominal cavity of second time cancer survivor

New Delhi: In a very rare and unusual surgery, which is probably only the third such case in India, a team of doctors at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute (FEHI) here has achieved a feat of implanting a pacemaker into the lower abdominal cavity of a 68-year-old woman. What is further intriguing is the fact that the patient, Naseema Begum, is a second time cancer survivor.

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Man successfully undergoes natural bypass surgery

New Delhi (IANS): A 59-year-old man suffering several blockages in his coronary arteries, due to which he was unable to walk, successfully underwent natural bypass surgery at a city hospital here, hospital authorities said on Wednesday.

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Heart bypass surgery outperforms new generation stents

Washington: Despite the advent of a new generation of stents, patients with multiple narrowed arteries in the heart who received coronary artery bypass grafting fared better than those whose arteries were opened with balloon angioplasty and stents in a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Routine clot removal after heart attack not beneficial, may increase risk

Washington: A technique used to clear blood clots from arteries to the heart in about 20 per cent of patients undergoing angioplasty appears to increase the risk of stroke without providing the intended benefit, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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‘Arm is safer access point than groin for catheter-based heart procedures’

Washington: Patients with acute coronary syndrome undergoing coronary angiogram, a procedure used to assess blockages in the heart’s arteries, had a significantly lower risk of major bleeding and death if their interventional cardiologist accessed the heart through an artery in the arm rather than the groin, according to a study published in The Lancet.

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Quality of patient care should be same for everyone

Dr Ashok Seth is one of the most recognised and respected Indian cardiologists across the globe. He was the first cardiologist in the Asia Pacific region to perform directional atherectomy, angioscopy and thrombectomy and to use stents, drug eluting stents and Impella heart support device in failing heart.

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Stent that melts: A boon for heart patients

Mumbai: This week a Mumbai housewife underwent a revolutionary procedure to tackle blockages in the coronary arteries — using a ‘bioresorbable scaffold’, or what is known as a stent that melts away after doing its job.

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