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