Bhopal: First heart surgery after opening Cath Lab was performed in Hamidia Hospital on Friday. The procedure conducted is- off pump coronary artery bypass surgery (OPCAB). Off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery differs from traditional coronary artery bypass surgery, as it does not require the use of heart-lung machine.
Rather than stopping the heart, technological advances and new kinds of operating equipment now allow the surgeon to hold portions of the heart during surgery. A 55-year-old man Prem Narain had complained of chest pain. He was hospitalised in Hamidia Hospital.
Cardiologists diagnosed anterior lateral wall on the basis of ECG and eco –cardiography. He was administered medicine to dilute blood. After getting relief, cardiologist RS Meena detected three blockages in arteries so angioplasty was not possible. Surgeon bypasses the blocked artery in a highly controlled operative environment.
Meanwhile, the rest of the heart kept pumping and circulating blood to the body. The selection of patients who undergo off-pump surgery is made at the time of surgery after closely evaluating the patient’s heart and arteries. Medical education minister Dr Vijaylaxmi Sadho has congratulated GMC dean Dr Aruna Kumar, Dr Pravin Sharma, Dr Shivsagar Mandia, Dr RP Kausal, Dr Shewta Shrivastava and Dr Vinay Kelkar for this feat.
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