ITP patient undergoes successful angioplasty in Jupitar Hospital

51 years old Pradeep Kathayan suffering from Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) for the last 6-7 years recently underwent successful angioplasty stenting of all three blood vessels of heart through radial route (Wrist site blood vessel access) at the Jupitar Hospital of Thane under the guidance of Dr Vijay Surase.

This gave him by-pass surgery type complete revascularisation in just 30—40 minutes and patient walked out of cath lab table to get discharged after 3 days of the procedure. Talking more about the surgery Dr Surase said, “Pradeep Kathayan is an officer working at a nuclear power plant at Tarapur-Boisar. He is aware of his very low platelet counts due to a condition called Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP). His platelet counts when he reached hospital was 7000-8000/cubic mm. Normally platelets which are responsible for clot formation are in the range of 3 to 5 lakhs/ cubic mm. Low platelets are commonly caused by malaria, dengue, some other viral infections, drugs,bone marrow diseases and due to a condition in which reason is unknown (so it’s called Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura-ITP).”

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