Management of heart diseases has evolved significantly over last three decades and now majority of heart attack patients are being treated by coronary angioplasty thus avoiding a major open-heart surgery. However, calcium clogs (calcified blocks) in blood vessels of heart have always been a big hurdle for coronary angioplasty. Thanks to tireless research & advanced technology now we have a solution to this problem.
Two advancements in coronary angioplasty; Rotablation & Intravascular lithotripsy make it possible to selectively debulk calcium from calcified heart vessels making them amenable to coronary angioplasty. Rotablation technique uses a diamond studded burr rotating at speed of 1.5 lakh rotations per minute to remove calcium from arteries, however it being a bit bulky may not be a feasible option in winding vessels. Intravascular lithotripsy (IVL) is the latest addition to coronary angioplasty technique which uses ultrasonic or sound waves to fragment the calcium layer in arteries making them softer. As IVL does not need any bulky burr to be used, it has less risk of complications and can be used in winding and angled vessels also.
Dr Rishi Lohiya, Interventional Cardiologist at Alexis Multispeciality Hospital shares that, “Recently we had a 42 yrs old homemaker who had critical calcified blocks in coronary arteries and was not willing to undergo open heart surgery for the blockages. Using IVL technology we could successfully treat her and open all the blockages. Procedure was painless, patient was conscious throughout the procedure and recovery was so fast that she was discharged within 36 hours after the procedure.”
Dr Tushar Gawad, Director Administration shares, “At Alexis Multispeciality Hospital, we strive to thrive as the most preferred healthcare brand in the country by providing highly advanced, easily accessible and truly dependable care.”
About Alexis Multispecialty Hospital – www.alexishospital.com
Alexis Multispecialty Hospital is an offering and initiative of the Zulekha Healthcare Group, UAE to help serve the entire Central India community by providing the highest quality of medical care across various disciplines. The hospital employs renowned specialists and medical personnel supported by latest cutting-edge technology offering all-round care and comfort.
This state-of-the-art distinctive 200 bedded set up offers end-to-end multispecialty services in the areas of Comprehensive Oncology Care & Radiotherapy, Cardiac Sciences, Neurosciences, Orthopaedics, Critical Care, Minimal Invasive Surgery, Urology, Nephrology, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Gynaecology, Paediatrics & Neonatology, Critical Care (CCU, ICU, NICU, SICU) & Internal Medicine, Joint Replacement & Arthroscopy, Trauma Services, Interventional Radiology & Preventive Medicines. To address the clinical requirement of Central India, Alexis Multispecialty Hospital also has a Comprehensive Organ Transplant Unit.