Wockhardt Hospital Nagpur a leading health care hospitals Emergency Department’s timely and prompt decision saved the life of a women with critical cardiac arrest .
In a heart-pounding race against time, the Emergency Department at Wockhardt Hospital demonstrated
remarkable teamwork and unwavering determination as they successfully saved the life of a woman in a
critical cardiac arrest situation. The heroic efforts of the medical team involved administering multiple DC
shocks, ultimately leading to a miraculous recovery.
The woman when arrived at Wockhardt Hospitals had complained of giddiness, chest pain , breathlessness, her B.P. was low and she was unconscious . She was immediately taken to the emergency department, as she was in a critical condition, with her heart rhythm chaotic and unresponsive. Her heart had stopped beating, and her vital signs were extremely unstable. Recognizing the gravity of the situation, the medical team, led by Dr. Rupesh Bokade, sprang into action.
Dr. Bokade, an experienced emergency physician, assessed the situation and quickly made the decision to administer multiple DC shocks to Mrs. Ramabai’s heart in an attempt to restore its rhythm. This technique involves delivering an electrical shock to the heart, effectively resetting its electrical activity and allowing it to regain a normal rhythm. Also considering her laboured breathing and low oxygen level Dr Bokade intubated her and put her on ventilator immediately. Dr Jayesh Timane , senior Physician also rushed to the emergency department.
After several more minutes of intense efforts, with total 12 DC Shocks her heart regained a weak but
detectable heartbeat. She was immediately transferred to cath lab where Dr Nitin Tiwari senior Cardiologist performed emergency PAMI (primary angioplasty in myocardial infarction.) Myocardial
infarction results from acute obstruction of a coronary artery. Symptoms of acute myocardial infarction
include chest pain or discomfort with or without dyspnea, nausea, and/or diaphoresis.
Mrs. Ramabai’s was subsequently transferred to the cardiac intensive care unit, where she continues to
recover. Her family is overjoyed with the outcome and deeply grateful for the skill and dedication of the
medical professionals who saved her life.
In a statement, Dr. Rupesh Bokade commented, “This was a truly remarkable case. Ramabai’s life hung
in the balance, and our team’s quick and decisive actions were crucial in saving her. Multiple DC shocks
are rarely administered, but in this case, it was a game-changer.”
He further added that such cases occur in 5 to 10 years and are very rare. She suffered a massive heart
attack and it was literally a race against time.
Dr. Rupesh Bokade said , “This remarkable story serves as a testament to the critical role of Emergency
Department teams in responding to life-threatening situations. It highlights the importance of having well- trained healthcare professionals, advanced medical equipment, and a commitment to never giving up on a patient in their time of greatest need. Mrs. Ramabai’s survival is not only a victory for the hospital but a testament to the power of determination and the resilience of the human spirit.
Mr. Abhinandan Dastenavar , Centre Head, Wockhardt Hospitals Nagpur said, “ it’s a proud moment for
Wockhardt Hospitals , because their good emergency department and holistic approach and expert doctors team saved a life .”