SMHS performs 3 consecutive angioplasties

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SRINAGAR: SMHS Cardiology Department performed back to back three primary angioplasties with two of patients in cardiogenic shock, an official statement issued here said.
It said all three patients were saved and procedures were done with a door to balloon time of 10 to 15 minutes. All patients are doing well, it added.
The procedural team included Dr Syed Maqbool, Dr Manzoor Andrabi, Dr Parvaiz Zargar, Dr Owais along with Tajamul, Rafi Banday, Tahir, Owais, Irfan, Rohi, Muzaffar (Paramedical Cardiology Staff).
The statement said SMHS hospital receives highest number of heart attack patients in J&K and is equipped with latest facilities including IABP balloon along with a proper system and dedicated staff for dealing up with such cases.
“Myocardial infarction (heart attack) is a deadly disease. The most dreaded form of heart attack is when a patient develops cardiogenic shock because of heart attak. This form of heart attack needs immediate angioplasty called primary angioplasty to save a life. This procedure should be done as soon as possible preferably in first 90 minutes called door to balloon time after reaching hospital,” the statement said.