SKIMS cardiology performs transcatheter intervention on 70-yr old man

Srinagar: Department of Cardiology, SKIMS performed a complex percutaneous transcatheter intervention in a high risk case, the spokesperson said on Tuesday.
In a statement, the spokesperson said: HOD Cardiology, Dr. Nisar Tramboo informed that a 70 year old man came with a massive heart attack. “His angiogram showed advanced coronary artery disease and a Ventricular Septal Defect (A hole in the heart). This condition carries high chances of death if left untreated. There were two options of treatment, either open heart surgery or percutaneous transcatheter treatment,” she said.
“We decided for percutaneous transcatheter treatment as Open heart surgery was considered to be high risk in view of age and complex disease. The patient underwent multivessel stenting followed by VSD device closure (Closing hole in heart by a button) and is doing well,” she added.
The procedure was done by cardiology team lead by Professor Nisar Tramboo.
Director SKIMS congratulated the department for conducting such a complex procedures.