Mr. Malay Ghosh, a 50 years old diabetic & Hypertensive patient, had been visiting various hospitals during puja time in Kolkata for 3 days but surprisingly the reason for his chest pain could not be identified. Suddenly he reached to Desun through his referring physician. At DESUN he was put through standard and advanced tests where it was diagnosed that he had already undergone a heart attack (AWMI) – (Anterior Wall Myocardial Infarction) of certain duration. He was immediately admitted in the ICU.
This was possible only because of 24x7 presence of consultant of all discipline, paramedics & full functional Radiology, Pathology & all major departments during the festive season.
Echocardiography is a diagnostic test that uses ultrasound waves to create an image of the heart muscle as well as shows the blood flow through the heart. His ECHO reports showed RWMA(+) with EF 30% - 32%. The Regional Wall Motion Abnormality (RWMA) means the motion of a region of the heart muscle is abnormal. In his case it was akinetic which means MOTION WAS ABSENT. Patient was also non thrombolysed.
Coronary Angiogram (a procedure that uses X-ray imaging to see your heart’s blood vessels) was done to find out the number of blockages in his arteries. The report revealed that he had heavy blockages in two major arteries, LAD (LEFT ANTERIOR DESCENDING) AND LCX (LEFT CIRCUMFLEX). The patient was suffering from a 100% lesion in his LAD (Left Anterior Descending) artery and on 80% lesion in his LCX (Left Circumflex). It was necessary to perform angioplasty (PTCA) to save him.
During Angioplasty (PTCA) stent for both LAD and LCX were used to regularize the blood flow. First a stent was deployed in the LAD. Then the procedure was repeated by passing a stent into LCX. This procedure is rare and requires tremendous skills of the Interventional Cardiologist.
Desun never compromise with the quality even in current situation also:
As Desun is one of the youngest NABH accredited hospital in Eastern India & successfully re-accredited in consecutive 6 years in a row, believes in never compromise with the quality. Desun still provides the American & FDA approved stents without compromising of quality & for better clinical outcome.
The case of Mr. Malay Ghosh was one of the most critical ones because he had already undergone a heart attack of some duration before he was admitted to DESUN Hospital. Had the angioplasty been delayed the consequences could have been fatal. The prompt response of DESUN starting from accurate diagnosis of chest pain to conducting the rare angioplasty is what sets DESUN apart from other hospitals.