With minimum door to balloon time, three lives saved with angioplasties at SMHS


Doctors at Shri Maharaja Hari Singh Hospital on Friday did back to back three primary angioplasties with two of patients in cardiogenic shock.

According to officials, Cardiology Department of SMHS hospital did three successful angioplasties and 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.

“Myocardial infarction(heart attack) is a deadly disease.The most dreaded form of heart attack is when a patient develops cardiogenic shock because of a heart attack.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 the hospital,” they said.

“SMHS hospital receives the highest number of heart attack patients in Jammu and Kashmir state and is equipped with latest facilities including IABP balloon along with a proper system and dedicated staff for dealing up with such cases,” they 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).


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