Every single breath is important. In this context, Fortis Kangra makes each and every single effort.
Fortis Hospital Kangra’s Cardiology Department is the only super specialty Centre of Himachal Pradesh. The place which provides relief to the people suffering from heart diseases.
Recently, patient named, Usha Rani, elderly female, admitted in Emergency with heart failure and increased heart rate (Ventricular Tachycardia). Patient was serious and needed immediate treatment.
Dr. Nayyar said that her heart was not working properly. She had recurrent episodes of loss of conscious with spontaneous reversion within minutes. These episodes were recurrent and life threatening resistant to routine drugs. After examining all reports and condition of the patient, Doctor Nayyar Decided to put Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (AICD) to the patient, so that her life could be saved as it is a life threatening illness. Multiple DC shocks were given during hospital stay, to revert her to sinus rhythm.
The patient was treated well and discharged after proper treatment and all check-ups.
When asked Dr. Nayyar about this case, he said “Ventricular Tachycardia is a very serious disease. It is known as killer disease in cardiology. If not treated on time, it can take patient to the door steps of death. A device AICD is used to treat this disease. Whenever patient looses conscious or faints, this machine gives a shock, which reverts the patient. The patient is well now and no shock is given yet”.
This device is quite costly but is a life saving device. People are not much aware of this and it’s difficult sometimes to convince patient for this device. The patient is doing well now. She said that Doctors gave her a new life and took really better care of her.