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SKIMS’ Cardiology Dept performs ‘complex’ heart surgery

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Srinagar: The Department of Cardiology at the Sheri Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences Soura, successfully performed a complex percutaneous transcatheter intervention in a high risk case.
Head of the institute’s Cardiology Department, Dr Nisar Tramboo informed that a 70-year old man was admitted with a “massive heart attack”.
He said that the patient’s 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. We went for for percutaneous transcatheter treatment as Open heart surgery was considered to be high risk in view of age and complex disease,” he added.
The patient, he said, was doing well after he underwent multivessel stenting followed by VSD device closure, closing the hole in heart by a button.
The procedure was done by cardiology team lead by Professor Nisar Tramboo, besides Prof Hilal Rather, Dr Amir Rashid, Dr Asif Matoo, Dr Abid Hussain, Mr Syed Bilal, Mr Mohammad Rafiq and Mrs Tawheeda Khan.
It is pertinent to mention that besides doing advanced coronary interventions, the department runs successfully advanced structural and pediatric intervention program.
Director SKIMS/EOSG congratulated the department for conducting such complex procedures. The experts at SKIMS were of international repute, who conduct these procedures with dexterity and dedication and benefit poor patients at SKIMS, he added.

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