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Zulekha Hospital performs special cardiac process

SHARJAH, December 11, 2017

Zulekha Hospital in Sharjah, UAE recently performed a life changing stenting procedure 14 years after a patients bypass surgery at its Cardiac Center of Excellence.

Dr Anil Bansal, the hospital’s consultant interventional cardiologist, a Coronary Angiography and Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) on 68-year-old Hashim 14 years after he underwent his Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG).

The patient had a known history of diabetes mellitus, hypertension and dyslipidemia accompanying the coronary artery disease.  The examination revealed the right bundle branch block with ST-T changes.

“Grafts are naturally prone to blockages within five to seven years of a CABG surgery and Mr Hashim has cautiously sailed through 14 years. There were three grafts that were almost completely blocked and the stenting was carried out to open the arteries,” said Dr Bansal.

The procedure done in this case, Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) may significantly limit the need for repeat CABG years which may have a higher risk of complication.

“To avoid grafts from being repeatedly blocked, one has to manage existing risk factors like diabetes and high blood pressure and be open to healthy lifestyle changes which are integral to prevention of cardiac complications. For example refraining from smoking, having a healthy low fat diet and of course increasing physical activity,” he continued.

Speaking of his experience, Hashim said, “I am feeling much better after the procedure and I’m grateful to the medical team at Zulekha Hospital who have been very supportive through the course of my treatment. I have been able to resume to my normal life and can walk and breathe without any difficulties. I have known Zulekha Hospital since the early 70s when I lived in the same area and witnessed the excellent quality of work being done through the years.” – TradeArabia News Service




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