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Dr Yasir Parviz

Dubai doctor performs cardiac op in 15 minutes

DUBAI, April 17, 2018

The Canadian Specialist Hospital in Dubai, UAE recently conducted a lifesaving cardiac procedure on a patient within 15 minutes into the operation theatre.

The door-to-balloon time of the critical cardiac procedure was less than 15 minutes as opposed to 90 minutes, the globally recommended standard. With such a high prevalence of cardio vascular disorders prevalent in the region, doctors are advising the general public to be aware of symptoms of cardiac disorders and not to ignore any signs, especially those at high risk.

The patient, 39-year-old Syrian expat, Esmail, was at work in his insurance firm when he experienced discomfort in his chest and decided to visit the nearest hospital, which in this case turned out to be Canadian Specialist Hospital. On arrival to the hospital, he underwent an acute heart attack in the emergency department which was immediately observed by the medical staff. Luckily, due to the quick actions of the staff, the doctor performed a critical cardiac surgery and restored the blockage in the patient’s artery well within the standard time.

The procedure used to restore the blockage is a non-surgical one and is known as Primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI). It is done by inserting a fine tube called a catheter in the patient’s wrist artery, passing through to the heart and opening the heart artery with a balloon on the catheter.

“When Esmail came to the hospital, he was in a serious condition and was directly escorted to the emergency department. During the examination, we observed a sudden abnormality in his ECG depicting an arterial blockage and immediately rushed him to the catheter laboratory. The procedure (PPCI) was performed quickly, swiftly and efficiently and the blockage was restored within minutes. The patient was discharged three days later with a clean bill of health,” said Dr Yasir Parviz, consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Canadian Specialist Hospital.

“Prior to the heart attack, I used to smoke 30-40 cigarettes a day, not drink enough water and consume a lot of junk food. However, post the surgery, I have completely changed my lifestyle by incorporating exercise and healthy habits in my daily routine. I have quit smoking, started drinking a lot of water and maintain a healthy diet consisting of fruits and vegetables as per the doctor’s recommendations,” said Esmail Nouri Al Jumaa.

According to 2017 statistics, 30 per cent of the deaths in UAE are caused due to cardiovascular diseases and 20 per cent of the adult population in the UAE smokes. Smoking is one of the biggest factors contributing towards the prevalence of heart diseases apart from obesity, unhealthy lifestyle, diabetes and hypertension. – TradeArabia News Service

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