SKIMS’s cardiology deptt performs successful complex percutaneous transcatheter | KNO

SKIMS’s cardiology deptt performs successful complex percutaneous transcatheter | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, April 23 (KNO) : Department of Cardiology, SKIMS performed a successful complex percutaneous transcatheter intervention in a high risk case. HOD Cardiology, Dr. Nisar Tramboo as per a statement issued to KNO informed that a 70-year-old man came with a massive heart attack. His 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 decided for percutaneous transcatheter treatment as Open heart surgery was considered to be high risk in view of age and complex disease. The patient underwent multivessel stenting followed by VSD device closure (Closing hole in heart by a button) and is doing well,” he said. He said the procedure was done by cardiology team lead by Professor Nisar Tramboo, besides including Prof. Hilal Rather, Dr. Amir Rashid, Dr. Asif Matoo, Dr. Abid Hussain, Syed Bilal, Mohammad Rafiq, 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 are of international repute, who conduct these procedures with dexterity and dedication and benefit poor patients at SKIMS, he added.(KNO)