September 27, 2020

Special clinics at heart hub

Patna: The Medica Heart Institute has started special clinics for diabetes and heart failure, pacemaker and obesity for better management of the disorders.

Dr Prabhat Kumar, the hospital’s interventional cardiologist-cum-vice-chairman, said so at a news meet to mark the hospital’s first anniversary here on Saturday.

“The diabetes and heart failure clinic will conduct tests related to sugar and heart conditions, besides provide consultation on how patients can prevent such conditions. Diabetic people have a high possibility of developing heart disorders. The pacemaker clinic, on the other hand, will conduct pacemaker implantation surgery after tests, and the obesity clinic will keep track of a patient’s weight and tell him/her about obesity related disorders. The special clinics run every week on Friday,” said Dr Prabhat, adding that in the past year, the hospital has treated people from Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and even Nepal.

“In the last year, we have performed minimally invasive procedures such as percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (to open up blocked arteries), leadless pacemaker installation, open heart and valve surgeries among others,” he said.

The hospital at Rajendra Nagaris a 100-bed facility now but Dr Prabhat said plans are afoot to upgrade it to a 280-bed hospital with multi-speciality wings for gastro-liver, neuroscience and nephrology among others.

“The hospital is also planning to provide heart care at home,” he added.

“Usually people get panicked even in simple heart problems. So we would send our experts home to diagnose patients’ condition. In case they find the problem can be handled at home, appropriate treatment would be provided, and otherwise they would be taken to the hospital. We would, however, provide homecare on demand basis,” said Prabhat.

Courtesy: The Telegraph

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