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Doctors of Medicover Hospital in Hyderabad have saved the life of a COVID patient who had blockages in three of the heart vessels and had suffered a heart stroke. It is a major medical success in the medical fraternity. His both lungs and heart were damaged due to the coronavirus and doctors had to perform a highly specialised high-risk procedure to save him.
The patient, 32-year-old man who tested positive for COVID-19, had suffered a severe heart stroke. His angiogram showed that he had 100 percent occlusion i.e. blockage of two arteries, whereas and a third blood vessel was almost 95 percent blocked. He also had a family history of premature coronary artery diseases.
According to the hospital officials, he was brought to the hospital with symptoms of fever and breathlessness. His tests confirmed that he had suffered a heart stroke and further tests revealed that he had contracted COVID-19 also. His lungs were severely infected and his condition was highly susceptible.
Dr Anil Krishna, chairman, Medicover Group (India) said that their first step was to safeguard his dropped blood pressure levels, which were stabilised for further evaluationand treatment. Pre-procedure was performed with an intra-aortic balloon pump and elective intubation on the patient. He had to undergo through multivessel percutaneous angioplasty with drug-eluting stents. Dr Krishna further said that in such a complex situation, the tolerance levels of any patient are very critical, but this young patient had the courage to pull through all the procedures. Usually, a mortality rate of 90 per cent is seen in such patients.
Source: The New Indian Express