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Docs at city hospital perform angioplasty in one-third time of internationally-accepted protocol

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Doctors of a hospital here claimed to have performed an on a 42-year-old man within 34 minutes of him being brought to the hospital, significantly reducing the turn-around-time (TAT) of 90 minutes according to

time refers to the time taken for victims to receive balloon treatment from the moment they walk through the hospital doors.

Chennai resident Santosh Kumar, who was on a business trip to the national capital, collapsed after complaining of on October 9.

He was rushed to BLK Super Speciality Hospital, where he was detected that he had developed an extensive anterior myocardial infarction, the most serious cardiac as it can lead to or severe damage to the heart, Navneet Singh, Director, and Acute Care at BLK Heart Centre, said.

He was immediately shifted to the cath lab under care of Dr Neeraj Bhalla, senior consultant and Director,

"A stent was placed to keep the artery flowing within a quick turnaround time of 16 minutes. The patient responded very well to immediate and efficient intervention," Dr Bhalla said.

He said the total door-to-time was 34 minutes which was much lesser than the international protocols of around 90 minutes.

According to Bhalla chances to save a patient are usually very high if proper medical attention is provided within an hour of the event.

Over 30 lakh people suffer from in every year and many don't survive. One of the biggest reasons for non-survival is non-availability of timely treatment.

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First Published: Sun, November 04 2018. 19:45 IST