78 Year Male with critical heart condition, suffering from multiple comorbidities successfully treated post a complex procedure at Fortis Malar Hospital

–      Procedure lasted for more than 3 Hours, Patient suffered from multiple comorbidities


Chennai, 15, Dec 2021: An expert team of Cardiologists from Fortis Malar Hospital headed by Dr. E Babu, Interventional Cardiologist performed a critical lifesaving procedure on an octogenarian patient who was admitted to the hospital with multiple cardiac complications. He underwent   3-hour complex angioplasty procedure where the blockage in the blood vessels were cleared with the placement of 4 stents.

At the time of admission, the patient was suffering from recurrent ventricular arrhythmia, severe pumping dysfunction and other comorbidities such as fluid in lungs, renal dysfunction. The patient was kept on ventilator owing to lung fibrosis. The patient’s coronary angiography revealed double vessel coronary artery disease which was blocking the blood flow to the heart vessels. PTCA (percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty) was performed successfully and 4 stents were fixed to ensure blood flow to the heart.

Speaking on the procedure Dr. E Babu, Sr. Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Fortis Malar Hospital, Adyar said that “Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) is very common in India. Statistics reveal that prevalence of CAD in rural areas is also increasing due to stressed lifestyle – Increased diabetes, obesity, stress, unhealthy diet, smoking and alcohol consumption along with physical inactivity are the main culprits for the increase in CAD.

The surgery involved a lot of risk owing to the patients age and other complex comorbidities he suffered from. Arrhythmias leading to sudden deterioration of cardiac pumping function during PTCA procedure including death, prolonged ventilation, prolonged ICU stay, and the possible need for dialysis were the risks involved in this high-risk complex angioplasty stenting procedure. He is now able to do his daily routine by himself and doing exercise too.”

Congratulating the team Mr. R Chandrasekar, Facility Director, Fortis Malar said “I congratulate Dr. E Babu and the multidisciplinary team of medical experts, anesthetists, dieticians, and nurses who worked in close coordination and achieved yet another clinical milestone”

About Fortis Healthcare

About Fortis Healthcare

Fortis Healthcare Limited – an IHH Healthcare Group Company – is a leading integrated healthcare services provider in India. It is one of the largest healthcare organizations in the country with 36 healthcare facilities (including projects under development), 4000 operational beds, and over 400 diagnostics centres (including JVs). Fortis is present in India, United Arab Emirates (UAE) & Sri Lanka. The Company is listed on the BSE Ltd and National Stock Exchange (NSE) of India. It draws strength from its partnership with global major and parent company, IHH, to build upon its culture of world-class patient care and superlative clinical excellence. Fortis employs 23,000 people (including SRL) who share its vision of becoming the world’s most trusted healthcare network. Fortis offers a full spectrum of integrated healthcare services ranging from clinics to quaternary care facilities and a wide range of ancillary services.