Case of the Week


Cardiac health should never be ignored as it can be fatal if not timely treated. There have been so many instances when a person has suffered a heart attack or stroke at unexpected times while taking bath, at the dining table or when strolling etc. In a similar case a 63 years old Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP) retired male patient from Sector area, Rourkela came to JP Emergency Department with chest pain, sweating and head reeling.

This patient, while having morning tea with his friends, near a temple gate, had suffered a heart attack with acute chest pain and profusely sweating, and was taken to a local hospital. However, the casuality doctor advised the patient to go to Bhubaneswar as no cardiologist was available at the said hospital. Since time is of the essence, especially for a cardiac patient, the patient’s family and friends chose to come to nearby JP Hospital, Rourkela, instead of going to Bhubaneswar which would have meant a long journey time as well as high expense.

This patient was admitted under Dr. R Pradeep Kumar , HOD – JP Cardiac Science Department. The patient was immediately shifted to JP Cath-lab for transradial coronary angiogram – inserting of a long thin tube (catheter) through the radial artery ( blood vessel). Angiogram revealed atherosclerosis – plaque build-up in the inner lining of an artery, causing a significant blockage.PCI ( Percutaneous Coronary Intervention) with DES ( Drug-eluting stent) to RCA ( Right Coronary Artery) was performed by Dr.R Pradeep Kumar. The combination of coronary angioplasty with stenting is usually referred to as percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).

The patient started responding to the treatment and post-procedure recovery was uneventful. The patient was treated with anti-hypertension and other supportive medication. On the third day itself, the patient was feeling better and was discharged, gradually resuming his normal day-to-day life activities without any discomfort in the heart.

Dr.R Pradeep Kumar says “Never ignore any sort of discomfort in the chest or heart. Immediately seek medical advice as this golden period can save your life

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