Navigation Links
'Awake cardiac surgery' performed at Madurai hospital

A rare "awake cardiac surgery", in which the patient remains awake throughout the procedure, has been performed by a private hospital here on a 53-year-old man. //

A two graft coronary artery bypass was performed on Nagarajan, a bus conductor, at the Meenakshi Mission Hospital and Research Centre on Monday, the hospital authorities claimed today.

This was the first time the 'awake cardiac surgery' was done in Tamil Nadu, they said.

Dr A R Raguram, Chief Cardiac Surgeon at the MMHRC, told reporters that Nagarajan of Dindigul was admitted with severe chest pain and was advised bypass surgery.

During the surgery, the patient was awake with a continually beating heart as he was not given general anaesthesia. He was talking and joking while his chest was opened and the two grafts were sewen, Raguram said.

According to Dr.S.Kumar, Chief Cardiac Anesthesiologist of MMHRC, this was made possible because the patient's pain sensation was completely arrested in the operation site by selectively blocking nerves using a strategically placed catheter in the back and continuously injecting drugs. This is called cervical epidural anaesthesia.

One of the main advantages of the procedure is the absence of an irritating tube in the throat (used for anaesthesia) for the patient.

According to Kumar, another advantage is that the blood pressure variation during the surgery is reduced to minimum and patient is spared the discomfort of a tube in the nose and throat. The intensive care unit stay is minimized.

However, he cautioned that this procedure was not meant for everybody as it needs anesthetists with high degree of technical competence, vigilant care during surgery and a patient with cooperative attitude.

Source:PTI News
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Thyroid hormone treatment hastens recovery after cardiac surgery
2. Gene HPA-2 Met linked to cardiac arrest
3. Supplement helps cardiac surgery
4. Latest device for cardiac revival under test
5. Bone marrow stem cells may help repair cardiac tissues
6. Antibiotics not to reduce rate of cardiac diseases
7. Traditional risk factors are more harmful than newer factors of cardiac disease
8. Ordinary drugs can interfere with death from cardiac problems
9. Teens with diabetes may be already having cardiac problems
10. MRI can predict risk of cardiac arrhythmia by identification of scar tissue
11. Want to relieve non cardiac chest pain: try hypnosis
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/24/2016)... Santa Rosa, California (PRWEB) , ... May 24, ... ... management (PHM) technology, debuted a new corporate identity and website at its “Transforming ... brand, website, and other marketing enhancements reflect i2i’s ongoing success to set the ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... ... Center at Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center located in Woodbridge, VA. The ... surgical services into a single site. , The new 2 story building houses ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... (PRWEB) May 24, 2016 -- Grow Healthy ... Advisory Board. Joining the Grow Healthy Advisory Board team are ... embody the mission of our organization and bring talent, expertise and ... as we continue to expand our footprint as the leader in ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... PA (PRWEB) , ... May 24, 2016 , ... A ... will rely heavily on their access to trusted resources, both in face-to-face interactions and ... Young Men of Color,” researchers concluded that the creative use of mobile digital devices ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... ... increased by 9.3 million people, or 10% over last year, according to data ... covered under group policies was comparatively stable, with a slight decrease in risk-based ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/23/2016)... , May 23, 2016 ... Size, Share, Development, Growth and Demand Forecast to ... and Other), by Application (Drug Discovery and Development, ... Users (Pharmaceuticals, Life Science and Biotechnology, Academic and ... Market Research, the global mass spectrometry market ...
(Date:5/23/2016)... , May 23, 2016 Non-invasive ... detection of multiple diseases; ,Technology to be presented at ... Yissum Research Development Company of the Hebrew University ... a research agreement with Aurum Ventures MKI, the technology investment ... of a new diagnostic approach for early detection of ...
(Date:5/23/2016)... -- The global  reprocessed medical devices market ... according to a new study by Grand View Research, ... the lack of centralized support for waste disposal in ... for reprocessed medical devices market. Additionally, the long-term cost-efficiency ... the original device is the high impact rendering driver ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: