Wockhardt Hospitals, Mumbai Central, has made a notable advancement in the treatment of elderly patients with heart conditions. At the forefront of this advancement is the successful treatment of Mr. Acharekar, a 79-year-old patient who was diagnosed with severe mitral stenosis, heart failure, and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
Mitral stenosis restricts the blood flow from the lungs to the heart, which can lead to a range of symptoms including breathlessness and fatigue. Often, the condition necessitates surgical intervention. However, considering the patient’s age, an innovative and less invasive procedure called Percutaneous Transvenous Mitral Commissurotomy (PTMC) was chosen by Dr. Parin Sangoi, an Interventional Cardiologist at the hospital.
PTMC, although not a commonly performed procedure, offers substantial benefits to patients, particularly the elderly. The method avoids the need for open-heart surgery and has the potential to significantly improve the quality of life of patients with mitral stenosis.
Following the procedure, Mr. Acharekar’s breathing difficulties, a major symptom of his condition, showed a remarkable improvement. This improvement is a testament to the expertise of the team at Wockhardt Hospitals and their commitment to providing cutting-edge treatment options to their patients.
In addition to PTMC, the team at Wockhardt Hospitals also conducted an angiography which revealed minor blockages in Mr. Acharekar’s coronary arteries. These were successfully managed with medication, further improving the patient’s condition. Mr. Acharekar’s case serves as an excellent example of the medical breakthroughs that can be achieved when healthcare professionals utilize modern treatment techniques.