Jayadeva Institute has conducted 200 free Angioplasties in
joint collaboration with Dr. Govindaraju Subramani Heart Foundation and Medtronic Vascular Division, Santarosa, USA
- Stents given free of cost to all patients.
- Most patients are poor Farmers, Daily wage Labourers, Footpath Vendors, Autorickshaw Drivers, Garment workers and helpless Senior Citizens from Karnataka, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh
Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, Government run autonomous Institute at Bengaluru and Mysuru has conducted the Angioplasty & Stenting Procedure for 200 poor patients from 10th October 2017. Stents were given free of cost to all these patients.
According to Dr. C N Manjunath, performing 200 Angioplasties in just 4 days is technically demanding, it was possible because the Institute has got 7 Cathlabs, 60 full time Cardiologists and excellent technical and nursing staff.
Dr. Govindaraju Subramani Heart Foundation and Medtronic Vascular Division, Santarosa, USA has donated Stents & Balloons. Most of patients are poor agriculturists, daily wage labourers, Auto-rickshaw Drivers, Foot path vendors, Garment workers and financially constrained Senior Citizens.
Dr. C.N.Manjunath said Heart attack related diseases is steadily increasing even among poor people, rural areas and is occurring at younger ages.
The youngest patient in the workshop was 28 year old male (Mason) and the eldest patient is 85 years old male (Sr. Citizen). Out of 200 patients – 18% are female and others are male. 25% of them were below 50 years. The main risk factors among this workshop patients are Diabetes – 35%, Hypertension – 51%, Smokers – 40% and 50% with high cholesterol level. “Heart attack related disease is no more a disease of elite class and elderly population, it is also affecting the younger age group, women and poor people. Patients expressed their gratitude to Dr. Subramani, Medtronic USA and Jayadeva Institute for this noble work.
Pre discharge counseling session which was arranged for these patients, Dr. G. Subramani advised them not to stop blood thinning medicines (Aspirin and Clopidogrel) otherwise it may lead to heart attack, optimal control of Hypertension, Diabetes along with low fat diet, more of vegetables and daily walking was advised.