Jayadeva Institute has conducted 200 free Angioplasties
Bengaluru, October 2018. 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 11th to 14th October 2018. 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, 75 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 (Cashier) and the eldest patient is 81 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 – 45%, Hypertension – 46%, Smokers – 40% and 20% 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 was also arranged for these patients, Dr. C.N.Manjunath, Director advised them not to stop blood thinning medicines. Free medicines for 3 months was given to all patients. Optimal control of Hypertension, Diabetes along with low fat diet, with more of vegetables and daily walking was advised.