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45 cardiovascular operations succeed in GB Pant hospital 


By TC News Desk

Agartala: September 07. The GB Pant hospital has achieved another milestone as the hospital has successfully completed 45 cardiovascular operations.Recently two people underwent successful heart surgery at GB  Pant Hospital.

A 42-year-old woman resident of Dharmanagar was suffering from heart valve problem for a long time. Earlier she had one valve balloon surgery in Chennai. But even then she did not recover. Pain and shortness of breath were increasing day by day. Finally she came to GB Pant Hospital. CTVS and IR department came there for consultation. After the tests, it was found that the mitral valve of his heart is in very bad shape and it needs to be replaced soon. A 12-member team led by cardiac surgeon Dr. Kanak Narayan Bhattacharya of AGMC and GBP Hospitals performed an emergency heart valve replacement on August 28 through open heart surgery. The patient is now much recovered and is preparing to go home.

Moreover, a 55-year-old woman resident of Pratapgarh in Agartala was recently suffering from chest pain and was admitted to GB Hospital with a heart attack. An angiogram revealed blockages in three of his coronary arteries. The family is below the poverty line and for which they could not afford bypass surgery. The family members sought the help of the Chief Minister and the Health Secretary. Arrangements were made to purchase his operation materials with the help of the hospital superintendent as per the authority’s instructions. On September 2, the same cardiac surgery team successfully completed multivessel coronary bypass surgery on the patient. The patient is now very stable and is slowly recovering.

Apart from Dr. Bhattacharya, cardiac anesthesiologist Dr. Manimoy Devavarma, physician assistant Sudipta Mondal, perfusionist Sujan Sahu, OT technician Ratan Mondal, Jaydeep Chakraborty, Amrit Murasingh were also present in the ICU team. It should be noted that a total of 45 cardiovascular operations including 22 super major open heart and bypass surgeries have been completed in the cardiac surgery department of GB Hospital so far. Also about 6500 cath lab procedures have been done successfully. The director of the health department informed this news in a press release.

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