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Multiple life-saving procedures done  on a 55-year old heart Kauvery Hospital

Multiple life-saving procedures done on a 55-year old heart Kauvery Hospital

Kauvery Hospital Chennai, a unit of Kauvery Group of Hospitals, a leading multispecialty healthcare chain in Tamil Nadu, successfully performed three life-saving procedures on a 55-year old school teacher Mrs. Radha Balaji, with dangerous cardiac arrhythmias (heart rhythm problems).
 

Dr. Deep Chandh Raja- Clinical Lead of Cardiac Electrophysiology at Kauvery Hospital Chennai said, “This clinical scenario is called a post-MI VT storm.The VT did not revert to normal with medications.
Her status was further complicated by the presence of mitral valve prolapse and long QT syndrome (anatomical and electrical abnormalities respectively. Hence, on the 4th day, she was taken for a radiofrequency ablation procedure (a procedure to destroy the cells that cause arrhythmias) at the Hybrid Cath Lab operating room. 
 

After a 6-hour long and arduous procedure she was made free of the VT. Her blood pressure and hemodynamics promptly improved. As she had a predisposition to dangerous heart rhythms, she also received implantation of a percutaneous defibrillator on the next day to protect her from such episodes in the future.