A 42-year-old man who was brought to the hospital with no vital signs has been given a second life by doctors at a hospital here. Just minutes before reaching the hospital, the patient’s heart had stopped beating due to a severe heart attack following an hour of chest pain.
Doctor at Fortis Shalimar Bagh said that the patient was rushed to the emergency dept in an unconscious and unresponsive state with no breath, non-reactive pupils and no heart activity along with a flat-lined ECG. However, team of doctors administered him CPR, intubation, and mechanical ventilation and after 20 minutes of aggressive resuscitative efforts, patient regained his vitals.
Dr Mashhad Haider Rizvi, Head Emergency and Dr Arvind Sethi, Additional Director – Cardiology, Fortis Hospital Shalimar Bagh immediately attended to the patient and within 20 minutes, the patient was revived. Timely diagnosis and quick medical intervention were the key factors in reviving the patient.
The patient was rushed to the emergency department of Fortis Shalimar Bagh in an unconscious and unresponsive state with no breath, non-reactive pupils and no heart activity alongwith a flat-lined ECG. The team of doctors, in the emergency department immediately administered him CPR, intubation, and mechanical ventilation and after 20 minutes of aggressive resuscitative efforts, patient regained his vitals, post which he was rushed to the cath lab, where necessary investigations were done which revealed a critical blockage in the left anterior descending artery of the heart.
Dr Mashhad Haider Rizvi, said, “Emergency care in a hospital during a cardiac arrest is typically focused on restoring blood flow to the brain and other vital organs to prevent further damage. When the patient arrived at the emergency department, we decided to resuscitate him as his heart had stopped pumping 6-7 minutes prior to reaching the hospital, survival of patient in this kind of scenario is very rare. Also, the cardiac arrest might have begun while the patient had experienced cardiac pain which he thought to be acidity. If he would not have reached the hospital on time, he would not have been able to survive.” Giving details of the case, Dr Naresh Kumar Goyal, Director and HOD – Cardiology & Heart Failure said, “Looking at the condition of the patient, we decided to conduct an angioplasty amidst repeated electric shock and chest compressions to maintain blood flow to brain and other vital organs. After 4 days, the patient gradually recovered. A critical blockage in the left anterior descending artery (LAD) is a serious condition that can lead to heart attack. The LAD is the largest coronary artery, and it supplies blood to the front of the left ventricle, which is the main pumping chamber of the heart.
A blockage in the LAD can reduce or stop the flow of blood to the heart muscle, which can damage or destroy heart tissue.”
Mr. Deepak Narang, Facility Director, Fortis Hospital Shalimar Bagh said, “This case required a multi-disciplinary approach, considering the critical condition of the patient. Despite all the odds, the timely admission, correct assessment and line of treatment helped save the life of the patient. Clinical expertise and best-in-class emergency care are the hallmarks of Fortis Hospital Shalimar Bagh, and we continuously endeavour to provide highest level of care to save lives and get improved outcomes.”