Wockhardt Hospitals in Mumbai Central recently achieved a significant medical breakthrough, successfully treating a 79-year-old patient, Mr. Acharekar, who had presented with persistent cough and breathing difficulties. After thorough examination, Mr. Acharekar was found to have mitral stenosis, a heart valve condition, along with heart failure and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
Mitral stenosis is a condition where the heart’s mitral valve narrows, obstructing blood flow into the main pumping chamber. It can lead to symptoms such as breathlessness, fatigue, and palpitations, and it typically requires surgical intervention. Given Mr. Acharekar’s advanced age, the medical team at Wockhardt Hospitals decided to perform a less invasive procedure called percutaneous transvenous mitral commissurotomy (PTMC).
PTMC is an innovative method for treating mitral stenosis which has fewer risks than traditional open-heart surgery. While not commonly performed, it can offer significant relief for patients, especially older ones who might not be fit for more invasive surgeries. PTMC was successfully performed by Dr. Parin Sangoi, an Interventional Cardiologist at Wockhardt Hospitals.
Dr. Sangoi shared his satisfaction with the result, emphasizing that the patient’s breathing difficulties improved markedly after the procedure. This success story further underscores the exceptional cardiac care provided at Wockhardt Hospitals, placing patient well-being at the forefront.
In addition to PTMC, the doctors conducted an angiography which revealed minor blockages in Mr. Acharekar’s coronary arteries. These blockages were managed with medications, and alongside the COPD management provided by Dr. Sulaiman Ladhani, Pulmonologist at Wockhardt Hospitals, Mr. Acharekar’s overall health improved significantly. He was eventually discharged from the hospital, marking another win in the field of cardiac care.