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  • Writer's pictureAnustup Kundu

A Septuagenarian's Life is Saved by IVL Treatment for a Severely Calcified Coronary Artery

News Desk, News Nation 360 : A septuagenarian patient received intravascular lithotripsy (IVL) treatment from Manipal Hospitals, Salt Lake, Kolkata, which is a part of the second-largest healthcare provider chain in India, in less than an hour. Simple stent implantation was made possible by the successful removal of calcium deposits from the patient's coronary artery by Dr. Prof. P.S. Banerjee, Senior Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at Manipal Hospital. Elderly people often have calcium buildup in the coronary artery, which supplies blood to the heart. Because it makes using the standard angioplasty method difficult, Dr. Banerjee decided to use IVL therapy. As part of this therapy, a balloon is inserted into the coronary artery using a wire. The balloon is inflated by the portable equipment's delivery of heat. The accumulation of calcium is broken down by the heat, allowing a stent to be inserted. At a set temperature, a single balloon can provide shock treatment eight times. If there is little calcium deposit, one or two shocks are required. There were four times that the shock was required for Ranjan Roy (name changed). The 72-year-old patient, Ranjan Roy, had a significant amount of calcium buildup inside his coronary artery. He also had neurological problems, hypertension, and cramps from arterial narrowing. IVL was carried out right away, and a stent was inserted into the artery due to the severity and the patient's age. The following day, Ranjan Roy was released from the hospital and is currently doing well. Dr. Banerjee stated that An ice-breaking method for treating calcified arteries, which are common in the elderly population, is IVL or shock treatment. The process has no major side effects and facilitates a seamless stent implantation.


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