THE GOLDEN HOUR DURING CARDIAC EMERGENCY SAVES LIVES
A 35 year old gentleman who sells fish on the bicycle in different areas had been presented in the Emergency department of Ruby General Hospital with complaints of severe chest pain and profuse sweating. He was admitted under the expert care of Dr. Tanmoy Majee (Consultant Cardiologist) and after a thorough evaluation and relevant investigations the ECG revealed Acute Anterior Wall Myocardial Infarction (AWMI) and Trop - T (Troponin) test had been positive. Though there were no family members of the gentleman present in the hospital, but, that did not hinder in the treatment to save his life. He had been scheduled for Coronary Angiography which revealed Single Vessel Coronary Artery Disease (A condition in which the walls of the small arteries in the heart do not work properly). This was followed by Percutaneous Translumial Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA) (A procedure that opens blocked coronary arteries to improve the blood flow to the heart muscle.) with stenting (Placing an expandable metal mesh coil within the coronary artery to keep it open). The post procedural period had been uneventful and the gentleman was very grateful to Ruby General Hospital for his second lease of life.
The gentleman had been brought to the hospital by the bystanders where he suffered the cardiac emergency, his family members were not present too, but, the primary aim of the hospital had been to save the life of the gentleman, and also overlooking his financial ability to bear the medical expenses showing the humane facet.