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In recent years, the landscape of cardiac treatment has undergone a remarkable transformation, thanks to the advent of innovative technologies. Dr. Sanjeev Gera, a renowned cardiologist at Fortis Hospital Noida, sheds light on some of these groundbreaking advancements that are revolutionizing the way heart diseases are managed.

 

 

 

Tackling Calcium-Rich Blockages

One of the significant challenges in cardiac care today is the increasing prevalence of heart attacks caused by blockages that are more calcium-rich. This shift is largely attributed to the impact of unhealthy lifestyles, uncontrolled diabetes, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure. To effectively address these calcium-laden blockages, two innovative technologies have emerged as game-changers: rotablation and intravascular lithotripsy.

Rotablation and Intravascular Lithotripsy

Rotablation is a technique that utilizes a specialized device to mechanically grind down the calcium deposits within the blocked arteries. This process creates a path for the stent, which can then be effectively placed to restore blood flow. Intravascular lithotripsy, on the other hand, employs the power of sound waves or shock waves to break down the calcium, allowing for the successful deployment of the stent.

These advanced technologies have been instrumental in improving the longevity of stents, as the removal of calcium ensures a more secure and durable placement of the stent within the artery.

Ultrasound-Guided Stent Placement

Another innovative approach to cardiac treatment is the use of ultrasound guidance during the placement of intracoronary or intramuscular stents. By utilizing this imaging technique, cardiologists can ensure a more precise and accurate positioning of the stent, leading to a higher likelihood of the stent remaining patent (open and functioning) for a more extended period.

Compared to traditional stent placement methods, the ultrasound-guided approach has demonstrated improved long-term outcomes, with the stents maintaining their effectiveness for a longer duration.

Transcatheter Valve Replacements

For patients with severe valve disorders, such as mitral valve or aortic valve disease, traditional open-heart surgery can pose significant risks, especially for those with high-risk profiles. To address this challenge, the medical community has developed innovative transcatheter valve replacement procedures, also known as TAVI (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation) or MitraClip procedures.

These minimally invasive techniques involve the implantation of a replacement valve through the patient’s leg arteries, without the need for open-heart surgery. This approach is particularly beneficial for individuals who are deemed high-risk for traditional surgical interventions, offering a safer and more accessible treatment option.

Fortis Hospital Noida: Embracing Cutting-Edge Cardiac Care

At Fortis Hospital Noida, Dr. Sanjeev Gera and his team are at the forefront of implementing these innovative cardiac technologies. By leveraging the power of rotablation, intravascular lithotripsy, ultrasound-guided stent placement, and transcatheter valve replacements, they are able to provide comprehensive and advanced cardiac care to their patients.

These cutting-edge techniques not only address complex heart conditions but also offer improved long-term outcomes, reduced procedural risks, and enhanced quality of life for individuals battling various heart diseases.