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70-Year-Old Heart Failure Patient Granted a New Lease of Life by Implantation of the Advanced Left Ventricular Assist Device at Apollo Hospitals

  • A 70-year-old patient suffering from heart failure underwent a new cardiac procedure of Left Ventricular Assist Device at Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad.
  • Hassan has undergone a heart bypass surgery in 1995 in Germany for triple vessel blockage in 1995 and has been implanted 80 times with stents.
  • Because of a recurring heart attack in 2015, he again a stent implanted in his left coronary artery at Apollo Hospitals.
  • Because of such complex condition, advanced age and comorbidities of diabetes and chronic kidney disease, a heart transplantation was out of the question.
  • HOD of cardiology Dr. V Surya Prakasa Rao and Chief Cardiac Surgeon Dr K Venkat Reddy along with their team took the decision to implant the advanced device of left ventricular assist device through minimally invasive technique.
  • Post the 12 hour long complex surgery, Hassan's recovery is stable and he has to be on blood thinning medicines for life.
  • Along with effective rotation and revolution, the device reduces the chances of stroke by preventing blood clots and possesses quick adaptability to the heart's condition.


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