Malik’s father, who is 75 years old man from Oman, was diagnosed with some abnormalities in the heart a while back. His problems started with breathlessness and a bit of chest pain. “ At the beginning, I would feel a shortage of breath only after walking or doing any physical activity. However, later I started having breathlessness even after talking. I knew something was serious.” After he consulted the doctor, he was told that he had some blockage in the coronary arteries and was advised to undergo a surgery known as Coronary Angiography.
Sometimes after having the surgery, Malik’s grandfather started having chest pain again. This was a reason for his anxiety as he could not understand why his symptoms are recurring. Since he was also suffering from mild kidney dysfunction and hypertension at that time, it was easy for the old man to give up hope. On the contrary, he was adamant to find the root cause and get it treated.
Reason to worry
During the process of finding the best place for his treatment, he came to know about Vaidam Health. They would facilitate his treatment in the best cardiology hospitals in India. Not just this, he would not need to worry about visa, accommodation or commuting from within the country. This was convincing and hence, Malik posted a query on the website. Soon, one of the case managers, Dr Akshita Nigam gave a callback and provided a list of the most eminent cardiologists in India. She also gave the opinions and a cost estimate by the hospital. After going through the profiles, Malik decided to visit Fortis Escort Heart Institute. Everything thereafter was arranged by Vaidam team including visa application and other things.
Ticket to Healthy life
After his arrival, his appointment was scheduled with Dr ZS Meharwal. The doctor listened to his story meticulously, conducted a physical examination and then ordered a few investigations such as ECG, TMT, and x-ray chest. After the reports came back, the patient was diagnosed with Triple Vessel Disease and need Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery. This was dreadful news for the family. After having one surgery done, it was difficult to undergo another one in a short time. However, there was no other choice. Hence, the patient gave his consent.
Soon the surgery was performed at a decided time, which went successful. The patient was kept in the Intensive Care Unit for a day or two and then was shifted to the general ward. After 7-8 days, he was discharged from the hospital. Finally, on 26th August 2018, he went back home. Since then, he has been recovering well.
Vaidam Health wishes him a long, happy, and healthy life ahead.