Alcohol septal ablation with medical tourism in India

by Amit Bajaj ,  PR-inside | 2009-10-13

With all the media hype about medical tourism, most hospitals have geared themselves up for medical tourists from abroad. With yoga, meditation, Ayurveda, allopathic, and other systems of medicine, India offers a unique basket of services to an individual that is difficult to match by other countries. With the use of latest hi-technology medical facilities and highly qualified medical practitioners orthopedic institutions of Delhi confer guarantee that patients will receive the finest Alcohol septal ablation in India with most advanced medical facilities in the world and specific programs carefully designed to attract international travelers.

Alcohol septal ablation is a percutaneous, minimally-invasive treatment performed by an interventional cardiologist to relieve symptoms and improve functional status in severely symptomatic patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) who meet strict clinical, anatomic and physiologic selection criteria. In carefully selected patients, when performed by an experienced interventional cardiologist, the procedure is successful in relieving symptoms in over 90% of patients. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a condition of the heart muscle which grows abnormally thick, in the absence of a physiologic cause such ashypertension (high blood pressure) or aortic valve disease. Alcohol septal ablation is a technique designed to reduce the obstruction to blood being ejected from the heart; the technique creates a small controlled heart attack, killing the area of heart muscle responsible for the obstruction, and eventually causing it to become less thick. Alcohol septal ablation is performed in the cardiac catheterization laboratory, and should only be performed by interventional cardiologists with specific training in the procedure. The technique is similar to coronary angioplasty, and utilizes similar equipment. Using wires and balloons to localize the septal artery feeding the diseased muscle, a small amount of absolute alcohol is infused into the artery to produce a small heart attack. Patients typically experience mild chest discomfort during the procedure, which takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.

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