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Dr. Sandeep Bansal: Non-availability And Time Constraints Make Angioplasty Less Attractive

Combined therapy of Thrombolytic medicine followed by Stenting covers most problems
Dr. Sandeep Bansal, Sr. Cardiologist & HOD, Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi, Non-availability and time constraints make angioplasty less attractive
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Dr. Sandeep Bansal

Head of Department-Cardiology

Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi


“Angioplasty is available in only about 36% of centers even in the developed countries like the USA. In India too, less than 1% of people who have heart attack actually get an angioplasty. In such a situation, thrombolysis is a viable alternative to dissolve the clot using medicine,” Dr. Sandeep Bansal, Head of Department of Cardiology, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi. “Pharmacoinvasive therapy is a combination of thrombolytic medicine followed by a stenting procedure within the next 24 hours. And that covers for most problems of late presentation due to long distances or traffic in India.” “As far as the primary prevention of coronary artery disease is concerned, risk factor management makes a lot of economic sense because every one rupee spent on prevention of the disease saves six rupees on its treatment.” “Diabetes, blood pressure, and bad cholesterol are three major factors which contribute to more than 80% of heart attacks or coronary artery disease. If one has a healthy lifestyle, there is no need for costly tests or procedures like angiogram.”


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