Every Minute, Every Second Counts To Save a Life!
“I am happy and grateful to the entire team of CARE: Dr Jaisimha, Dr Swaroop, other doctors and all the staff. I am satisfied with the kind of service the hospital provided. I had come for a regular consultation and while sitting in the waiting area I don’t remember how I collapsed and what happened thereafter. But now, after the procedure, I feel fine, thanks to the doctors.” -Patient Y Srinivas (39 years old)
Came for a check-up, Mr Srinivas wouldn’t have anticipated that one of his regular visits to the hospital to consult Dr Jaisimha Reddy, would in a strange play of fate become elemental in saving his life.
It was on the morning of 15th December that Mr Shrinivas, a resident of Bandalguda, Ranga Reddy district of Hyderabad, had been visiting CARE Hi-tech as part of his regular diabetic check and consultation. While waiting for his turn to meet the consultant, he suddenly felt uneasy and passed out in the lobby. It may now be seen as a fortunate chance that he was in the hospital premise when incident happened as it caught immediate attention. He was immediately rushed to the ICCU. Having been examined by various specialist teams, the cardiac team suspected a blockage in the heart and thus the patient was prepped for a PTCA.
Describing the case, Dr Vishnu from the Anesthesia department calls it a happy chance for the patient to have been in the hospital at the time of the incident. Each second’s delay in medical assistance would have added on the risk. It was a matter of 10-15 minutes after code blue alert was raised that the patient was examined by the ER, Critical Care and Cardiac teams and taken for PTCA + stent procedure.
Here’s a brief of the chain of events: Code Blue raised! As the concerned doctors rushed to the scene, the staff there had already cleared the path for the doctors to attend him; CPR was initiated according to ACLS protocol. Thereafter VT shock was given, CPR continued and then the patient was shifted to the ICCU where he was intubated and put on ventilator support post-ECG and 2D ECHO examination. CAG (Coronary Angiogram) showed CAD – Two Vessel Disease with Moderate LV Systolic Dysfunction with thrombus in LCX. The patient still critical, waiting for the family members to arrive and then get their consent would have been a major risk for his life. The doctors thus, went ahead to obtain consent from his wife over a phone call. Thrombosuction was done and the patient was taken for PTCA + Stent procedure. Dr Swaroop carried out the procedure with good result. Next day, the patient was extubated and inotrope support was weaned off.
It was the result of the perfect co-ordination between multidisciplinary team of CARE—Cardiology team along with Critical Care, Emergency Medicine and Endocrinology specialists. The nurses, brothers, technicians and other staff including the lift operator too played a crucial part. After 6 days in complete medical care, Mr Srinivas was discharged on 20th Dec. We, at CARE, wish the young man a healthy life ahead.