Gleneagles Global Health City, the largest facility of Gleneagles Global Hospitals, a Parkway Pantai Enterprise, today launched its 24×7 Chest Pain Clinic and India’s 1st Primary Angioplasty Support Group. The centre was inaugurated by Actor Dhanush in the presence of Dr K Ravindranath, Chairman, Gleneagles Global Hospitals; Dr Sandeep Attawar, Program Director and Chair – Heart and Lung transplant and Cardiac Sciences; Dr Govini Balasubramani- Senior Cardiothoracic Surgeon and Team of Cardiologists, Dr Ravikumar, Dr Gobu, Dr Karthick Anjaneyan; Dr Susan George, Dr Narendra Kumar andDr Bharath Kumar.
The 24×7 Chest Pain Clinic will have dedicated interventional cardiologists who would be working round the clock to provide the best treatments for all kinds of cardiac emergencies.
The clinic will provide all cardiac services a patient needs under one roof so that they get the right treatment in the golden hour. The Clinic will also help people understand the symptoms and will also provide information regarding prevention of chest pain. Basic tests at the time of chest pain like ECG, Echocardiography screening and cardiac enzymes test will be done at the centre round the clock.
The Primary Angioplasty Support Group would be run by heart disease survivors who offer to share their experiences in a friendly and mutually supportive environment. The primary role of the group is to help patients with cardiac diseases to heal emotionally and physically and also to offer help to their near and dear ones who have heart related illnesses.
Speaking about the launch of Acute Chest Pain Clinic, Dr K Ravindranath, Chairman, Gleneagles Global Hospitals, said “There is steady increase in the number of people particularly young adults suffering with cardiovascular diseases in last few decades. Almost 50% of the affected patients arrive too late for appropriate treatment and the possibilities of saving life of the individual would increase if the patient receives treatment within one hour of the attack called the golden hour. Gleneagles Global Health City is the one of the premier institutes in Chennai which offers primary angioplasty round the clock and the Chest pain clinic which was launched today will enhance patient care by reducing time to treatment for patients suffering from Cardiac ailments”
Speaking about Primary Angioplasty Support Group, Dr Gobu, Cardiologist, Gleneagles Global Health City Said “People who had survived heart attack and who had undergone angioplasty are the members of the supporting group who will spread awareness on heart attack symptoms and on primary angioplasty. These members of the group offer the opportunity to talk with others whose lives have been affected by the similar ailments”.
“Heart attacks occur when the blood supply to part of the heart muscle is severely reduced or stopped. The stoppage happens when one or more of the coronary arteries supplying blood to the heart muscle are blocked and primary angioplasty is the complete cure to coronary heart blocks (Heart Attacks) done within the duration of first aid time itself and hence saving precious heart tissue from dying during the golden time said Dr Karthik Anjaneyan, Cardiologist, Gleneagles Global Health City