Sky has Cardiac Arrhythmia Clinic

Imphal: Sky Hospital, Imphal has introduced Cardiac Arrhythmia Clinic which would help prevent people from sudden cardiac arrest or death.

Cardiac arrhythmia is a common cause of death and disability all across the world. It is an electrical abnormality of the heart. Some such arrhythmia (palpitation) can occur in normal looking person. It may be present in a patient all the time continuously or can occur suddenly and last for a few minutes to hours and stop on its own. In this circumstance, it is called Paroxysmal Arrhythmia.

One of common causes is PSVT (Paroxysmal Supra Ventricular Tachycardia), PAF (Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation), Non – sustained Ventricular Tachycardia or Fibrillation. This was false-belief that death in sleep among young, adults, mostly male was unavoidable. However, research and experience revealed that common cause of such death is Brugada Syndrome, an Autosomal Dominant inherited heart disease. In Manipur, it is known as Manglaknaba. This can be prevented with device implant called ICD implantation.

Another common cardiac arrhythmia is PSVT. This arrhythmia was earlier treated with lifelong medication. Modern treatment with EPS+RFA is the treatment of choice which is a curative treatment. After EPS+RFA no lifelong medication is required. SKY Hospital has been providing the EPS+RFA service since August 2015 with 100 percent success rate. This cardiac arrhythmia is included as a cause of Sudden Cardiac Arrest or Death. If such arrhythmias are detected in a Special Arrhythmia Clinic and appropriate preventive treatment started timely, the patients will survive. These are the objectives of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Clinic being launched on Thursday.

Chairman and chief cardiologist of SKY Hospital, Dr. L. Shyamkishore Singh, appealed to the people of Manipur to be aware of such specialised Cardiac Arrhythmia treatment called EPS+RFA at SKY Hospital, to help reduce their physical, mental and financial hardship.

He said early detection of heart disease can prevent risk and every one should take proper care of their health.

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