First Beating Heart Cardiac Bypass Surgery of North Bengal Performed at Neotia Getwel

Neotia Getwel Health care Centre has achieved another milestone in the arena of cardiac surgery after it performed the first off pump beating heart Cardiac Bypass Surgery of North Bengal on a 65 year old male who was admitted at Neotia Getwel Healthcare Centre with complains of acute (Myocardial infraction) chest pain. Immediately angiography was done and it was found that he had suffered a heart attack and was diagnosed with multiple vessel blockages.

Dr.Shashi Prakash Consultant Cardio Thoracic & Vascular surgeon at Neotia Getwel Healthcare Centre evaluated and took him for CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting, off pump (Beating heart surgery) immediately within 48 hour after heart attack. The patient was extubated from Ventilator after 12 hours and was shifted out of ICU within 2 days post-Surgery. The patient made an uneventful recovery under care of cardiac Surgeon Dr.Shashi Praksh ,Interventional Cardiologist Dr.Rajesh Nanda ,Cardiac Anaesthesist Dr.Emon Das ,Incharge of Criticle Care Dr.Sidhartha Bannerjee within 5 days and is ready to get back home and return to normal life within a couple of days.

Dr.Shashi Prakash said “The operation was performed off pump (“beating heart”) without allowing the heart to stop during the surgery. The beating heart surgery is a newer technique in the field of heart surgery and highly effective as it results in fewer post-surgery complications, and also improves quality of life as mortality rate is less and due to its low cost. According to recent multicentre reports bypass surgery is the preferable option for management of multiple vessel blockages.”
The beating heart cardiac Bypass Surgery is very common in the metro and tier II cities around the country, However in North Bengal Neotia Getwel Healthcare Centre has pioneered the Beating Heart cardiac Surgery with these successful operation.

Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG)/ Open Heart surgery is now added to the gamut of services at Neotia Getwel Healthcare Centre .A vast range of cardiac surgery are being successfully performed at the hospital. Neotia Getwel Department of Cardiology & Cardiac Surgery is the only comprehensive state of the art centre to perform a wide range of Interventional, Invasive & Non-invasive cardiology & cardio thoracic & Vascular Surgery/Open Heart Surgery-Both adult and paediatric cardiac surgery.

The Centre is dedicated to meets the requirements of the growing number of patients with heart diseases in the region and emerges as the cardiac care Healthcare destination with excellence in patient care.