In a recent breakthrough in Indian medical science, Dr Manjinder Sandhu, Medical Director at the Gurgaon based Artemis Hospital, along with his team of doctors, got a huge appreciation for the live demonstration of advanced angioplasty techniques at an event of C3 (Complex Cardiovascular Catheter Therapeutics) conference, held in New Orlando, USA.
Rightly justifying the theme of the conference; Innovation, which demands what to expect from future technology, Dr. Sandhu along and his team made use of a highly sophisticated, Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold technology in his demonstration.
The procedure was all done in the Cath Lab of Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon, the developments of which were broadcast live to the International conference. Talking about the technology that was used in this demonstration, Dr Sandhu stated, “ We have had large experience with the Absorb Scaffold (BVS) and have implemented close to 400 of them over the past two-and-a-half years. Currently, BVS is not available in North America and is slated to be launched in the US and Canada by the end of the year. This is an excellent opportunity to showcase the newest technology and our expertise to the cardiologists in the US.”
Speaking further on it, he stated, “Such a device would provide support by opening the narrowed artery to restore blood flow to the heart. BVS gradually dissolves into elements naturally found in your body: water (H2O) and carbon dioxide (C02), once the artery has the ability and strength to stay open on its own. This therapy has been ordained as the fourth revolution in International Cardiology.”
The bio-reabsorbable stent disappears in 2 years, leaving the artery as original. The procedure of Angioplasty with 1 absorb stent costs USD 7000 and require 2-3 days stay in the hospital.
Established in the year 2007, Artemis Hospital is the first hospital in Gurgaon city, which has a JCI and NABH accreditation. The hospital holds excellence in offering treatments related to heart, cancer and neuroscience.