Guwahati: In a rare medical feat, Doctors of Guwahati’s leading super specialty hospital - Excelcare Hospitals performed a challenging procedure on a 72 year old male from Guwahati who was suffering from Carotid Artery Disease. Notably, such procedures are rarely performed in the Northeast. The procedure was performed by Maj Gen (Dr) Kamal Pathak (Senior Interventional Radiologist) and ably assisted by Dr. Amitava Misra and Dr. Dhanjit Nath (Interventional Cardiologists).
Maj Gen (Dr) Kamal Pathak explained that the patient presented with multiple problems. He revealed that upon investigation it was found that there was total occlusion of the Right Internal Carotid Artery with ectasia of the Left Common Carotid & Internal Carotid Artery and hence there was Bilateral Anterior Circulation of the brain only from the left side.
He went on to add that the patient was treated by Carotid Artery Stenting. Two stents were placed (stent within a stent) which would act like a flow diverter and protect the dilated artery from rupture. The patient made good recovery and was stable at the time of discharge.
Dr. Amitava Misra said “The case was very challenging as earlier, the patient had presented with ACS (Acute Coronary Syndrome) with Heart Failure. The patient then underwent a Left Main Coronary Artery Stenting at Excelcare Hospitals which in itself is a challenging procedure. To make things more complex, patient was suffering from CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease) and was on maintenance dialysis”. He added that the patient also had a history of repeated Transient Ischemic Attacks (a condition similar to a stroke).
The family thanked the team at Excelcare Hospitals for the extraordinary medical feat and hailed them for their excellence and professionalism. It must be noted that such interventional procedures are done at very select institutions in the country as it requires highly trained and skilled professionals.