The team of cardiac electrophysiologists at Paras Hospitals, Gurgaon were able to successfully diagnose and treat a 39 yr old Iraqi patient suffering from irregular heart beat and palpitations. The patient was misdiagnosed and mistreated in numerous hospitals in Iraq and India. Dr Narendra Kumar, leading electrophysiologist of the country treated the patient by giving him 3D Ablation treatment.
MrQasim Abdullah Sharmoot from Iraq was suffering from arrhythmic heart beats and palpitations of heart beats. Qasim was experiencing irregular heartbeats, fatigue, dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting or near fainting spells, rapid heartbeat or pounding, shortness of breath, chest pain. On two occasions he felt sudden tightness in the chest and felt that he was having a heart attack. He consulted numerous doctors in Iraq and India and the doctors highlighted that the ailment might be psychological. The cardiologists gave him some medication, however they did not relieve any symptoms. Post discussing his case with few other patients, it was recommended that he consults Dr Narendra Kumar, Consultant Cardiology and Electrophysiology at Paras Hospitals, Gurgaon & Paras HMRI Hospital Patna.
Dr. Narendra Kumar is a European board Certified Electrophysiology Specialist (ECES)physician with more than 11 years of cardiology experience. He is the first physician of Indian origin to have passed European board examination. He obtained his doctorate on ‘Atrial Fibrillation Ablation’ from Maastricht University, amongst the world’s top ranked hospitals and has authored more than 50 publications (in JACC, Heart Rhythm, CHEST and reviewer for major journals as The Lancet, Circulation, JICE, Heart, etc). He is also a Fellow of American College of Cardiology and of European Society of cardiology and his 2 concepts are undergoing patent evaluation. Being trained at Harvard Medical School for advance medical techniques, his wider experience helps to provide better and well balanced cardiac EP solutions.
According to Dr Narendra, “ Qasim was a typical case of arrhythmic heart beats. Heart rhythm problems (heart arrhythmias) occur when the electrical impulses that coordinate your heartbeats don’t work properly, causing your heart to beat too fast, too slow or irregularly.Heart arrhythmias may feel like a fluttering or racing heart and may be harmless. However, some heart arrhythmias may cause bothersome — sometimes even life-threatening — signs and symptoms.Heart arrhythmia treatment can often control or eliminate fast, slow or irregular heartbeats. In addition, because troublesome heart arrhythmias are often made worse — or are even caused — by a weak or damaged heart, you may be able to reduce your arrhythmia risk by adopting a heart-healthy lifestyle.
Dr Narendra further states, “Atria tachycardia treatment is done by cardiac ablation, which works by scarring or destroying tissue in the diseased heart to disrupt faulty electrical signals causing the arrhythmia. Ablation may be used if medications or other interventions to control an irregular heart rhythm don’t work. Such highly specialized treatment improves patient’s symptoms, such as fatigue and shortness of breath. Without treatment, tachycardia tends to get worse over time.”
Explaining the procedure, Dr Narendra shares, “Using 3D mapping, the cardiologist can visualize the heart anatomy and complex arrhythmia in detail and destroy the abnormal tissue with heat or extreme cold. This causes tiny scars in certain parts of the heart muscle, which disrupt or eliminate the erratic electrical signals in diseased heart. We opted to use such a latest and highly advanced equipment which is not available so commonly and the expertise is even rare, to help our esteemed patient lead an arrhythmia free life”
Qasim was provided the treatment and proper post procedural guidelines were provided to him. Sharing his experience he states, “At Paras, Dr Narendra did the proper root causes analysis of my ailment and shared with me the issue causing my symptoms. He also provided me the right treatment. I already feel better. I thank Dr Narendra and Paras for their transparent and patient centric approach.”