For the first time ever, a heart failure and arrhythmia clinic launched at Paras HMRI Hospital, in the esteemed presence of Dr. S N Arya and Dr. A A Hai
- Hearth failures do not lead to deaths immediately; patients can be admitted to the clinic in such situations, according to Dr. U C Samal, Director, Cardiology and Heart Failure Clinic, Paras
Patna, 18 November 2017: A Heart Failure and Arrhythmia Clinic was launched at PARAS HMRI super specialty hospital, Raja Bazaar on 18th November 2017. The clinic was inaugurated in the esteemed presence of Dr A A Hai and Dr S N Arya. The objective behind the opening of the clinic was to put a check on the rising number of deaths due to heart failure and arrhythmia in Bihar. Dr U C Samal, Director, Cardiology and Heart Failure Clinic, Paras HMRI Hospital said on the occasion, “There are several reasons behind heart diseases, which eventually result in heart failure. However, it does not immediately lead to death but it does reduce the working capacity of patients and also affects the quality of one’s life.”
Regarding the symptoms of heart failure, Dr Samal further added, “In such cases, the patient suffers from heavy breathing, swelling of legs and is unable to concentrate on any work. One suffers from palpitation which might result in paralysis and sudden death. He said, “This is Bihar’s first ever hearth failure and arrhythmia clinic. None of the government or private hospitals in Patna offer such treatment. Thus, it becomes the responsibility of not just heart specialists to save such patients but medical specialists with expertise in treating B P and diabetes should contribute in saving such lives. Only then can we think of properly treating heart failure and other related diseases. It cannot just be treated through medicines but a device called CRT is placed inside the patient’s body. Because of B P and diabetes in a patient, blood pumping reduces and there are chances of heart failure.”
He said that a process of registration of patients suffering from heart failure will be carried out, so that we are well informed about the number of such patients. Thus, we will manage to maintain a database.
Dr Samal is a well renowned heart specialist. He held the position of Head of Department, Department of Cardiology and Medicine, Patna Medical College and Hospital. Dr Samal is one of India’s first cardiologists, who had made available a figure of 5,225 heart failure patients. He also stayed the Head, Indian College of Cardiology between 2010 and 2011. He was also the Honorary Secretary General, ICC Heart Failure Foundation; Member, Governing Council, Cardiological Society of India (CMI) and Head, CSE, Bihar. He has also been a fellow of several medical societies in India and abroad.
Dr Talat Halim, also spoke on the occasion, “Paras HMRI Hospital is dedicated to providing patients with facilities akin to those available in metros like Delhi and Mumbai. Hence, we have launched the clinic in Patna. Now people from Bihar-Jharkhand can benefit immensely from the clinic.”