SMVDNH saves life of Vaishno Devi pilgrim after cardiac arrest

SMVDNH saves life of Vaishno Devi pilgrim after cardiac arrest

Jammu, Feb 11: Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspecialty Hospital has saved the life of 62-year old pilgrim who suffered heart attack during the pilgrimage to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine in Katra Town of Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Hospital spokesman here said that the pilgrim namely Ms Tika Poudal from Nepal, suffered a massive heart attack during the pilgrimage on the track.
She had come to Katra along with her daughter Binita Poudal and Pankaj Mishra but suffered a heart attack on her way to Bhawan.
She was given first aid on the Yatra route and was immediately referred to SMVDNSH for further treatment, said the spokesman.
He said that when she reached the SMVDNSH at Kakryal, her condition was very critical and she had no heartbeat for a few minutes but qualified doctors at SMVDNSH saved her life by leveraging their life-saving skills and performing complex cardiac procedures.
Dr. Nikhil Mahajan, Associate Consultant Cardiology, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspecialty Hospital (SMVDNSH), said, “the patient came with the history of severe Heart Attack and the heartbeat of the patient had stopped, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) was performed to restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing of the patient to keep oxygenated blood flowing to the brain and other vital organs until more definitive medical treatment can restore a normal heart rhythm”.
Once the heartbeat was restored, stenting was immediately performed to open the blocked artery of the patient and stop the recurrence of a heart attack, he added.
Ms Poudal’s relatives appreciated the efforts of the Hospital’s doctors and staff in saving her precious life.
They said that it would have been very difficult to save her if the heart attack would have happened in Nepal since complex cardiac procedures were not available there.