Gurugram doctors use revolutionary device on Iraqi man to treat heart failure

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Gurugram doctors use revolutionary device on Iraqi man to treat heart failure

Sunday, 03 December 2023 | Pioneer

Gurugram doctors use revolutionary device on Iraqi man to treat heart failure

Gurugram doctors use revolutionary device on Iraqi man to treat heart failure

Doctors at Max Hospital, Gurugram, have successfully implanted a cardiac contractility modulation (CCM) device on the man, aged 44 with overt heart failure. He had initially sought a heart transplant.

Dr. (Col.) Manjinder Singh Sandhu, Principal Director-Cardiology at Max Hospital, said that the patient, an Iraqi resident  was in overt heart failure and after optimising his medication, it was concluded that the patient was not a candidate for heart transplant but rather for the new revolutionary therapy CCM.

He said that the CCM device marks a significant leap forward in the treatment options available for patients with compromised heart pumping capacity or damaged muscles.

While implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICD) have been effective in preventing sudden cardiac death, they fall short in addressing death due to progressive pump failure. Further, the introduction of cardiac resynchronisation therapy with defibrillator (CRTD) was a crucial step for patients with a left bundle branch block on ECG, but this only addressed a subset of individuals, Dr Sandhu said.

"Recognising the critical need for a more inclusive solution, CCM has become a beacon of hope for the majority of patients who were ineligible for CRTD. This cutting-edge therapy aims to improve heart function and quality of life for those facing limited options," he said.

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