May 31, 2023

Fortis Malar Doctor revive 66-year-old man with Zero Pulse – Press Release

Fortis Malar Doctor revive 66-year-old man with Zero Pulse

–             Rare & fatal condition called Cardiogenic Shock treated to save the man


Chennai, 18th April 2018: A team of doctors at Fortis Mala Hospital treated a 66-year-old man when he was admitted with Zero Pulse here recently. The patient underwent a rare and fatal condition known Cardiogenic Shock when the heart suddenly cannot pump enough blood to meet the needs of the body. A swift and effective treatment by a team of doctors led by Dr. Madan Mohan, Senior Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Fortis Malar Hospital saved the man from this rare condition.


The patient felt a heavy heart and fainted while he was at home having his breakfast. When he was rushed with a trailing pulse rate to the hospital, he underwent Cardiogenic Shock with Zero pulse caused by a severe heart attack as soon as he was taken inside the emergency room. The heart ventricles were failing function leading to irregular blood circulation. A CPR was immediately performed and subsequently taken to the Cath Lab for further treatment.


Cardiogenic Shock is rare condition if not treated immediately can be fatal. A crucial investigation led the treating team of doctors to place an inter aortic balloon pump (IABP) to increase supply of oxygen to the heart muscle and increase cardiac output to stabilize the patient. 


Speaking about the case, Dr Madan Mohan said“Cardiogenic shock is a very rare condition which is often caused by a severe heart attack. However, not every heart attack experiences this rare condition. This condition can be lethal if not treated on time. Luckily, the patient was brought & treated within 20 minutes after his collapse which was very important. The patient responded well to the treatment and is now out of danger. He was discharged from the hospital in 15 days post his primary angioplasty.”


Cardiogenic shock is one of the most common cause of death in patients with acute myocardial infraction. A complex degenerating clinical spiral of multi organ dysfunction, it begins when the heart is no longer able to provide sufficient resting pressure and flow. Despite advances in the management of the cardiogenic shock, the rates of the mortality have remained high.


About Fortis Healthcare Limited:

Fortis Healthcare Limited is a leading integrated healthcare delivery service provider in India. The healthcare verticals of the company primarily comprise hospitals, diagnostics and day care specialty facilities. Currently, the company operates its healthcare delivery services in India, Dubai, Mauritius and Sri Lanka with 45 healthcare facilities (including projects under development), approximately 10,000 potential beds and over 372 diagnostic centres.


About Fortis Malar Hospital: 

Fortis Malar Hospital was acquired by Fortis Healthcare (India) Limited in early 2008. The hospital founded in 1992, is established as one of the largest corporate hospitals in Chennai providing quality super specialty and multi-specialty healthcare services. Fortis Malar Hospitals, with 180 beds, focuses on providing comprehensive medical care in the areas of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, Neuro Surgery, Gynaecology, Orthopaedics, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Paediatrics, Diabetics, Nephrology and Internal Medicine. Fortis Malar Hospital has a state of the art Cath Lab and multiple dedicated cardiac operation theatres and intensive coronary care units. Several rare and complex Adult and Paediatric Cardiac surgeries, Orthopaedic and Joint replacements, Neurosurgeries and Plastic reconstruction surgeries have been performed at this hospital. The hospital’ Obstetrics and Gynaecology services are among the busiest in the city, successfully performing many complicated deliveries and surgeries. They are supported by a dedicated Neonatology unit.

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