78 Year Male with critical heart condition, suffering from multiple comorbidities successfully treated post a complex procedure at Fortis Malar Hospital

78 Year Male with critical heart condition, suffering from multiple
comorbidities successfully treated post a complex procedure at Fortis
Malar Hospital
– Procedure lasted for more than 3 Hours, Patient suffered from multiple comorbidities
Chennai, 15, Dec 2021: An expert team of Cardiologists from Fortis Malar Hospital headed by Dr. E
Babu, Interventional Cardiologist performed a critical lifesaving procedure on an octogenarian patient
who was admitted to the hospital with multiple cardiac complications. He underwent 3-hour complex
angioplasty procedure where the blockage in the blood vessels were cleared with the placement of 4
At the time of admission, the patient was suffering from recurrent ventricular arrhythmia, severe
pumping dysfunction and other comorbidities such as fluid in lungs, renal dysfunction. The patient was
kept on ventilator owing to lung fibrosis. The patient’s coronary angiography revealed double vessel
coronary artery disease which was blocking the blood flow to the heart vessels. PTCA (percutaneous
transluminal coronary angioplasty) was performed successfully and 4 stents were fixed to ensure blood
flow to the heart.
Speaking on the procedure Dr. E Babu, Sr. Consultant Interventional Cardiologist, Fortis Malar
Hospital, Adyar said that “Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) is very common in India. Statistics reveal that
prevalence of CAD in rural areas is also increasing due to stressed lifestyle – Increased diabetes, obesity,
stress, unhealthy diet, smoking and alcohol consumption along with physical inactivity are the main
culprits for the increase in CAD.
The surgery involved a lot of risk owing to the patients age and other complex comorbidities he suffered
from. Arrhythmias leading to sudden deterioration of cardiac pumping function during PTCA procedure
including death, prolonged ventilation, prolonged ICU stay, and the possible need for dialysis were the
risks involved in this high-risk complex angioplasty stenting procedure. He is now able to do his daily
routine by himself and doing exercise too.”
Congratulating the team Mr. R Chandrasekar, Facility Director, Fortis Malar said “I congratulate Dr. E
Babu and the multidisciplinary team of medical experts, anesthetists, dieticians, and nurses who worked
in close coordination and achieved yet another clinical milestone”
About Fortis Healthcare
About Fortis Healthcare
Fortis Healthcare Limited – an IHH Healthcare Group Company – is a leading integrated healthcare services
provider in India. It is one of the largest healthcare organizations in the country with 36 healthcare facilities

(including projects under development), 4000 operational beds, and over 400 diagnostics centres (including JVs).
Fortis is present in India, United Arab Emirates (UAE) & Sri Lanka. The Company is listed on the BSE Ltd and
National Stock Exchange (NSE) of India. It draws strength from its partnership with global major and parent
company, IHH, to build upon its culture of world-class patient care and superlative clinical excellence. Fortis
employs 23,000 people (including SRL) who share its vision of becoming the world’s most trusted healthcare
network. Fortis offers a full spectrum of integrated healthcare services ranging from clinics to quaternary care
facilities and a wide range of ancillary services.