The artificial heart device (Heartmate 2) is a cutting-edge, titanium Impeller pump with ruby bearings, which pumps blood at 9000- 12000 revolutions per minute
Medica Superspecialty Hospital in Kolkata recently conducted a critical operation to retrieve a 54-year-old gentleman, from Chhattisgarh and pioneered an ingenious marvel in the treatment of heart implants by having the first LVAD ( Left Ventricular Assist Device ) – Artificial Heart implant in Eastern India. The team of doctors from departments of cardiac surgery, CTVS and cardiology joined hands together for this unique case.
Dr Kunal Sarkar, Senior Vice Chairman, Director and Head of Cardiac Surgery at Medica Superspecialty Hospital was supported by the cardiology team led by Prof Dr Rabin Chakraborty, Senior Vice Chairman Medica Superspecialty Hospital, Dr Dilip Kumar, Senior Consultant & Director Cath Lab Services, Department of Cardiology, Dr Saptarshi Roy, Senior Consultant & Cardiac Surgeon and CTVS team, Dr Arpan Chakraborty and Dr Dipanjan Chatterjee helped achieve this feat.
Dr Kunal Sarkar, Senior Vice Chairman, Director and Head of Cardiac Surgery at Medica Superspecialty Hospital said, “The artificial heart device (Heartmate 2) is a cutting-edge, titanium Impeller pump with ruby bearings, which pumps blood at 9000- 12000 revolutions per minute. It works on electric current and wearable batteries that need to be recharged every 12 hours. They are mobile and once patients recover; they can be physically active. We aim to be one of the main South Asian Centers for Advanced Cardiopulmonary Support.”
Dr Alok Roy, Chair FICCI Health Services Committee and Chairman, Medica Group of Hospitals, stated, “Advances in science and medicine have made heart transplants safer and a real option in managing cases of end-stage heart failure. Our goal is to provide the highest quality of patient-centered care, right here in India, utilising our interdisciplinary approach, enormous talent and multi-skilled resources within our team of highly accomplished doctors led by Dr Kunal Sarkar. I on behalf of Medica applaud their feat of the first LVAD in Eastern India. I am sure we will be able to become the Centre of Excellence and will benefit many of our patients who will no longer have to seek treatment abroad for heart failure.”