It is a form of radiotherapy technique where a high dose of radiation is delivered using an advanced linear accelerator to a target with very high precision
Narayana Health City has brought a ray of hope for those suffering from such complex Ventricular Tachycardia (VT). The hospital has successfully treated a 43-year-old patient suffering from difficult Ventricular Tachycardia (VT) through stereotactic body Radiotherapy (SBRT), a common radiation treatment used to treat cancer.
Elaborating about the treatment, Dr Saurabha Kumar, Senior Consultant Radiation Oncologist, Narayana Health City said, “Stereotactic body Radiotherapy (SBRT) is not only an established form of treatment for early-stage cancers of the prostate, lung, pancreas, it has also been proved to be an effective form of non-invasive treatment for VT in the western countries. However, it is yet to pick up traction in our country. We are glad that we have been able to create awareness about this mode of treatment by successfully performing and saving a life.”
“We were able to do this only because of the comprehensive approach that we have at Narayana Health City. The successful treatment of Hanumanthappa using SBRT is not just a feather on the cardiology department but is a result of an equal effort from the Radiation Oncology department,” added Dr Ramakrishnakumar, Senior Consultant Interventional cardiologist and Electrophysiologist, Narayana Health City.
Dr Deepak Padmanabhan, Consultant (Adult) Cardiologist and Electrophysiology, Narayana Health City and the team were also a part of the treatment.
It is a form of radiotherapy technique where a high dose of radiation is delivered using an advanced linear accelerator to a target with very high precision. It is a non-invasive and outpatient procedure hence there is no risk of anaesthesia, blood loss or pain.