Manipal Hospital launched Karnataka's first 'Chest Pain Clinics' (CPC) in the Udupi district to save lives from cardiovascular diseases.
This initiative launched by the Manipal Hospital will reach out to thousands of people in the district, said Dr Ranjan Shetty, Head of the Department for Cardiology at Kasturba Medical College (KMC)-Manipal.
Number of people with cardiovascular diseases have quadrupled in the last 40 years. Fifty percent of the affected patients arrive too late for appropriate treatment. The possibilities of saving the life of the individual would increase if the patient received treatment within one hour of the attack — called 'the golden hour'.
Ranjan said these clinics will enable small hospitals and nursing homes in and around Manipal to provide timely and quality emergency cardiac care to citizens and save more lives. Once the patient is confirmed suffering from a heart attack the individual can be immediately transported via an ambulance from Clinic to hub, for primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) within the golden hour.
He added on saying that usually when a person has heart complications, the person has to go a clinic equipped with electrocardiogram (ECG), after the reports consult doctor and undergo treatment. While new system will save all such procedure and aim to provide quick and timely health care service.
Philips Healthcare will support KMC with exhaustive training for the staff, recording and storing all ECG related data, developing protocols and periodic review of data, said Srinivas Prasad, CEO, Philips Innovation Campus.