MGM HEALTHCARE LAUNCHES A DEDICATED “CENTRE FOR VENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA” AND “SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATH PREVENTION UNIT!!

CHENNAI 03 OCTOBER 2022 MGM HEALTHCARE LAUNCHES A DEDICATED “CENTRE FOR VENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA” AND “SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATH PREVENTION UNIT!!

~A 24×7 PREVENTION UNIT FOR SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATH ~

Chennai, October 3rd, 2022: MGM Healthcare today announced a 24/7 Heart Electrical Unit and a ’Sudden Cardiac Death Prevention’ programme. MGM Healthcare plays a vital role in providing optimal care for all cardiac arrest patients. The announcement was made by Dr A B Gopalamurugan, Director for Cardiac Electrophysiology and Device Therapies, Director – TAVR and Endovascular Therapy, Senior Consultant – Interventional Cardiology and Electrophysiology, MGM Healthcare in the presence of Dr. M.Girish Ganesh Babu, Consultant Cardiologist and Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Royal Bournemouth Hospital, United Kingdom. 

Dr A L Narayanan, Senior Consultant – Interventional Cardiologist, MGM Healthcare, Dr M. Swamikannu, Director and Senior Consultant Internal Medicine and Allied Sciences, MGM Healthcare, Dr Madan Mohan B, Senior Consultant – Interventional Cardiologist, MGM Healthcare, Rajarajan, Chief Operating Officer, MGM Healthcare and Harish Manian, Chief Excecutive Officer, MGM Healthcare and SCD survivors who were treated successfully by the hospital’s dedicated sudden cardiac death prevention program were also a part of this launch event. 

Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) is a medical (Cardiac) entity and has grown to become an important cardiac condition as it can be addressed and prevented with modern heart treatments. Very few centres in India have a dedicated program for SCD prevention. At MGM Healthcare, there will be a dedicated “Sudden Cardiac Death Prevention Programme” launched which would be headed by Dr A B Gopalamurugan.

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On speaking during the launch, Dr. A B Gopalamurugan, Senior Consultant – Interventional Cardiology, Director – Electrophysiology and Device Therapies, Director – Transcatheter Valves and Endovascular Therapies, MGM Healthcare, MGM Healthcare said, “Very few centers in India have a dedicated program for SCD prevention and we are happy that MGM Healthcare is one amongst them. Heart diseases can manifest through many symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, swelling of legs or even lack of energy. Sudden Cardiac condition is not same as a heart attack. It occurs most often due to a heart electrical problem to is due to abnormalities within the powerhouse of the heart or wiring systems of the heart. Cells in the cardiac conduction system can generate electrical impulses and then distribute the signal throughout your heart. While all cells in your heart can conduct electricity, the cells in this system conduct it at very specific speeds There are other causes also for SCD. Infact, the commonest mode of death due to any heart condition is ultimately due to a heart electrical problem.”

To deal with the heart electrical system, MGM Healthcare is setting up this dedicated unit. All the necessary infrastructure like Electrophysiology lab, ECMO unit, LVAD unit, Heart transplant unit, Advanced Cardiac Structural Interventional Unit are at MGM Healthcare. The Unit will be operational from the World Heart Day – 29th September,2022.

Rajiv Misra, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, MGM Healthcare, said “I’m highly confident that the clinic under the stewardship of Dr. by Dr A B Gopalamurugan and his skilled team would be capable of managing any cause of sudden cardiac deaths. We have now successfully treated many patients where our team reach out to the patients who are in need, and we transfer them here to treat them successfully with modern techniques and screening methods for patients at high risk of SCD can be treated successfully to prevent SCD.”

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About MGM Healthcare:

Born out of a need for altruism, MGM Healthcare is obsessed with bettering patient experiences and improving clinical outcomes through expertise, passion and technology. The manifestation of this dedication to superlative health-caring is a state-of-the-art hospital on Nelson Manickam Road having 400 beds, 50 out-patient consultation rooms, over 100 critical care beds, 250+ Doctors, 12 Centers of excellence, 30+ Clinical Departments, 12 state-of-the-art Operating Theatres and 24 x 7 comprehensive Emergency Care. Here, a host of eminent surgeons and physicians wield a potent combination of skill and cutting edge technology to elevate care and outcomes to new levels. MGM Healthcare is the first hospital in Asia with the highest rated USGBC LEED Platinum-certified Green Hospital.

Over the past year, the team of clinical experts at MGM Healthcare have performed many innovative and complex surgeries in the pursuit of establishing trust and clinical excellence. MGM Healthcare designed and equipped with the latest in technology and equipment is poised to drive patient centricity and clinical excellence of both the domestic and international patients.

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Editor’s Note:

  1. Sudden Cardiac Death can be an unfortunate symptom of heart disease that can often only be prevented as time to treatment delivery is short.
  2. Sudden Cardiac Death is not the same as a ‘Heart Attack’ but ‘Heart Attack’ is one of the causes for Sudden Cardiac Death
  3. The commonest mechanism of sudden cardiac death or death from any heart abnormality is a heart electrical abnormality. This is not the same as a Heart Attack
  4. Heart Electrical abnormality is best dealt with by a specialist ‘Heart Electrician’ referred to as ‘Cardiac Electrophysiologist’
  5. Sudden Cardiac Death can be prevented through modern treatments and patients at high risk can be picked up in such specialist centres with dedicated SCD Prevention Programmes.
  6. Sudden Cardiac Death can also affect children and are best dealt with in centres with dedicated “Sudden Cardiac Death Prevention Programmes” and “Paediatric Electrophysiology”
  7. Anyone with a family history of sudden unexplained death must be evaluated at a “SCD prevention programme” to prevent SCD.
  8. Patients with palpitations and loss of consciousness must be evaluated by a cardiac electrophysiologist

9.Patients with previous heart attacks who are told that they have a poor heart function or heart failure must be evaluated for SCD prevention and improvement in heart function by a cardiac device specialist.

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