A 39 years old male who has diabetes for 30 years presented to out center with sudden onset left side severe chest pain associated with fatigue and difficulty of breathing.
He was evaluated at our Emergency OPD and found to have heart attack (Acute Myocardial infarction/AMI. He was stabilized and all the necessary drugs were given.
He was then immediately taken to the Cath lab where it was found that one of his main blood vessel that supply heart muscle with blood (coronary artery) was totally blocked.
His blocked vessel was opened with the procedure called PCI. see the video below, as the arrow indicates the closed vessel can be seen open after the interventions.
He was okay after the procedure and he was discharged home after 48hrs of hospital stay.
We advise any person experiencing chest pain especially new onset chest pain or difficulty of breathing that worsens with walking and related symptoms to have immediate cardiac checkup.
Cath lab is an examination room in a hospital or clinic with diagnostic imaging equipment used to visualize the arteries of the heart and the chambers of the heart and treat any stenosis or abnormality found.
PCI-Percutaneous coronary intervention is a non-surgical method used to open narrowed arteries that supply heart muscle with blood (coronary arteries)