Remove blockages in 30 minutes! Times News Network The Times of India Thursday, February 26, 2004 Pune - The city-based Ruby Hall Clinic has introduced a new surgery technique, which removes blockages in the brain, abdomen and the leg in just half-an-hour. US-based cardiac surgeon Subba Rao Myla has introduced the carotid angioplasty, renal angioplasty, peripheral angioplasty and coronary angioplasty techniques in the city and trained 20 doctors in the procedures. Myla said the major complication in carotid artery disease is the stroke, which has become the third leading cause of death in the US . ''Of the 7.5 lakh strokes every year, nearly 1.6 lakh have resulted in death,'' Myla said. He said a stroke could occur when there is localised damage to brain tissues caused by loss of oxygen or internal bleeding. ''Endovascular treatment of carotid artery disease can prevent a stroke. However, with the new technique of carotid angioplasty and stenting, surgeries are done in less than 30 minutes with minimal invasion of the body under local anaesthesia. "This is preferable to traditional surgery, which takes over two hours and leaves behind a big scar,'' Myla said. The cardiac surgeon has over 450 carotid angioplasty operations in the last 10 years to his credit. The fact that carotid surgery is done under local anaesthesia helps avoid major complications like pneumonia and heart attacks. Also, the patient can be back home in two days and out to work on the third day after the surgery. Cardiac surgeon from Ruby Hall, Purvez Grant, said the angioplasties would cost anywhere between Rs 1 lakh and Rs 2 lakh. ''It depends on the stents used and whether the block is in the neck, abdomen or the leg,'' he said. Blockages in the artery of the leg can cause severe pain in the leg. Poor nails and hair loss are common problems. If left untreated, it may lead to gangrene. ''Blockages in the arteries going to the brain could lead to loss of vision for a few moments because of the lack of blood supply or there could be temporary paralysis,'' Grant explained. More at: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/520374.cms Jai Maharaj http://www.mantra.com/jai Om Shanti Panchaang for 11 Phalgun 5104, Tuesday, March 2, 2004: Shubhanu Nama Samvatsare Uttarayane Moksh Ritau Kumbh Mase Shukl Pakshe Mangal Vasara Yuktayam Punarvasu- Pushya Nakshatr Saubhagya Yog Vishti-Bav Karan Ekadashi-Dvadashi Yam Tithau Hindu Holocaust Museum http://www.mantra.com/holocaust Hindu life, principles, spirituality and philosophy http://www.hindu.org http://www.hindunet.org The truth about Islam and Muslims http://www.flex.com/~jai/satyamevajayate o Not for commercial use. Solely to be fairly used for the educational purposes of research and open discussion. The contents of this post may not have been authored by, and do not necessarily represent the opinion of the poster. The contents are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works. o If you send private e-mail to me, it will likely not be read, considered or answered if it does not contain your full legal name, current e-mail and postal addresses, and live-voice telephone number. o Posted for information and discussion. Views expressed by others are not necessarily those of the poster.