Chandigarh, July 5: A 49-yr man got a new lease of life after he was implanted with a bluetooth enabled pacemaker at Alchemist Hospital, Panchkula recently. The procedure was done by Dr Rohit Parti, senior cardiologist.
A known case of heart disease Sanjay was implanted with 2 stents in his heart in 2009. Now he was presented with two episodes of palpitations followed by loss of consciousness due to ventricular tachycardia, when the heart beats too fast or chaotically leaving the heart unable to pump blood effectively. He was treated twice with DC (electric) shock in a peripheral centre before being admitted under the care of Dr. Rohit.
He had reduced cardiac function on Echocardiography, blocked stent in LAD (surgical artery) with nonviable myocardium (dead heart tissue) in PET CT. He was implanted with the next generation implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD).
Dr. Rohit Parti said that in bluetooth enabled pacemaker the mobile app helps to streamline communication and increase engagement between doctors and their patients. Remote monitoring has resulted in higher survival rates, reduced visits to the hospital especially in these times of pandemic and for patients from far off peripheral towns and even reduced hospital stay.