Excelcare Hospitals successfully institutes ECMO in Northeast for the first time

Guwahati: The Department of Cardiac Thoracic & Vascular Surgery at Excelcare Hospitals led by Dr. Manuj Kumar Saikia (Chief Cardiac Surgeon) & Dr. Intekhab Alam (Consultant Cardiac Surgeon) have set a new benchmark in the standard of healthcare in the region by introducing the latest and most advanced form of therapy in Cardiac Surgical Sciences by being the first among the Hospitals in Assam & entire North- East India to institute successful VA ECMO (Veno Arterial Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation). The patient, a 49-year-old male from Rangiya (Assam) presented with severe shortness of breath and Ascites (accumulation of fluid in the abdomen & jaundice), in an advanced stage of Heart Failure due to chronic Multivalvular Disease. His breathing became progressively laboured and started having fluid accumulation around the abdomen. He was immediately […]

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