Narayana Health’s initiative to combat Lung and Heart Disease in Lucknow

  • Pulmonary diseases up by 46% in UP since 90s in UP
  • NH group to conduct interactive scientific session

03 August, 2019: Taking forward the vision and ethos of Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty, Chairman and Executive Director of Narayana Health Group, Narayana Health City-Bangalore along with Narayana Superspeciality Hospital- Gurugram and Dharamshila Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, Delhi together have organized a press conference on Current update about advances in Cardiac and Pulmonary care at Hilton Garden Inn, Vibhuti Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow on 3rd August, 2019.

According to a study in Uttar Pradesh, pulmonary diseases have risen up by 46% since the 90s and at the same time, deaths due to heart disease in urban population is also a major concern in the entire country.

Dr. Julius Punnen, Senior Consultant- Cardiothoracic Surgery, Heart and Lung Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices, Narayana Health City, Bangalore,Dr. Basha J Khan, Senior Consultant Pulmonology/Intensive Care, Medical Director- Lung Transplant, Narayana Health City, Bangalore, and Dr. Rachit Saxena,Sr. Consultant, Cardiac Surgeon Narayana Superspeciality Hospitalwere present at the conference to discuss about the heart and lung related ailments in Lucknow and how to deal with them. The idea was to create awareness about treatment options for some of themost desperate conditions where many people think no treatment is available.

There is an increase in the burden of Cardio-Pulmonary diseases due to increase in air pollution, ageing population, etc. They had an interactive session about recent advances in management of heart, respiratory failure and transplant options. Team also shared their experiences about CTEPH in approach to the diagnosis and surgical expertise.

Narayana Healthcare ispresent in north region of the country with its leading healthcare services and experienced doctorswith Dharamshila Narayana Superspeciality Hospital- New Delhi, Narayana Superspeciality Hospital- Gururgram and Sri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital- Katra, Jammu.

Dr. Julius Punnen, Senior Consultant- Cardiothoracic Surgery, Heart and Lung Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices, Narayana Health City, Bangalore added, “Uttar Pradesh is among the top 5 largest states of the country and it consists of a major portion of the population of the country. It raises a major concern in terms of the number of the patients.

Considering the scenario, Advance Medical Educational Programmes needs to be organized in order to raise the quality and to ensure better services to the patients.”

Dr. Basha J Khan, Senior Consultant Pulmonology/ Intensive Care, Medical Director- Lung Transplant, Narayana Health City, Bangalore said,“As per the scenario from the last three decades there has been a significant rise in pulmonary diseases due to pollution, urban areas unhealthy lifestyle, disorders andpoor food habits are the major factors. It calls for better health facilities and quality services”.

Dr. Rachit Saxena, Cardiac Surgeon, Narayana Superspeciality Hospital said, we are fully equipped to treat our heart failure patients with the latest technology available. We have successfully performed LVAD implantation at Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, Gurugram. LVAD is a battery-operated, mechanical pump that is implanted inside a patient’s chest to help a weakened heart to pump blood. The procedure to implant LVAD is complex and need technical and logistics expertise which is available at our centre. There is a large population of patients who have advanced heart failure and LVAD can be lifesaving for these patients. What is important is the awareness that such facilities are readily available and success rates are improving very fast and after device implantation the patient can expect a good quality of life. Undoubtedly this treatment is expensive but we at Narayana Health try to help the patient as much as possible.

Referring to the same concerns rife in the state an Advance Medical Educational Programme will be organized tomorrow whereDr. Julius Punnen and Dr. Basha J Khanwill address the objective of encouraging better healthcare conditions. Narayana Health understands its moral responsibility and continually organizes educational and other awareness programmes. Dr. Julius Punnen will speak on Advance therapy for heart failure which includes heart transplantation and mechanical circulatory support devices and Dr. Basha J Khan will speak about lung transplant- current Indian scenario, chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension.

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