CIMS Hospital scores another laurel

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16 Aug, 17 13:17
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Udaipur: In a landmark achievement in cardiology by CIMS Hospital, Ahmedabad, 3D printing technology has been used on a patient for the first time, customized to cure a structural heart disease. Vascular access has been facilitated using Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI), whereby a catheter is inserted through a small hole in the leg artery into a large blood vessel, and a large artificial valve is inserted in the place of diseased Aortic Valve. While after an aortic valve surgery, elderly patients take few weeks to recover, in the TAVI procedure patients at CIMS were walking around within 24 hours.
CIMS Hospital started its TAVI program over two years ago with a case handled by Dr. Dhiren Shah and Dr. Milan Chag. The first two cases of transfemoral (from the leg) using TAVI, were done two months ago by Dr. Milan Chag & Dr. Keyur Parikh each. Now for the first time in India, 3D printing technology has been used to customize a patients exact anatomy before the procedure to create perfect precision in the surgery or procedure. Both cases of TAVI were completed fast within 30 minutes to one hour due to the experience gained by the cardiology team using the 3D technology beforehand.
"In our effort to deliver world class medical help, CIMS Hospital has been working endlessly with the best experts round the world and imbibing the latest techniques. 3D printing in treating heart conditions is still at a nascent stage in India. It is more popular among orthopedics. The printers may be modest desktops to big industrial ones with steeper price tags. The patients are recuperating and are being closely monitored," said Dr. Keyur Parikh, Cardiologist and Chairman, CIMS Hospital, Ahmedabad, who did both the cases with CIMS expert "Heart Team". 3D allows room for individualization patients, especially in complex structural heart diseases resulting from congenital efects or through wear and tear.
The precision-led technology allows conversion of digital images captured into creating something that can be held and felt. With the progress of technology, printers have evolved and are now equipped to print varied mediums, be it plastic, ceramic or metal. Rather than a method to treat cardiac ailments, 3D printing helps more in strategic planning to manoeuvre interventions and the 3D printed organs must replicate the actual functions of the organ.
CIMS Hospital is a famous name in Gujarat in multiple successful heart transplants in last few months. Spread over 17000 sq. yards, CIMS Hospital Ahmedabad is a combination of spacious, state-of-the-art buildings with advanced medical infrastructure and the best team of doctors. It is accredited by JCI, NABH and NABL and has the credit of having performed the first heart transplant hospital in Gujarat. CIMS Hospital in India has over 300 beds spread across two buildings connected by an aero-bridge for patients.
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