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Gleneagles Hospitals spreads awareness on Sudden Cardiac Arrests

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Jamshedpur, July 16: Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata, organized a talk by Dr Suvro Banerjee, Consultant Interventional Cardiologist on the menace of sudden cardiac arrests.

A sudden cardiac arrest occurs due to a malfunction of the electrical system of the heart.This causes theheart to beat at a very fast rate, which can result in a reduction or even complete cessation of its ability to pump any more.

What makes the condition particularlyunique, and therefore dangerous, is that the cardiac arrest leading to blackout or death may happen all of a sudden, and often strikes people who are unaware of any possible symptoms and indications of heart disease.

Speaking at the event in the Steel City of Jamshedpur, Dr Banerjee added, “A sudden blackout must be investigated by a specialist, as it can be an episode of sudden cardiac arrest, which, if ignored, can be fatal.

People who have had a heart attack in the past, or who have a history of premature, unexplained deaths due to cardiac arrest in the family, or those with congenital abnormalities are especially at risk, and should be evaluated without delay.

Insertable Loop Recorder (ILR) and Electrophysiological studies are some tests that can help us in this direction, whilean Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) can help address the challenge of a sudden cardiac arrest.”

Dr RupaliBasu, President and CEO ER, Apollo Hospitals Group, India, observed, “Non communicable diseases, including heart ailments, have almost reached epidemic proportions in India.

As the leading healthcare provider of the region, we are committed to beating back the challenge posed by these conditions.

Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals will continue to introduce newer, state-of-the-art treatment options and spread awareness about these diseases to help build a healthier society and country.”

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