Mangaluru: KMC Hospital to inaugurate Rotablator and 3D Mapping System

Mangaluru: KMC Hospital Mangaluru (KMCHM), a part of Manipal Health Enterprises, held a press meet at the press Club, Urva here on July 9.
Addressing the mediapersons, the Medical Superintendent of KMCHM, Dr Anand Venugopal said that KMC Hospital Mangaluru will soon introduce the latest technology Rotablator & 3D Mapping System that will give cardiac care the high tech edge. The Rotablator will be inaugurated on Friday, 10 July at 11:30 am by Dr Annapoorna Kini, Director Cath Lab & Interventional Cardiology, Professor of Cardiology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York. The 3D Mapping system will be inaugurated on Saturday, 11th July 2015 at 3:30 pm by Dr Jayaprakash Shenthar, Professor, Electrophysiology Unit from Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Science & Research, Bengaluru at Cardiology Dept.
He further said, “The team of Cardiologists at KMC Hospital Mangaluru are experts at handling any cardiac case and now with the addition of the only Cardiac Electrophsiologist in Coastal Karnataka, Dr Maneesh Rai K, the dept. can handle specialized treatments required for Arrhythmias, Syncope & Heart failure devices, etc for which patients had to travel to metro cities before.”


Dr R L Kamath, HOD Dept of Cardiology KMCHM, stated that the Rotablator technology can remove plaque by abrading atherosclerotic material producing millions of micro particle smaller than RBC which are cleared by RE System. “It also improves initial success rate and reduces the restenosis rate in coronary angioplasty. The 3D Mapping system can treat Complex Tachy Arrhythmias with better accuracy and efficiency. Tachy Arrhythmia, a subset of Cardiac Arrhythmias, is a heart condition whereby the heart rate increases to alarming rates, due to which the patient might have palpitations, faintness and in certain worse cases may result in cardiac arrest or sudden death.”
Cardiologists specialize in Electrophysiology Study and Radiofrequency ablation are known as Cardiac Electrophysiologists. The latest technology known as 3D Cardiac Mapping would help the Electrophysiologist to localize the area of reason for the Tachycardia to utmost accuracy using highly sophisticated algorithms with minimal of X-rays and give painless Catheter Ablation to the spot, thus providing better solutions to the patients’ Arrhythmic woes.
“KMC Hospital is a pioneer and the only institute that offers complete care of Cardiac Arrhythmias in the area of Mangaluru. Since 2014, we, at KMC Hospital, have completed more than 130 EP study +RF Ablation procedures, more than 100 Permanent Pacemaker Implantations and >20 devices for heart failure and Sudden death.  With the acquisition of the Latest Technology – Ensite Velocity (Version 4 with Precision™- enabled  with both Navx™ and Array ™), KMC Hospital would be the only Hospital in the region that would be equipped to treat complex Cardiac Tachy Cardias such as Atrial Flutter, Ventricular Tachy Cardia, Atrial Tachy Cardia, to name a few, with better results. Ensite Velocity is a Proprietary mechanics using impedance based technology which allows the Electrophysiologists to create 3D Image of the Patients heart on the Computer. This helps the Electrophysiologists to locate the area of interest/reason for the Cardiac Tachycardia with Critical accuracy to ablate the region ensuring better success for the procedures. Ensite Velocity with Navx™ and Array ™ – allows both contact mapping and non-contact mapping thus giving the physician more and better options to use during the Procedure to treat both sustained and non-sustained tachycardia’s improving the efficacy of the whole procedure. Given the fact that, Radio Frequency Ablation is a proven Therapeutic solution for Cardiac Tachycardia’s, it is a significant offering to the patients coming to KMC Hospital,” stated Dr Maneesh Rai K, Cardiac Electrophysiologist KMC Hospital Mangaluru.
Saghir Siddiqui, Unit Head KMC Hospital Mangaluru  said, “KMC hospital has taken a new stride in the direction of the building a world class Cardiac- Electrophysiology lab thus enabling its Electrophysiologists to have a better control and less risk during EP procedures culminating in improved and better treatment of its patients. In additional to this facility the Hospital will also conduct an educational session by conducting a CME to the doctors of Mangaluru at Hotel Ocean Pearl on the same evening. Dr Jayaprakash Shenthar, will deliver a lecture on “Utility of 3D Mapping for Mapping and ablation of Complex Arrhythmias”.
About Manipal Health Enterprises Pvt Ltd:
MHEPL is a part of Manipal Education & Medical Group, a leading healthcare provider delivering quality healthcare in India. Operating as ‘Manipal Hospitals’, MHE manages an aggregate of 5,200+ beds among 16 hospitals, over 13 locations across 6 states in India and 1 hospital in Klang, Malaysia. The network of hospitals covers all levels of delivery from primary to quaternary care. It has built a significant, committed clinical and healthcare skill pool of 2,000+ doctors and 6,000 nurses, paramedics and support staff. Dedicated to its core values of “Clinical Excellence, Patient Centricity and Ethical Practices”, MHE delivers the highest standards of healthcare to its patients.
Manipal Hospitals
As a pioneer in healthcare, Manipal Hospitals is among the largest hospital network in India serving over 2 million patients annually. Its focus is to develop an affordable tertiary care multispecialty healthcare framework through its entire multispecialty delivery spectrum and further extend it to homecare. With its flagship quaternary care facility located in Bangalore, India, 8 tertiary care, 7 secondary care and 2 primary care clinics spread across India and abroad, today Manipal Hospitals successfully operates and manages 5,200+ beds. Manipal Hospitals provides comprehensive curative and preventive care for a multitude of patients from across the globe. Manipal Hospitals is first in India to be awarded accreditation by the AAHRPP for ethical standards in clinical research activities. It is also NABL, NABH and ISO certified. Manipal Hospitals is also the most respected hospital company in India and the most patient recommended hospital in India by consumer survey.

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