First Bypass Heart Surgery in Tripura's prime referral hospital

The prime referral hospital in Tripura creates history by performing the first bypass heart surgery

Tripura's GBP hospital is setting a benchmark and building trust among the people with improved healthcare services-- be it critical surgeries or other medical facilities.
The health team of Agartala Government Medical College (AGMC) and GBP hospital is continuing to reach new milestones in terms of heat treatment. After the first open-heart surgery performed last week, now the success came in bypass heart surgery.
A medical team led by Dr Kanak Narayan Bhattacharjee, consultant and in-charge of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery and Interventional Radiology (CTVS and IR) department, successfully conducted bypass heart surgery of a 38-year-old male patient.
GBP hospital's medical team during a press briefing.
Image: GBP hospital's medical team during a press briefing.
Addressing a press conference, the Medical Superintendent of GBP hospital Dr Sanjib Kumar Debbarma said the patient, a resident of Amarpur sub-division, was admitted to the hospital with complaints of chest pain and heart attack on December 9 last year.
After his health condition became stable, the doctors spotted a blockage in the coronary artery of the patient through angiogram and advised him for artery bypass grafting, Dr Debbarma said, adding that bypass heart surgery was successfully conducted on Friday last.
Principal of AGMC- Prof Manjushri Roy, who also attended the press conference, congratulated the entire team for this achievement
"The surgery took six hours. The whole surgery was conducted without transfusion of additional blood since a cell saver machine was used for the first time. The machine collected the blood lost during the surgery, washed it properly and transfused it into the patient's body. It was a beating heart surgery that ended without wasting of blood," Dr Bhattacharjee said while explaining the technical part.
He said that the post-surgery health condition of the patient was stable. He was first shifted to ventilation and then he was taken to the ICU at midnight.
The team included Anesthesiologist Dr Surajit Pal, perfusionist Sujan Sahu, Physician Assistant Sudipta Mandal, Scrub Nurse Zaheer Hussain, Arpita Sarkar, Sourab Shil, Mousumi Debnath, Anna Bahadur Jamatia, Prankrishna Deb, OT Assistant Ratan Mandal, Joydeep Chakraborty, Amrit Murasing, Coordinator Abhishek Dutta, Richashri Sarkar, Jemson Debbarma, Kishan Roy and other staff.
 Bypass heart surgery in GBP hospital, Agartala.
Image: Bypass heart surgery in GBP hospital, Agartala.
Principal of AGMC- Prof Manjushri Roy, who also attended the press conference, congratulated the entire team for this achievement.
She said, "the entire operation was successfully performed without using the heart-lung machine. If the CTVS and IR department continues to work with the same spirit, the patients will get all kinds of heart treatment within the hospital."
According to health experts, such achievements are not only reflecting the changes that came in the healthcare system over the past few years but also build a strong faith among the common people. Besides, the new achievements in healthcare are also paving the way for Tripura Government's plan for health tourism.



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