New machines at IMS-BHU lifeline for heart patients

  • | Sunday | 19th November, 2023

Varanasi: For the micro and precise treatment of blood vessels of heart patients, two new ultramodern machines --IntraVascular Ultrasound (IVUS) and Intracardiac echocardiography (ICE)-- have been installed in the Cardiology department of Sir Sunderlal Hospital, Institute of Medical Science (IMS), BHU at a cost of Rs 2 crore.Inaugurating the machines on Friday, IMS director Dr SN Shankhwar said the machines, developed with world-class advanced technology, will become a lifelinefor the patients.Head of the department of Cardiology Dr Om Shankar said the state-of-the-art machines will bring revolutionary transformation in the hospitals healthcare services, benefiting patients as well as doctors. Describing the specialty of these machines, Dr. Shankar said, Earlier we had to know the condition inside the arteries from outside. Now, the new machines can also do ultrasound inside the arteries and clean the deposited wastes like calcium and cholesterol to give better results.IVUS is used to image the inside of arteries to check their condition. Measurements of blood vessels can be taken to determine the size and severity of blockages to help determine treatment paths. ICE is designed to image inside of heart using doppler imaging. This allows the physicians to see structures and blood flow inside the heart. We also published the following articles recentlyIsraeli tanks outside Gaza hospital; patients, babies, medics strandedIsraeli tanks have positioned themselves at the entrance of Gaza Citys main hospital, causing patients, including newborns, to die due to lack of fuel. The Gaza health ministry reported that 32 patients, including three newborns, had died in the past three days as a result of the siege and power shortage. The hospital is desperate to evacuate the remaining 650 patients to another medical facility. Israel claims that the hospital is being used as a headquarters by Hamas fighters, but this is denied by Hamas. Israel has instructed civilians to leave and medics to transfer patients elsewhere.Hospitals and patients must be protected: White HouseThe White House has stated that hospitals and patients must be protected, following an operation by Israel in Gazas largest hospital, Al-Shifa. The Israeli military claims that Hamas has a command center hidden beneath the hospital, but the White House has expressed concern about innocent civilians being caught in the crossfire. The statement was made after US President Joe Biden spoke with Israels Benjamin Netanyahu, although the operation was not discussed during their call. Witnesses have described dire conditions inside the hospital, with limited resources and decomposing corpses.Arson likely caused fire that damaged vital artery of Los Angeles freeway, governor saysA massive weekend fire that charred and closed a section of a Los Angeles freeway was caused by arson, according to California authorities. Governor Gavin Newsom stated that investigators are trying to determine if one person or more were involved. The fire, which broke out on Saturday, damaged columns and guardrails of the freeway. The closure is expected to have a significant impact on the transportation of goods from the ports of LA and Long Beach. The extent of the structural damage caused by the fire is still unknown.

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