SMVDNH saves life of Vaishno Devi pilgrim after cardiac arrest

Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital (SMVDNSH) saved the life of 62-year old Mrs. Tika Poudal (from Nepal), who suffered massive heart attack during the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine pilgrimage track. Mrs. Poudal had come to Katra along with her daughter Binita Puodal and Pankaj Mishra but she suffered a heart attack on her way to Bhawan. She was given first aid on the Yatra route and was immediately referred to SMVDNSH for further treatment. When she reached the SMVDNSH at Kakryal, Mrs. Poudal’s condition was very critical and she had no heartbeat for a few minutes! But qualified doctors at SMVDNSH saved her life by leveraging their life-saving skills and performing complex cardiac procedures.

Dr. Nikhil Mahajan, Associate Consultant Cardiology,Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital(SMVDNSH),said, “The patient came with the history of severe Heart Attack and the heartbeat of the patient had stopped, Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was performed to restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing of the patient to keep oxygenated blood flowing to the brain and other vital organs until more definitive medical treatment can restore a normal heart rhythm. Once the heartbeat was restored, stenting was immediately performed to open the blocked artery of the patient and stop the recurrence of a heart attack.”

Mrs. Poudwal’s relatives appreciated the efforts of the Hospital’s doctors and staff in saving her precious life. They said that it would have been very difficult to save her if the heart attack would have happened in Nepal since complex cardiac procedures were not available there.

Dr. Rakesh Sahni, Facility Director, SMVDNSH, commented, “All pilgrims of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Yatra are given free treatment at the hospital in case of any medical eventuality or ailment. SMVDNSH Kakryal, is equipped with latest equipment and state-of-the-art equipment to provide all kinds of critical treatment.Highly qualified, dedicated and professional team of doctors and support staff are available round the clock at the Narayana Health Hospital which helps saving lives every day.”