Dr Supratip Kundu is an young, dynamic, enthusiastic Cardiologist from Kolkata. He has completed his MD in General Medicine from prestigious Medical College & Hospital, Kolkata in the year 2013. After that he joined as senior resident in the department of Cardiology. Next year he was qualified in DM examination completed his degree in the year 2017. He was posted in same medical college as DM resident for 1 year. During his tenure he had vast experience on doing Coronary Angiography, Coronary Angioplasty, Balloon Valvuloplasty, Device Closure, EP study and different types of Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices (CIED) like Pacemaker, ICD and CRT Implantation.
A 53 year old gentleman who was suffering from acute chest pain for about four hours came to AMRI Dhakuria’s Emergency in the midnight.
The ECG showed a massive heart attack. The patient was immediately admitted for a Primary Angioplasty, when an Angiogram revealed a huge blood clot in the arteries of the heart.
The clot was very efficiently removed with the help of Penumbra thrombosuction and the blood flow was restored followed by placing a stent. A precious life was saved in the most rapid process.
The super hero of this rescue operation was Penumbra Device. It is a latest generation instrument to address the challenging medical conditions related to huge clots in the arteries.Penumbra thrombectomy device is a specialized mechanical thrombus aspiration system which consists of a motorized pump and a special type catheter. This system works very effectively in cases of large thrombus (clot) because the specialized catheter disintegrates large
chunk of thrombus into small parts and the mechanical pump aspirates the clot. Generally it is used in large arteries like brain or arteries of legs or in pulmonary arteries. It is not commonly used in coronary arteries,
because CAT catheter may cause damage when rotating in a small sized coronary artery. But with a modified technique our cardiology experts connected normal thrombo aspiration catheter with Penumbra mechanical pump. This leads to outstanding results as the thrombo suction flow improves significantly and the stent insertion becomes
smooth and faster. This technique gave outstanding end result in previous cases too. Cudos to our Cardiology team.