Breakthrough Percutaneous transvenous mitral commissurotomy (PTMC) procedure brings relief to 79yr old patient’s breathing issues at Wockhardt Hospitals in Mumbai Central

"Medical Breakthrough in Treating Mitral Stenosis at Wockhardt Hospitals"

The interdisciplinary healthcare approach at Wockhardt Hospitals, Mumbai Central, recently bore fruit as a 79-year-old patient, Mr. Acharekar, saw significant improvement in his health. His treatment showcases the powerful impact of such collaborations and the use of less common, but effective procedures like the Percutaneous Transvenous Mitral Commissurotomy (PTMC).

Mr. Acharekar came to the hospital with severe breathing difficulty and a persistent cough. His diagnosis was complex as it involved three serious conditions: mitral stenosis, heart failure, and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). This demanded a comprehensive treatment plan involving the expertise of both a pulmonologist and an interventional cardiologist.

The pulmonologist, Dr. Sulaiman Ladhani, began by addressing the patient’s respiratory issues and effectively managing his COPD symptoms. However, Mr. Acharekar’s breathing issues persisted, indicating a deeper, co-existing problem—heart failure caused by severe mitral stenosis.

Stepping into this challenging case was Dr. Parin Sangoi, who recommended a less commonly performed PTMC procedure to widen Mr. Acharekar’s narrowed heart valve. The procedure’s success led to a significant improvement in Mr. Acharekar’s breathing difficulty.

An angiography was also performed, revealing minor blockages in his coronary arteries that were then managed with medication. The successful conclusion of Mr. Acharekar’s treatment underlines the effectiveness of a holistic, interdisciplinary approach to healthcare in addressing complex cases and ensuring improved patient outcomes.


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