Minutes before the Vijayawada-New Delhi Air India was to take off from Gannavaram Airport, a 38-year-old Belgian national Vanhaeren Kohn, suffered a massive heart attack, but timely medical help saved his life.
A businessman, who was in Vijayawada to sell his company’s equipment, was on his way to New Delhi and sudden severe chest pain, palpitation left him motionless and identifying the problem, the people around immediately shifted him to the Pinnamaneni Medical College and Hospital in Gannavaram on Thursday evening.
Doctors there identified heart problem and shifted him to Dr. Ramesh Hospitals, where a primary emergency angioplasty was done in consultation with the family physician of Mr. Kohn back in Belgium. Ramesh Hospitals Chief Cardiologist P. Ramesh Babu said that there was a 100 per cent block in a vessel on the side and they removed it within 25 minutes approaching the problematic area through arm-radial approach. The patient is recovering fast and can be discharged within 3 days, Dr. Ramesh said adding that 30 per cent mortality rate among heart patients five years ago could be brought down to 2 per cent with the help of Primary Emergency Angioplasty.
Vanhaeren Kohn suffers massive heart attack at Gannavaram airport A 100 per cent block in a vessel was removed by cardiologists
Vanhaeren Kohn suffers massive heart attack at Gannavaram airport
A 100 per cent block in a vessel was removed by cardiologists