Bhubaneswar: Establishing another milestone, the Pradyumna Bal Memorial Hospital (PBMH) also known as Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) here introduced Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) for the first time in Odisha and 3D EP Lab facilities for first time in eastern India.
The life saving state-of-the-art ECMO is also known as Extracorporeal Life Support (ECLS). It is an extracorporeal technique of providing prolonged cardiac and respiratory support to persons whose heart and lungs are unable to provide an adequate amount of gas exchange to sustain life. It is the last resort for a patient when ventilator-support and drugs fail. It is very much useful in saving lives in conditions such as Hypoxemic/Hypercarbic Respiratory failure, Refractory Cardiogenic shock, Septic shock, Post Cardiac surgery, Bridge to Heart Transplant, Post Heart Transplant, Lung Contusion/Acute Pulmonary Embolism etc.
Meanwhile, the hospital also installed complete 3D EP Lab facilities for electrophysiology study. Electrophysiology studies test the electrical activity of the heart to find where an arrhythmia (abnormal heartbeat) is coming from.
The study can enable doctors to decide whether the patient needs medicine, a pacemaker, an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), cardiac ablation or surgery. PBMH has a complete set of EP system with 2D & 3D facilities. This is second such system in whole of India. This is first such EP system with a trained cardiologist in eastern and central India.
With the installation of latest 3D EP lab, round the clock comprehensive care for Cardiac Arrhythmias by internationally trained efficient EP Specialist is now available at the PBMH.