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Fortis Mohali opens Heart Rhythm Disorders OPD at Srinagar

Date : June 15, 2016

Fortis Hospital Mohali, Punjab, has opened a Heart Rhythm & Pacemaker Clinic at Star Hospital, Rawalpura Colony, Srinagar. The OPD will be organized every month and spearheaded by Dr Rajat Sharma, the Cardiac Electrophysiologist at Fortis Hospital, Mohali. The Clinic, which will be functional every third Wednesday, will cater to patients with various heart rhythm disorders and those with Pacemakers or Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICD).

Talking about heart rhythm disorders, Dr. Sharma said after the dreaded cancer, these disorders kill the maximum people in the world every year. Millions of people around the world are suffering from these disorders, which remain potentially undiagnosed or untreated, even though these diseases have attained the status of No. 2 killer disease globally. “Thus, it’s important to identify the symptoms early on and avoid sudden cardiac death,” he said.

Dr. Sharma said there is a lot of confusion regarding the difference between common heart attack and heart rhythm disorders.

Elaborating upon this difference, he said, “A conventional heart attack results from the clogging of the arteries in the heart, which can be handled by opening them up by angiography and stenting by the interventional cardiologists. On the other hand, heart rhythm disorders result from abnormalities or short-circuiting in the electrical system of the heart”.

For More Information, please contact:
Fortis Healthcare Limited
Megha Sandhu | 9876710700

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