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  • Marengo CIMS Hospital creates history by treating the oldest patient in the world, a 107-year-old woman with heart attack, with 99% blockage in the heart, with angioplasty and drug eluting stent

    Published on June 7, 2022

        The patient is a frail 107-year-old whose son has also been treated in the past by Dr Keyur Parikh

        Marengo CIMS Hospital is a fast-emerging preferred healthcare destination in India

    New Delhi : Marengo CIMS Hospital creates history in treating the world’s oldest patient, a 107-year-old patient from Madhya Pradesh (MP) through angioplasty to restore the normal functioning of her heart.  The patient after having a heart attack in MP, was brought to the Marengo CIMS Hospital where her angiography showed a severe 99% blockage of the arteries of the heart. A frail woman presented a significant challenge in itself, let alone conducting a procedure to revive the condition of the heart. Marengo CIMS Hospital clearly established yet another milestone in clinical excellence by successfully treating the centenarian who was miraculously mobile by herself within three hours of the procedure. The team was headed by Dr Keyur Parikh, Interventional Cardiologist and Chairman Marengo CIMS Hospital, assisted by Dr Chintan Sheth, Cardiac Anaesthesiologist. Dr Parikh is armed with a significant experience of over 37 years of angioplasty (In USA and India) and has conducted one of the highest in the number of angioplasty and stent procedures ever in last 35 years of Clinical Practice.

    Jamnaben, loves eating ice creams, suffered a heart attack. When the family recognized the urgency of getting her treated for her heart condition, they did not hesitate to bring her to Marengo CIMS Hospital. It was sheer love and determination of the entire family to bring this lively 107 years aged woman to Ahmedabad over a journey of almost eight hours. Despite her frailty, the family was very confident with the health infrastructure of Marengo CIMS Hospital offered, the clinical excellence that each patient is treated with, and they were not wrong in their decisions.

    Patients as young as a 1-day old and as old as 107-year-old has been treated with interventional cardiology and cardiac surgery at Marengo CIMS Hospital and that, is an enviable record. The record of a 90+ year old international patient from Kenya, John White, with a British/Kenyan Citizenship treated for CABG (Bypass surgery) still stands unparalleled in India. In the case of Jamnaben, the challenges were beyond age. The radial interventional procedure needed the patient to be healthy enough for doctors to find a radial artery in the wrist which was accomplished successfully. Marengo CIMS is one of the very few hospitals in India conducting regular Cardiac intervention to 1-day old babies to Cardiac Surgeries in 1 kg babies and innumerable patients in 80’s and 90’s years of age and now over 100 years, including the only centre in Gujarat doing Heart Transplants of almost all viable ages over the past few years.

    Dr Raajiv Singhal, Founding Member, MD & CEO, Marengo Asia Healthcare said, “Marengo Asia carries a vision of ‘Patient First’ and we are constantly evolving to bring better treatment solutions and better outcomes in the clinical excellence and global expertise that we offer to our patients. This interventional cardiac procedure conducted on a centenarian has further motivated us that there are no limitations to the out-of-box treatment solutions that we can bring to patients who have entrusted their trust and confidence on us. We will continue to break barriers of age, medical conditions, and financial constraints as we have done in the past and continue to bring better health in the society. With the vision of ‘Patient First’, the affordability and accessibility of the treatment solutions to all and the optimised levels of clinical excellence offered, the healthcare provider is fast emerging as a preferred destination for treatment solutions to patients all over India and beyond.”

    Dr Keyur Parikh, Interventional Cardiologist and Chairman, Marengo CIMS Hospital says, “Age should never be a limitation to healthcare delivery. The average longevity in India is increasing and is almost at par with Japan or Norway positioned at 74 years and 81 years respectively in women. With the changing face of healthcare, our goal is to position healthcare delivery to our geriatric patients as identical to the younger patient population.”

    The family was grateful to Marengo CIMS Hospital and expressing their gratitude said, “We wanted our great-grandmother to live many more years. Since the day our grandfather was treated at Marengo CIMS Hospital for the same procedure and we saw his recovery, we were sure that our great-grandmother will also recover fast.”

    The Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD) is used as a term for patients where the heart arteries are narrowed and less blood and oxygen reach the heart muscles weakening the heart. This ultimately results in heart attacks. In India, studies and research estimate about 40-50 million suffer from IHD and nearly 15 – 20% deaths are accounted to IHD.

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