GUWAHATI, Dec 19 - In its continuing effort to provide high-end medical care in the North-east, the Department of Cardiac Sciences of the city-based Excelcare Hospitals organised a two-day workshop-cum-CME on Electrophysiology Study (EPS) and Radio Frequency Ablation (RFA) on December 17�18.
The workshop was conducted by Dr Neil Bardoloi (HoD� Cardiology), Dr Amitava Misra and Dr Dhanjit Nath (cardiologists of Excelcare Hospitals) in collaboration with a cardiology team from Batra Hospital and Medical Research Centre, New Delhi led by Dr Ramdeo Yadav, a press release stated.
In the workshop, a total of 16 patients with complex conditions such as uncontrolled and rapid heart rate (tachyarrhythmia), patients with bradyarrhythmias and conduction blocks were evaluated and treated. These abnormalities are difficult to treat by medication and need more advanced therapy like EPS and RFA which require high degree of skill and precision. Two patients also underwent CRT pacemakers, a device used in patients with poor heart function. This special type of pacemaker enables the heart to pump in a more efficient manner and alleviates symptoms of heart failure.