Heart blockage of 50-year-old cured with ayurvedic therapy

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Heart blockage of 50-year-old cured with ayurvedic therapy
16-Feb-24 05:08:56

AIIA treatment cured a 50-year-old auto driver with 95% blockage in LAD and blockage in RCA after a heart attack. It resolved occlusion, including widow maker risk, and prevented inferior wall and right ventricular infarction.

NEW DELHI: A 50-year-old auto driver, who was diagnosed with 95% blockage in his left anterior descend artery (LAD) after he suffered a heart attack in Nov 2022, has been completely cured after receiving treatment for nearly four months at All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA).

Talking to TOI, Avdhesh Kumar, a resident of Jaitpur in southeast Delhi, said that he suffered a heart attack on Nov 12, 2022.

“I was taken to Safdarjung Hospital where I was admitted for seven days and after a few months of treatment doctors performed angiography in which 95% blockage was found in left anterior descending artery and 70% mid obstruction in right coronary artery (RCA),” he said, adding that doctors advised him stenting after treatment.

“Since I had no money, I did not go for the procedure. Later, I approached AIIA for treatment,” he said, adding that angiography was performed in Oct 2023 and the LAD showed a non-calcified plaque in segment 6 causing 85-90% occlusion and the RCA showed a calcified plaque in segment 1 causing 5-10% occlusion. Another non-calcified plaque was noted in segment 2 causing 65-70% occlusion. 

Assistant professor, Dr Divya Kajaria of the department of Kaya Chikitsa, AIIA, said that Kumar was provided Virechana, one of the Panchkarma therapies, followed by oral medicines for three months. He was admitted in the hospital for 15 days and then given three months of medication. Now he has 0-5% occlusion in both LAD and RCA, which is normal.

When the patient came to the hospital, he was having difficulty breathing and was not able to walk 500 steps and sometimes had chest pain, doctors said, adding that since the left artery is more vulnerable, he was advised to do a stent procedure. But due to financial constraints, he did not go for it.

According to doctors, a blockage in the LAD can lead to a fatal heart attack, known as the widow maker. As the largest coronary artery, the LAD supplies a lot of blood to the left side of the heart. This artery is at risk for plaque build- up (atherosclerosis) and coronary artery disease. Angioplasty and stenting are needed to open the artery and lower the risk of heart attack. While occlusion of the right coronary artery may cause infarction of the inferior wall of the left ventricle with or without right ventricular myocardial infarction.