Cardiac plug to curb strokes launched in India

March 29, 2012 11:24
Cardiac plug to curb strokes launched in India

This is the latest from the world of medicine launched in India-Now patients get a device to shield from cardiac strokes says medical fraternity.

Amplatzer cardiac plug, a boon to heart patients which would help curb strokes had been launched in the country. The novel product had been brought to the country by St. Jude Medical. The global device was launched in Delhi on Wednesday. The device is the only one of its kind in the global markets is now available in the country as stroke is the second leading killer in heart disorders.

The statement released by St. Jude Medical read as, `Called amplatzer cardiac plug, it has been launched in India by St. Jude Medical. This is the country's first percutaneous device closure of the left atrial appendage in patients diagnosed with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF). The plug helps prevent blood clots from forming in the heart which may lessen the risk of stroke. The atrial fibrillation pools blood in one of the artery in the heart, increasing the risk of clot formation.

For the benefit of patients: St. Jude Medical in India locations: Wishesh hopes this message reaches millions who are suffering from the dreadful disease. A service to the society initiative.

·    St. Jude Medical India Pvt. Ltd.--New Delhi
No. 100, 1st Floor
Okhla Industrial Estate, Phase III
New Delhi 100020
Phone Number: +
Fax Number: +
Fax Number: +91.33.4006.1382
·    St. Jude Medical India Pvt. Ltd.--Hyderabad
House No. 1-11-250/A
Matarani Sensation Building
(Lane Beside Syndicate Bank)
Begumpet, Hyderabad - 500016
Phone Number: +
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·    St. Jude Medical India, Pvt. Ltd.--Mumbai
No. 309, B Wing, Everest Grande
Mahakali Road (Opp. Ahura Centre)
Andheri (east), Mumbai 400 093
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Fax Number: +
· St. Jude Medical India Pvt. Ltd.--Kolkata
No. 4, "Shantiniketan" Building, 8
Camac Street (Opp. British Council)
Kolkata 700 017
Phone Number: +91.33.4006.1381
Fax Number: +91.33.4006.1382

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As part of the technology's introduction to India, Meerkin, director of the structural and congenital heart disease unit at the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem, shared best practices for successful procedures with Indian cardiologists. The current standard of care is to treat atrial fibrillation patients with anticoagulant medications that reduced blood clotting. The blood-thinning medicines can be difficult to tolerate for some people and may carry a risk of serious complications, such as bleeding. The Amplatzer Cardiac Plug received European CE Mark approval in December 2008, and is currently sold in Europe and selects markets in Asia Pacific and the Middle East.  (With inputs from internet- AarKay)

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