PULMONARY ENDARTERECTOMY SURGERY IN INDIA
Pulmonary hypertension is a condition in which the pressure in the pulmonary circulation, mainly the pulmonary arteries, becomes elevated. This condition can be either primary (idiopathic), which is not caused by any disease or condition, or secondary, which results from some other underlying cause such as left-sided heart disease, chronic lung disease, pulmonary embolism and auto-immune disorders. The idiopathic or primary type of this condition commonly affects young people and is unusually aggressive and often fatal. Common symptoms include breathlessness, cough, fatigue, chest pain and symptoms of right or left ventricular failure.
The Ayurvedic treatment of pulmonary hypertension is aimed at treating the suspected pathology of the idiopathic variety, or treating the known cause of the secondary type of this condition. Left-sided heart failure may be treated using medicines like Arjunarishta, Dashmoolarishta, Laxmi-Vilas-Ras, Shrung-Bhasma, Maha-Laxmi-Vilas-Ras, Punarnavadi-Qadha, Panch-Tikta-Ghrut-Guggulu, Punarnavadi-Guggulu,Gomutra-Haritaki, Drakshasav, Arjun (Terminalia arjuna), Punarnava (Boerhaavia diffusa),Draksha (Vitis vinifera), Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Gokshur(Tribulus terrestris), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), Nimba (Azadirachta indica), Musta(Cyperus rotundus), Kutaj (Holarrhina antidysentrica), Patol (Tricosanthe dioica) andSaariva (Hemidesmus indicus). Chronic lung disease can be treated using medicineslike Ras-Sindur, Malla-Sindur, Sameer-Pannag-Ras, Pippali (Piper longum),Kantakari (Solanum xanthocarpum), Kushtha (Saussurea lappa),Pushkarmool (Inula racemosa) and Vasa (Adhatoda vasaka).
What is Pulmonary Endarterectomy?
Pulmonary Endarterectomy (PTE) is a highly specialized procedure where the pulmonary arteries leading from the heart to the lungs are cleared of clots that have become insulated inside the interior walls of these arteries, leading to pulmonary hypertension and severely restricting blood flow and oxygenation. This procedure is intended to restore (as much as possible) restricted blood flow to the lungs increasing oxygen for the patient ultimately resulting in greater breathing; while the operation focuses on pulmonary restoration it is still considered open heart surgery because the affected area starts at heart.