Bangalore, the heart surgery performed without general anesthesia again, this time in Bangalore India. The patient was fully conscious and still be invited to talk while the doctor was busy fiddling with the contents of his chest cavity.
Patients who undergo the operation, Bolmax Periera who is a priest just get a local anesthetic for the neck down was numb. This technique is called the epidural injection, the injection of anesthetic through the spine.
However Bolmaz not faint or lose consciousness, and even continued to be invited to talk by the doctors during the operation which took place at the Fortis Hospital, Bangalore is. During the operation, Bolmax even had time to ask for extra pillows to prop her head to make it more comfortable.
Doctor deliberately invite Bolmax to hold a conversation is not without reason let alone just kill boredom. The doctor did it to see the response of the brain through a sophisticated device that is connected with some point in the body’s blood vessels Bolmax.
This is one of the advantages of heart surgery performed in a conscious patient’s condition, which doctors can monitor his brain activity. From there it can be known if there is a risk of blood clots in the arteries that carry over into the brain and can cause a stroke.
If during operation the patient still communicate fluently, the doctor will assess the condition of his brain there is no problem. Conversely, if there is a problem, then the doctor can use it as an early warning symptoms for immediate preventive action to avoid a stroke.
For the patients themselves, especially Bolmax, this unique operation technique actually makes it more relaxed because it can mencengarkan what is being done by doctors to his heart. He also did not feel the need to use earphones as your doctor’s advice to reduce tension.
“It feels wonderful when I heard the doctor say to me ‘this is it your heart’. When I was well aware of my chest was split,” said Bolmax,Tuesday (12/14/2010).
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