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The specialized medical staff at NMC Royal Hospital Sharjah succeeded in dealing very quickly with a patient after a traffic accident that occurred near the hospital, where the medical team intervened in a timely manner to save his life.
The patient had suffered a severe heart attack due to a sudden rise in cholesterol while driving his car, which led to him hitting a vertigo a few meters from the hospital.
Patient Jacob John Nydiampath, 57 years old, of Indian nationality and has been working in the UAE for 23 years, is in very good health and fitness, he does not suffer from any comorbidities of diabetes, obesity or high blood pressure and he knows how to maintain good health He used to visit the doctor every six months, undergo a preventive health check-up program and follow a healthy lifestyle.
Two days before the accident, he felt a nagging pain on his left side, upper arm, and shoulder area, so he put some painkillers to relieve the pain, which quickly disappeared.
Yaqoub usually takes a designated route to his doctor’s office located in Rolla, Sharjah. But that day he took a different and longer route, and as soon as he entered the clock tower roundabout near the NMC Royal Sharjah Hospital, his car hit the roundabout and he was immediately transferred to the hospital’s intensive care unit.
“It was 11 am,” Yaqoub said. “I don’t remember anything but being on the way to see my doctor. The next scene was seeing myself in the hospital’s intensive care unit.”
For his part, Dr. Muhammad Shabir B., Head of Emergency Medicine Department at NMC Royal Hospital Sharjah, said: “After Yaqoub arrived in the emergency room, we found him unconscious and without a pulse and it was found that he was suffering from a heart attack. Time was a major factor in saving his life, especially That more time passes will cause more damage to his heart and life.”
Dr. Adel Iryani, Head of the Cardiology Department and Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at NMC Royal Hospital in Sharjah, explained: “Heart attacks that affect the main left coronary artery are the most harmful and dangerous. This case is considered a ST-elevation myocardial infarction, which is a complete or almost complete blockage of the artery. This blockage causes a severe heart attack affecting two-thirds of the heart, putting the patient’s life at risk and is often classified as a major cause of death known as immediate cardiac death.”
The doctor explained that the time taken for the intervention was crucial in saving his life, and plays a role in determining the extent of permanent damage to the heart muscle, in some cases the damage can reach heart failure, pointing out that Jacob’s condition, from his admission to the hospital until the opening of his artery, took a period of time. Only 20 minutes.
It is worth noting, that Yaqoub was released from the hospital a few days after the accident and is in good condition now, as he resumed work after treatment and took a rest for a few weeks.
Doctors usually advise cholesterol patients to modify their lifestyle, focus on activity, sports and a certain diet, as high cholesterol should not be underestimated as it may lead to sudden accidents similar to Jacob’s accident.
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