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City hosp uses alcohol to cure heart disease

DNDEL13631 | 1/2/2018 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :238 | Health

Poets have long extolled alcohol as medicine for a broken heart and now doctors at a Delhi hospital have actually used the soluttion to heal a 47-year-old heart patient. The man was suffering from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a common disorder in which heart muscles grow thick, sometimes causing sudden death.
The doctors made use of a process known as alcohol septal ablation, in which pure alcohol is used to burn the extra mass.
The patient had been suffering from chest pain and shortness of breath on exertion. After a year of futile treatments, he was finally diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, which was making it difficult for his heart to pump blood.
“The patient was advised to undergo an open heart surgery. Our
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