In this video, Dr. Viveka Kumar, Senior Director - Cath Lab, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket, will talk on the first aid in acute MI in this video. Acute MI is a devastating condition which can happen anywhere. The affected person has to relax and sit if he is standing or walking and avoid exertion. He should try to cough and take deep breath so that coronary perfusion improves. If the patient has an access to aspirin, he should take one tablet completely chewable and if the person is a known case of heart disease, he should take one sorbitrate and if his condition improves should visit the doctor immediately.
Dr Viveka Kumar is a Senior Consultant Interventional Cardiologist and Director of the Cath Lab at Max Super Speciality Hospital in Saket, New Delhi. He completed his MBBS and MD (Medicine) from IMS (BHU), Varanasi and later obtained the DM (Cardiology) postdoc, superspeciality degree through GSVM Medical College, Kanpur. Has extensive experience in the field of Cardiac interventions and Electrophysiology. Specializes in complex angioplasties including multivessel, bifurication and left main angioplasties with Rota Ablation, FFR, IVUS, IABP, IMPELLA devices. Has done more than 7500 angioplasties and 2500 balloon valvotomies with good outcomes.