In this video, Dr. Viveka Kumar, Senior Director - Cath Lab, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket, will discuss the usage of IV antiplatelet in acute MI. Those patients who cannot chew or swallow or cannot be given oral antiplatelet through Ryle’s tube, injectable antiplatelets are given. With injectable antiplatelets, aspirin is always given. Earlier the injectable antiplatelets were used in acute MI conditions but nowadays only in special conditions it is used.
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.