Consequences of cardiac stent price reductions- patient perspective

As a cardiologist, I am very happy that stent prices have been reduced.
With price reduction, I should be able to treat more patients. But, in reality, this is becoming counter-productive.
For the poor patients, stents will become more expensive and for affording patients newer stents will not be available in Indian market. Only the party which will get benefit by this new rule are medical insurance companies.
On the surface, this article appears insane please read this article completely to know ground reality.

In recent times, cardiology is in news for coronary stents price. We are seeing numerous articles in the newspaper and social media. Even we are seeing posters on roads stating 85% reduction in stent prices by our political party leaders. … Read the rest

Why Doctors Advise Urgent Or Emergence Angioplasty

Urgent angiography angioplasty and stenting are scary terms for patients and patient relatives, We doctors observe many of our patients find it difficult to decide in the small stipulated time frame. In this article, I will discuss, in what all situation patients need emergency angiography angioplasty and stenting.

We hear patients complaining on cardiologist, i.e. advising  them to undergo  angioplasty under emergency with or without stenting. In this article, I will discuss what  is this emergency or urgency about angioplasty or stenting. Please note that all cases may … Read the rest