62 YEAR-OLD MALE EFFECTIVELY TREATED FOR RECURRENT ANGINA WITH ESMR
Patient is an active 62-year-old male who has elevated cholesterol and suffers from diabetes. Patient experienced sudden onset of recurrent angina at low work thresholds, along with breathlessness and dizziness. Previously he underwent several coronary bypass surgeries, which resulted in only partial revascularization. Currently, ischemic territories are unapproachable by angioplasty.
Since angioplasty was not a viable option, the patient underwent a non-invasive Extracorporeal Shockwave Myocardial Revascularization (ESMR) therapy at the University of Malaya Medical Center (UMMC), under care of Prof. Wan Azman Wan Ahmad , head of the cardiology division at UMMC. Prof. Wan Azman: “This patient has been through several coronary bypass procedures and multiple percutaneous coronary interventions. His surgical and interventional options have been exhausted, so classic therapy remains limited to the use of multiple anti-anginal medications, reduced activity, exertion, and stress level, and significant alteration and limitation of lifestyle, all of which are unacceptable to the patient. At this point in time, the only effective remaining procedure is ESMR.”
ESMR therapeutically induces the growth and development of new vasculature in zones of severe ischemia in the myocardium. The patient underwent nine ESMR sessions, during each of which he received 500 shockwave impulses precisely targeted to the ischemic area. “As a result of the therapy,” notes Prof. Wan Azman, “new capillaries and arterioles generated will connect to remnant existing vasculature, precluding the need of further intervention.”
Although results are typically evident after one month of the treatment, this patient noted an improvement in stamina after the first session. Upon receiving six treatments, there was a notable improvement in his appetite, comfort, and sense of well-being. “Before the treatment, I had given up the thought of lifting my grandchildren into my arms or getting back to my beloved gardening. Now I feel like I’ve been blessed with a new life.”