30-year-old man suffers life-threatening shock after long drive
30-year-old man suffers life-threatening shock after long drive
Nishi Bhat
30-year-old man suffers life-threatening shock after long drive
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30-year-old man suffers life-threatening shock after long drive

Delhi: A 30-year-old man, who suffered massive pulmonary embolism (a state of shock with no pulse and blood pressure), was saved by Max Hospital in Shalimar Bagh. After the treatment, the doctors concluded that he suffered the pulmonary embolism because of eight hours of long drive while wearing tight jeans. 

Sourabh Sharma is a businessman from Pitampura. As per him, he drove to Rishikesh in an automatic car while wearing tight jeans. He felt pain in his calf and knee during that drive. His leg got swollen after two days. 

Later, while he was on his way to the office, he suddenly suffered pulmonary embolism while he was on staircase. His colleagues rushed him to hospital. He was then referred to Max Hospital, Shalimar Bagh.

In the emergency, the Cardiology team administered CPR for 45 minutes continuously in order to revive him. A team of Dr Naveen Bhamri, Dr Devendra Kumar Agarwal and ER team of Dr Datta revived Sharma. 

An ECHO revealed that the right chambers of his heart were dilated, the artery that supplies blood to the lungs indicated a possibility of massive pulmonary embolism (blood clot travelling from a limb to block supply to the heart or brain, usually with fatal consequences).

Dr. Naveen Bhamri, Director & HoD, Cardiology, said, “When Sourabh was rushed into the emergency, he was at the brink of death with no BP or pulse recordable, and limbs had turned blue. Our priority was to revive him.”

“We later found out that the reason why he suffered from a massive pulmonary embolism was because of an eight-hour long drive. He was driving the car for such a long period of time, with no breaks during the journey. His leg was stiff and did not move for that period. Not only that, he was also wearing a tight-fitted denim a day prior to the occurrence, which we believe can be a possible reason of clot in his leg,” Dr Bhamri said.