God has given us thousands of arteries in the heart. The three main coronary arteries first give origin to about 10 branches which in turn give to 100 branches and the hundreds give thousands of branches. These branches are called Capillaries. They all are connected to each other and can give or receive blood from each other. These channels can be a good source of blood to heart muscles when some of the major or minor arteries get blocked. If, somehow, these channels can open up or made broader, the deprived heart muscles can get adequate blood supply. This can be called a Natural Bypass. Scientifically this treatment can be called “Pneumatically Assisted Natural Bypass” or “PAN Bypass”.
These natural channels are very much present in sports persons or athletes. As they do a lot of exercises throughout their career, the heart muscle develop these capillaries into broader tubes. Once these tubes are developed the athletes do not get angina even if they suffer from a 100% blockage.
How to develop these Natural Bypass Channels?
We cannot make a heart patient run like an athlete. Nor can we ask them to perform severe exercises because on slightest exertion they will get angina. But now scientists have designed a new machine which can develop these parallel channels. This machine can artificially increase the flow of blood in the coronary channels by directly increasing the pressure at the root of the coronary arteries. A one hour treatment with this machine can start opening this parallel artery / capillary system supplying more blood to the heart muscles. This treatment has to be continued for about 40 sessions to fully develop then second Natural Channel. Thus it can easily replace the Surgical Bypass Surgery, the pet of most of the Heart hospitals.
The advantages of this treatment are that there is no admission to a hospital, no withdrawal from your work, no invasion to the body and the cost is low.
What does the machine do?
You must know that the blood flow to the coronary artery occurs during the phase when the heart muscles relax called the diastole. Blood cannot enter the majority of the arteries during systole as the heart muscles contract during this period making the flow impossible. This machine supplies more blood to the heart muscles during the diastole. It has some pressure systems which are wrapped around the body parts which have extra blood storage. The pressure systems are activated regularly synchronizing in such a way that much more blood reaches the origin of the coronary arteries during every diastole of the heart. Thus the coronary arteries get filled up completely with blood during these periods flushing so much blood in the dormant but stretchable elastic capillaries that they become broad.
Is this Natural Bypass accepted all over the world?
Yes this machine has seen a lot of popularity in the last years. In USA, few centers use this machine. In China it has almost replaced bypass surgery and angioplasty. there are many centres in China which are using this treatment for the heart patients. In India the machine is available in most of the big hospitals like Escort Heart Institute, New Delhi, Metro Heart Institute. But the Indian hospitals find this therapy less licrative and are still preferring Angioplasty and Bypass Surgery as they are financially more viable.