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Another first! Bougainvillea Clinic cures abnormal heart rhythm

The first time Radioactive Seed Implantation (known as Brachytherapy) was done in the Virgin Islands (VI) was on January 6, 2017, at the Bougainvillea Clinic, when a team of doctors and supportive personnel led by Dr Dwayne Thwaites successfully carried out the procedure on three patients. Photo: Provided/File
Owner of the Bougainvillea Clinic Dr Heskith A. Vanterpool, left, has said his facility bagged another momentous medical procedure by curing the Wolf Parkinson White syndrome (WPW) also called the abnormal heart rhythm. Photo: Facebook
Owner of the Bougainvillea Clinic Dr Heskith A. Vanterpool, left, has said his facility bagged another momentous medical procedure by curing the Wolf Parkinson White syndrome (WPW) also called the abnormal heart rhythm. Photo: Facebook
Among the services offered by Bougainvillea Clinic are: Urologic Surgery, Internal Medicine and related specialties, Aesthetic and Plastic surgery, Cosmetic Procedures/Skin Care, Pain Management, Orthopedic and Spinal Surgery, General and Laparoscopic Surgery, Gynecologic Surgery, Ear Nose and Throat Surgery and Physiotherapy. Photo: VINO/File
Among the services offered by Bougainvillea Clinic are: Urologic Surgery, Internal Medicine and related specialties, Aesthetic and Plastic surgery, Cosmetic Procedures/Skin Care, Pain Management, Orthopedic and Spinal Surgery, General and Laparoscopic Surgery, Gynecologic Surgery, Ear Nose and Throat Surgery and Physiotherapy. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Owner of the Bougainvillea Clinic, Dr Heskith A. Vanterpool said his facility has bagged another momentous medical procedure by curing the Wolf Parkinson White syndrome (WPW) also called the abnormal heart rhythm.

“Dr Mahendra Carpen with his team successfully performed ablation of an accessory electrical pathway in a patient’s heart that was responsible for causing frequent or periodic dangerous attacks of tachycardia,” Dr Vanterpool said during the first-anniversary dinner of the Dr Kendall Griffith Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory on Saturday, October 26, 2019.

“During such attacks, the patient’s heart suddenly starts beating at 160 to 200 beats per minute, causing a drop in blood pressure, feeling of faintness and occasionally loss of consciousness. Each such attack lasts from several minutes to several hours and could eventually lead to a heart attack or death,” he explained.

Dr Vanterpool said persons with the syndrome were born with abnormal electrical wiring of the heart.

“The abnormal electrical pathway is dormant most of the time, but from time to time becomes active, causing the attack of very rapid palpitations. The location of the abnormal pathway was carefully identified, and a brief attack of the palpitations was induced and terminated. The EP doctor was then able to carefully interrupt or ablate the pathway with radiofrequency energy.”

We are innovative

Dr Vanterpool said his clinic is always pushing the boundaries of medical services to residents of the territory and visitors.

“We thank you for coming to celebrate with us today as we again break new ground in the provision of cardiac care for our territory and the surrounding region,” he said.

Other first

The first time that the procedure of Radioactive Seed Implantation (known as Brachytherapy) was done in the Virgin Islands (VI) was on January 6, 2017, at the Bougainvillea Clinic, when a team of doctors and supportive personnel led by Dr Dwayne Thwaites successfully carried out the procedure on three patients.

5 Responses to “Another first! Bougainvillea Clinic cures abnormal heart rhythm”

  • Go BVI (30/10/2019, 13:19) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Bravo Dr. Vanterpool and your team! Happy for this patient who did the ablation because I had to fly out to get mine done.
  • ABC (31/10/2019, 00:27) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good job doc
  • Observer (02/11/2019, 08:13) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congrats to my former Chief of Staff, Dr. Thwaites!
  • ?? (03/11/2019, 17:58) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply

    Isn't Dr Dwayne Thwaites a urologist? Why is he leading Cardiology procedures. Only in the BVI. Certainly not in the US. Stop using here for experiments.
    • @?? (18/11/2019, 17:12) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Please read again:

      “Dr Mahendra Carpen with his team successfully performed ablation of an accessory electrical pathway in a patient’s heart that was responsible for causing frequent or periodic dangerous attacks of tachycardia,” Dr Vanterpool said during the first-anniversary dinner of the Dr Kendall Griffith Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory on Saturday, October 26, 2019."

      Now, the paragraph to which you reference Dr. Dwayne Thwaites is with regard to an entirely different procedure:

      "Other first

      The first time that the procedure of Radioactive Seed Implantation (known as Brachytherapy) was done in the Virgin Islands (VI) was on January 6, 2017, at the Bougainvillea Clinic, when a team of doctors and supportive personnel led by Dr Dwayne Thwaites successfully carried out the procedure on three patients."

      Brachytherapy is a day surgery procedure where the surgeon implants small radioactive seeds (smaller than a grain of rice) into the prostate under a general anaesthetic. These deliver radiation to the cancer from inside the prostate.This falls under Dr. Thwaites' portfolio as a urologist.

      Quit jumping to conclusions.


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