~Complex heart defect surgery ‘blue baby syndrome’ successfully performed on a 6 year old boy from Mathura~
~8 year old girl from Agra underwent successful surgical correction for an extremely rare and complex cardiac birth defect in which organs are reversely arranged in a mirror image manner ~
Mathura, 12th April, 2016: – Nayati multi super specialty hospital, today announced successful life changing pediatric cardiac surgery on a 6 year old boy and a 8 year old girl – “Blue Baby Syndrome” and Dextrocardia Situs inversus with multiple holes ( VSD) in the heart with severe pulmonary hypertension respectively. This is the first time that such complex surgeries have been performed in the region.
The first case is of a six year old child from Mathura who was brought to Nayati with a rare disorder leading to bluish discoloration of hands, feet & oral region. This was noticed by the parents when the child was 3 months. The child’s bluish discoloration used to increase on crying and increased activity. He would get some relief on squatting. The child also had features of failure to thrive. Parents had consulted various hospitals in Delhi/NCR areas ever since the child was of one year age. He was diagnosed to have CCHD –TOF (Tetralogy of Fallot) – ‘Blue Baby syndrome’. He was hospitalized multiple times for surgery but was deferred for one or the other reason. He was brought to Nayati with severe cyanosis, very high hemoglobin levels with frequent episodes of cyanotic spells (increase in bluish discoloration with saturation of 70%). Patient was earnestly taken up for Intra cardiac repair and was operated on April 6, 2016. Bluish discoloration improved immediately after the surgery and was removed from the ventilator support within few hours after surgery. Patient was shifted out of ICU in less than two days and is ready for discharge today (6 days).
In another case, on April 11, the team of cardiac surgeons led by Dr. Venugopal Ram Rao operated on the eight years old girl from Agra. The girl was diagnosed to have extremely rare and complex cardiac birth defect in which the position of organs is reversely arranged in a mirror image manner – heart is found on the right side of chest instead of left side, liver is on the left side and spleen on the right side. Usually patients with dextrocardia and situs inversus lead normal life. But they do have many cardiac and abdominal defects like multiple holes ( VSD- ventricular septal defects)which was found this patient.This patient had multiple holes, an abnormal communication called PDA, another abnormal connection called Right SVC, with severe pulmonary hypertension. The pressure in pulmonary artery is 1/3 of BP, however in this patient it was almost same. If left without intervention for few days, it would have been inoperable.
Dr. Venugopal Ram Rao, Chairman of Nayati Centre for Cardiac Sciences stated “Both these disorders are exceptional and multifaceted. Blue Baby Syndrome is a rare disorder which manifests as soon as the child is born or within the first few days of life. It is actually not one single disease but a group of diseases where baby is blue and is born with a defect in the heart. Similarly, Dextrocardia Situs inversus with multiple holes ( VSD) in the heart is a very rare condition affecting 1 in 10,000. With great risk , both holes of the 8 year old were closed, abnormal communications closed &the patient is recuperating well in ICU. “
“Only a handful of centers offer such facilities in Northern India and through successful initiation of pediatric cardiac surgical work, the Nayati Centre for Cardiac Sciences has joined this brigade. Prompt diagnosis and instant treatment are very crucial for the successful management of such cases. Now patients do not have to travel to Delhi NCR for such complicated disorders. The Nayati Cardiac Sciences centre is capable of operating Paediatric to Geriatric age group of patients.”
Dr RK Mani, CEO -Medical Services, Chairman Pulmonology & Critical Care Medicine, Nayati Healthcare stated, “ It is heartening to find successfully surgeries for complex congenital heart disease being accomplished in Mathura. This is in keeping with Nayati’s mission of taking the best in tertiary care to the people of the region. The cardiac team led by dr. Venugopal and his team and Dr. P Sunil are among the best in the country whose expertise covers the whole range of cardiac diseases that includes angioplasties,bypass surgeries, valve replacement and other complex cardiac conditions.”
Niira Radia, Chairperson, Nayati Healthcare stated “It is overwhelming to see the young ones run and play to their heart’s content all over again. This 6 year old child is Mathura’s first youngest patient to be revived of “Tetralogy of Fallot” (TOF), commonly known as blue baby syndrome, a complex heart defect that is seen after birth. The second case is of a 8 year old girl from Agra who was diagnosed with extremely rare and complex cardiac birth defect in which the position of organs is reversely arranged in a mirror image manner. Both these are rare disorder and we at Nayati hospital are striving hard to provide treatments for all such disorders. It takes a team of inordinately skilled surgeons, world class technology and diagnosticians to conceive plan and execute such complex cardiac surgery.”
In the past three weeks, ever since the Centre for Cardiac Science was launched more than 30 coronary angiograms have been done and many angioplasties including primary angioplasty was successfully done. Also, the centre is capable of treating heart attack patients so swiftly including angioplasty with establishment of Heart Command Centre treating them in the golden hour effectively as per international norms / guidelines.
About Nayati Healthcare & Research Pvt. Ltd.: Nayati is India’s first Multi Super-Specialty healthcare group offering premium tertiary care to Tier-II & Tier-III cities. We offer world class patient care services aided by state-of-the-art medical technology and advanced treatment facilities. Our aim is to provide both cost effective and easily accessible healthcare.
About Nayati Multi Super Speciality Hospital, Mathura: Nayati Hospital once operational will be the first hospital in the region to provide integrated, comprehensive and high quality healthcare through our Centres of Excellence. These centres will be supported by advanced Intensive Care units comprising of: MICU, CCU, SICU, NICU and PICU. The upcoming hospital in Mathura will also cater to Vrindavan, Agra, Palwal, Firozabad, Mainpuri, Kasganj, Etawah, Etah, Hathras, Agra and surrounding areas.
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