STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Care Docs Perform Rare Heart Surgery on New-born Baby

A new-born baby suffering from a critical heart condition was saved by a team of 14 doctors at Care Hospital here  by performing a major heart surgery on January 4, immediately after the baby was born.

Published: 23rd January 2014 09:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd January 2014 09:03 AM   |  A+A-

Nageswara-Rao-Koneti

A new-born baby suffering from a critical heart condition was saved by a team of 14 doctors at Care Hospital here  by performing a major heart surgery on January 4, immediately after the baby was born.

Speaking to newsmen here on Wednesday, head of the team which performed surgery, Dr. Nageswara Rao Koneti, said that Anuradha’s (22) baby was found to have critical heart condition: Obstructive Infradiaphragmatic Total Pulmonary Venous Return (TAPVR) when she was eight months pregnant. ‘’We divided ourselves into three teams who took up various tasks. The baby was born at 6.45 am of January 4 and at 8.30 we performed the complicated heart surgery for two hours wherein the pulmonary veins were rerouted to left artery and saved the baby’s life,” he said.

Explaining the heart condition, Dr. Tapan Dash, pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon, who was part of the team said that pure blood from the lungs of the foetus is diverted to liver instead of the left atrium. ‘’In the absence of pure blood reaching the heart and instead connected to liver, the baby would develop complications which may lead to her death,” he said.

He added that the baby was doing fine now and will be discharged on Wednesday.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp