STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

CM Palaniswami greets doctors over surgery on Russian boy

Doctors at the MGM Healthcare Hospital implanted two artificial heart pumps known as ‘Berlin Heart’ on a three-year-old Russian boy recently.

Published: 28th July 2020 05:54 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th July 2020 05:54 AM   |  A+A-

Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami

Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi K Palaniswami (Photo | EPS)

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: Doctors at the MGM Healthcare Hospital implanted two artificial heart pumps known as ‘Berlin Heart’ on a 3-year-old Russian boy recently. Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami congratulated the doctors’ team, as for the first time in Southeast Asia, Middle East and Africa, a surgery involving two artificial heart pumps to support both the right and left ventricles, was performed.

Lev Fedorenko was diagnosed with restrictive cardiomyopathy, a condition where the walls of the lower chambers of the heart — ventricles — are too rigid to expand and receive any blood. The boy came to MGM Healthcare Hospital in 2019 and was kept waiting for a cadaver heart. By then, his condition deteriorated, leaving doctors with not much of choice but go for an artificial heart pump imported from Berlin.

Expressing his best wishes to the team, the CM said, “I appreciate MGM Healthcare for the surgery that too on a foreign child when the whole world is fighting against Covid. This surgery has only stressed the fact that Tamil Nadu is a destination of medical tourism.”



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.

IPL_2020
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp