Indian Doctors Conduct Open Heart Surgery on 18-hour-old Baby in Delhi

by Vishnuprasad on April 1, 2015 at 8:56 PM

Indian Doctors Conduct Open Heart Surgery on 18-hour-old Baby in Delhi
Indian doctors have successfully conducted an emergency open heart surgery on an 18-hour-old baby, the youngest to have undergone such a surgery in the country till date.

The baby from Mathura (a city in Uttar Pradesh) was born with a rare condition in which most newborns do not survive. His veins attached to his heart in abnormal positions. Adding to the problem was an inadequate medical infrastructure. Mayank had to be transported to Delhi within hours of his birth.

However, his father and a team of doctors in Delhi were able to defy all odds. "I called people that I am blessed with a baby boy. But in 10 minutes, things changed for this first time. Little did I know that the first time I am holding my son it will be to carry him to another hospital," Mayank's father Gopal Aggarwal said.

Surgery was the only hope but there was no guarantee. Doctors battled for six days to save Mayank's life and they claim that by the time Mayank gets to school, he will be just like all his other his friends.

"The moment I saw that the child he was not in a good condition. I didn't want to waste a minute. We operated and what's unique is the way the sequence of events took place," said Dr KS Iyer, Executive Director Paediatric & Congenital heart Diseases at Fortis Excorts Heart Institute (FEHI), Delhi.

Source: Medindia

News A-Z
News Category
What's New on Medindia
'Hybrid Immunity' may Help Elude COVID-19 Pandemic
Stroop Effect
Plant-Based Diet may Reduce the Risk of COVID-19
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Mitral valve Regurgitation and Mitral valve Replacement Congenital Heart Disease Pregnancy and Antenatal Care Heart Healthy Heart Statins Mitral Valve Prolapse Aortic Valve Stenosis Different Medical Specialists and their Area of Medical Expertise 

Recommended Reading
Air travel: To fly or not to fly
Air travel is for everyone, even those with medical conditions....
Food Gifts for Your Valentine
Valentine's day gift: Gift your partner something different, something that will be cherished for .....
Cardiac Pacemaker for Abnormal Heart Rhythms
A pacemaker stimulates the heart with electrical signals when it detects arrhythmias of the heart. ....
Heart Healthy Valentine's Day
Check this article out for healthy heart diet tips for Valentine's Day....
Aortic Valve Stenosis
Aortic valve Stenosis is an abnormal narrowing of the c valve. Symptoms include angina, and that of ...
Congenital Heart Disease
Heart diseases that are present at birth are called “ Congenital heart diseases”....
Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) or heart bypass surgery is an open heart surgery to relieve t...
Different Medical Specialists and their Area of Medical Expertise
A medical specialist is a recognized expert in his field and is usually accredited by a medical boa...
Mitral Valve Prolapse
Mitral Valve Prolapse is a relatively common condition and causes leakage of blood through the valve...
Mitral Valve Regurgitation and Mitral Valve Replacement
Mitral valve replacement is replacing the diseased mitral valve with an artificial valve....
Pregnancy and Antenatal Care
What is Antenatal care and its importance during pregnancy for mother and baby, with details on the ...
Statins are new wonder drugs that are proving to be efficacious, not merely in relieving symptoms bu...

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use