About Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Spinal Surgery Cures Nurse of Pendulum Heart

by Rajashri on July 21, 2009 at 9:34 PM
Font : A-A+

 Spinal Surgery Cures Nurse of Pendulum Heart

18-year-old nursery nurse Koryn McFadden now has her heart back in the right place following surgery to repair a rare spinal deformity that had pushed her heart to a different location.

She was suffering from a condition called scoliosis, which had pushed her heart three inches to the right side. Surgeons at the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham carried out the surgery to repair the defect and are confident her heart will stay at the correct spot now.

Advertisement

The problem first came to light in 2006 when Koryn was involved in a car crash that damaged her vertebra. I've always been fit and healthy so I was shocked when I saw the X-ray of my spine. At first I told the nurse she must have the X-rays mixed up," she said.

However an eight hour long operation, when two 16 inch-long titanium rods and 10 metal pins were inserted into her spine, she is as good as gold now.

"I was absolutely petrified about having to go in for such a major operation, but it has been so worth it," Koryn said.


Source: Medindia
RAS
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What's New on Medindia
Test Your Knowledge on Lung Transplantation
Baldness can be Cured and Prevented: let us see How!
Drinking Beer or Wine Every Day Could Cause Age-related Diseases
View all
Recommended Reading
News Archive
Date
Category
Advertisement
News Category

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

More News on:
Heart Healthy Heart Nursing Home Care Spinal Fusion 

Most Popular on Medindia

Diaphragmatic Hernia Sanatogen Sinopril (2mg) (Lacidipine) Blood Pressure Calculator A-Z Drug Brands in India Hearing Loss Calculator Find a Doctor The Essence of Yoga Drug Interaction Checker Blood Donation - Recipients
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