25-OCT-2019: Sixteen-year-old successfully undergoes MVR at JNMC
Aligarh, October 25: Parents of 16-year-old, Mujahid, a resident of Allahabad faced the most difficult phase of their life when their son was diagnosed with Mitral Valve Disease. Their worst fear was getting Mujahid's chest cracked open for Mitral Valve Replacement (MVR) followed by a week or so in the hospital and a lengthy recovery.
But, cardiothoracic surgeons of the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), found a better way to reach Mujahid's heart in which he would suffer lesser pain and recover fast.
Mujahid underwent a Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, also known as the Keyhole Surgery, performed through small incisions to get the valve between left heart chambers replaced.
The patient's left atrium and ventricle are now working properly and he has been discharged with the advice of meeting doctors only on follow up basis.
Dr Mohd Azam Haseen (Chairman, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery) with Dr Manju Gupta (Senior Cardiothoracic Surgeon, VMMC and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi), Dr Sumit Pratap Singh and Dr Mayank Yadav conducted the surgery.
"Mujahid was undergoing treatment at an Azamgarh hospital, where after the necessary investigations, doctors referred him to JNMC," said Dr Azam Haseen adding that paediatric cardiologists, Dr Shaad Abqari and Dr Kamran Mirza did his Echocardiography after which he was counselled for MVR procedure.
Dr Azam Haseen said, "Mujahid was not only apprehensive about the surgery but also about the pain and appearance of a scar on the front of his chest. But, all his worries came to an end after coming in terms with MVR process and its benefits during counselling."
Only a seven centimetre incision was done on Mujahid's chest for the surgery, added Dr Azam Haseen.
"The patient's heart was kept functional by clinical perfusionist, Dr Sabir Ali Khan during the surgery, as it is normal that the heart functioning has to stop for at least 30 minutes during this procedure," said Dr Azam Haseen.
Dr Salma Shazia provided the patient with anaesthesia, while Dr Danish Qureshi, Dr Danish Hussain, Dr Arun and Dr Musfira carried out the post operative care.
Congratulating the surgeons for the successful procedure, AMU Vice Chancellor, Prof Tariq Mansoor said, JNMC is dedicated to provide health care to economically weaker sections on a wide spectrum.
Former AMU Pro Vice Chancellor and Convener, District Early Intervention Centre (DEIC), Prof Tabassum Shahab said that MVR is costly procedure and with this surgery done under the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK) scheme, JNMC has opened the doors for the treatment of people from lower income groups.
Prof S C Sharma, former Dean, Faculty of Medicine said that the success of this surgery is a proud moment for AMU.
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