11-MAY-2019: JNMC surgeons perform rare surgery on thirteen-months-old
Aligarh, May 11: Thirteen-months-old, Aiza might appear groggy on hospital bed, but she will soon receive her discharge summary with details of follow-up appointments. Aiza is successfully recovering after cardiothoracic surgeons at the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) closed a hole in her heart.
Dr Mohd Azam Haseen, Dr Sumit Pratap Singh and Dr Ghazanfar performed the high risk surgery after it was planned by senior cardiothoracic surgeon and AMU Pro Vice Chancellor, Prof M H Beg; Dr Shamim Gauhar (Cardiac anaesthetist), Dr Sabir Ali Khan (Perfusionist) and Dr Shehzad Alam (Paediatric intensivist)
Consulting the patient before the surgery, Dr Shaad Abqari and Dr Kamran Mirza had informed Aiza's family about the high risk procedure for closing the hole in heart, correcting the narrowing of the heart valve and the extensive repair of the aorta.
They added that Aiza's condition was difficult as she only weighed 4.8 kg with high pressures in her pulmonary artery.
The doctors pointed out that it was challenging to put the patient on anaesthesia because of her low weight and that she was kept on ventilator for 24 hours as a precaution for the increase pressure in pulmonary arteries.
Pro Vice Chancellor, Prof M H Beg said that these complex procedures are done at a few medical centres in North India with JNMC being one of them.
Renowned paediatrician, Prof Tabassum Shahab (Former AMU Pro Vice Chancellor) informed that the surgery was done free-of-cost under Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK).
Prof S C Sharma (Dean, Faculty of Medicine) congratulated the team of doctors for conducting the successful surgery.
Dr Shabha, Dr Shekhar, Dr Noha and Dr Ahmad Ammar were the residents involved in pre and post operative care; while Salman, Nida, Shahadat and Babita were operation theatre assistants.
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