06-APR-2019: Open-heart surgery of six-year-old boy avoided, surgeons perform stenting process
Aligarh, April 6: The Paediatric Cardiac Evaluation and Cardiac Surgery Unit (PCE-CS Unit), Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) reached yet another significant stage after six-year-old, Shoeb, a resident of Hardoi , suffering from constricted narrowing of the artery that supplies blood to the lower body was cured through the stenting process or the ballooning of coarctation instead of an open-heart surgery.
The child suffering from a rare cardiac ailment, 'coarctation of the aorta' was treated free-of-cost under the under the Rashtriya Bal Swasthya Karyakram (RBSK), National Health Mission (NHM).
Convenor of the RBSK project in JNMC, Prof Tabassum Shahab said that with the successful stenting process, JNMC has joined the list of few medical centres in the country capable of doing the procedure.
Congratulating the PCE-CS Unit, Prof Shahab said that children suffering from this ailment can now be treated in JNMC instead of being referred to New Delhi.
Dr Mirza M Kamran (Paediatric cardiologist) and Dr Shaad Abqari (Nodal officer, PCE-CS Unit) with their team did the stenting procedure.
The CVTS team comprising AMU Pro Vice Chancellor, Prof M H Beg and Dr Azam Haseen, Dr Mehtab Ahmad (department of radio diagnosis), Dr Shameem (department of anesthesiology) and Dr Shahzad also played roles in the treatment procedure.
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Related PicturesSix year old Shoeb after the successful stenting procedure