First of its kind in Uttar Pradesh, JNMC doctors perform life saving procedure on preterm baby weighing only 1.6 kgs
Aligarh, November16: In the first of its kind in Uttar Pradesh, doctors at the Paediatric Cardiac Evaluation and Cardiac Surgery (PCE-CS) Unit, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), managed to save a pre-term baby weighing only 1.6 kgs by performing a life-saving procedure. The infant was referred to from a private healthcare facility in Aligarh as the doctors there did not want to take a chance with the newborn's health.
Dr Mirza M Kamran and Dr Shaad Abqari closed the baby's Patent Ductus Arteriosus-PDA (Large Vessel) with a special device after it was found that the child was suffering a congenital heart problem.
"It was a very challenging case as the baby was premature. He was suffering from breathing problems and blood infection and had been on ventilator," said the doctors.
"Never a baby of 1.6 kgs has undergone this procedure in JNMC and rest of the hospitals in Uttar Pradesh. We had earlier done this procedure on an infant weighing 2.8 kgs at PCE CS Unit," they said.
The child has been discharged after successful recovery, informed the JNMC doctors.
Prof Tabassum Shahab, Convener of the Unit said that these successful procedures are opening the doors for neonatal cardiac interventions at JNMC.
Cath Lab staff, Arifa, Nida and Naheed Fatima assisted Dr Mirza M Kamran and Dr Shaad Abqari in the treatment of the child.
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