08-NOV-2014: In a life saving effort, a team of doctors from J N Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University saved the life of a five-year-old child suffering from the condition of ‚??Cardiac Tamponade‚??.
The team of doctors headed by Pediatric Cardiologist Dr Shaad Abqari, included Dr Akash Gupta, Dr Azeem, Dr Nand Kumar, Dr Sunil and Dr Ashish.
The doctors informed that a child, who sustained injury on the right side of his chest after falling from bed, got an infection that reached to the heart. As a result he developed a collection of infected fluid inside the heart‚??s covering (pericardium) resulting deterioration in his condition. The child developed swelling over the body and faced severe difficulty in breathing and gradual fall in blood pressure.
The doctors using a procedure of ‚??Pericardiocentesis with Pigtail Catheter Drainage‚?? inserted a tube inside the covering of heart to remove the ‚??pus‚??. The procedure continued for four days to drain out the pus. The child was under constant monitoring by Dr Kamran Afzal, Dr Shaukat and his team.
Professor Tabassum Shahab, Chairman, Department of Pediatrics has congratulated the doctors for performing such a difficult task successfully. He said that though the procedure is common in adults, it is difficult to carry on a five-year-old child due to the non availability of proper size of catheter. He hoped that with the availability of catheter, doctors would be able to perform such operations successfully on young patients.