Complex cardiac surgeries on children performed at AIIMS Rishikesh

The doctors of Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery (CTVS) department of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Rishikesh have carried out complex surgeries on three children. In one case a one and half year old girl having a congenital hole in her heart was successfully treated. “The right ventricle of this baby’s heart was not fully developed. This condition is called a single ventricle. In this situation it is impossible to close the birth hole in the child’s heart.  We cut the vein that brought impure blood from the head of this patient and added it directly to her lungs. This process increased the baby’s oxygen content from 60 percent to 90 percent. Now her life has increased due to an increase in oxygen level. This procedure is called the Glenn Procedure,’’ said the paediatric surgeon Dr Anish Gupta. The team also performed the Glenn surgeries in two other children.

The director of AIIMS Rishikesh Dr Ravikant has praised the team of doctors of CTVS Department for this achievement.

Wednesday, 31 March 2021 | PNS | Dehradun

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