- A rare open heart surgery was performed on 10 days old baby boy with the aid of donation from Mukul Madhav Foundation, and Jupiter Foundation
- The surgery was performed by Abhijeet Naik, Paediatric Cardiac Surgeon, Dr. Rahul Saraf Paediatric Cardiologist, and managed in a dedicated paediatric ICU under the guidance of Dr. Shrinivas Tambe, Consultant Neonatalogist and Paediatric Intensivist
Doctors at Jupiter Hospital performed an open heart surgery on a 10 days old blue baby weighing 2.1kg from Solapur, who was suffering from ‘pulmonary atresia’ with an intact ventricular septum, offering him a new lease of life. The infant was admitted to the hospital as an emergency case and surgery was performed on 1st August under “Hruday Sparsh”, an initiative by Jupiter Hospital.
Doctors had huge challenges at every step, as the child had no blood supply to the lungs and had to be kept alive by starting a prostaglandin infusion, and needed the surgery to open a blood supply to the lungs for survival. The kid underwent an open surgery where the block in the pathway of the right ventricle was removed and a transannular patch was placed to maintain the forward flow of the blood to the lungs.
“This condition of pulmonary atresia with an intact ventricular septum is seen less than 1% of all congenital heart diseases and its incidence 4.1 per 100,000 live births. This is a disease with varied presentation and management,” said Dr Abhijeet Naik, Paediatric Cardiac Surgeon, Jupiter Hospital.
The child was born in Solapur; at the time of birth his colour was blue and had difficulty while breathing hence was referred to one of the tertiary care NICU in the government set up in Pune. The child was then transferred to Jupiter Hospital from this NICU as Jupiter has a specialised paediatric cardiac surgical unit with a dedicated team of doctors. The paediatric cardiologist from Jupiter Hospital, Dr Rahul Saraf examined the child and performed an echocardiography to make a diagnosis for this child.
The surgery was performed by Dr Abhijeet Naik and his team including Dr Rahul Saraf Paediatric Cardiologist, and managed in a dedicated paediatric ICU under the guidance of Dr. Shrinivas Tambe.
The parents of the child are from Solapur and his father works as a welder. They are from a very poor socio-economic background so the surgery was performed under ‘Hruday Sparsh’, an initiative by Jupiter Hospital to spread awareness and providing medical and surgical treatment to the patient in the lower socio-economic background, so they can lead a healthy and happy life.
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