Pioneering Heart Surgery on Dogs Conducted in India

A dog with a complex heart condition successfully underwent a minimally invasive heart surgery, marking a notable first for private practitioners in the Indian subcontinent. The seven-year-old beagle, Juliet, had been suffering from Mitral valve disease for two years. This landmark procedure offers new hope for dogs with this prevalent heart condition.


PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 02-06-2024 13:53 IST | Created: 02-06-2024 13:53 IST
Pioneering Heart Surgery on Dogs Conducted in India
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In a groundbreaking medical achievement, a dog with a severe heart condition underwent a minimally invasive heart surgery at Max PetZ Hospital, making it the first such procedure performed by private practitioners in the Indian subcontinent. Veterinarian Dr. Bhanu Dev Sharma, a specialist in small animal cardiology, shared details on Sunday about the successful surgery.

The seven-year-old beagle, named Juliet, had been suffering from Mitral valve disease, a condition marked by degenerative changes in the mitral valve leading to congestive heart failure. On May 30, surgeons performed a Transcatheter Edge-to-Edge Repair (TEER) procedure, employing a valve clamp, a method akin to human heart surgeries but less invasive.

The procedure marked a significant milestone, being the first of its kind in Asia and only the second worldwide among private practitioners. Sharma's team had trained in Shanghai to learn the technique, which promises to transform the treatment landscape for dogs suffering from this common cardiac ailment worldwide.

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