Left Menu
Development News Edition

Octogenarian with ruptured heart undergoes 'high-risk' cardiac surgery: Hospital

PTI | New Delhi | Updated: 12-06-2019 19:40 IST | Created: 12-06-2019 19:22 IST
Octogenarian with ruptured heart undergoes 'high-risk' cardiac surgery: Hospital
Image Credit: Wikimedia

An 83-year-old Delhi man who suffered a heart rupture has got a new lease of life after undergoing a "high-risk" surgery at a hospital near here during which his heart was put on a special support device for almost two hours, doctors said. The six-hour open-heart surgery was performed recently by a team of doctors at a private hospital in Vaishali, hospital authorities said.

The patient, N S Mehra, a retired businessman from Preet Vihar in East Delhi, "had suffered a massive heart attack due to sudden blockage of the main artery supply in the heart, leading to the death of the heart muscle causing a heart rupture," Max hospital said in a statement Tuesday. Heart diseases claim a significant number of lives in India across a wide range of demographic profiles. Men are known to be at a "higher risk" in comparison to women and with age and pre-existing co-morbidities, complexities go up, it said.

"The patient had a history of hypertension and had suffered a massive heart attack due to instantaneous blockage leading to a hole in the wall of the left ventricle. And his heart was beating at double the normal rate when he was brought to the hospital," the statement said. Mehra was brought to the Max Super Speciality Hospital in Vaishali on a ventilator.

"The patient was put on a heart-lung machine and his heart was arrested for almost two hours," the hospital claimed. "The rupture was repaired through double suturing also known as 'double-layered repair' using a small part from synthetic materials or PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) and pericardium (the outer the membrane enclosing the heart)," said Gaurav Mahajan, Principal Consultant and Head – cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, at the hospital.

In the majority of heart rupture cases, patients are unable to reach the hospital in a treatable condition as the condition deteriorates at a life-threatening rate, he said. "A highly complex open heart surgery was performed by a multidisciplinary team of doctors, including cardiac surgeons, physicians, anaesthetists, nurses and perfusionists. After a week of surgery care and observation, Mehra was discharged with a positive prognosis," Mahajan said.


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

COVID-19 seems cooking biggest ever global scam

The increasing number of corruption cases on COVID-19 funds from throughout the world and involvement of high profile persons indicate that the countries cant ignore corruption in their pandemic response programs. This has generated the nee...

Health Management Information Systems lack holistic, integrated, and pandemic resilient character

Being a part of the United Nations system, the World Health Organization WHO deserves its share of rebuke for its alleged failure issue COVID-19 health emergency alerts on appropriate time. However, the pandemic has also exposed loopholes i...

Pride in the time of coronavirus: a welcome move online?

This year is different in many ways not least as celebrations are also taking place against the dramatic backdrop of a global health crisis and a resurgence in grassroots activism following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. ...

COVID-19: Weighing up the benefits and limitations of edtech platforms

Edtech companies shouldnt focus on merely pushing contents, but to provide an interactive, effective teaching and learning environment. ...

Videos

Latest News

U.S. Supreme Court curbs 'faithless electors' in presidential voting

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to free faithless electors in the complex Electoral College system that decides the outcome of presidential elections from state laws that force them to support the candidate who wins the states popu...

Soccer-LAFC forward Vela opts out of MLS tournament in Orlando

Los Angeles FCs LAFC forward Carlos Vela said on Monday he will not travel with the squad that is headed to the MLS is Back tournament in Orlando, Florida, with the Mexican choosing to stay at home with his family.LAFC are scheduled to leav...

Tech companies suspend processing Hong Kong govt data requests

Facebook Inc, Google Inc and Twitter Inc suspended processing government requests for user data in Hong Kong, they said on Monday, following Chinas establishment of a sweeping new national security law for the semi-autonomous city. Facebook...

NBA-Bucks, Kings close practice facilities after positive COVID-19 tests

The Milwaukee Bucks and Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association closed their practice facilities due to positive COVID-19 tests, the teams said on Monday, as the league prepared to resume its season.Teams across the league a...

Give Feedback