ADVANCED TREATMENT FOR HEART DISEASE BY DEVADOSS HOSPITAL
In the history of South TamilNadu, Devadoss hospital provides an advanced treatment to a four and half years child to treat his heart disease.A child named Aakash residing at Kambam in Theni district suffered from heart disease from the time of his birth.The child’s parent took him to a government hospital for his treatment.But there he was kept waiting and not treated by doctors.As the child was from poor background he cannot afford at private hospital.At that time, they attended a camp conducted by Little Moppet Heart Foundation and doctors diagnosed him.After diagnosis, it was found that Aakash was suffering from heart disease and a disorder functionality of lung.After diagnosis he was admitted in Devadoss Hospital, Madurai.Doctors started their treatment for Aakash and they found that he had a hole in between the two chambers of heart.Doctors gave him an advanced treatment to cure his disease and now Aakash is surviving well.
MINIMAL INVASIVE CARDIAC SURGERY DONE FOR A KID BY MADURAI HOSPITAL
For the first time in the history of South TamilNadu, Minimally invasive cardiac surgery was done for a 4.5 years kid of 16 kg weight by Devadoss Hospital.Aakash, a 4.5 years child of 16 kg was born with a hole in his heart.His parents are daily wages at a farm in Kambam.So they are not able to afford money for their son’s treatment.They went to a government hospital for his treatment.In that hospital, doctor told them to wait for 1 year and no proper treatment was given to the child.One of their relatives referred them to a free medical camp conducted by Little Moppet Heart Foundation.After examining him, doctors said that child was suffering from congenital heart disease, an Ostium secendum type of Atrial Septal Defect with Moderate Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.Then he was admitted at Devadoss Hospital, Madurai.Dr.Gopi Nallaiyan, Consultant and Paediatric Cardiac surgeon diagnosed him and he made the ASD closure by a small incision in the middle of the chest(Lower partial sternotomy).While addressing the media person, Dr.Gopi Nallaiyan said,”Generally, such minimally invasive small incision cardiac surgeries were performed on adults, but here, it was done on a 4.5year old boy weighing 16 kg only.Besides, they are usually done through the side of the chest wall,and with another incision in the thigh for cardio pulmonary bypass.But in Aakash ‘s case, the entire procedure was done through a small incision in the middle of the chest”.
MINI-STERNOTOMY DONE ON 4-YEAR-OLD CHILD
A four and half child named S.Aakash was with Atrial Septal Defect(ASD),a congenital heart disease referring to a hole in the wall bifurcating two upper chambers of the heart was cured through mini-sternotomy,a minimally invasive open heart surgery at Devadoss Hospital, Madurai.S.Aakash is a son of a daily wager working at Kambam,Theni was often suffering from respiratory tract infection because of the disease.But the local government hospital asked them to wait for 1 year.One of their relatives adviced them to attend a medical camp conducted by Little Moppet Heart Foundation.From there he was referred to Devadoss Hospital, Madurai. Dr.Gopi Nallaiyan, Consultant Paediatric Cardiac Surgeon at the hospital diagnosed him.After diagnosing, initially they drop the option for surgery as the hole was too large.The team then decided to do open heart surgery.Usually the surgery was made to adults with two incisions- one through side chest wall and another in thigh.But the boy was weighing just 16 kgs, the doctors had to manage with a single incision in the middle of the chest.The surgery was done and the tubes for heart-lung machine were connected through this single incision which requires an extremely delicate approach.But in contrary to adults, the full length of the chest bone (sternum)
Will be cut for open surgery.Doctor said that only half of the chest bone was cut for the boy.So only it is called as mini-sternotomy.Hospital authority said it was the first such procedure surgery done in the southern part of TamilNadu under Chief Minister’s Comprehensive Health Insurance Scheme.
AN ADVANCED HEART SURGERY FOR A CHILD IN MADURAI
A 4.5 years child undergoes a lower section sternotomy at Devadoss Hospital, Madurai. Regarding this surgery, Dr.Gopi Nallaiyan said that a child named Aakash residing at Kambani in Theni was suffering from heart disease from the time of his birth.Many doctors suggested that surgery cannot be done to the child as he is only 4.5 years.In this situation he was brought to Devadoss Hospital for treatment.After diagnosing, it was found that he was suffering with a hole inbetween the two chambers of heart.For this, surgery was preferred by doctors.But this type of surgery was done in Chennai only with a cost of Rs.3 lakhs to Rs.5 lakhs.This surgery was usually done for persons weighing above 25 kgs.The doctors of Devadoss Hospital made this surgery to Aakash for the first time in the southern part of TamilNadu.It took 5 hours for the surgery to complete with the cost of Rs.1 lakh to Rs.2.5 lakhs.This surgery was named as Lower Section Sternotomy.
AN ADVANCED HEART SURGERY FOR A 4.5 YEARS CHILD BY DOCTORS OF DEVADOSS HOSPITAL
Elankumar, a resident at Kambam in Theni District.His son’s name is Aakash with 4.5 years.Aakash was suffering from heart disease from the time of his birth.In this situation he was admitted at Devadoss Hospital, Madurai for his treatment.Cardiology doctors examined him and found that he had a hole inbetween the two chambers of heart.After this, a surgery was done to the child and now the child is well.Regarding this, Dr.Gopi Nallaiyan said that the child was only 4.5 years old and many doctors suggested that it was risk to do surgery for him.This type of surgery can be done only to the persons weighing above 25 kgs.But Aakash was oly 16 kgs so that a small incision was made to undergo the surgery and the surgery was successful.This was the advanced treatment done for the first time in Southern part of TamilNadu to a 4.5 years child.
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