Mangaluru: The cardiac surgical team of Yenepoya Medical College Hospital recently performed successfully a difficult heart surgery on a patient with a rare congenital heart defect called Ebstein’s anomaly of the tricuspid valve.
A lady (aged 36 y) hailing from Chitradurga was diagnosed with Ebstein’s anomaly and was referred to Yenepoya Medical College Hospital. After a thorough evaluation of the patient, a ‘cone repair of the tricuspid valve‘ was performed by the cardiac surgical team comprising Dr Sakthivel, Dr Ganesh Kamath, Dr Arjun, Dr Nilesh Dr Mohandas, Dr Krishnaprasad and Dr Vinayak. There are very few centres in Karnataka where this operation is performed and Yenepoya Cardiac Centre in Mangaluru is one of them.
This was a most difficult case as it was type 3 ebstein anomaly. The patient has near-normal right ventricle function with a normal functioning valve and heartbeat at the time of discharge.
The medical superintendent of Yenepoya Medical College hospital, Dr Habib Rahaman said that Yenepoya Cardiac Centre has experienced Cardiac Surgeons and Cardiac Anesthetists capable of managing all types of cardiac surgery with special expertise in valve repair, Aortic root procedure(valve sparing), Bentall procedure, ventricular restoration surgery, aortic arch replacement, coronary endarterectomy and Beating heart bypass surgery.