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Innovative Cardiac Procedure from Father Muller Medical College Saves Life of Elderly Patient

Innovative Cardiac Procedure from Father Muller Medical College Saves the Life of Elderly Patient
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Mangaluru: A team of Doctors from the Department of Cardiology, Father Muller Medical College Hospital headed by Chief Interventional Cardiologist Dr. H. Prabhakar, have granted a new lease of life to an elderly patient aged about 61 years, hailing from Hassan.
The patient was admitted to the hospital with severe breathing problems. And the inability to perform any physical work. He was diagnosed with rheumatic heart disease for which he had undergone mechanical mitral valve replacement in November 2023. Of late, the patient was experiencing acute breathing problems. After thorough investigations, he was diagnosed have a non-functioning stuck mitral valve which was life-threatening. Instantly a team of doctors comprising Dr. H. Prabhakar, Dr. Pradeep Pereira, and Dr. K. T. Anand swung into action and planned a very complex interventional procedure which was performed only in a few hospitals in India. Dr. Pradeep Pereira revealed that surgery was the only option.

Dr. K. T. Anand, a Cardiothoracic surgeon informed the planned surgery would be under high risk since the patient had undergone head surgery four months back. This innovative rare and novel surgery lasted for 4 hours to complete. The mitral valve which was stuck was opened with wire and a balloon from the left side of the heart adapting a complex technique. Owing to this innovative procedure, the stuck wall was released and the patient recovered and had normal breathing. Dr. Pradeep counseled that, the innovative procedure is very risky and rarely performed. Due precaution was taken before the surgery.

The patient was currently discharged from the hospital and leading a normal life in his residence Hassan. The Director of the Father Muller Institutions Rev. Fr. Richard Cohello has congratulated the team of Doctors for their unique achievements.

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