Army’s R&R Hospital successfully performs cardiac procedure on minor boy

This procedure was performed on an eight-year-old civilian boy from Baramullah, Jammu & Kashmir, who had a critical narrowing of Aorta (blood channel supplying pure blood to all the parts of the body).
Army’s R&R Hospital successfully performs cardiac procedure on minor boy

New Delhi: The pediatric cardiology team of the Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS), in an extraordinary medical achievement, successfully performed a high risk transcatheter (non-surgical) lifesaving cardiac procedure at the Army Hospital (Research & Referral) in Delhi Cantt.

This procedure was performed on an eight-year-old civilian boy from Baramullah, Jammu & Kashmir, who had a critical narrowing of Aorta (blood channel supplying pure blood to all the parts of the body) resulting in compromised blood supply to few vital organs of the body as well as reduced function of heart.

This challenging complex procedure was done through a small nick in the groin and involved implantation of a large stent. It was an extremely life-threatening complicated procedure. However, it went off uneventfully and the child has been discharged in just three days post procedure without even a scar on the body.

Under Operation Sadbhavna in J&K, the boy was brought to this center by Indian Army Dagger Division, as his family was incapable of affording his treatment. With the collaborative efforts of Army Hospital (R&R), New Delhi, Chinaar Corps/Dagger Division, J&K and Indrani Balan Foundation, Pune, the boy will now lead to an absolutely normal life in future. The expertise of performing such a complex procedure is available only at few centers in the country, including Army Hospital (R&R), Delhi Cantt.

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