A 9-year-old Ahmed from Pakistan suffering from blue babies problem got treated in SPS Hospital and now having no problem. 45-year-old Abdussmad, a private electrician in Peshawar never thought to come in India but the surgery of his son has made him to come.A team of doctors at SPS Hospitals have performed a complex cardiac procedure on a 9-year-child from Pakistan. The child was suffering from a major congenital heart problem also known as ‘blue babies’ since birth.
He had a three chambered heart whereas a normal heart has four chambers for pumping blood. As a result, he was having breathlessness even when carrying out simple daily activities or when playing with his friends, along with bluishness of the body and poor weight gain.
This being a complex heart disease, multiple and staged corrective surgeries are required whereby a bypass is created by connecting major blood vessels to the lungs and decreasing the load of the heart. After the surgery, the child was shifted immediately to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. The post-op period was relatively uneventful and potential life threatening complications were managed swiftly and efficiently. Presently, the symptoms of the child have improved dramatically and he should be able to resume his routine activities and lead a normal life on return to his country.
This endeavour was supported by Balbir Kumar and his charitable organisation namely ‘Have a Heart Foundation’, which helped by sponsoring a part of the treatment cost. Almost 1 out of a 100 babies are born with some form of congenital heart disease which amounts to about 2 lakh children being born every year in our country. Upto 50 per cent of these babies are critical requiring urgent intervention in the first year itself. Children’s heart disease accounts for 10 per cent of all infant mortality in India.
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