Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research has successfully conducted Cardiac Procedures on Six patients such as Device Closure of the Heart Holes, Defects & Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasties. This was telecasted live from Jayadeva Institute to the International Cardiology Conference which was held at Frankfort, Germany yesterday.
The technical aspects and steps of conducting these procedures was discussed in detail. The first patient Sri. Punith 18 years Male who was suffering from fever, cough, breathlessness and on examination found to have portion of the aorta has ruptured into Right heart chamber, which was confirmed by Echo Examination. This sort of complex heart defect was earlier treated by Open Heart Surgery. This was successfully closed by using Umbrella Device by an Angiogram Technique, which is a non surgical method. Jayadeva Hospital team consisting of Dr. C.N.Manjunath, Director, Dr. Krishna Kumar, Dr. K.H. Srinivas and Dr. Jayaranganath conducted these procedures successfully.
The second patient was Sri. Vijay Kumar aged 14 years, comes from Daily wages poor family. He was suffering from Rheumatic Valvular Heart disease affecting the left sided heart valve. The Valve was critically narrowed resulting in breathing difficulty, tiredness, fatigue and not able to lie down. This entity is called Critical Mitral Stenosis. Dr.C.N.Manjunath and his team has successfully conducted Balloon Mitral Valvuloplasty Procedure through which the narrowed valve was made bigger resulting in complete relief.
Four more patients with similar heart holes were treated at this workshop. All patients have come from socially and financially constrained families and the procedures were done free of cost.
In these days of advanced technology, 50% of the heart diseases can be treated by non-surgical methods. The advantages of this modern technology is, there is no need for General Anaesthesia / No blood transfusion and patient can get back to work after 48 hours.
The whole live transmission lasted 4 hours and nearly 1500 Cardiologists & delegates from all over the world were gathered at Germany for this Conference.
Professor & HOD of Cardiology
DIRECTOR, SJICR, Bangalore