Critical Heart Surgery of a 13-year-old Boy

Critical Heart Surgery of a 13-year-old Boy
Pediatric cardiac surgery is one of the most challenging, technically demanding and satisfying branch of advanced medicine. Sameer, a thirteen-year-old boy was struggling with his heart defect since birth. He had a complex diagnosis of Dextrocardia (heart on the right) with tricuspid atresia, apico-caval juxtaposition, pulmonary stenosis and severe mitral regurgitation. In common terms, he had complex birth heart defects which involved non-development of half of his heart and obstruction of blood going to the lungs. This caused him to be blue and very easily tired. He underwent his first surgical procedure called bidirectional Glenn shunt in 2012. Although he...
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Young Woman Saved from the Clutches of Death

Young Woman Saved from the Clutches of Death
A 37-year-old woman came into RBH Emergency with pain in the chest since that morning. She collapsed in the emergency room and the doctor found her to have ventricular tachycardia. Immediately CPR was done and in 15-20 minutes, the team succeeded in reviving the patient. But the ECG again showed a heart attack. Her BP was not recordable and the lungs were full of blood (pulmonary edema). She was still unconscious and her heart was working only 20%. She was immediately shifted to Cath lab and there it was found that her main artery was 100% blocked. Immediately primary angioplasty...
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Orthopedic Case by Dr. Lalit Modi

Orthopedic Case by Dr. Lalit Modi
Joint replacement is considered to be the most rewarding surgery in orthopedics, as it is a boon for a patient with joint pain. Like any other surgery it also involves risk of infection although the chances are very low but in case it does occur, the patient should seek attention of joint replacement surgeon to manage it early. An orthopedic case with infection after knee replacement was recently successfully treated at CK Birla Hospitals RBH. The patient had been operated two years earlier for knee replacement. Initially she felt better but slowly she started feeling knee pain along with lots...
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