SKIMS performs advanced surgery

Batamaloo woman recovers


Srinagar, July 18:  A high risk vascular operation was successfully performed by doctors of Cardiovascular Thoracic surgery at SK Institute of Medical Sciences, a SKIMS handout Thursday said.
 “The peculiarity of the surgery is  that blood circulation is totally stopped for about  twenty five minutes to the whole body (including brain and heart) while the patient being operated. This is for the first time that total circulatory arrest was utilized to salvage precious life of a patient at SKIMS,” the handout added.
 The surgery conducted by team of doctors included Dr Muhammad Akbar Bhat, Dr Shyam Singh (Co-Surgeon), Dr Zahoor A Shah (Cardiac Anesthesiologist), Dr Ghulam Nabi Lone, Dr Abdul Majeed, Lateef( Perfusionist), Dr Lateef  and Dr Shadab.
 “The patient (name withheld), 28, of Batamaloo, Srinagar treated in Department of Medicine developed massive hemoptysis (coughing up blood profusely, endangering life).  Emergency CT scan showed enlargement of the great artery of heart that delivers pure blood to brain and rest of the body and was operated in emergency,” the handout said.
 “The patient was put on cardiopulmonary bypass (machine that functions as heart and lungs) and cooled to 17 degree Centigrade. Heart was also cooled with ice slush and stopped. At this point, the blood circulation of the patient was totally stopped, therefore no blood was flowing through the blood vessels of the patient for 25 minutes (that means no blood was going to vital organs i.e. brain, heart and kidneys),” it added. 
 “Left side chest was opened; diseased portion of the aorta (the great artery of heart) removed and replaced with a Dacron tube graft (Artificial blood vessel made up of special synthetic cloth). Patient’s blood circulation was re-started, patient warmed, heart was made to beat again and she was separated from the heart lung machine. Patient was kept in cardiac surgery intensive care unit for overnight ventilation. Patient has completed recovered and has been discharged from hospital.”
 Director SKIMS, Dr Showkat Ali Zargar congratulated the faculty of the CVTS department. He said: “Recently Cardiac Surgery ICU has been accredited to CVTS department with updated equipment and advanced patient monitoring gadgets. The patient survival after open heart surgery at SKIMS is excellent and has been at par with international standards.”

Lastupdate on : Thu, 18 Jul 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 18 Jul 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Fri, 19 Jul 2013 00:00:00 IST

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