Sagar Hospitals Breathes Life into an Infant

Rare Heart Defect-DORV-Double Outlet Right Ventricle
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June 18, 2010 - PRLog -- A, one and half year old child weighing 5 kg was referred to our hospital from Raichur district as a case of congential heart disease (devolpmental heart defect). On investigation at our centre centre it was found to have a rare congenital heart defect called  Double Outlet right Ventricle with pulmonary stenosis.
The normal heart has two pumping chambers called ventricles and two great vessels which carry the blood to different parts of the body. The ventricle on the right side gives rise to the aorta which conveys blood to the whole blood where as the ventricle on the right side gives rise to the pulmonary artery which supplies blood to the lung. These two ventricles are seperated by a muscular wall called septum and blood on either side of the septum do not mix. In this case, this septum was deficient and the aorta was arising from the right ventricle and blood from both ventricles were getting mixed up. Also along with these defects the pulmonary artery was also obstructed due to abnormal muscular bundles. Surgical correction of these defects is the only treatment fro this condition.
This baby was operated sucessfully at our hospital, Sagar Hospital, Kumarswamy layout, Banashankari, Bangalore and is now on the way to recovery. This surgery was performed by the cardiothoracic surgical team comprising of Dr. Sanjay B.S, Dr. Dwarakanath T.R and Dr. Dattatreya. The surgery was done free of cost under the Vajpayee Suvarna Suraksha scheme of the Karnataka state government.

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Sagar Hospitals is a comprehensive healthcare provider with a 2 multispecialty hospital, 5 clinics & a chain of pharmacies. The 665 beds facility located Bangalore South,offers affordable medical treatment with personalized care
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