Apollo doctors save baby with heart defects

By Express press service

HYDERABAD: Doctors at the Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (AIMSR) in Jubillee Hills have performed complex heart surgery on a two-month-old baby, diagnosed with multiple congenital heart defects.

The male child had numerous abnormalities, including a hole in the heart, reversed positions of two major arteries, open blood vessels leading from the heart, autism, and a single coronary artery, in which the two major arteries arise from opposite sides.

It is a rare subset of heart defects, present in 1 in 3,500 live births. If treated early, these babies lead normal lives. The team of specialists led by Dr. Sunil Swain performed the operation successfully.

HYDERABAD: Doctors at the Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (AIMSR) in Jubillee Hills have performed complex heart surgery on a two-month-old baby, diagnosed with multiple congenital heart defects. The male child had numerous abnormalities, including a hole in the heart, reversed positions of two major arteries, open blood vessels leading from the heart, autism, and a single coronary artery, in which the two major arteries arise from opposite sides. It is a rare subset of heart defects, present in 1 in 3,500 live births. If treated early, these babies lead normal lives. The team of specialists led by Dr. Sunil Swain performed the operation successfully.