Success Stories

Baby Rizan Mohammed: Rectified Rare Heart Disease (ALCAPA (Anomalous Left Coronary Artery from the Pulmonary Artery)

Baby Rizan Mohammed flashes a gummy smile, gurgles, and feeds hungrily like any other four-and-a-half-month-old. He is totally oblivious to the surgical wound healing on his chest, under the swaddling clothes.Read More

Author: Dr Devananda N S, HOD & Consultants: Cardio thoracic and Vascular Surgery,Manipal Heart Institute, MHB

Mohammed Arshad Sheikh (14 years): Born with a rare congenital heart defect and surviving with a blue baby syndrome

Despite all odds and challenges they had to face almost every day since his birth, 14 year old Mohammed Arshad Sheikh's parents never gave up hope. He was born with a rare congenital heart defect (with only about 30% of his left ventricle functioning and both arteries arising from right ventricle) and was surviving with a blue baby syndrome. His case was very complicated and out of surgical limits. No surgeon wanted to touch the boy's heart for fear of making the situation worse. The parents were so persistent that after much deliberation, we decided to take up the case, said Dr Devananda N S, HOD and Consultant, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon, Manipal Heart Institute.Read More

Master Kartik (7 Days Old) suffering from Taussig-Bing anomaly and Co-arctation of the Aorta

It is extremely disappointing to know after nine months following precious pregnancy that that the newborn has a very major cardiac problem and need immediate surgery. It is even more depressing when the mother herself is a medical professional when the mother herself is a medical professional and understands that the risks involved in the operation is very high. This was the situation of the parents of own baby.Read More

The Author is:Dr. Devananda N S, HOD & Consultant - Cardio thoracic and Vascular Surgery Manipal Heart Institute, Manipal Hospital, Bangalore

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