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32 year old obese youth  operated for cardiac tumor via minimal invasive procedure

32 year old obese youth operated for cardiac tumor via minimal invasive procedure

A 32-year-old extremely obese, young man got a second chance at life after undergoing a challenging and rare cardiac tumor surgery at Fortis Malar Hospital, Chennai.
Doctors headed by Dr. Thejaswi N Marla, Clinical Lead, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, Fortis Malar treated the challenging case via minimally invasive keyhole surgery over conventional sternotomy.

According to a press release from the hospital, the young patient was presented at Fortis Malar with symptoms of breathlessness and frequent episodes of giddiness.  
Post diagnosis, Dr. Manohar G, Senior Interventional Cardiologist identified that the symptoms were due to a very large cardiac tumor, in his right atrium. The large mass measuring 11.5x8 cms was completely blocking the blood flow to the right ventricle by occupying the entire right atrium. The clinical experts at Fortis Malar diagnosed the tumor at the appropriate time and successfully excised and rebuilt the chamber with a small incision.