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Rare surgery saves life of 68-year old heart patient at Fortis Hospital

Rare surgery saves life of 68-year old heart patient at Fortis Hospital

A 68-year-old farmer got a new lease of life post a challenging Redo Sutureless Aortic Valve Replacement at Fortis Hospital, Vadapalani. 

Heart & Lung Transplant Program 

According to a press release from the hospital, in November this yer the patient was admitted under Dr.GoviniBalasubramani, Head – CTVS, Heart & Lung Transplant Program at Fortis Hospital, Vadapalani as he experienced breathlessness. Diagnosis reports revealed that the heart valve had degenerated with severe calcific aortic re-stenosis and aortic regurgitation (a condition that occurs when your heart's aortic valve does not close tightly).

 As a result, the blood pumped out of the heart's left ventricle leaks backward. If left untreated, a leaky valve could lead to heart failure and even death. Surgery was performed to install bioprosthetic valve to save the patient’s life. Over the period, the valve got degenerated due to calcium deposits, which made the heart valve opening narrow leading to blocked blood flow