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SUM Hospital conducts rare combination surgery on heart patient

Bhubaneswar, Sept 10: A complex cardiothoracic surgery on a 55-year-old patient in critical condition has been successfully performed at the Institute of Medical Sciences and Sum Hospital (IMSSH) here recently saving his life.

The surgery combining three operations simultaneously-- closure of a hole in the heart, mitral valve replacement and bypass surgery-- was conducted in the Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery department of the hospital, run by the SOA University.

According to a university release, the patient who had been evaluated earlier in different hospitals came to the Sum Hospital in a critical state as he had low blood pressure, generalized swelling, low oxygen saturation, right ventricular failure and liver dysfunction.

As he had the hole in the heart since birth, the pressure in the lungs was high and he had right ventricular dysfunction which gradually led to leakage from mitral valve of the heart. A coronary angiogram done on him detected blockage in the coronary artery.

Dr. Jitendra Nath Patnaik, Chief Cardiac Surgeon in the hospital and his team decided to undertake the risky surgery considered highly dangerous as the combination of three surgeries together is extremely rare. Dr. Chandrasekhar Pradhan was the anesthetist.

After the six-hour-long operation, the patient made steady recovery and was discharged from the hospital on the tenth day.  The CTVS department of the hospital has been conducting critical open heart cases at low cost but good result, the release said.

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