Critical Cardiac procedure telecast live while underway

Rae Bareli: Live ASD surgery, an open-heart surgery of a hole in the heart of a female patient, was done in the cardiology department at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Rae Bareli. Surgeon Dr. Ankit Gupta of the Cardiology Department and Professor Jeet Ram Kashyap (Course Director), who came from Chandigarh, together closed the hole in the heart of the patient (atrial septal defect) without operation in the cath lab.

Dr. Ankit Gupta, surgeon of the cardiothoracic surgery department, said that the hole in the heart was closed non-invasively by connecting the device to the patient through a vein in his leg. The hole in the heart was made by inserting a catheter-based thin, flexible tube (catheter) into a blood vessel and using imaging techniques to reach the patient’s heart.

Patient Archana was not given much anesthesia nor was any dissection done. Dr. Ankit Gupta underlined that the patient was discharged from the hospital after 48 hours. The patient was suffering from a congenital hole in her heart. AIIMS Director Prof. Dr. Arvind Rajvanshi, Deputy Director SK Singh, Dean Prof. Dr. Neeraj Kumari, Senior Administrative Officer Sameer Shukla, and others were present in the conference hall watching the live telecast of the patient’s open heart surgery.

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