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Rare Heart Surgery – Saved A Middle Aged Woman

Hyderabad, 26th April 2018: Team of doctors at MaxCure hospitals successfully performed a rare complex cardiac surgery and gave a new lease of life to a middle aged woman. 37-year-old Mrs. Latha (name changed) came to the hospital complaining of palpitation and breathlessness. While the complaints existed for some time, it started aggravating of late.

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She was evaluated by Dr. Pramod Reddy and his team. Investigations such as ECG, chest X-ray and Echocardiogram were carried out. The findings suggested that she has a heart on the right side (Dextrocardia), complex heart disease (congenitally corrected transposition of great arteries) with two Valve leaks (Tricuspid Valve Stenosis with regurgitation, Mitral valve regurgitation).

Speaking at the press conference, Dr. Pramod Reddy, Chief Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Maxcure Hospital, said, “This is a very rare case. The patient has a heart on the right side. Also, she had a complex heart disease which is <1% of all congenital heart diseases. Out of which only 20%of them have a heart on the right side. We managed to correct it with a surgery in which one valve is replaced and other is repaired. As the anatomy and orientation is complex, her operation is performed by flipping the heart on the left side. She was discharged in 5 days and she is very healthy now.”

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Mrs. Latha (Name changed), said, “I was terrified when I got to know that my heart is on the right side. On top of it I had a congenital heart disease. Thanks to the doctors here I am back to normal and was back to the home in 5 days.”

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MaxCure Group of Hospitals is the fastest growing multi-speciality chain in India. Established in the year 2011, MaxCure Group of Hospitals has the vision to offer clinical excellence through experienced doctors, high-end infrastructure and transparent patient care which is on par with the best in the world.