GHAZIABAD: The Covid era has been very distressing for heart patients, but the way the heart doctors have struggled and treated the patients is commendable. Recently, a 50-year-old woman from Ghaziabad was admitted to Yashoda Super Specialty Hospital, Kaushambi, Ghaziabad, when she developed a high pressure in her lungs due to a 2 cm hole in her heart.
Through the ASD closure technique of cardiac intervention, in which the hole is closed with a device, like in angioplasty- by reaching the heart with the help of the leg vein, by the same technique, the principal cardiologist of the hospital, Dr. Asit Khanna successfully closed the hole with the help of a 26 mm ASD device by inserting a wire through patient’s groin and the patient is stable and recovering rapidly.
Dr. Khanna said that the major operation is usually done to close the heart hole, after which the patient has to stay in the hospital for a few days, but treatment with this method does not require large operation instead a very small incision is required.With this technique the recovery of the patient is also very fast and in 2 to 3 days the patient is also discharged from the hospital and the patient can do his normal routine work and starts walking.
Dr. PN Arora, Managing Director of Yashoda Super Specialty Hospital, Kaushambi, Ghaziabad, said that this is not a regular case and a bit rare and the availability of items related to this procedure was also challenging during Covid time but Team Yashoda has done it. Dr. Arora praised the entire team of doctors and cath labs and wished the patient to get well soon.