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Rare cardiac surgery performed

By City Correspondent

GUWAHATI, Nov 27 - An Aortic Dissection surgery was performed successfully at the city-based Hayat Hospital recently.

Aortic Dissection is a surgical emergency in which a tear occurs in the inner layer of the Ascending Aorta.

The surgery was performed by chief cardiac surgeon of the hospital Dr Suraj Kumar Pradhan.

�The successful surgery of Type-1 Aortic Dissection involving Arch and Right Coronary Artery was performed with Valve Conduit plus CABG for the first time in the North East,� said General Manager of the hospital, Paragjyoti Dutta.

�On November 9, a 58-year-old patient from Golaghat was brought to the hospital with chest pain and chest discomfort. On evaluation, Type-1 Aortic Dissection extending up to Aortic Arch and involving Right Coronary Artery causing inferior wall Ischemia was found. The patient was taken up for emergency surgery and the surgery was performed successfully. Now, the patient is stable and has been discharged from the hospital,� he added.

It is most common in men in the age group of 60 and 70. About 20 per cent of patient with Aortic Dissection die before reaching the hospital. Symptoms include severe chest or upper back pain that radiates to the neck or down the back, loss of consciousness and shortness of breath.

Another rare cardiac surgery was performed at the hospital recently. An open heart surgery (VSD closure) was carried out successfully on a three-month-old baby by the same surgeon. This was the first time in the North East that an open heart surgery was performed on such a small baby.

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