Rare surgery performed in Guntur to save two day old infant

Rare surgery performed in Guntur to save two day old infant

According to hospital group managing director and chief cardiologist, Dr P Ramesh Babu, the baby was brought to the hospital in a critical condition was her body was turned into complete bluish and suffering with shortness of breath. “It has been diagnosed as transposition of The Great Arteries (TGA), which is a heart condition that is present at birth, and often is called a congenital heart defect. TGA occurs when the two main arteries going out of the heart—the pulmonary artery and the aorta—are switched in position, or transposed,”

He said that their hospital handled about 170 pediatric cardiac surgeries in the last one year including 130 button whole surgeries. Cardiologist Benedict Raj, anesthesia specialist Dr Viswanath, pediatrician Dr Tejasri were also part of the team that handled the operation.


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