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Key hole open heart surgery conducted at SKIMS

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Srinagar: The surgeons at the Department of Cardio Vascular Thoracic Surgery SKIMS have successfully performed Key Hole Open Heart Surgery” attracting applaud from all concerned.

A spokesperson of SKIMS, in a statement issued here said that a 35 years old female, resident of  Khangral, Kargil,  was admitted on 12th of March 2018 in the department of CVTS at SKIMS diagnosed  with Congenital Heart Defect and was  operated  by a team of doctors including  Prof G. N. Lone, Dr. Farooq Ahmad Ganie, Dr. Nadeem-ul- Nazeer and Dr. Younis.

The team of doctors did the surgery successfully and the patient was removed from ventilator within 2 hours of the surgery and was doing fine.

Quoting Dr. Lone, the spokesperson said, normally open heart surgery is done after opening the chest cage by a 20 cm long  wound  under Central Cardiopulmonary Bypass. However,  in this case a small wound called “key hole” was created in the right side of the  chest through which whole of the open heart surgery procedure was performed  and the defect was repaired.

“A Peripheral Cardiopulmonary Bypass was used instead of Central Bypass. The patient was removed from ventilator within 2 hours of the surgery and is doing fine,” Dr Lone was quoted as saying.

This procedure has number of advantages like very small scar, short hospital stay, less blood transfusion and patient’s psychological benefits, he added.