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CVTS dept at SKIMS conducts first ‘Pediatric Valve Replacement’

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Srinagar: Department of CVTS, SKIMS has successfully conducted first Pediatric Heart Valve Replacement after a 9- year-old female child from Rainawari, Srinagar was diagnosed to have rheumatic heart disease with mitral regurgitation.

In a statement issued here, a spokesman of SKIMS said: “The child was hospitalized in the department of CVTS at SKIMS on 07th of January 2019 under Registration No: 1088425and thoroughly examined and investigated. After meticulous planning, she was operated on 11th of January 2019 by a team of surgeons led by Prof. G.N.Lone who was assisted by Dr Farooq Ahmad Ganie and others. She had a smooth surgical procedure which was completed in 90 minutes when her native valve was badly diseased and underdeveloped, rendering it impossible to repair, therefore replaced by a prosthetic device.”

“A dedicated team of Resident doctors, Cardiac ICCU Nursing and other Paramedical staff members played a vital role in her management. She was removed from Ventilator after 4 hours of surgery and shifted from ICCU within 6 days after a smooth recovery. She has been discharged from hospital symptom-free on 2nd of February 2019,” reads the statement.

“Director, SKIMS, Prof. Umar Javed Shah congratulated Department of CVTS for doing such a landmark cardiac surgery and said that these facilities benefit poor patients,” it said.

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