Child with Hole in Heart Undergoes Non Surgical Closure

SPS Hospitals is proud to announce a first of its kind case north of NCRof closure of a moderate sized Ventricular Septal Defect, commonly known as hole in the heart, in an 11 year old girl child employing aprocedure which avoids open heart surgery altogether.

Conventional surgeries leave a large scar in the middle of the chest and require a hospital stay of about 10 days due prolonged healing post cardiopulmonary bypass. However this procedure wherein an umbrella like device is placed inside the heart via blood vessels of the leg,leaves behind no scars and the recovery is much faster with patients being discharged the very next day.

“The procedure was a success with the use of a recently launched new generation of devices making this challenging case first of its kind north of Delhi.” claims Dr. Navdeep Singh, Pediatric Cardiologist, SPS Hospitals, who conducted the procedure.

He added, “With the recent availability of these devices it was possible to avoid a cumbersome arterio- venous loop and make a direct entry from the right Ventricle to the left Ventricle of the heart to deploy it. Child was mobilized and discharged the very next day and parents were glad that they could avoid a prolonged hospital stay and a large scar on the chest as she was a girl child.”

Cases of such complexity can only be achieved with help from allied multi specialties. He thanked the cath lab team, Dr. Anupam Shrivastava from Cardiac Anesthesia and Dr Sujata Bhatti, Pediatric Intensivist for their valuable contribution to making this case a success.

Our Expert

Dr. Navdeep Singh is a Senior Consultant in the Department of Pediatric and Fetal Cardiology having an experience of more than 12 years in serving children with heart disease. He is one of the first dedicated Interventional Pediatric Cardiologist in the region and has several pioneering neonatal procedures to his name. He is also the author of several National and International publication and sits on the editorial boards of several peer reviewed journals.