Key Hole Open Heart Surgery done at SKIMS

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SRINAGAR: Department of Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgery SKIMS performed Key Hole Open Heart Surgery on a 35-year-old female of Khangral, Kargil, who was admitted on 12 March 2018 under MRD No. 1034030.
She was 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, an official statement said.
“Normally, the open heart surgery is done after opening the chest cage by a 20cm 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,” Dr. Lone said in a statement.
He said 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. This procedure has number of advantages like very small scar, short hospital stay, less blood transfusion and patient’s psychological benefits,” Dr. Lone said.