Apollomedics Lucknow Performs A Complex Acute Aortic Dissection Surgery On A 51-Year-Old Patient

Apollomedics Lucknow Performs A Complex Acute Aortic Dissection Surgery On A 51-Year-Old Patient

The operation was performed by completely stopping the patient's heartbeat and cooling down the blood to 18 degrees centigrade, technically termed as Total Circulatory Arrest or TCA

Lucknow, February 25 (TNA) Apollomedics Superspeciality Hospital has treated a 51-year-old patient by performing an acute aortic dissection surgery, a statement said on Friday.

The surgery was extremely complex as the patient's heartbeat was stopped and his blood was cooled down to the temperature of 18 degrees centigrade (called Total Circulatory Arrest or TCA in medical terms). The patient is currently healthy and has been visiting for regular check-up’s.

Dr. Mayank Somani, MD & CEO of Apollomedics Superspecialty Hospital, while expressing his happiness on the success of this complex surgery, said, “It is with immense pride I can say that Apollomedics super specialty Hospital continues to live up to the expectations of the people by performing complex surgeries successfully. Our super skilled doctors and paramedical staff have been consistently proving that we have the best team when it comes to meeting medical challenges”.

“This particular surgery of acute aortic dissection was successfully performed by Dr. Bharat Dubey and his team. Normally the patient would have to travel to cities like Delhi or Mumbai, which could have put his life in danger as his arteries could have burst at any time. But Dr. Dubey and his team treated the 51-year-old patient successfully and now he is healthy,” he added.

Senior CTVS & Heart Transplant Surgeon, Apollomedics Hospital, Dr. Bharat Dubey has more than two-and-a-half decades of experience in Cardio-Thoracic and Vascular surgeries. He explains, “The condition of acute aortic dissection is very rare and overtly critical condition. This problem is more common in older people, but it can also arise in young people as well. The symptoms of this disease are not very pronounced because they are quite similar to that of heart disease. If aortic dissection is detected and treated early, the condition may improve and the risk of death also is reduced.”

Aorta, is the largest and major artery, which propels blood throughout the body. Sometimes due to different reasons, a leakage starts in the layers of aorta, known as Aortic Dissection. This is a serious condition in which blood starts leaking from the lumen of the artery and starts flowing into its inner wall by creating space between layers of the artery wall. This flow of blood creates pressure that can rupture the outer wall of the aorta, resulting in serious condition, immediate death.
Dr Bharat Dubey, Senior CTVS & Heart Transplant Surgeon

Elaborating on the complicated procedure of surgery, Dubey added said, “During the surgery of acute aortic dissection, it becomes necessary to stop the beating of the heart as a part of this surgery can be performed only on a motionless and bloodless body part. Adopting this procedure requires considerable experience, concentration, and a skilled team & very advanced Post-Operative Care. When the heart stops beating, blood is supplied to the body and brain through a heart-lung bypass machine. and then his heartbeat was resumed. After a few days of keeping him under observation, the patient was discharged from the hospital. Now he is completely healthy and is visiting the hospital for regular check ups.

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