Doctors At Fortis Hospital Give A New Lease Of Life To A 17-year-old Suffering From Recurrent Heart Failure
Ranjan Rout

Doctors At Fortis Hospital Give A New Lease Of Life To A 17-year-old Suffering From Recurrent Heart Failure

New Delhi, Sep 28 (TNA) Dr. T S Kler, Chairman, Fortis Heart & Vascular Institute, Fortis Memorial Research Institute and his team of experts including Dr Avinash Verma, Senior Consultant, electrophysiology recently performed a complex surgery on a 17-year-old girl from Sikkim and gifted her a new life, a statement said.

Due to nationwide lockdown and travel restrictions, the patient was unable to travel to Delhi for her treatment which further deteriorated her heart health. The patient was first presented at a camp organised by Fortis Gurugram in Sikkim and after initial investigations in her hometown, it was found that she is suffering from a rare kind of arrythmia, called Junctional Tachycardia, which is very uncommon in youngsters at her age. For immediate treatment, the team of doctors led by Kler decided to fly the patient to Gurugram.

Before COVID-19, the functionality of her heart was extremely poor, as the Ejection Fraction (a measurement of the percentage of blood leaving the heart each time it contracts) was only 30%. She had to be admitted in the local hospitals every few days leading to no personal life and forcing her to leave schooling in between. The pandemic and limited health infrastructure further led to a delay in her treatment.

As the case was very complex, a team of experts at Fortis Gurugram conducted 3-dimensional mapping with the help of new system Carto version 7 to precisely map the source of arrythmia. Upon thorough investigation, it was found that the arrythmia was coming from the conduction system i.e. body’s own natural wiring.

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