Mr. Syed Riyaz was diagnosed with a rare heart ailment where all four valves of his heart had been affected and were found to be narrow. The strength of his heart's contractility had also come down. He visited Manipal Hospitals Old Airport Road amidst the lockdown, where under the expert care of Dr. Devananda N S, HOD & Consultant - Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery, Heart and Lung Transplant Surgery, a life-saving procedure was carried out. Three of the valves were replaced with mechanical valves and the fourth one was successfully widened. Mr. Riyaz showed a speedy recovery and was discharged within two weeks of the surgery and is now on the path to leading a healthier life. Watch his story here!
While diagnosing a complex pregnancy, it was revealed that the baby had a rare congenital heart ailment in the intrauterine stage called transposition of arteries, commonly called the blue baby syndrome. The child underwent an arterial switch operation, which is a complex operation. However, the baby recovered very well and was discharged by the tenth day. With the multidisciplinary team of doctors led by Dr. Ranjan Shetty, HOD and Consultant- Interventional Cardiology, Dr. Karthik Nagesh, Chairman and HOD- Neonatal ICUS, Dr. Gayathri Karthik, Consultant- Obstetrics and Gynecology and Dr. Devananda NS, HOD and Consultant- Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery at Manipal Hospitals, Old Airport Road, the baby was given a new lease of life.