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Cardiac Care Unit
After consulting several doctors and surgeons in Mumbai, his father approached V.V. Bashi, the Chairman of the Centre for Thoracic and Cardio Vascular Care at MIOT hospitals.
At the age of four, Milind was found to have a large hole in his heart. He then developed progressive breathlessness and difficulty in sleeping. During treatment to repair the hole, he was found to have a large aneurysm of the aorta along with a leak in his aortic valve. In addition, Milind had a chest wall abnormality due to a depressed breastbone pushing his heart completely to the left side of the chest cavity. Due to such a complication, unlike other conventional surgeries where the procedure is performed through the midline, they had to make cuts in the left side of his chest. "The surgery was a tricky one since the heart was pushed to the left side which made it harder to make the stitches. Also, the visibility was less since we had to make special cuts on the left side of his chest," Dr. Bashi said. Due to the abnormal positioning of his heart, his left was partially functioning thereby causing the difficulty in breathing.
"What he had was what we call a 'type A' dissection of the aorta right down the length of the major blood vessel," explains V.V. Bashi, chairman, MIOT Centre for Thoracic and Cardio Vascular care.
In an aortic dissection, a potentially life-threatening condition, there is a tear in the main blood vessel which leads to bleeding into and along the wall of the aorta. This leads to two channels being formed in the aorta itself. Dr. Bashi further clarifies: Five per cent of patients die within an hour. Prolonging the surgery only increases the chances of death. "But this creates additional risk for the patient; and brings on the associated problems of two surgeries," Dr. Bashi explains. The whole graft resembles the trunk of an elephant, but this one is called 'frozen' because it is reinforced with pliable metal which gives it its form," Dr. Bashi explains. The surgery was only possible because of a team effort, Dr. Bashi says.
Aortic aneurysm, a blood filled enlargement of a weakened section of the main artery, can be fatal and it is necessary to diagnose the condition to avoid fatality, V.V. Bashi of the Centre for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Care, MIOT Hospitals, has said.
If an aneurysm bursts, as any aneurysm over 5 cm is likely to, it can cause death within three minutes, Dr. Bashi said. Aneurysms can also form a blood clot and disrupt bllod flow to various parts of the body. Sometimes blood can enter the wall of the aorta producing separation of the wall, leading to a medical emergency. "It is important for patients to be brought to a specialised centre early enough for intervention to work," he said. However, awareness about this largely non-symptomatic condition is pretty low even among medical professionals, Dr. Bashi said. Exact figures on the incidence are not available currently, Dr. Bashi said. The conference will discuss the various developments in the treatment of aortic aneurysms, Dr. Bashi said.
(From left to right: Mrs. Meena Tomar - Patient, Mrs. Mallika Mohandas - Chairman MIOT Hospitals, Dr. V.V. Bashi - Chairman, Centre for Thoracic & Vascular Cardio Care and Senior Cardiac Surgeon, and Dr. Murali - Interventional Radiologist)
A team of doctors headed by Dr. V. V. Bashi did a corrective surgery on Mrs. Meena Tomar, 43-year-old lady from New Delhi. The surgical team was headed by Dr. V. V. Bashi and assisted by Dr. Kannan R. Nair and Dr. V. Harilal. During the Press Meet : Dr.V.V. Bashi - Chairman, Centre for Thoracic & Vascular Cardio Care and Senior Cardiac Surgeon Patient will all smiles during the press meet : From left to right: Dr.V.V. Bashi - Chairman - Centre for Thoracic & Vascular Cardio Care and Senior Cardiac Surgeon, Mrs. Meena Tomar - Patient, Mrs. Mallika Mohandas - Chairman MIOT Hospitals, and Patient Relative, Standing: Dr. Siva Kumar - Interventional Cardiologist and Dr. Murali - Interventional Radiologist.
Shanti Prakash Bonegala from Guntur underwent the six-hour-long operation that was performed for the first time in India, said Dr V.V. Bashi, chairman, Centre of Thoracic and Cadiovascular Care of the private hospital, at a press conference on Friday. According to Dr Bashi, only two other similar cases - one in the US and another in Japan - have been reported.In this case, the patient also had the added problem of calcification of the aorta.Several hospitals had refused to operate on Mr. Shanti due to the high risk involved, Dr Bashi said.A team of doctors, headed by Dr Bashi, simultaneously performed the three operations on the heart.