Saturday, 5 May 2012

Interventional Cardiology at Kauvery Hospital - ASD and PDA Closure

A 30 yrs old lady from Tiruchirappalli has been suffering from PDA (PATENT DUCTUS ARTERIOSUS) a congenital cardiac defect, for 30 years. It is a condition where the abnormal flow between the aorta and pulmonary artery is causing a mixture of oxygenated blood with deoxygenated blood. She is the mother of 3 children. The disease troubled her for quite a long period. Till recent past, surgery was the only way to bail out from this suffering. Though the non surgical procedure is available in metros, the cost for this treatment obstructed her way to avail the benefit. Hailing from a poor family and the earning of the family head is hand to mouth she was fish out of water.
Now came the blessing in disguise for her rescue through Dr.S.Aravindakumar, MD, DNB (Cardio), the interventional cardiologist of Kauvery Hospital, Trichy, who explained to her about the non surgical procedure under The Chief Minister Health Insurance Scheme Tamilnadu, which otherwise would cost more than a Lakh. Normally the available surgical treatment for this defect would need a week long hospital stay and post surgically would restrict her domestic work with continuing medicine intake for three months.
Learning the availability of non surgical procedure, she opted to be the first patient in Trichy to gain life from Dr.S.Aravindakumar that too free of cost under The Chief Minister Health Insurance Scheme where the hospital stay is a day and followed by no restriction in domestic work. She got admitted and underwent coil closure. After the successful coil closure of PDA, the patient was bailed out of life threat. 
Similarly a 27 yrs old lady from Ariyalur, who has been suffering from Atrial Septal Defect since birth, got a ray of hope when she learnt from Dr.S.Aravindakumar, MD,DNB (Cardio) of Kauvery hospital, Trichy, that her problem can also be solved non surgically, free of cost under  the Chief Minister Health Insurance Scheme.  ASD (Atrial Septal Defect) is a congenital cardiac defect where a hole in the septum between the Right and Left Atrium of the heart forms a way for mixing of deoxygenated blood with oxygenated one. The hole in the heart of this patient measured 24 mm and normally closure is possible only through surgery as the hole was large and has the post surgical restrictions. However Dr.S.Aravindakumar, MD, DNB (Cardio) built confidence in the patient and obtained her consent for the non surgical procedure of ASD device closure. She was admitted and underwent the procedure. Post procedure was complication free and she too was brought out of danger. 
Both the patients and their relatives expressed their profound gratitude to The Tamilnadu chief minister and Dr.S.Aravindakumar, MD, DNB (Cardio) the interventional Cardiologist of Kauvery Hospital Trichy who made their dream come true. Kauvery Hospital is very happy & proud to say that these type of interventional Cardiac procedures are   first of its kind in Trichy.

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