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2 Month Old Saved From Rare Cardiac Defect Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

B J Wadia Hospital for Children is probably the first hospital in the entire Western India to have successfully performed such a complicated surgery This cardiac disease found in 0.16 to 0.36 amongst 1000 live neonates It is responsible for 25% of all cardiac deaths occurring within the first week after birth

Paediatric cardiac surgery team at wadia Hospital lead by Dr. Shreepal Jain, Pediatric Interventional Cardiologist, Dr. Biswa Panda, Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon, Dr. Vilson C, Pediatric Cardiac Anesthetist, Dr. Jayashree Mishra, Pediatric Interventional Cardiologist Successfully performed a complex and complicated procedure called as “Hybrid Norwood surgery” on 2 month old Avantika Nair from Kalyan who was suffering from Hypoplastic Left heart syndrome (HLHS). B J Wadia Hospital for Children is a first hospital in the entire Western India to have successfully performed such a complicated surgery.During the pregnancy Mrs. Dhanya Nair was referred to Nowrosjee Wadia Maternity Hospital (NWMH) upon suspicion of heart defect in her unborn baby.  For further evaluation she underwent Fetal Echocardiography an Ultrasound test to detect heart problems in the unborn child.  Investigation report confirmed a cardiac defect called “Hypoplastic left heart syndrome” (HLHS) wherein the structures of the left side of the heart were underdeveloped.

Dr. Shreepal Jain, Pediatric Interventional …

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