In an unprecedented benchmark, a 98-year-old male successfully underwent coronary bypass surgery at Medanta – The Medicity(www.medanta.org). Mohammed Kadhim Saeed, from Iraq, came to India seeking
treatment for severely blocked coronary arteries causing him chest pain and discomfort. Negotiating risks associated with heart surgery in geriatric patients, a team of cardiac surgeons led by Dr. Naresh Trehan, Chairman and Managing Director, Medanta, performed a full coronary artery bypass surgery to relieve the patient of the serious life risk. The patient is believed to be the oldest person to undergo bypass surgery.
Explaining the rarity of the procedure, Dr Trehan, Chairman and Managing Director, Medanta said, “This was a case of blocked blood vessels complicated by the patient’s advanced age. Four bypasses were done to reroute the blood around the blockages. Post-surgery, the patient is perfectly healthy and has returned to his country.”