Initiation of Cardiac Surgery in GMCH, Chandigarh
The Voice of Chandigarh News
First time in GMCH, Chandigarh, a cardiac surgery procedure was done today (12.6.2018). The patient was one-month-old infant on prolonged ventilator support since birth. He was considered unstable to be shifted to higher centre for further management as the newborn was on a ventilator and it was not possible to vein him off from the ventilator and his clinical condition was very serious. Since, this was the first cardiovascular surgery to be performed in GMCH, Chandigarh, thus, assistance was sought from the Deptt. of CTVS, PGIMER, Chandigarh, and they were kind enough to depute their senior faulty Dr. Anand Mishra to GMCH, Chandigarh for assistance. The surgery of Patent Ductus Arteriosus closure was performed today (12.6.2018) by Dr. Sidharth Garg, who has recently joined GMCH, Chandigarh as Assistant Professor in Cardio Thoracic Vascular Surgery after getting training from PGIMER, Chandigarh. The other team members for this procedure were Dr. Lakesh K. Anand, Dr. Suksham Jain, Dr. Sidharth Garg, Dr. Swati, Dr. Supreet Kaur with the assistance of Dr. Anand Mishra from the Deptt. of CTVS, PGIMER, Chandigarh.
This was the first surgery, thus lot of planning went into and during the planning the HOD-Surgery Prof. A.K. Attri, HOD-Anaesthesia Prof. Satinder Gombar and HOD-Paediatrics Prof. Vishal Guglani were consulted and the case was discussed with them. Since the procedure required assistance from other institute, thus the HS-cum-SMER, UT, Chandigarh Mr. A.K. Gupta, IAS, was informed and he allowed to go ahead with the surgery.
During the surgery, it was found there was a communication between aorta and pulmonary arteries which was causing mixing of blood. During the surgery, the communication between two major vessels was identified and dissected and closed. The surgery lasted for 1½ hours and the newborn, who is one month old, is stable after the surgery.
With this surgery, the GMCH, Chandigarh is now ready to take up such cardiovascular surgeries, which will gradually reduce the workload of PGI, Chandigarh.