Saturday , October 23 2021

Transcatheter Device Closure Successfully Performed for the First Time

Udaipur : Geetanjali Medical College & Hospital’s Interventional Cardiology team has treated a young boy by successfully performing transcatheter device closure. The team comprised of Interventional Cardiologists Dr. Kapil Bhargava, Dr. Ramesh Patel, Dr. Danny Kumar & Dr. Shalabh Agarwal.

The treating Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Ramesh Patel said that, “A 5-years-old male child from Pratapgarh was referred to our hospital for cardiac evaluation. He had repeated episodes of lower respiratory tract infections, slow weight gain and systolic murmur. His cardiac radiograph (Chest X-Ray) revealed prominent pulmonary vascular markings. Echocardiography showed Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) and Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) at pulmonary end. It was decided to take the patient for transcatheter device closure of multiple defects. Both VSD & PDA closures were made using button shaped device. The patient was discharged the second day from the hospital. The patient is asymptomatic with normal findings and good biventricular functions.”

“Use of improved hardware, smaller sheath sizes and newer techniques has made it possible to simultaneously treat multiple cardiac lesions in children using interventional methods. Increased incidence and rapid progression of pulmonary hypertension in children has been well known. Hence, we decided for simultaneous closure of two defects in our patient. It also requires careful patient selection for such procedures. To best of my knowledge, this is a rare procedure of a young boy undergoing simultaneous closure of VSD & PDA using transcatheter approach in a single procedure,” quoted Dr. Patel.

CEO Geetanjali Hospital Mr. Prateem Tamboli said that, “Geetanjali Medical College & Hospital is a quarternary care multi super-specialty hospital where the complete experienced and skilled team of cardiologist is present. At GMCH, the pre, peri & post procedures are provided to patients, as per the international standards of medical treatment. The procedure so chosen demanded skills & expertise to which the team managed to bring smile to their patient. We wish a bright future and healthy lifestyle for the young boy.”

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