New Delhi, July 29 IANS | 2 months ago

A 14-month-old boy from Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh, which has been hit by communal clashes, has successfully undergone a heart surgery here, doctors said Tuesday.


Zubair was suffering from Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA), a heart problem that affects babies soon after birth, said doctors at the BLK Super Speciality Hospital, where the boy underwent the surgery.

"PDA is present in all of us when we are in the mother's womb. It's a bypass for the lungs and is supposed to close within the first few days after birth. But in Zubair's case, it didn't, and as a result, his heart was strained and blood pressure increased," said Vikas Kohli, director of the BLK Children's Heart Institute.

"The challenge was to close the opening without surgery, considering the baby's age and weight. The process was done through the groin vein from where a wire was passed into the heart and the opening was closed," he said.

Zubair's lungs were flooded due to the condition, which resulted in recurrence of pneumonia. Hence, he weighed only seven kg whereas his ideal weight should have been 11 kg at his 14 month age.

Zubair was born in a poor family of 11 members who live in a mosque in Saharanpur.

(Posted on 29-07-2014)

Share This Page:


Post your comments


Information on States of India:

Andaman Nicobar | Andhra Pradesh | Assam | Bihar | Chandigarh | Chhattisgarh | Dadar Nagar Haveli | Daman Diu | Delhi | Goa | Gujarat | Haryana | Himachal Pradesh | Jammu Kashmir | Jharkhand | Karnataka | Kerala | Lakshadweep | Madhya Pradesh | Maharashtra | Manipur | Meghalaya | Mizoram | Nagaland | Orissa | Pondicherry | Punjab | Rajasthan | Sikkim | Tamil Nadu | Tripura | Uttar Pradesh | Uttaranchal | West Bengal

INDIA REGIONAL MAPS:

Andhra Pradesh Travel Map | Bihar Travel Map | Goa Travel Map | Gujarat Travel Map | Haryana Travel Map | Himachal Pradesh Map | Karnataka Travel Map | Kerala Travel Map | Maharashtra Travel Map | Punjab Travel Map | Rajasthan Travel Map | Sikkim Travel Map | Tamil Nadu Travel Map | Uttar Pradesh Travel Map | West Bengal Travel Map |

MORE MAPS OF INDIA:

Airports of India | Districts of India | India Pilgrim Centers | Tourism Map of India | National Highways in India | India Railway Routes |

INDIA CITY MAPS:

Ahmadabad | Bangalore | Chennai | Coimbatore | Delhi | Hyderabad/Secunderabad | Kochi | Kolkata | Mumbai | Pondicherry | Pune | Surat |

KERALA TRAVEL MAPS:

Alappuzha | Ernakulam | Idukki | Kannur | Kasaragod | Kollam | Kottayam | Kozhikode | Malappuram | Palakkad | Pathanamthitta | Thiruvananthapuram | Thrissur | Wayanad |