85 year old Patient Undergoes Bypass Surgery at J N Medical College
Doctors at the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Aligarh Muslim University achieved another milestone by carrying out surgery on a 85-year old patient for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). The patient, Ahmed Ali had reported chest pain on exertion and after having food. He was later diagnosed with blockage of all major vessels of heart for which he consented for an Open heart surgery.
The surgeon’s team, led by Prof M H Beg, comprised Dr Mohd Azam Haseen, Dr Mamoon Karimi and Dr Ghazanfar Khan.
Dr Nadeem Raza and Dr Manazir’s team conducted anaesthesia while perfusion team consisted of Sabir Ali Khan and Anwar Rizwi. Mohd Salman, Suhel Chadwa and Shahadat Hussain assisted during surgery.
Prof M H Beg, Chairman, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery said that open heart surgeries are being carried out in a routine manner and more than 50 patients have been operated during the last one year. He said that operating on an old patient bore additional challenge which his team took up and successfully completed the job.
Dr Mohd Azam Haseen, Associate Professor in Cardiothoracic Surgery said that they put four grafts using vessels from patient’s chest and leg. He said that this kind of surgery could be done in both conditions, with heart stopped and heart beating, although beating heart surgery was technically difficult, but it helped in early recovery of patient.
Professor S C Sharma, Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Principal J N Medical College, has congratulated the doctors’ team, saying that it is a proud moment for the college and the university. He said that earlier patients were referred to Delhi hospitals for this sort of complications.