New Delhi: The Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals granted a new lease of life to a 55-year-old accountant whose heart had ruptured inside his body, a fatal complication that rarely occurs, only in 1-2 percent of the patients of a cardiac arrest.
When Vinod Kumar fainted in his office on Christmas, he was rushed to Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals. The doctors in the Emergency resuscitated Vinod and immediately put him on ventilatory support. His family informed doctors that he had been feeling weak and feverish for a couple of days.
During the operation, it was found that Vinod’s heart had sustained a wound causing blood loss and compression over the heart – a condition that can be fatal even before detection. The attending doctors immediately shifted him to operation theatre and mended his heart. Due to the possibility of sudden complications, such a delicate surgery needs expertise of the highest order to ensure the patient remains stable.
Hole in the wall of the heart is extremely rare and fatal in the majority of cases. Blood clots gushed out of the patient’s heart during surgery making the procedure a challenge.