Rare heart tumour removed succesfully

20 September 2009

A 45-year-old man, resident of Murugolli in Belthangady taluk got a new lease of life when a rare heart tumour was successfully removed at KMC Hospital, Ambedkar Circle.

Hospital authorities stated that the patient had chest pain, palpitations and breathlessness for six months and was subjected to a two-dimensional echo study on detection of an abnormal heart sound.

Once the diagnosis was confirmed, surgery was the only answer to his problem. Senior consultant cardiac surgeon Mahendra Mairal, who performed the operation, said the results were gratifying as the entire tumour, attached to the left side of interatrial septum and posterior wall of left atrium, was removed fully. To the surprise of all relatives, the patient could start conversing with his family soon after the operation.

He was discharged four days after the operation. Sunil Deshpande, chief operating officer, KMC Hospital, stated,
"With the arrival of Dr Mahendra, cardiac surgical programme has been revived and in last six weeks about 25 different operations have been performed."

source times of india


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