Five-month old undergoes heart surgery in AP

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 22:10

Rajahmundry: A five-month-old girl who was diagnosed with a congenital heart ailment, was successfully operated upon at a hospital here, a release said.

The daughter of Sreenu and Varalakshmi from Mallepalli village in Gandepalli mandal of East Godavari District got successfully operated upon by chief cardio-thoracic surgeon at the GSL Medical College General Hospital Dr T Rajendra Prasad and his team of doctors.

According to doctors, the baby had developed breathing problem a few days after her birth.

"Two months after the birth, the baby again developed difficulty in breathing, for which she was admitted at the Government General Hospital Kakinada and was kept on ventilator for 10 days and then got discharged," a GSL medical college release said here today.
However, since the problem persisted, the baby was admitted to the department of paediatrics at GSL Medical College and was diagnosed PDA (patent ductus arteriosus).
The baby is recovering well and consuming food without any difficulty, the release added.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 22:10

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