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High risk heart surgery on pregnant woman successful

A high risk open heart surgery was successfully operated upon on a seven-month pregnant woman at a government hospital here, officials said Thursday.

Jaipur: A high risk open heart surgery was successfully operated upon on a seven-month pregnant woman at a government hospital here, officials said Thursday.

Nirmala, with seven-month pregnancy, was facing respiratory problem and initially admitted to cardiac vascular surgery unit in January at SMS government hospital in Jaipur.

Later, the doctors recommended open heart surgery after discovering that one of her heart valve was shrinking. Her family members initially refused opt for the operation as it involved threat to the patient's life, Additional Superintendent of the hospital, Ajit Singh said.

She was discharged on request of her family but was admitted again after her problem became severe, he said.

The high risk operation was successfully operated upon by a team led by the cardiac surgeon Rajkumar Yadav on February 18, he said.

She is now doing well and is likely to be discharged from the hospital in couple of days, he said.

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