Kochi: A private hospital here has performed arare angioplasty in a boy, who was suffering from severenarrowing at the beginning of Aorta, the major blood vesselfrom the heart. Dr R Padmakumar, Medical Director, Sunrise Hospitals atnearby Kakkanad, told reporters that this was a rare form ofcongenital heart disease with an incidence rate of one in onelakh population. The eighth standard student of Rajagiri School inErnakulam, Ashik Shahool, who had undergone the surgery, wasalso present at the conference.
The stents made in steel are imported from US, he said. Cardiologists Dr Vinod Thomas and Dr Renjukumar B Cperformed the procedure, he said.Bureau Report