In a very rare surgery, renowned heart surgeon Dr. Prateek Bhatnagar, Director Cardiac Surgery at CARE Hospital Banjara Hills has successfully done a quadruple bypass surgery on a 90 years old man, hailing from Raipur. The bypass surgery was done on the beating heart using total arterial revascularisation. No cuts were made on the legs. The bypass operation was done without open heart surgery, without any cuts on heart and without stopping the heart.
Patient Mr. Paras Ram was having unstable angina (chest pain at rest) at his native place. Coronary angiography showed tight left main coronary artery disease with severe triple vessel disease. All his coronary arteries were heavily calcified. He was in atrial fibrillation (irregular heart beat) too. Being an active individual even at 90 years, he & his family decided to go for a coronary bypass surgery for a better quality of life. Dr. Prateek Bhatnagar and his team at CARE Hospital Banjara Hills did a beating heart total arterial revascularisation last week, giving him 4 bypass grafts using the “Y” graft.
Dr. Bhatnagar said that in today’s date, age is just a number. With a good surgical team and a good hospital infrastructure, even nonagenarians can be safely offered a bypass surgery. He said that the main risks in operating someone in his 90s are brain stroke and kidney failure. Hence, Dr. Bhatnagar and his team did the entire surgery “anaortic”, without touching the aorta (the great blood vessel of the heart), which is atheromatous at this age – thereby preventing the occurance of brain “stroke”. This anaortic bypass surgery was achieved by doing a total arterial revascularisation with the Y graft on a beating heart. By maintaining good systemic blood pressure during the entire surgery, damage to kidneys was also prevented.
The patient’s atrial fibrillation has also converted to good normal sinus rhythm after bypass surgery. The patient started enjoying his tea in less than 20 hours of surgery and was walking 2 days after his bypass surgery. He is being discharged today with a normal pumping of heart. Mr. Nilesh Gupta HCOO CARE Hospital Banjara Hills said that Dr. Bhatnagar is internationally renowned for doing beating heart surgery with BIMA. This surgery does not need any cuts in legs. CARE Hospital Banjara Hills has the cutting-edge infrastructure needed to perform this high-end coronary bypass surgery with excellent results. Patient’s son expressed his gratitude to Dr.Bhatnagar and Team and all the supporting staff of CARE Hospitals Banjara Hills Hyderabad.