Doctors of Belagavi hospital save lives of two babies, one from Goa and the other from Iraq

Doctors from Arihant Hospital with the 28-day-old baby from Iraq and its mother in Belagavi on Thursday.

Doctors of Arihant Hospital in Belagavi have saved the lives of two babies, by performing complicated heart surgeries on them.

A 10-day-old baby from Goa and a 28-day-old infant from Iraq are the two patients saved by a team headed by M.D. Dixit, Abhishek Joshi, Amrut Nerlikar, Prashant M.B. and Avinash Londe and others.

The toddler from Goa was brought to Belagavi on a ventilator immediately after birth.

Doctors diagnosed the baby as suffering from Type II Interrupted Aortic Arch, a critical congenital heart defect. And, the surgery was conducted immediately.

The baby has recovered. The baby from Goa was discharged after a week of monitoring in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital.

The international visitor from Iraq was less than a month old. The baby was suffering from Severe Post Ductal Coarctation of the Aorta (CoA) with Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) and a Large Atrial Septal Defect (ASD). The surgeons conducted Coarctation of the Aorta and ligated the Patent Ductus Arteriosus.

The infant was discharged a week after the procedure. The infant’s parents have thanked the team of doctors and the hospital administration, said a release.

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