A 40-year-old man from Gorakhpur, suffering from a tear in the aorta, was successfully operated upon at Sarvodaya Hospital in Faridabad. The patient Ajay was diagnosed with Type A aortic dissection, a life-threatening condition. The complex surgery, led by Dr. Ved Prakash, Sr. Consultant – Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery, Sarvodaya Hospital involved removing the damaged ascending aorta and aortic valve, inserting an artificial graft, and reattaching the coronary arteries. Despite the two-week-old tear in Ajay’s artery, his recovery was fast, and he was discharged after five days.
Dr. Ved Prakash, informs, “Type A aortic dissection is a life-threatening heart condition can arise due to causes like uncontrolled hypertension, atherosclerosis, and connective tissue disorders. It is an emergency situation in which the risk of rupture of the aorta and patient’s death increases with every hour. In fact, 40-45% of patients are unable to reach a hospital in time, leading to sudden death in the absence of treatment. Many people arrive at the hospital late because symptoms of aortic dissection are similar with other diseases, leading to delay in treatment and diagnosis.”
Aortic valve dissection is a complex situation with high mortality risk. Very few hospitals in India are equipped with expertise in its treatments. Patients should not lose precious time in exploring hospitals without advanced cardiac care facilities, like the case with Ajay, as a timely intervention has excellent outcomes, Dr. Ved Prakash added.
Sarvodaya Hospital in Faridabad is known for its super-specialty services in Cardiology, Cardio-Thoracic & Vascular Surgery, and other medical fields.
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