Jamshedpur, Feb 1: A team of Paediatric cardiology from Brahmananda Narayana Multispeciality Hospital (BNMH) gave a new lease of life to a three days old new born suffering from absent pulmonary artery which is one of the main arteries to support life. The baby was initially admitted at Tata Motors Hospital and later referred to Brahmananda Narayana Multispeciality Hospital. During admission, the baby was very sick and in critical condition with gasping. The oxygen saturation was around 10-12%.
The cardiology procedure was done at the hospital by a team led by Dr. Pankaj Kumar Gupta, Consultant in Cardiology � Paediatric and supported by Dr. Umesh Prasad � HOD, Anaesthesia and Dr. Abhay Krishna � Sr. Consultant � cardiology.
Dr. Pankaj Gupta, Consultant � Pediatric Cardiology said that Pulmonary Atresia is a rare disease which affects 1 in 1000 baby & becomes life threating if not treated in time.
Dr. Gupta said that �The baby was diagnosed with absent pulmonary artery which is one of the main arteries to support life. The impure blood was mixing with the pure blood in the body resulting the bluish colour of the baby which is commonly called as Blue baby.�
Dr. Abhay Krishna also added, �Usually with such kind of problem, infant can survive up to 1 (one) month of the age if not treated urgently. The baby was immediately shifted to Cath Lab for Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) stenting procedure as there was a small connection which was about to close if necessary steps would not have been taken on time.�
Dr. Umesh Prasad further added said that �Administration of anaesthesia in new born baby with complicated heart disease needs expertise & experienced hands. The hospital is committed to provide the healthcare services�
Post the intense surgery, the connection was opened as a lifesaving procedure in first phase of treatment and in second phase of treatment � the baby need to undergo open heart surgery after the age of 1yr � 1.5 yr.