Delhi target: fetal heart heals in 90 seconds, it was the size of a grape, balloon dilation had to be done – Delhi: fetal heart heals in 90 seconds

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The heart of a fetus growing in a woman’s womb was fixed in just 90 seconds. Successful balloon dilatation of a grape-shaped heart has been performed at the Cardiothoracic Sciences Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi. A team of interventional cardiologists and fetal medicine experts from obstetrics and gynecology made the procedure a success. After this procedure, the condition of the mother and the unborn child is better.

Doctors from the Department of Cardiology and Cardiac Anesthesia, together with the Department of Fetal Medicine, monitor the fetus. It is examined whether the fetal ventricle will develop well in the future or not. Doctors say serious heart conditions can be diagnosed in the child while it is still in the womb. Treatment in the womb can lead to better development of the baby after birth.

this was the problem

Doctors say it’s balloon dilatation of a blocked valve in the fetal heart. This process is done using ultrasound. In this procedure, a needle is passed through the mother’s abdomen and into the baby’s heart. Then, using a balloon catheter, the clogged valve was opened to improve blood flow. Doctors claim that after this procedure, the fetal heart will develop better and the heart disease at birth will be less severe.

The doctor said that such a procedure could threaten the life of the fetus. This is done with the utmost care. Normally such a procedure is performed under angiography, but in this case it was not possible. Here everything happens under echo guidance. It wouldn’t have taken much time to do it either, if it had taken more time the child could have died. A senior team physician from AIIMS’s Cardiothoracic Sciences Center said the procedure was completed in just 90 seconds.

damage was done three times

The 28-year-old pregnant woman who came to AIIMS had previously had three miscarriages. The woman did not want to lose her child. The parents wanted to continue with the current pregnancy after the doctors informed them of the child’s heart condition and agreed to the procedure with the desire to improve the outcome.

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