A 65-year-old man admitted to SIMS Hospital, Chennai due to ongoing chest pain. He was diagnosed with a life-threatening condition – leaking aortic valve, tear in the inner lining of the aorta and a tear in the lower end of aorta.
Traditionally doctors operate in two stages on such patient but doctors at SIMS Hospital decided to do complex surgery that would treat all the three conditions. “The surgery was a big challenge but we had to do it on an emergency basis,” said Dr. VV Bashi, a senior cardiac surgeon.
In this case, surgeons replaced the entire damaged aorta and repaired the valve in a single surgery. “I did not know that I had such a serious problem. I am now happy that surgery cured my diseases,” said the patient.
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