A 13-year-old girl was admitted to MCH (Medical College Hospital) after complaints of chest pain. Considering the fact that the chances of heart attack are less in children, the doctors thought she was suffering from inborn diseases but the tests were negative. The doctors then suggested ECG tests. An angiography showed the symptoms of heart attack and diagnosed with 99% blockage in major blood vessels, 50% blockage in artery and damage to the blood vessel wall. As stent placement was not possible so doctors decided to go with bypass surgery.
“It is a rare disease that affects the blood vessels of children. It does not have any link with eating habits but it is an alarming fact that heart attack is becoming common in younger people as well,” Dr. George Koshy, professor of the cardiology department.
The surgery was performed under the guidance of Dr. V Suresh Kumar and a team of doctors including Dr. Krishna, Dr. Kishore, Dr. Mahesh, anesthesia doctors, staff and technicians.
The girl has been discharged from the hospital and is doing fine.
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