NEIGRIHMS successfully performs surgery on rare cardiac condition

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Shillong: The Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery (CTVS) at North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) has successfully performed surgery to address a rare cardiac anomaly known as Vieussens’ Ring with Coronary Artery Disease.

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Vieussens’ arterial ring is an uncommon cardiac condition, characterised by the abnormal connection between the right and left coronary blood supply of the heart. This anomaly was complicated by coronary artery disease causing impaired blood supply to the heart causing chest pain in the patient. The condition was diagnosed by Dr Amit Malviya (Additional Professor of Cardiology) and Dr Donbok Lynser (Additional Professor of Radiology).

The patient underwent corrective surgery on August 31, 2023, by a team of doctors led by cardiac surgeon Dr Reuben Lamiaki Kynta (Associate Professor CTVS and HOD I/C CTVS), Dr Tabang Nyitan (Assistant Professor CTVS), anaesthesiologist (Dr Neha Rawat, Assistant Professor Anesthesiology), Perfusionists (Mrinal Mandal & Ioosar Dkhar), CTVS OT and ICU Nursing staff. The patient is doing well on follow-up.

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Only 56 such cases have been reported so far worldwide.

Prof C Daniala, Medical Superintendent, NEIGRIHMS congratulated the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery for successfully performing such complex surgery. He also said that this surgery was a testament to the expertise and skill of our team.

Prof Nalin Mehta, Director of NEIGRIHMS, while appreciating the team, said that NEIGRIHMS is the only Central Government Hospital in the Northeast capable of treating such complex & rare cardiac lesions because of its robust Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery Services and is a boon for patients suffering from such conditions.

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