Heart Centre of Apollo Hospitals, Dhaka has performed an innovative and non-surgical intervention in repairing a congenital heart defect of a baby recently, says a press release.
The disease — congenital Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) means a hole in the septum in between two upper chambers of heart. The hole leads to undue mixing of oxygenated and deoxygenated blood resulting in improper oxygen supply to other parts of body.
It was closed by non-surgical procedures using 24mm ASD Device Closure. While this is conventionally repaired by surgery, the cardiologists of Apollo Heart Centre have chosen relatively newer and improved method.
Consultants of Apollo Heart Centre Dr A Q M Reza and Prof Dr Shahab Uddin Talukder performed this non-surgical procedure through the femoral artery of groin (transfemoral approach).
Source: The Daily Star, July 25, 2009