Meerut : In an extraordinary medical achievement, the cardiac surgical team at Metro Hospital Meerut accomplished a highly intricate heart surgery on a 55-year-old male patient, overcoming numerous complexities. Under the expert guidance of Dr. Sanjeev Saxena, Director-Cardiology, and the renowned Chief Cardiac Surgeon, Dr. Sanket Garg, the surgery involved bypassing blocked blood vessels in the patient’s heart.
The patient’s case was truly unique and rare, as he had a severely weakened heart with 100% blockage in both his left and right main arteries. He was surviving on a tiny vessel from the right side of his heart, and his heart’s ejection fraction (EF) was only 35 percent. Additionally, his kidney function was also compromised.
Speaking about the intricate surgery, Dr. Sanjeev Saxena stated, “The complexity and rarity of the case prompted us to refer the patient to the Cardiac Surgery team after the Angiography. The surgery involved bypassing all three blocked vessels on both sides of the heart and required meticulous planning and execution.”
Dr. Sanket Garg added, “The surgery was performed on a beating heart, and all the blocked vessels were successfully bypassed. Such cases present a high risk of complications, especially in beating heart surgeries, as the heart is surviving on minimal blood supply. We employed delicate planning and execution, using arterial bypass for increased longevity due to the patient’s relatively young age.”
The success of the surgery can be attributed to the collective efforts of the Chief Cardiac Surgeon, Dr. Sanket Garg, Chief Anesthetist Dr. Shiv Kant, and the entire surgical team. Hospital CEO, Mr. Rajeev Tyagi, played a vital role in providing the necessary logistics and support for the surgery.
Notably, the surgery was performed under the Pradhan Mantri Ayushman Scheme, making it completely free of cost for the patient. This highlights Metro Hospital Meerut’s commitment to providing quality healthcare and life-saving treatments to patients from all walks of life.
Dr. Purushottam Lal, Chairman, Metro Group of Hospitals, emphasized the hospital’s mission to offer world-class health facilities to the people of Meerut and its surrounding areas. With advanced technology available in-house, patients with complex heart conditions can receive top-notch treatment without the need to travel to other metro cities.
Rajeev Tyagi, CEO and Unit Head, Metro Hospital, Meerut, expressed pride in the hospital’s achievements in cardiac services over the past two decades. The hospital has conducted numerous angiographies, angioplasties, and pacemaker implantations, along with an impressive track record of successful cardiac surgeries, including bypass and valve surgeries.
Dr. Sanket Garg further elaborated on the hospital’s advanced cardiac surgical procedures, including Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery and Total Arterial Bypass. The latter, which uses conduits from both sides of the chest, offers longevity benefits, making it especially useful for young patients.
The entire cardiac surgical team at Metro Hospital Meerut takes pride in this significant accomplishment. It stands as a testament to the hospital’s unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of medical excellence and providing exceptional care to patients. The hospital’s Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery Unit continues to be a part of the Cardiac Science team, ensuring comprehensive care throughout the treatment process.