A 45-Year-old Woman Gets a New Lease of Life with 12- Hours Surgery for Rare Aortic Dissection at Narayana Hospital RN Tagore Hospital, Mukundapur

✍️By Special Correspondent

Ms. Malabika Mondal ( Name Changed), a 45-year-old woman faced a life-threatening health condition due to a critical cardiac problem- Aortic dissection which is a severe condition where one of the layers of the aorta tears apart, posing a significant risk to the patient’s life. Ms. Mondal’s case was particularly critical due to several factors, including a positive family history of aortic dissection, her history of undergoing Type A Aortic Dissection surgery twelve years ago, and the necessity of redo surgery. However, under the expert care of senior cardiac surgeon, Dr. Atanu Saha, and his team, Ms. Mondal underwent successful treatment for a rare and potentially fatal Type B Aortic Dissection at Narayana Health’s RN Tagore Hospital.

Upon admission, Ms. Mondal underwent a detailed workup which confirmed a ‘Stanford Type B’ Aortic Dissection – a tear in the descending part of the Aorta (body’s main blood vessel) which extended upto the abdomen. Recognizing the urgency of the situation, Dr. Saha and his team swiftly proceeded with a highly complex surgical repair, spanning approximately 12 hours.

Dr. Atanu Saha, Senior Consultant – Cardiac Surgery at Narayana Hospital RN Tagore Hospital, Mukundapur, remarked, ” Despite the challenges posed by the redo surgery and Marfan Syndrome, meticulous techniques were employed, resulting in a successful outcome. Ms. Mondal’s case underscores our dedication to excellence in complex cardiac care. Through prompt intervention and meticulous teamwork, we achieved a successful outcome, reaffirming our commitment to improving patient outcomes and providing compassionate care.”

Following the surgery, Ms. Mondal recovered without any complications and was discharged after ensuring her condition stabilized fully. The multidisciplinary care team, including cardiothoracic and vascular surgery residents, physician associates, anaesthetists, intensive care physicians, nurses, and perfusionists, played integral roles in Ms. Mondal’s treatment and speedy recovery.

Mr. R Venkatesh, Group COO of Narayana Health, said “At Narayana Health, patient well-being is our top priority. Ms. Mondal’s case showcases our unwavering commitment to delivering high-quality healthcare. We commend the collaborative efforts of our medical professionals in ensuring a successful outcome for Ms. Mondal.”

Throughout her hospital stay, Ms. Mondal demonstrated remarkable resilience, maintaining a positive attitude and contributing to her successful recovery.

As Ms. Mondal’s entire aorta has been replaced, the likelihood of new life-threatening complications is rare. However, she has been advised to follow a Vitamin K-restricted diet for lifelong management.

“Ms. Mondal’s case underscores the importance of timely intervention, specialized care, and the dedication of healthcare professionals in treating complex cardiovascular conditions. Her successful treatment exemplifies our hospital’s commitment to delivering exceptional cardiac care. We are proud of our team’s expertise and dedication in providing specialized treatment to patients facing complex cardiovascular conditions,” concluded Mr. Abhijit CP, Facility Director at RN Tagore Hospital.

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