Congenital Heart Defects: Is Your New-Born Suffering From A Rare Heart Disease?
Parents go to extra length to
ensure the safety of their kids, they take all possible precautions for their
healthier future and it would be really devastating for parents who come to
know that their babies might be suffering from some kind of life-threatening
heart defects. However, sometimes life presents situations that we can’t help,
one such health condition is Aortopulmonary window defect.
As per the cardiac experts at
Metro Heart Institute the Aortopulmonary Window is a rare congenital heart
disease with an incidence of 0.1%-0.2% of all cardiac malformation. In this
condition Aorta which carries oxygenated blood to the body and Pulmonary trunk
which carries deoxygenated blood to lungs for oxygenation are separate tubes.
But, in the Aortopulmonary window, there is an abnormal window or connection
which causes mixing of oxygenated and deoxygenated blood leading to serious
This defect is a congenital defect
present at the time of birth, there is no specific reason for these kinds of
defects, they may be caused by a myriad of factors including but not restricted
to genetic disorders, socioeconomic situations, geographical implications, etc.
So there are no specific preventive measures to ensure protection from these
kinds of defects. However, early diagnosis and timely surgeries can help
patients suffering from this condition lead a healthy and normal life
There are no visible signs that
can indicate Aortopulmonary window defect, moreover, the small defects may be
completely asymptomatic. However, the complications that arise due to the
defect should be taken into consideration and patients should go for extensive
diagnosis to detect Aortopulmonary window or other comorbidities at the best
multispeciality hospital in India.
Some indications of
Aortopulmonary window include:
Poor appetite / poor weight gain
Rapid breathing and heartbeat
Irrespective of the
above-mentioned complications it is advisable to go for a complete checkup for
timely diagnosis of any health complications at the best cardiology hospital in
The aortopulmonary window can be
diagnosed by using the below-mentioned procedures:
Physical examination using a stethoscope to hear
audible murmur to check any leakage or slushing of blood in the heart.
Chest X-Ray- The conventional radiography method
Cardiac MRI- this is done to get
a detailed picture of your heart for proper analysis by experts at the best
cardiology hospital in Noida.
Cardiac Catheterization- Cardiac
catheterization is a specialized procedure in which a catheter (a long,
flexible tube) is inserted into a vein or artery and guided into the heart.
These kinds of procedures are regularly performed at Top Heart Hospitals in
Treatment of Aortopulmonary
Surgery is the only option for
the treatment of Aortopulmonary window irrespective of the size of the defect.
Cardiac Surgeons at best cardiology hospital in Delhi NCR describe this surgery as patching or closure
of the window between the aorta and the pulmonary artery with a patch. This
surgery should be done at the latest once the condition has been diagnosed as
the delay in the surgery can lead to serious health complications and even
fatalities in some cases.
The Aortopulmonary window has
been classified into three types- type I, II and III depending upon the
location of the defect. Out of these, type II which occurs in the distal part
of the aortopulmonary septum adjacent to the right pulmonary artery is
considered most difficult to operate.
As it is stated in the medical
community ‘Rare diseases are rarely cured’ as they require strenuous efforts
and exceptional skills for these procedures. We at the metro group of hospitals
has an exceptional team under the superior guidance of world-renowned
interventional cardiologist Dr. Purshotam Lal, who along with his team has
performed thousands of successful procedures. We at Metro group of hospitals,
one of the best cardiology hospitals in Delhi NCR are committed to providing
the best treatment to our patients with the utmost care and thousands of smiles
are a testimonial to that.
Recent Aortopulmonary Window
Case Treated by Metro Group
Our cardiac team at Meteromas
Hospital, Jaipur recently operated on a critical 2-year-old male patient who
was diagnosed with TYPE II Aortopulmonary Window condition. The patient was
taken on cardiopulmonary bypass procedure with mild hypothermia and closure was
done with a dacron patch. We are proud to announce that the Surgery was
completed successfully and the patient was discharged after 5 days of care by
our cardiac team. The patient is in regular follow up and is doing well.
It feels good to share a story
with happy endings. At the Metro Hospital, our cardiac team always give their
best and are eager to be part of many more happy stories like this.
We at the Metro group of
hospitals are always committed to realizing the vision of providing world-class
healthcare at an affordable cost and to achieve excellence in Healthcare
services by offering exceptional care through state of the art technology.
The Metro Group was established
in the year 1997 by Padama Vibhusan, Padma Bhusan and Dr. B C Roy National
Awardee Dr. Purshotam Lal with the vision to provide world-class healthcare
amenities to his countrymen at an affordable cost.
Metro Group of Hospitals are the
leading healthcare centers in our country boasting an ultra-modern
infrastructure providing multispeciality care by an exceptional team of
healthcare professionals under the leadership of world-renowned interventional
cardiologist Dr. Purshotam Lal. We at Metro hospitals provide multispecialty
care for 35 specialties that include Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology,
Respiratory, Oncology, Orthopaedics Joint replacement, Gastro and Bariatric
Surgery, Neurology and Neurosurgery, etc.
Dr. Purshotam Lal is a world-renowned
cardiologist who has been trained at world’s top medical institutions in UK,
Germany, and USA and has been granted fellowships at American College of
Cardiology; American College of Medicine; Royal College of Physicians (Canada);
Indian College of Cardiology & Society for Cardiac Angiography
Interventions (USA). He has been constantly innovating and has provided the
world with various procedures in the field of Interventional Cardiology. He has
successfully implemented these procedures and has treated thousands of patients
suffering from complex heart diseases.
He made monumental contributions
in the clinical development of Monodisc Device and for the first time in
medical history performed heart hole (ASD) Closure on a patient from Tamil
Nadu. Some of the other procedures that were performed by Dr. Purshotam Lal for
the first time include
· The first case of Aortic Valve Replacement
with Core Valve, without surgery on July 12, 2004.
· The 1st case in high-risk Aortic
Valvuloplasty in July 1990 for the 1st time in the Medical Literature.
· Introduced INOUE Balloon, the most popular
balloon for opening tight valve, for the 1st time in the country.
· Developed a new concept of “METRO CORONARY
SCREENING” for the patients who have been having a phobia of conventional
· Introduced more than 20 interventional
procedures in the country such as Coronary Atherectomy, Slow Rotational
Angioplasty, Rotablator, etc.
· Performing the largest no of
angioplasties/stenting as a single operator in the world – as per HEAL Survey –
the leading health magazine.
His contributions in the field of
interventional cardiology are numerous and he is constantly working to provide
affordable healthcare to all.