Baby Fatima Saleh Haliru, aged 3 years from Nigeria, was born with a Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD).
During a routine health check-up, it was found that Baby Fatima Saleh Haliru has a ventricular septal defect (VSD). Although no physical challenges were faced by the child, neither were their anybody symptoms but the doctors suggested a VSD Closure Surgery to the hole.
Mr. and Mrs. Haliru started looking for better treatment options for Baby Haliru and came across via referral by a family friend. Team MediGence, upon receiving his query took-up the case without lagging any time and proposed the best possible treatment options for Baby Haliru. The intent was to connect them with the treatment facilities and expert surgeons for their child’s treatment.
Taking all the research into consideration and committed assistance by MediGence, Mr. and Mrs. Haliru chose Dr. Muthu Jyoti, Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi. Dr. Jyoti is one of the best surgeons for Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery and is reputed for his precisions and dedicated surgeries with immense care.
Mr. and Mrs. Haliru arrived in India on 26th July 2019. On arrival they were received by MediGence team and were taken to Apollo Hospital (New Delhi) straight away. The child’s initial consultations were made under the care of Dr. Muthu Jyoti. After the consultations, an Echocardiography was done which confirmed the diagnosis of VSD and the child was admitted in the hospital for treatment. After admission the surgery was planned very next day.
As scheduled, Baby Fatima underwent the VSD Closure Surgery on 27th of July. Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD), is the presence of a hole in the wall separating the two lower chambers of the heart. The hole causes blood to pass from the left side of the heart to the right side of the heart. This means that oxygen-rich blood gets mixed with oxygen-poor blood. As a result, some oxygen-rich blood is pumped to the lungs instead of out to the body.
In Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) Closure Surgery, doctors use an artificial patch to cover the hole, thus preventing the blood to pass from the left side of the heart to the right side of the heart, instead follow the normal route.
The surgery was conducted successfully and Baby Fatima is fine. The family were extremely happy with the surgery. The child’s parents did the regular follow-up and the dressing in India. Post the completion of recommended procedure, the Haliru family flew back to Nigeria on 7th August 2019.
Team MediGence wish baby Fatima and his parents a happy and healthy future!