Pune doctors perform surgery on baby’s walnut sized heart

In a rare surgery, doctors at one of the Pune hospitals performed a miraculous surgery on walnut-sized heart of a baby weighing just 1.5kg. The newborn was born premature at 33 weeks at a hospital in Baramati and was suffering from extreme congenital heart defect. Doctors said that if the child had to be saved, there was no way out other than operating the newborn. As per a report published in Times of India, doctors noticed low oxygen levels in the baby’s blood and upon further investigations, the baby was diagnosed with a serious heart condition where the veins bringing oxygenated blood from the lungs were connected to the liver instead of the heart. According to a statement released by hospital authorities, this is first open-heart surgery performed on such a small baby in the country.

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