Fortis Kolkata performs rare mirror image heart surgery

Updated: November 24, 2014 5:15 PM

Dextrocardia is believed to occur in approximately one out of every 12,000 people Renowned author Saradindu Bandopadhyay talked about it in his celebrated super sleuth story Sojarur Kanta in the 1960s. Half a century later it was still a topic of discussion with Imran Khan portraying a character with this unique disease. We are talking […]

Dextrocardia is believed to occur in approximately one out of every 12,000 people

201411boe16Renowned author Saradindu Bandopadhyay talked about it in his celebrated super sleuth story Sojarur Kanta in the 1960s. Half a century later it was still a topic of discussion with Imran Khan portraying a character with this unique disease. We are talking about Dextrocardia, a condition in which the heart is pointed towards the right side of the chest instead of normally being situated at the left side. Dextrocardia is believed to occur in approximately in one out of every 12,000 people.

Recently, in a very rare case of mirror image, Dextrocardia anomalously originated in the right coronary artery. Instead of arising from its mirror image position it originated from a much higher spot. This condition was sucessfully treated at Fortis Hospitals giving a new lease of life to Shyamal Dutta.

After failed attempts of being treated at several top of the line hospitals in the city where angiography was done and he was diagnosed with double vessel disease, Dutta arrived at Fortis Hospitals with symptoms of acute coronary syndrome with haemodynamic embarrassment and possible wall damage (supplied by Rt Coronary artery).

“I suffered from shortness of breath and regular chest pain. The problem refused to alleviate even after prolonged treatment. But under the care of Dr Shuvanan Ray at Fortis Hospitals, I have got a huge relief,” said 69-years-old Dutta.

After unsatisfactory treatments at other hospitals, Dutta finally received the right treatment for his rare disorder at Fortis Hospitals Anandapur. He was admitted to the hospital on August 11. After admission, he had undergone PTCA with Stent to RCA (DES 4.0 x 40 mm – DES) on 12.08.2014 and was discharged after treatment, in a stable condition, on August 14, 2014.

“As all the catheters are made according to the normal anatomy (left side heart), Dextrocardia poses a problem for both interventionist and cardiac surgeons. Moreover, an anomalously originating artery requires experience and skill to choose the right hardware to finish the job successfully,” said Dr Ray, Interventional Cardiologist, Fortis Hospital, Anandapur.

For further details contact
Deborshi Saha,
Fortis Hospital, Anandapur
Mob: +91 9831957376
Email: deborshi.saha@fortishealthcare.com

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