A 7-YEAR-OLD BOY GETS A SECOND CHANCE IN LIFE
A 7-year-old boy, Master K. Immanuyelu Reddy, hailing from Gannavaram in West Godavari, was suffering from a birth defect related to the heart - a hole in the heart with obstruction of a major artery coming from the heart and supplying to the lung. He was diagnosed with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD - VSD with DCRV) and was advised surgical treatment after discussing with a Pediatric Cardiologist and a Cardiothoracic Surgeon.
Since the child’s family came from a rural background and had financial constraints, Hrudaya Spandana Foundation assessed if they had Aarogyasri or any other insurance coverage. Since this surgery required extra funds to curtail surgical mortality from 10% to 3-4% associated with this kind of procedure in pediatric patients, the Scientific Committee decided to support the child through Hrudaya Spandana Foundation which will provide cover for quality peri-op care, including intra-op consumables and post-op pediatric intensive care to minimize the mortality.
On 3rd May, 2014, the boy was operated successfully employing utmost standards and quality care. The boy was off the ventilator support within just 3 hours post the procedure with nil post-op issues or complications.
BORN WITH CHALLENGE, BLESSED WITH HOPE
A 3-year-old child was suffering from a heart related birth defect called PDA (Patent Ductus Arteriosus, the 6th most common congenital heart defect) wherein the vessel (Ductus Arteriosus) does not close and remains ‘patent’ (open) resulting in irregular transmission of blood between two of the most important arteries close to the heart, which normally should close at birth, may lead to heart failure in future if left untreated.
After several consultations with various clinics, the child’s family approached Hrudaya Spandana Foundation for proper guidance. With the aid of the Screening Committee, the child was evaluated at one of the Foundation’s partner hospitals. It was understood that the defect could be treated by a surgical and non-surgical (catheter based) method. The Scientific Committee opted for device closure of the same, thus avoiding a major surgery for the child.
Hrudaya Spandana Foundation contributed technical and professional support. The child was successfully operated by one of the Foundation’s panel specialists wherein the birth defect was closed without opening the heart. The child is now on the process of recovery.