The procedure, called Balloon dilation of an obstructed valve in the baby’s heart, was performed done under ultrasound guidance.
A 28-year-old pregnant woman was admitted to the hospital with three previous miscarriages, according to ANI. The parents wished to continue the current pregnancy after the doctors communicated about the child’s heart condition and consented to the procedure with a wish to improve the outcome.
A team of interventional cardiologists and fetal medicine specialists performed a successful procedure at the Cardiothoracic Sciences Centre, AIIMS.(PTI)
“The fetus and the mother are both doing well after the procedure. The teams of doctors are monitoring the growth of the heart chambers to ultimately determine the baby’s future management,” according to the team of doctors involved in the procedure said.
Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Tuesday congratulated doctors at AIIMS for successfully performing a rare procedure on grape-sized heart of a fetus in 90 seconds. A team of doctors at AIIMS Delhi performed successful balloon dilation in a grape-size baby’s heart in the mother’s womb, reported news agency ANI.
“I congratulate the team of doctors of @AIIMS_NewDelhi for performing successful rare procedure on grape size heart of a fetus in 90 seconds. My prayers for the well-being of the baby and the mother,” Mandaviya tweeted.