The MitraClip is a small metal clip with a polyester fabric that is inserted to fix the leaky mitral valve of the heart thereby ensuring that the blood flow is in the right direction.
The woman was 35-weeks into her pregnancy and was experiencing an elevated heart rate wherein her heart was beating at 186 beats per minute.
Overstimulation of the sympathetic nervous system by caffeine may be a factor; energy drinks are also known to raise blood pressure and can trigger heart rhythm abnormalities.
Victor Bior, the preschooler was admitted to the hospital with multiple ailments including CHD or a hole in the heart, and pulmonary arterial narrowing.
The speedy transportation of the heart by a dedicated metro train during the peak hour aided in the success of the surgery, said surgeon Dr Alla Gopala Krishna Gokhale
Residents of Jaggaraopalli of Boinpalli mandal, Pandipalli Babu and Rajitha have a four month-old son Adhwith Shourya. The boy was diagnosed with a congenital heart problem.
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