Navigation Links
Baby Underwent A Heart Surgery Inside The Womb

At the children’s hospital Boston, a surgery was conducted on a baby inside the womb. The baby, Grace, underwent the world's first heart stent procedure in the womb. // She was discharged on Friday after the successful completion of the surgery.

The baby was diagnosed with a heart defect called hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) inside the womb. When she was 30 weeks the doctors placed a stent in the developing fetus on November 7, 2005.

She was born on January 10 and the doctors performed the first part of the definitive three-stage corrective operation on January 13. The physicians said that the stent was very helpful as it protected the baby’s lungs and helped the current operation to go smoothly.

Hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) is the most common heart disease that is the cause of death of the baby during their first week of life. In this complicated disease the left side of the heart is improperly developed. Hence it is very small and can accept very little blood.

Usually there is a small hole, which allows the blood to flow from the left side to the right before leaving the heart. But in this case there was absence of a hole and hence the blood accumulated in the left side of the heart and went to the lungs. This in the future will cause a lot of problems.

Dr. James Lock, from the Children's Hospital Boston, and colleagues planned to reconstruct the connection between the left and right sides of Grace's heart. This was achieved by placing a stent. This stent acted like a small blood vessel, which carried the blood from the left side to the right side of the heart.

This was possible with the help of the ultrasound guidance. The doctors put a small catheter into the mother's uterus and then reached into the fetal heart where two holes were created in the wall between the left and right sides of the heart. The stent was then placed in-between the two holes.

At birth, Grace was brea thing normally and did not raise the necessity to be put on a ventilator. Grace then recovered smoothly without any major complication associated with neither the disease nor the surgery. The second stage of the operation will occur when she is 4 to 6 months of age and the third and final stage is usually performed between 1 and 3 years of age.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. DNA Underwent Changes Due To Culture
2. Overweight Briton Underwent Successful Surgery In India Being Denied By NHS
3. One in Three Heart Attack Patients Have No Chest Pains
4. Epileptic Seizures Can Be Due to Heart Problem
5. Bypass Heart Surgery Performed Without General Anesthesia
6. New CPR Guidelines issued by Heart Association
7. White Cells Count Can Predict Heart Attack Death Risk
8. Vitamins-The answer to Heart Disease?
9. Fight Heart disease and Pain with Meditation
10. Heart disease in the newborn is related to maternal malnutrition
11. New drug to treat Heart Attack and damaged tissue
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/27/2016)... ... May 27, 2016 , ... ... in the pharmaceutical, medical and food industries. Aside from its GMP accreditation, Validation ... providing proof of successfully certified products, services and staff. , Validation Center is ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... , ... May 26, 2016 , ... W.S. Badger ... has been honored with a 2016 When Work Works Award for its use of ... of the national When Work Works project administered by the Families and Work Institute ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Georgia State University College ... academic programs. , Answering to the increasing demand for curricular specializations, the Certificate ... and environmental and land use law. ,  , “The demand for lawyers with ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... 2016 , ... The Woodlands at John Knox Village , Florida’s first ... for living and healing, celebrated its grand opening, today. The Woodlands at John Knox ... by Empowered Staff. , “This is an incredibly fulfilling time for John Knox Village ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... MadgeTech will be showcasing its line of ... Warner, New Hampshire at the MadgeTech headquarters. With products sold in more than 100 ... government agencies, including NASA. , In 2012, NASA strategically set up 17 RHTemp101A ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/26/2016)... -- Since its commercial introduction in 2005, ... science tool for conducting genetic studies in a range ... its new report that the industry sits on the ... a range of new applications in the clinical diagnostics ... ) , Since the Human Genome ...
(Date:5/25/2016)...  Zymo Research Corp. announced today the final ... that help researchers obtain the most accurate and ... rapid growth of the study of microbiomes has ... methods to improve the reproducibility and quality of ... every step of the measurement process including collection ...
(Date:5/25/2016)... , May 25, 2016 Digital ... issuance to it by the US Patent and ... company,s technology includes proprietary processes for electronic opt-­in ... health and wellness programs, HIPAA compliance and otherwise. ... "Our technology allows ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: