A team of Fortis Escorts Heart Institute surgeons under Dr K S Iyer has performed open-heart surgery on baby suffering from multiple heart ailments.

NEW DELHI: A one month-old baby from Kenya has successfully underwent an open heart surgery at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute (FEHI) in New Delhi.

The baby of one Yusuf Mohammad had been suffering from multiple heart ailments including transposition of great arteries, VSD (ventricular septal defect) and PDA (patent ductus arteriosus), the hospital said in a release.

Transposition of great arteries is a medical condition where the lung and heart arteries are switched at birth.

A surgical team of doctors at the FEHI’s centre of excellence in paediatric cardiac centre, headed by Dr K S Iyer, conducted the operation.

Dr Iyer, executive director, pediatric & congenital heart diseases, at FEHI, said such a surgery is a challenge in India and elsewhere.

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