Orphan gets Gift of Life

He had difficulty in  breathing with poor weight & poor activities

Pragativahini News, Belagavi – Amar, 6 months orphan baby was born with heart defect known as Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) in which an abnormal blood flow was occurring between two of the major arteries connected to the heart.  This condition was putting strain on the heart and increasing in blood pressure in the lungs of a baby. The condition is called as Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA).


He had difficulty in  breathing with poor weight & poor activities.  

Surgery & technique: 

Dr. Gananjay Salve, Australian trained Paediatric Cardiac Surgeon performed the surgery and did the PDA correction. Baby withstood the surgery well and discharged from hospital. 2 hour long surgery involved ligate (tie) the PDA under controlled hypotension (low BP) through left chest approach. Baby withstood the surgery very well. Dr. Gananjay said, If not treated, PDA may lead to long-term lung damage. It can also damage the blood vessels in the lungs. But this is not common because most children will have been treated for their PDA before the lungs and blood vessels get damaged.

Gift of Life:

Gift of life is the ambitious program of Rotary Foundation which is funding for surgery to children born with heart defects. This is the 6th child which is funded from Rotary foundation. 

Dr. Manisha Bhandankar, Dr. Veeresh Manvi diagnosed the child and referred for surgery. Dr. Nidhi Manvi Goel, managed the child post operatively, Dr. Anand Vagrali gave anaesthesia support during surgery.  Dr. Col. Dayanand, Medical Director of the hospital thanked the benevolent gesture of Rotary Foundation for their generous contributions in saving the precious life of an orphan baby. Dr. Richard Saldanha, Chief Cardiac Surgeon called on the parents of the children with heart defect to make use of facilities, expertise available at KLES Hospital.  Dr. Prabhakar Kore, Chairman of KLE Society congratulated the team of doctors for successful outcome of the surgery. 

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