A 77-year-old woman suffering from heart disease with a damaged valve underwent a keyhole valve replacement surgery along with stent implantation surgery, to open up a blocked artery.
"She was admitted in our hospital due to heart failure because of a damaged valve. She was treated with drugs initially and then advised a mitral valve replacement," said Dr Viveka Kumar, director, Cath Lab at Max Heart and Vascular Institute, Saket. He conducted the procedure along with Dr Rajneesh Malhotra. [...]
Doctors at Max Hospital, Saket, who conducted the procedure on Indira Narayan, 77, claimed that this was the first reported case of hybrid procedure involving both stenting and key-hole valve replacement.