Mrs. Sugandha Jadhav, a 71-year-old patient, presented with symptoms of breathlessness during routine activities and was diagnosed with Type 2 respiratory failure, bronchial asthma, old TB, and severe aortic stenosis (AS) and left ventricular dysfunction (EF-15%). Although surgical replacement or transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) were recommended, Mrs. Jadhav opted for open heart surgery despite the high risks. With the help of Dr. Gulshan Rohra and the team of doctors at Wockhardt Hospitals, Mumbai Central, Mrs. Jadhav successfully underwent surgery, received pulmonary and physical rehabilitation, and is currently in follow-up.
Dr. Rohra said, “Any line of surgery was a risk-taking factor in the case of Mrs. Jadhav because of her weight, age, chronic obstructive lung disease, severe restrictive lung disease, and severe LV dysfunction. The calculated risk to life was 20%, and the risk for prolonged ventilation was 67%. However, we meticulously planned for two weeks before taking her for open heart surgery. During surgery, the biggest challenge was to replace the diseased valve with a new one considering her low weight and difficult valve anatomy. With a good team of doctors, the surgery went well without any complications.”
According to Mrs. Jadhav, “My faith in the doctors and my zest to live longer for my children made me overcome fear, and today I am normal and leading a beautiful life with my children. I thank each person at Wockhardt Hospitals, Mumbai Central for all the care, concern, and love shown during my treatment.”