Since the senior citizen had complained of chest pain and had other health complication like rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis of bones due to long term steroid use, open heart surgery was not the choice.
Dr Mohammad Rehan Sayeed, senior Consultant Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeon said that due to the location of the block in the artery another stenting was not possible, they decided to for a bypass surgery to correct the blockage.
“Saraswathi’s severe arthritis and osteoporotic bones made her bones very brittle. Traditional open heart surgery could have prolonged the recovery of the sternum wound. Hence, we decided to perform the minimally invasive cardiac bypass (MICB) surgery”, Sayeed said.
He said the mini-bypass procedure would cause less pain and less bleeding, aiding faster recovery and healing and shorter hospital stay.