Apollo performs minimally invasive cardiac surgery on 85-year-old man

Chennai: Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the top cause of death globally, taking an estimated 17.9 million lives each year.

CVDs are a group of disorders of the heart and blood vessels, these include, coronary heart disease, valvular heart disease, rheumatic heart disease, disease of the aorta and other conditions.

With more and more people staying at home maintaining a sedentary lifestyle, number of cardiac health problems are on the rise.

Recently an 85-year-old man from Chennai was brought to Apollo Hospitals with a complex coronary artery disease. Considering his age and other health complications, robotic assisted minimally invasive CABG was considered the best treatment option.

Dr M M Yusuf and team performed the procedure and the patient had a smooth postoperative recovery and was discharged within 48 hours, said a press release.

Speaking about this procedure, Dr Yusuf, cardiothoracic surgeon, said, “Robotic assisted CABG is the least invasive method of minimally invasive cardiac surgery. Blood loss and pain are negligible. Hospital stay is very short and recovery is extremely quick. This procedure is suitable to treat many patients with single and multivessel vessel coronary artery disease.”


NT Bureau