65 year old Khurrum Khan Choudhary, Bangladeshi, hale and hearty after Bypass Surgery & Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Stenting
Case history given by Doctor:
Patient complained of chest heaviness and breathlessness on exertion and irregular heartbeat since 1993. This condition increased in 2006. Patient suffers from back pain and ankle edema. He has undergone a angiography and a triple vessel coronary artery disease in 1993.
He had an abdominal aortic aneurysm since 2003. He has a history of Myocardial infarction in 1993 & 2001 and is a known case of diabetes since 2004 & hypertension since 1998.
He was a habitual smoker and stopped in 1993. He underwent abdominal aortic angiography in July 2011 and an infrarenal abdominal aneurysm of 5.1 cm in diameter was detected.
Case history given by patient:
In 1993, the patient suffered from a myocardial infarction. His physician advised visiting a hospital in Dhaka, a good 150 miles away from his village. Not realizing the gravity of his condition, the patient drove to Dhaka and thence to a cardiologist in Kolkata where he underwent an angiography which revealed 3 blockages. He was advised to take medication, exercise regularly and control his diet.
Ten years later, an abdominal aortic aneurysm was detected. Two years after that he visited his daughter in Australia and underwent a CT Angiography. He was advised to undergo bypass surgery and then abdominal stenting after a gap of 3 months.
In the mean time, his children found out about AHI through the internet and communicated with Dr. Panda. Choudhary also interacted with Dr Panda, and says he gained immense confidence from his conversations with Dr Panda. He remembers his first meeting with Dr Panda as good, comforting and reliable. The family appreciated that Dr Panda assured them that he would treat the patient like his own brother. They preferred coming to AHI even though they had access to hospitals in Singapore and Australia, and were particularly comforted with the fact that Bangladesh and India share a similar culture.
What makes this case interesting.
The patient needed bypass surgery as well as a surgical solution to his abdominal aortic aneurysm. This entailed a dual procedure, making it a challenging case.
The bypass was completed first, followed by the stenting of the aneurysm. (At the time of surgery, the aneurysm was 5.1 X 5.7 X 6.8 cms.)
Just a few years ago, this kind of situation was not easily responded to and would in all likelihood proved to have been fatal.
Bypass Surgery on 8th Aug’11
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Stenting on 12th Aug ’11.
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