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15-day-old Mauritian baby with Congenital Heart Disease treated successfully

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Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai has treated over 60 children from Mauritius.

A 15 day old, Baby Dianna from Mauritius successfully underwent a complex heart procedure at Apollo Hospitals Navi Mumbai.

Baby Dianna was born on July 28, 2021 in Mauritius and was diagnosed with a severe congenital heart disease.

The baby was born with a cyanosis (Bluish or greyish colour of the skin, nails, lips or around the eyes) and was diagnosed with valvular pulmonary atresia, a defect of the heart found at birth where the valve that controls blood flow from the heart to the lungs didn’t open at all.

She was surviving on the patent ductus arteriosus & was managed in a NICU (Neonatal intensive care unit).

She was flown to Mumbai on August 12, 2021, with the support of a local Doctor. Immediately, Baby Dianna, was stabilized and in less than 24 hours she was taken to Cath lab for a cardiac procedure.

Before starting the procedure, Baby Dianna developed a severe Cardiac arrest, which needed immediate shock treatment (4 to 6 shocks were delivered) with multiple emergency cardiac medicines.

In the last 16 months, Apollo Hospitals, Navi Mumbai has treated over 60 children from Mauritius.

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