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The success of a "hybrid" surgery to close a complex hole in the heart to save a 4-year-old girl in Abu Al-Rish

Abu Al-Rish University Hospital, Cairo University, succeeded in conducting a successful "hybrid" heart surgery and saving the life of a 4-year-old girl from Upper Egypt, where the new technique in surgery combined catheters and open heart surgery, and an integrated medical team of pediatric cardiologists and surgeons performed The operation is free of charge, and save the girl's life.

For her part, Dr. Hala Agha, professor of pediatric cardiology at Abu Al-Rish University Hospital, revealed that a hybrid surgery was performed to close a large and difficult hole in the heart of a 4-year-old girl from Upper Egypt, where the technique combines catheterization and open heart surgery, after using the hybrid intervention technique to close a complex hole With the heart.

She said in a special statement to "The Seventh Day," that "after 4 years of repeated approaches, and the constant search for treatment for the child" Nima ", who was suffering from a complex hole between the two ventricles in the heart, and after the child entered the catheterization room to try to close the hole In a safe way, the surprise was that the shape of the hole could not be closed by catheters, and unconventional open heart surgery was necessary.

A team of pediatric cardiologists, led by Dr. Hala Agha, professor of pediatric cardiology at Abu Rish University Hospital, Cairo University, met with a team of pediatric cardiac surgeons led by Dr. Hossam Hassanein, professor of pediatric cardiac surgery at Abu Rish University, and the decision was to perform hybrid surgery To close the hole, which is the latest technology in the world to perform heart surgeries, where a team of cardiac surgeons works with a team of cardiac catheters so that heart defects can be repaired without the need to open the heart itself, using a fully equipped room to perform all heart surgeries and catheters at the same time Hybrid surgery room, "according to Dr. Hala Agha.

For his part, Dr. Ahmed Al-Wakeel, a teacher of cardiac surgery at Abu Al-Rish University, said that the problem was in providing a device that could be placed inside the heart to close the hole through a very small opening, but the solution was quick, as a group of philanthropists donated the entire price of the device, and they bore the cost The operation took place after they knew the child's circumstances, and everything necessary was prepared, and the intervention was conducted in the same week.

He pointed out that on the day of the operation, there was a whole team of cardiac surgeons led by Dr. Hussam Hassanein, and with him Dr. Lamia Kamal, Dr. David Zarif, Dr. Muhammad Ramadan, and a team of cardiac catheterization professors led by Dr. Hala Agha, Dr. Sahar Shaker, and Dr. Osama Abdel Aziz, Dr. Ahmed Beheiry, and a team of anesthesia professors led by Dr. Ahmed Gado and Dr. Ahmed Sabry, and the surgery was performed using a hybrid intervention room, under the guidance of the interventional catheter and the echocardiogram, to determine the exact location of the puncture and place the device In its proper place, the hole can be successfully closed by means of ultrasound of the esophagus, so that any complications can be avoided after leaving the operations.

He emphasized that it is known that the hybrid intervention technique gives impressive results in complex pediatric heart cases, as the child is discharged from operations without the need for a ventilator, and the patient is discharged from care after one day, and can be discharged from the hospital after 3 days.

It is worth noting that Abu Al-Reesh University Hospital is considered one of the leading hospitals in Egypt, North Africa and the Arab world in pediatric cardiac medicine and surgery. The hospital also has 3 catheterization rooms equipped with the highest standard, two rooms for open heart surgery, and a room equipped since 2013 to conduct techniques Hybrid intervention, which means a surgical intervention by making a limited wound to the chest, and repairing birth defects by using a catheter to directly access the heart, which gives new hope to pediatric heart patients.