Hospital performs first complex open heart surgery in Nigeria | AfriTV Online

Reddington Hospital, a 5-star medical center located in Nigeria’s commercial nerve center Lagos has successfully carried out Nigeria’s first ever complex open heart surgery. The patient who was a 66 year old man with multiple cardiac complications was ...

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Hospital performs first complex open heart surgery in Nigeria

Published by: Tobillionaire
05/19/2020 03:38 PM

Reddington Hospital, a 5-star medical center located in Nigeria’s commercial nerve center Lagos has successfully carried out Nigeria’s first ever complex open heart surgery.

The patient who was a 66 year old man with multiple cardiac complications was attended to by a team of 19 specialists from the hospital. His procedure involved a coronary artery bypass graft, repair of mitral valve, and also an intervention made in his kidneys. According to the Group Medical Director of Reddington Hospital Group, Dr. Tunde Lalude, the complexity of the surgery involved stopping the patient’s heart and placing him on a heart-lung machine, his heart was then opened to repair the mitral valve, and the three blocked vessels to the heart were then bypassed, before finally restarting the patient’s heart.

As Nigerians are now unable to travel abroad for medical attention due to the travel ban caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is interesting to know that the entire operation took place in the midst of the global pandemic by a team of 19 doctors, nurses and other experts who are all Nigerian locals fully based in the country. This process further goes to show the vast range of possibilities in Nigeria, especially in difficult times like what the world is currently faced with where foreign access is extremely limited.

 

 

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