Mrs. Sugandha Jadhav, a 71-year-old patient, demonstrated her will to live when she presented with symptoms of breathlessness during routine activities. After being diagnosed with Type 2 respiratory failure, a background of bronchial asthma, and old TB, an echocardiogram showed severe aortic stenosis (AS) and severe left ventricular dysfunction (EF-15%). Although treatment options included surgical replacement or transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), Mrs. Jadhav opted for open heart surgery despite the high risks. The calculated risk to life was 20%, and the risk for prolonged ventilation was 67%.
Dr. Gulshan Rohra and the team of doctors at Wockhardt Hospitals, Mumbai Central, meticulously planned for two weeks before taking Mrs. Jadhav for open heart surgery. Although any line of surgery was a risk-taking factor, the team successfully replaced the diseased valve with a new one, considering her low weight and difficult valve anatomy. After surgery, Mrs. Jadhav was off the ventilator within 48 hours and received pulmonary and physical rehabilitation. She is currently in follow-up and doing well.
According to Mrs. Jadhav, “I was admitted to the hospital in a very delicate condition, after consulting Dr. Honey Savla, Internal Medicine at Wockhardt Hospitals, Mumbai Central, I was advised for a full body check-up. In the reports, some abnormalities in the heart were shown, I was then recommended to meet Dr. Gulshan Rohra, Cardiologist, who consulted us about the problem and the risks involved in the surgery. My faith in the doctors and my zest to live longer for my children made me overcome fear, and today I am normal and leading a beautiful life with my children. I thank each person at Wockhardt Hospitals, Mumbai Central for all the care, concern, and love shown during my treatment.”