Cardiothoracic Surgery
 
Cardiothoracic surgery is the field of medicine involved in surgical treatment of diseases affecting organs inside the thorax (the chest)—generally treatment of conditions of the heart (heart disease) and lungs (lung disease).
Cardiology at CMCH provides patients with advance level of treatment in Routine and Emergency.
 
Departmental Updates
In the month of June(1st week) 2015 CTVS department operated a 21 year old patient with Cortritriatum
Posted On:10.06.2015
  Triatrial heart is a rare congenital abnormality, the anomaly may be associated with other congenital cardiac lesion in up to 80% of cases in pediatric population, most frequently with ostium secundum atrial septal defect and anomalous pulmonary vein return.

The atrium is divided into two distinct chambers, usually by a thick fibro-muscular septum, which could be membranous with transverse or horizontal orientation, band-like or funnel shaped. The proximal or superior chamber drains the pulmonary venous blood while the distal inferior chamber (or true atrium) is in contact with the atrio-ventricular valve and contains the atrial appendage and the true atrial septum.

Group one is defined by the absence of connection between the two chambers, the accessory chamber might connect with the right atrium or some of the pulmonary veins might drain in anomalous fashion; in group two there are one or few small openings in the intra-atrial membrane; and in group three, the accessory chamber communication widely with the true atrium by a large single opening.

Surgical treatment is indicated. The operation is performed under hypovolemic cardio-pulmonary bypass using a right or left atrial approach. Usually most of the diaphragm is excised, the atrial septum is closed and the anomalous venous return is corrected if present. An immediate post operative TEE is usually carried out to control the surgical result.
 
Pre op. of cortriatratum
Post op. of cortriatratum
 
   
Cardiac surgery workshop  
   
Arch and thoracic aortic aneurysm repaired by CTVS team at CMCH successfully.
Posted On:10.06.2013