Since birth Baby Rizan had always suffered from persistent cough and cold. At two months, he was found to have upper respiratory tract infection and ‘murmur’, and was referred to a cardiologist. An echo cardiogram was advised and it came as a shock to his parents: it showed that their baby had a very rare kind of heart defect called ALCAPA (Anomalous Left Coronary Artery from the Pulmonary Artery) coupled with severe dysfunction of the left ventricle.
Normally, the left coronary artery arises from the aorta. However, in an individual with ALCAPA, it arises from the pulmonary artery. This condition requires surgery to correct it, without which the baby’s chances of survival are slim.
When his parents brought little Rizan to Dr Devananda N. S., HOD, Cardio-thoracic and Vascular Surgery, Manipal Hospital, they had almost given up hope of their baby’s recovery. On April 30, Dr Devananda carried out the ALCAPA repair surgery, attaching the left coronary artery to the aorta. However, there were complications. Following persistent bleeding, the baby had to be put back on CPB or cardiopulmonary bypass (a technique that temporarily takes over the function of the heart and lungs during surgery), and a small injury in the left auricle roof was repaired. The sternum or breastbone was not closed ” only the skin was ” and the baby was moved to the ICU. The chest was closed 48 hours after the surgery.
However, there were more hurdles. On the second post-op day, the baby suffered from lung collapse, and required continued ventilation and other supportive measures. Thereafter however, Rizan gradually recovered, and on the fourth post-op day was started on oral feeds.
When he was discharged, Rizan was gurgling like any other four-and-a-half-month old and feeding well; his chest was clear and the wound was healing well. The congenital heart defect that had brought so much suffering to his tiny body was finally a thing of the past.
It is said that the mouth is the gateway to the body and hence good oral health forms the foundation for a healthy body. The Manipal Institute of Dental Science was set up with this very principle in mind. Today, it is considered as one of the leading centres for all kinds of dental and maxilla-facial procedures and services. Manipal dental hospital is one of the best dental hospitals in Bangalore. It provides a comprehensive range of dental care right from full mouth digital X-rays, root canal treatment, cosmetic dentistry to fixed tooth implants and many other latest procedures. The orthodontic department is hugely popular and a wide range of patients from India and abroad come here for correction of their dental irregularities. At the department, utmost importance is given to hygiene. To this end, there is a constant advancement of services to ensure that the latest treatments in the department of dental care are available to you.
At the department, we have vastly experienced dentists of Bangalore along with surgeons to make sure that you receive the least painful treatment and are determined to put the smile back on your face.
Other Treatments provided include
- Orthodontics – Correction of irregular teeth
- Oral and Maxillo-Facial surgery
- Surgical Dentistry
- Aesthetic and Cosmetic Dentistry
- Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics
- Root Canal Treatment
- Proshthodontics – Replacing Missing Teeth
- Periodontics – Treatment for Gum Diseases
- Oral Medicine and Maxillofacial Radiology – Diagnosis and Management of Diseases of Oral Cavity and Face
- Dental Implantology