Paediatric Pacemaker Implantation at Kauvery Hospital Heartcity

First time Pediatric pacemaker successfully implanted in Trichy at Kauvery Heartcity

Trichy doctors at Kauvery Heartcity, Trichy successfully completed in implanting an adult pacemaker to a 3-year-old-child. Weighing only 13 kg the child had a Complete Heart Block after Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) surgery which was done one year back in an outside hospital. She was implanted with an Epicardial pacemaker but it failed to work. The change from Epicardial pacemaker into an adult type pacemaker was risky and she was denied the surgery by many hospitals. The brilliant team of doctors at Kauvery Heartcity namely Dr. Joseph – Consultant – Interventional Cardiologist & Electro physiologist, Dr. Maniram- Consultant – Pediatric Cardiologist, Dr. Gautham – Consultant – Cardio Thoracic Surgeon and Dr. Murshid – Cardiac Anaesthetist took up the challenge and implanted the adult type of pacemaker successfully. This type of procedure can only be performed at highly specialized centers. It is the first time this type of procedure is being done in Trichy. The procedure was done at free of cost to the patient considering the financial status.