Mumbai Miracle Baby: Hole in heart, no pulse for 45 minutes; Yet survives!


A three-year-old kid born in Mumbai with a hole in the heart. But, now has a miracle life after his heart stopped beating for 45 minutes last week.

The doctors from the Mumbai’s Wadia Hospital managed to revive the child- Dhule-based Aaradhya by connecting the heart to a mechanical circulatory system that stabilized the organ. Aardhya is fit now and doctors say that he can lead a normal life.

The child has lost his heartbeat for almost a day after he went through a surgery to repair the heart impairments. As soon as the heart’s work is taken by the machine, the heart started beating. Over a period of time after series of procedures, the heart started responding and became fully functional.

“However, the entire procedure took 26 hours to carry out and make the heart beat normally, it was a great relief for our team, Dr. Biswa Panda; chief pediatric cardiac surgeon said.

Aaradhya Wagh hails from an unprivileged family and his skin turned blue after birth. Doctors say that such babies have the limited capacity to pump fresh blood into the body, are popularly known as ‘blue babies’.

Aaradhya had the hole in the heart and the outlet for releasing blood is too small. Moreover, doctors told that the heart doesn’t have enough capacity to pump the blood and provide oxygen to his body. For this reason, the chances of survival is quite and less and that’s why the child is brought to Mumbai with high hopes,” Ravindra Wagh, the father of the child said.

There are few moms who went ahead and give birth to such children besides knowing about their severe heart problems. In such children, the level of the blood is 50-60%.

However, a BT shunt surgery- an emergency surgery to increase the blood level in the body has been performed last week. After the 24 hours of the procedure, his blood pressure has been dropped a heart stopped functioning.

In the next two days, Aaradhya’s body started functioning normally, could pass urine as usual and the heartbeat was normal. The baby was out of the ventilator in a few days. However, the parents of the baby weren’t discharged from the hospital considering their financial situation.

Minnie Bodhanwala, chief of Wadia hospital, said the institution was glad to have helped Aaradhya.The hospital have provided facilities for such children with the help of a well-qualified team and various modern equipment.




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