Hole in the heart is treatable, without operation – just with a device!

Looking at Maria*, a six years old playful girl, peeping at the doctor from the corner of the room; who would say she was having a hole in her heart even few weeks back? Maria was born with a birth defect called Atrial Septal Defect (ASD), having a hole in the wall (septum) between the two upper chambers of heart. As a result, some oxygenated blood from the left heart chamber flows through the hole in the septum into the right heart chamber, where it mixes with oxygen-poor blood and increases the total amount of blood that flows toward the lungs. So right part of heart becomes enlarged and high pressure develops in lungs (pulmonary hypertension).


A stitch in time saves nine

Any chest pain should not be ignored and delayed. Seek immediate help in the Emergency Department of a hospital that is offering 24/7 primary angioplasty (PCI) service.