Saving the life of a child suffering from a congenital heart defect.

An Iraqi medical team at Al-Kafeel Super Speciality Hospital of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine managed to save the life of a child from Maysan, who was suffering from a congenital heart defect. He underwent a successful operation and was able to leave the intensive care unit, where he lay for about five days.

The pediatric cardiac surgeon at Al-Kafeel Hospital; Dr. Ahmad Abboudi, said: "The operation was complicated because of the adhesions that resulted from previous operations, which were performed on the child in other hospitals." Noting that: "The operation encountered some problems, but the skill of the medical team and the hospital's modern technologies, enabled us to address the problems and make the operation successful."

And Dr. Abboudi indicated that: "The operation was supposed to be performed on the child (Mohammad) about a month ago, but it was postponed because the tests showed that he had endocarditis and that he had to be treated first."

He continued, "The patient was suffering from some complications in the heart, as a result of the first palliative surgery that was performed on him early to treat the deformity, and it was at the hands of a foreign medical team in a hospital in the country."

Dr. Abboudi confirmed that: "All children who undergo open heart surgery in the hospital are transferred to the intensive care unit until their health condition stabilizes, which was the case for the child "Mohammad", who was under supervision for five days, but he is now in good health and he can leave the hospital with his parents."
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