The Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery (CTVS) at North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences, NEIGRIHMS has successfully performed a surgery to address a rare cardiac anomaly known as Vieussens’ Ring with Coronary Artery Disease.
Vieussens’ arterial ring is an uncommon cardiac condition, characterised by the abnormal connection between the right and left coronary blood supply of the heart. This anomaly was complicated with coronary artery disease causing impaired blood supply to the heart causing chest pain in the patient. The condition was diagnosed by Dr. Amit Malviya (Additional Professor Cardiology) and Dr. Donbok Lynser (Additional Professor Radiology)
The patient underwent the corrective surgery on 31.08.2023 by a team of doctors led by cardiac surgeon Dr. Reuben Lamiaki Kynta (Associate Professor CTVS and HOD I/C CTVS), Dr. Tabang Nyitan (Assistant Professor CTVS), anaesthesiologist (Dr. Neha Rawat, Assistant Professor Anesthesiology), Perfusionists (Mrinal Mandal & Ioosar Dkhar), CTVS OT and ICU Nursing staff. The patient is doing well on follow up.
Only 56 such cases have been reported so far worldwide.
Prof C Daniala, Medical Superintendent, NEIGIRHMS congratulated Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery for successfully performing such complex surgery. He also said that this surgery is a testament to the expertise and skill of our team.
Prof Nalin Mehta, Director NEIGRIHMS, while appreciating the team, said that NEIGRIHMS is the only Central Government Hospital in the Northeast capable of treating such complex & rare cardiac lesions because of its robust Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery Services and is a boon for patients suffering from such conditions.