Well-known heart surgeon from city, Prateek Bhatnagar performed a rare and high risk surgery on a 45-year-old woman at Nagpur following an emergency call last week and provided a fresh lease of life to her.

The woman, a resident of Katni in Madhya Pradesh, suddenly developed severe difficulty in breathing. Upon medical investigations in Nagpur, it was found that she was suffering from right pulmonary thrombo-embolism, a condition in which a large blood clot gets lodged in the pulmonary artery and might prove fatal within minutes.

On getting a distress call, Dr. Bhatnagar, Managing Director, Beating Heart Clinic, flew to Nagpur and performed the complex surgery and removed the entire blood clot lodged in the right pulmonary artery and its branches as also another one in the right side of the heart.

According to a press release from Beating Heart Clinic, the patient had a dramatic recovery and was able to walk within 48 hours. She was discharged on Tuesday.

Dr.Bhatnagar said that pulmonary thrombo-embolism was the progression of deep vein thrombosis ( a clot in the lower limbs) and could prove fatal if untreated. While deep vein thrombosis afflicts 117 out of every 1,00,000 people, pulmonary thrombo-embolism occurs in 69 out of every 100,000 people. Deep vein thrombosis usually occurs in people, who are bedridden, sedentary or those sitting in long-duration flights or after pregnancy, among others.

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