Tirumala Hospitals, a private nursing home, has, for the first time, successfully conducted open-heart surgery on a woman from Korlam village in Gantyada mandal. In a press release on Saturday, hospital managing director K. Tirumala Prasad said that K. Arasavallemma was admitted to the hospital for breathlessness. When examined she has 2.5cm hole in her heart and recommended operation. After operation, she was discharged from the hospital, he claimed.