NICVD starts heart surgery without cutting chest bone

Staff Correspondent

26 August, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Special cardiac surgery without cutting chest bone has been conducted for the first time in the National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) in the capital.

Dr Asraful Hoque Sium of the specialised hospital carried out the operation, which is called Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, for the first time at a public hospital in the country, hospital sources said.

A team of the NICVD led by Dr Sium performed the special cardiac surgery on Nupur, 12, the patient, at the hospital on Sunday. Prof Dr Farooque Ahmed and Dr Proshanto Kumar Chanda were present during the operation, sources added.

Nupur, daughter of Mijanur Rahman, was admitted to the hospital on August 19 with cardiac problems. She hails from Sujanagar of Pabna district.

Asraful Haque Sium is an assistant professor and resident surgeon of Department of Cardiac Surgery of the NICVD. He is one of the youngest cardiac surgeons in South Asia. “I have done the cardiac surgery in Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (MICS) system. The MICS, the most recent technique in treating heart diseases, is performed through small incisions, sometimes using specialised surgical instruments,” Dr Sium told the daily sun. 

He said the MICS is like a laparoscopic surgery of heart. “Without sternotomy, we have carried out the heart operation for the girl. She is now well and she will be released from hospital soon.”

Describing the benefits of MICS, Dr Sium said the operation is done with less blood loss. It reduces post-operative discomfort, quickens healing times and lowers risk of infections as well as eliminates the possibility for deep sterna wound infection of sterna non-union, he added.