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17-year-old with heart defect gets new lease of life

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New Delhi, April 18: After years of struggle, 17-year-old Tushar, who was diagnosed with complex cyanotic heart disease when he was six, has now been successfully operated on at a hospital here, giving him a new lease of life.

The right side of his heart and the blood supply to his lungs were grossly abnormal. Moreover, he had a massive hole in his heart and the body was getting only deoxygenated blood, which is impure blood, Max Super Speciality Hospital at Shalimar Bagh said in a statement.

Under the guidance of Senior Cardiac Surgeon Dinesh Mittal, the team conducted CT scan and angiography to define the anatomy in details.

The surgery was highly complicated and time-consuming. It took 22 hours to complete this complex procedure. After the surgery, Tushar’s body received 100 per cent oxygen level. Though he was on a ventilator for 15 days and took a month to recover fully, life has changed for the better for Tushar, the hospital added.

During the surgery, Tushar’s breast bone was cut open and he was put on a cardiopulmonary machine. Gradually, the entire body was cooled down to 18-degree celsius. His abnormal arteries of lungs were re-fixed and blood circulation resumed.

The remaining procedure was completed on cardiopulmonary bypass. This technique temporarily takes over the function of the heart and lungs during surgery, maintaining the circulation of blood and the oxygen content of the patient’s body, and is used during open heart surgery.

“Ninety-five per cent of heart defects, especially in children, can usually be treated with medicine or surgery,” Mittal said.

“Prevention is the best way to avoid a heart problem later in life,” Mittal added.

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Delhi metro’s Blue Line faces snag

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New Delhi, Feb 21: Train services on Delhi Metro’s Blue Line (Dwarka sector 21-Noida City Centre/Vaishali) were affected for close to 30 minutes on Wednesday due to signalling issue at two interlocking stations, the DMRC said.

“Due to signalling issue at interlocking stations of Subhash Nagar and Rajouri Garden of Line-3, train IDs were lost around 12.30 p.m. for trains falling in this zone, resulting in delays as they were locally controlled,” Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said in a statement.

“Central control for these two interlocking stations was restored at 1 p.m. and trains are now being regularised as per normal IDs,” the statement added.

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Prisoner escaped from Delhi’s LNJP hospital after throwing chilli powder into eyes of Police

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New Delhi, Feb 19: A prisoner on Monday escaped from Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital after throwing chilli powder into eyes of Delhi Police personnel who had brought him there.

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Rs 1 cr heist at Shiva temple in Haryana

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Chandigarh, Feb 19: Thieves took away jewellery and valuables worth nearly Rs 1 crore from a historic Shiva Temple in Haryana’s Panchkula district, police said on Monday.

The theft took place in Saketri on the intervening night of February 18-19. The entire theft was caught on CCTV.

“The thieves broke open locks of the temple and took away gold and silver jewellery and valuables,” a priest at the temple said.

The Haryana Police is investigating the matter.

The temple, located around 10 km from here, attracts hundreds of devotees daily. Thousands of people offered prayers at the temple on the occasion of Mahashivratri on February 13-14.

The temple had received lakhs of rupees in cash as offering which had been deposited in the bank only two days back, the priests told the police.

However, the valuables of the temple and offerings made after had remained in the temple complex.

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