SHILLONG: The Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery (CTVS) at the North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS) in Shillong recently achieved a medical milestone by successfully addressing a rare cardiac anomaly known as Vieussens’ arterial ring.
This unique surgical accomplishment marked a significant medical achievement, as only 56 such cases have been documented worldwide.
The challenging diagnosis was made by Dr Amit Malviya, Additional Professor of Cardiology, and Dr Donbok Lynser, Additional Professor of Radiology, at NEIGRIHMS.
Following the diagnosis, a corrective surgery was performed on August 31 by a team of skilled doctors, led by cardiac surgeon Dr Reuben Lamiaki Kynta. The patient is currently progressing well and is under follow-up care.
Vieussens’ arterial ring is an uncommon cardiac condition characterised by an abnormal connection between the right and left coronary blood supply of the heart. In this specific case, the anomaly was further complicated by coronary artery disease, which impaired blood supply to the heart, leading to chest pain in the patient.
Professor C. Daniala, Medical Superintendent of NEIGRIHMS, congratulated the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery for their remarkable achievement.
Professor Nalin Mehta, the Director of NEIGRIHMS, highlighted the hospital’s commitment to addressing complex medical cases, reaffirming its status as a premier healthcare institution in the region.
The successful surgery marks a significant achievement for NEIGRIHMS, a central government hospital in the Northeast known for its capacity to treat rare cardiac lesions.