Congenital Heart Defects Information

Smiling Little Hearts – Prajula & Sreelakshmi

by drmani on September 8, 2004

Congenital Heart DiseaseAtrial Septal Defect – Surgery sponsored by Dr.Mani Children Heart Foundation – September 2004

Prajula - ALCAPA & Sreelakshmi - Atrial Septal Defect

The young man and his wife came from a rural background in a tiny village in Kerala to the bustling environment of Bangalore city. They brought their 2 little daughters – 11 month old Prajula and 5 year old Sreelakshmi.

Both had heart birth defects.

Through the dynamic initiative of Ms.Lakshmi Mani, co-ordinator of the charitable wing of Narayana Hrudayalaya Institute, the younger child’s operation was scheduled immediately – funded by the Dr.Mani Children Heart Foundation.

She had a very rare form of coronary artery problem called ALCAPA syndrome. The risk of surgery was very high.

But thankfully, Prajula survived the ordeal. She’s now a thriving young infant – and keeps her mother busy!

Soon after Prajula’s operation, her sister Sreelakshmi also had a repair of her Atrial Septal Defect done… again funded by the Dr.Mani Children Heart Foundation.

She wrote us a nice letter thanking us a few weeks later, and is now going to school happily.

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