Congenital Heart Defects Information

Smiling Little Hearts – Priyadarshini

by drmani on February 6, 2010

Congenital Heart DiseaseVentricular Septal Defect – Surgery sponsored by Dr.Mani Children Heart Foundation – February 2010

Priyadarshini - Ventricular Septal Defect Not quite smiling, but then you can’t blame little PRIYADARSHINI – she’s barely two years old! The weak, malnourished girl weighed just 7 kilograms, her heart laboring under the strain of an overload of blood rushing through her large Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD).

The pressure in her lungs had built up to the point where breathing itself was hard work, and she fell sick frequently with chest colds, needing hospitalization once for an attack of pneumonia.

Her parents, daily wage laborers in a village near Kanchipuram, couldn’t afford the expense of heart surgery. But thanks to the sponsored scheme of the State Government aided by support from generous donors, the Dr.Mani Children Heart Foundation was able to carry out her surgery.

She sailed through like a star, recovering fast from an operation that typically will keep an adult grounded for a week or longer! And as the family prepared to leave hospital a week later, the relief on her parents’ faces is silent testimony to the power of your help and support.

Thank you from my heart for making this happen.

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