- The 32-year-old patient has recovered heart function thanks to this minimally invasive surgery.
- The benefited man can now perform normal activities such as walking and running without any problem.
- Because he had a kidney transplant four years ago, specialists determined that heart surgery was not appropriate.
Although the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) is often criticized, it is also necessary to know the success stories. One that was released today occurred at the Specialty Hospital of the National Medical Center (CMN) “Adolfo Ruíz Cortines”, in Veracruz. There, a team of specialists successfully placed a MitraClip a patient with a heart condition called severe mitral regurgitation.
What did the intervention consist of?
Dr. Jesús Sinue Márquez López, a cardiologist at this High Specialty Medical Unit (UMAE), explained that mitral regurgitation is the inability of the mitral valve to function properly, it is located in the heart and in a healthy state it helps the blood flows in the right direction. Although in this case the blood returned, existing a dysfunction of the vital organ to be able to beat.
Márquez López added that with this condition, the heart can grow and jointly cause symptoms such as tiredness, shortness of breath, swelling of the feet, fatigue and weakness.
“The MitraClip is a device that consists of a clip or staple with two articulated arms that move symmetrically, and that serve to unite the edges of the mitral valve of the heart, which decreases blood regurgitation and improves cardiac function. . It is placed by means of a minimally invasive catheterization, with rapid recovery, so it was ideal for the patient”.
Why was open heart surgery not chosen?
In addition, the specialist mentioned that the beneficiary patient has been a kidney transplant carrier for four years. reason why one open heart surgery would compromise the previously transplanted kidney. For this reason and after a medical analysis carried out by a multidisciplinary team from the UMAE in Veracruz, it was decided to place the MitraClip device.
Patient Juan José, 32, had two devices placed MitraClipguided by a transesophageal echocardiogram in 3D and 2D mode, successfully changing from severe mitral regurgitation to mild mitral regurgitation, commented Márquez López.
In his opportunity, the young Juan José, a patient benefited from the MitraClipsaid that he soon noticed the improvement because before he felt fatigue from minimal movements, now he can perform normal activities such as walking and running without that problem.
He also said that he felt very grateful to the Institute and to the doctors for the support, accompaniment and interest shown by the specialists in resolving his condition with the complexity of his case.
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