Ali Raza's Story
Ali Raza, aged 11 years, a resident of Mandibahauddin was suffering from cyanosis and dyspnea on mild exertion since birth. Upon cardiac assessment, he was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF). He was advised by his cardiologist to undergo open heart surgery for total correction. For this purpose, he was admitted to The University Of Lahore Teaching Hospital Lahore, where Dr. Salman Ahmad Shah performed open-heart surgery for total correction of TOF on 04.03.2021. After one week of hospital stay Ali Raza was discharged in a satisfactory condition. The surgery was conducted with the support of Pakistan Children Heart foundation and other donors. A child who has had surgical repair of TOF, requires lifelong care and examinations by a cardiologist along with medication and an optimized lifestyle. Luckily now Ali is beyond the initial stage of treatment and is optimistic for a healthy life.