Ayan Haider's Story
Ayan Haider, aged 7 years, a resident of Bhakar, was suffering from shortness of breath on mild exertion since birth. Upon cardiac assessment, he was diagnosed with ventricular septal defect (VSD). He was advised by his cardiologist to undergo open heart surgery for VSD closure. For this purpose, he was admitted to The University Of Lahore Teaching Hospital, where Dr. Salman Ahmad Shah performed open heart surgery for VSD closure on 12.03.2021. After five days of hospital stay Ayan Haider 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 VSD closure, requires lifelong care, an optimized lifestyle and examinations by a cardiologist. Luckily now Ayan Haider is beyond the initial stage of treatment and is looking forward to living life to its fullest.