Muhammad Saad's Story
Muhammad Saad, a 19-year-old resident of Karachi, was diagnosed with multiple heart defects. He had been experiencing shortness of breath and dizziness since birth. The parents took him to the local hospital, and the doctor advised them to get him treated at the age of nine. Unfortunately, his treatment was delayed at that age. Dr. Babur performed Saad’s first open-heart surgery for TOF repair and Pulmonary Valve Replacement in 2021. But, he could not recover from his condition and was still facing shortness of breath. The doctor re-evaluated him and diagnosed him with VSD patch dehiscence. He was scheduled for Redo Sternotomy for VSD Patch Dehiscence Repair on 28-02-2022. After the operation, doctors observed that one of his cardiac valves – Aortic valve was not functioning and needed replacement. He was admitted to Aga Khan University Hospital and his operation for Aortic Valve Replacement was performed successfully by Dr. Waris on 13-06-2022. He was discharged from the hospital after six days. He has completely recovered now.