Muhammad Zuhaib's Story
Muhammad Zuhaib, aged 3 years, a resident of Narrowal 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 Ittefaq Hospital Lahore, where Dr. Salman Ahmad Shah performed open heart surgery for total correction of TOF on 13.02.2021. After nine days of hospital stay Muhammad Zuhaib 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 Muhammad Zuhaib is beyond the initial stage of treatment and is optimistic for a healthy life.