Ameer Mavia's Story
Ameer Mavia, a one-year-old resident of Mardan, 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. Faiz Rasool performed the open-heart surgery for VSD closure on 21.12.2021. After four days of hospital stay, Ameer Mavia was discharged in a satisfactory condition. The surgery was conducted with the support of the 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. Now he is beyond the initial stage of treatment and is looking forward to living life to its fullest.