34 year Scott Rosser who is London’s Director of Charity Community Transport Association, went through the breakthrough heart surgery using a camera within a balloon. He has been the first man to undergo the heart balloon surgery in the UK.
Hailing from Warminster Road in South Norwood, Rosser was suffering from Atrial Fibrillation since his teens. He has erratic and abnormal heart beat. He suffered a massive cardiac arrest in December, which was risky enough to result in stroke. His heartbeat was calculated as 150 per minute during the initial four and a half hours and on two instances it even hit 202 beats per minute which was fatal and could have led to congestive heart failure with blood to pool inside the heart. However, with treatment received at the right time the situation could be averted.
Mr. Rosser underwent the first trail operation on the 17th of August at the University College London Hospital. An incision was made at the top of his leg and the balloon with camera was inserted through the catheter and the heart was accessed through the pulmonary vein. Using a laser, the obstruction in the vein was destroyed. The camera allowed a closer view of the operation for better guidance of the procedure.
Happy and improving Scott Rosser says that its funny since the operation was performed inside his heart and its leg that is paining. This new technique has seen almost 86% of success rate, and is available on the NHS.