Elena, a premature baby who came out six weeks earlier had to undergo an open heart surgery in Birmingham Children’s Hospital that saved her life. She was diagnosed with an extremely uncommon heart condition much before she was born during her twentieth week scan. The scan revealed a missing pulmonary valve, a big hole between her two ventricles and enlarged pulmonary arteries.
She was born normally but six weeks early on January 13th at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire and found to have breathing difficulties. The baby was transferred to Birmingham Children’s Hospital where the reputed cardiac surgeon, Mr., William Brawn conducted an open heart surgery on this little baby. The operation that lasted four hours was able to patch up the hole in her heart and rebuild her lung arteries to get rid of the lung compression.
She had to undergo another major open heart surgery three weeks later to widen the path into her lung arteries and rebuild the lung arteries once again. This kid also had to undergo a couple of bronchoscopies to monitor the state of her air passages and it had been revealed that she may have to undergo yet another heart surgery when she is older. The little baby is recuperating well and the doctors are positive about her chances of recovering successfully from the surgery.