43 Year Old Zimbabwean Woman undergoes intricate Heart Valves Surgery at Fortis Mohali


Buzzing Chandigarh (Sony) Mohali, September 29, : The Fortis Hospital Mohali gave a new lease of life to a 43 years old Zimbabwe patient, Priscilla Jaramba, by successfully conducting an intricate Heart Valves Surgery, which was badly inflicted by the valve infection called ‘Valve Endocarditis’.

The surgery was successfully performed by a team lead by Dr. T.S Mahant, Executive Director of Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery, Fortis Hospital Mohali, who successfully replaced Priscilla’s two damaged heart valves at Fortis Hospital here.

Dr. T.S. Mahant while giving the information said that, “Priscilla was brought up in a very serious condition. The infection had badly inflicted her two heart valves and made abscess in her heart, which later could have spread and caused damage to other organs too. And could have put her life to risk, which was found after carrying out investigations and examining the test. Immediately we performed surgery and successfully replaced her damaged valves and contained the infection which was spreading in the body”.

It took 11 months to Priscilla to know about actual health problem when she came to Fortis Hospital on 12th September this year and after examining her test doctor diagnosed her with ‘Valve Endocarditis’ infection.Being a nurse by profession in Zimbabwe, Priscilla narrated her experience and said, “From the beginning to the end, the whole procedure was very smooth in Fortis Hospital. My health was in bad shape. I couldn’t breathe properly and hope was fading away. But after getting a surgery done here, I am feeling far better than before and it’s just because of Dr. Mahant, his team and the infrastructure at Fortis Hospital that my life has been saved”.


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