Pregnant migrant lady suffers heart attack, doctors at Kannur district hospital turn saviours


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Kannur: A team of experts at the district hospital here turned saviours for a pregnant lady from Assam who suffered a heart attack. With timely intervention, both the lives of mother and baby were saved.

The incident happened on Saturday. The 33-year-old woman Sunar has been taking assistance from the hospital since her pregnancy. However, she was not regular in her visits. That afternoon, she reached there and was bleeding. When doctors examined her, they came to know that her condition is very complicated.

Her amniotic sac layer was ruptured and the placenta was detached. The blood was spreading to amniotic fluid and the breathing of the foetal (baby) was affected. The operation theatre was readied for further procedure. Amid this, the woman developed epilepsy like symptoms. She had a cardiac arrest, adding to the contingency of the situation.

The doctors decided to conduct a perimortem c-section, a type of operation performed when the pregnant person suffers cardiac arrest so that the mother is revived while the survivability of the baby is enhanced. The success rate of reviving a mother is 30 per cent while the chance of the survival of the baby is 50 per cent in the procedure.

The team of Dr Shony Thomas, Dr E Thankamani, Dr SB Vysakh, Dr Mejo Mathai, Dr Mridula Shankar and Dr R Priya, and nursing assistants Soumya Raj and VK Haseena successfully handled the risk and both mother and baby are now stable.

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