Yemeni with ‘double – heart’ finds relief in Bengaluru

Mohammed Abdullah (56), a farmer from Yemen, had suffered a massive heart attack and found himself beset by a rare condition called a large ventricular aneurysm which resulted in an “outpouching” of the main chamber of his heart, effectively giving him a 'double heart'. Abdullah made a five-day journey by boat and plane to reach India. Dr Adil Sadaq, the head of cardio-thoracic surgery at Sakra World Hospital, said he was shocked by the size of Abdullah’s “outpouching” which showed signs of rupturing any moment.

Following successful endoventricularplasty and bypass surgery, the patient was discharged after which he returned to his farm in Yemen.

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