Life of neighboring country resident saved at Jain Institute of Vascular Sciences

Officials of Jain Institute of Vascular Sciences announced that the hospital successfully saved the life of 39-year-old Anwar (name changed), by performing a complex heart surgery on him. Anwar is a resident of the neighbouring country, Pakistan.

In a statement, the Director and vascular surgeon at Jain Institute of Vascular Sciences, KR Suresh said, “Though Anwar (name changed) was initially treated in his native city (Karachi) for back and chest pain in 2008, he had a history of hypertension, jeopardising his young life.”

It was found in a CT scan that Anwar’s heart had an artery split into two that supplies blood to essential organs. It was affecting the supply of blood to other parts of the body as well.

Dr. Suresh further added, “He (Anwar) was given the option of going to the US or Bengaluru. He came to us on November 9 for treatment as his life was at stake, as the scan confirmed a spiral split in the blood supply.”

Due to the lack of appropriate blood supply to the intestines and kidneys, the organs shrank from the normal size. An expert team provided an alternate route for supplying blood to the intestines before performing the surgery and to prevent the leakage of blood. The team of experts included Dr. Vivekananda, Dr. Visnu and Dr. Sumanth Raj.

Dr. Suresh said, “In the first stage, a bypass was made to intestines and liver with an artificial graft from left leg`s arteries. Anwar recovered well to have a stent graft inserted in a week through a small incision in the right groin.”

Anwar is recovering gradually after the surgery, following a normal diet and long walks’ schedule. The man is curiously waiting to go back to his home back in Pakistan.


The department of Vascular and Endovascular surgery at Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain Hospital was inaugurated in January 2000 and was renamed as Jain Institute of Vascular Science (JIVAS) in March 2002. The growth of the Vascular department continues to outperform even the most optimistic projections, thanks to the confidence reposed in this department by referring doctors, hospitals and nursing homes.

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