Citizens Speciality Hospital team led by Cardiothoracic surgeons Dr. Vikram and Dr. Sudheer Koganti successfully performed a series of complex aortic surgeries and helped save the lives of three patients recently.

The Aorta supplies oxygen-rich blood from heart to the rest of the body and any tear or abnormal bulging can be life threatening. The operations were carried out in patients with dilated aortic root and ascending aorta, which required careful planning, counselling, support heart team and took more than eight hours to complete, they said at a press conference on Tuesday. Another percutaneous aortic valve replacement procedure was done as an alternative to open heart surgery on the third patient.The hospital also announced the launch of dedicated Centre for Aortic diseases, a press release said.

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