A mirrored heart – Nellore Narayana doctors achieve a rare feat

Situs inversus (also called situs transversus or oppositus) is a congenital condition in which the major visceral organs are reversed or mirrored from their normal positions.

Doctors at Narayana Medical Hospital, Nellore performed a rare surgery on a 75 year old lady by placing stents in coronary arteries to regulate blood flow. This surgery was unique in nature because the patient’s heart was on the right side and the coronary surgical equipment are usually made for left side placement of heart; the Narayana doctors had a tough time performing the surgery as if they are looking at a mirror.

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