Mother of 10 from Yemen got treated in the city

40-year-old Najwa from Yemen got a new lease of life in the city. For a few months, Najwa was complaining of facing trouble in climbing stairs and getting tired very easily. She underwent an echoardiogram in Yemen where they found out that she was suffering from a cardiac tumour, called atrial myxoma. A mother of 10 children, she decided to come to Bangalore for the surgery.

“When Najwa came to us, our heart team decided to do a special echocardiogram -Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE) to be sure of the diagnosis. On TEE, Dr Karthik Vasudevan, Consultant - Cardiologist, noted an atypical left atrial myxoma with a broad sessile attachment to the wall between the two upper heart chambers. The tumour had to be operated as soon as possible,” said Dr. Manoj Agny, Consultant - Cardiac Surgeon, Columbia Asia Referral Hospital, Yeshwantpur.

The surgery went on for 4 hours after which she was in the hospital for 7 days for her to recover. “The size of the tumour was about 4 cm X 3 cm. We removed the tumour completely in an open-heart surgery after which she was discharged after a week,” added the doctor.

“I was leading a healthy lifestyle and had no idea that a tumour was growing in my heart. Timely diagnosis and treatment has helped me to recover tremendously. Now I can go back to my children in Yemen who have anxiously been waiting for my full recovery,” said Najwa.

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The Columbia Asia Group is owned by more than 150 private equity companies, fund management organizations and individual investors. The group currently operates eleven facilities in India and has presence in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Gurgaon, Ghaziabad, Kolkata, Mysore, Patiala and Pune. The company also operates hospitals in Malaysia (11), Vietnam (3), and Indonesia (3). The Indian management operations are managed from its office in Bangalore.

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