The patient, who had undergone a bypass surgery in Turkey 5 years ago, was operated again at the Hospital of Near East University due to aortic dissection.
Yadigar Akgün admitted to the state hospital on Wednesday December 2, 2015 due to nausea, vomiting and severe chest pain. The patient was examined and injected a painkiller by the doctor on duty and discharged.
According to the press release issued the Directorate of Ptess and Public Relations Office of the Near East University, after a temporary relief in the patient, the symptoms relapsed again. The patient suffering from ripping pain in chest accompanied with nausea, shortness of breath, and weakness admitted to the Emergency Department of Near East University Hospital on Thursday December 3, 2015. Following the diagnostic tests, the patient was diagnosed with aortic dissection (a tearing in the wall of aorta).
The patient was urgently taken under operation by the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery. The surgery, which lasted approximately 10 hours, was carried out successfully by highly trained cardiovascular surgery team consisting of 7 staff including surgeons Özlem Balcıoğlu, Barçın Özcem, anaesthetist Serpil Deren under the helm Professor Doctor İlhan Sanisoğlu.
The surgery of aortic dissection is very difficult and high risk
Aortic dissection symptoms are sometimes similar to the symptoms of stomach and intestinal diseases. For this reason, aortic dissection can be confused with other disorders. This may lead a delay in diagnosis and treatment.
Aortic aneurysm and aortic dissection surgeries have greater risks compared to other heart surgeries. Although these surgeries can be life-saving for patients under risk of fatal aneurysm rupture or aortic dissection, they are challenging and associated with substantial risk of perioperative mortality and morbidity; some patients can’t be woken up after surgery, some patients cannot wean off cardiopulmonary bypass, some of them might develop major complications such as stroke and renal failure caused by ischemic insult involving the spinal cord, kidneys, and other abdominal viscera. These surgeries are also high risk procedures even for patients undergoing surgery for the first time due to cardiovascular disorders. These risks are much higher in the patients that undergone heart surgery before. However, such complications can be reduced by different methods used during the surgery by experienced cardiovascular surgeons. Knowledge of the state-of-the-art diagnostic, anesthesiologic, surgical aspects are certainly of great value to the physicians involved in the treatment of these patients at any level. In the current era, this is therefore a “hot topic” and these surgeries can be performed only in rare major centers around the world. Thanks to the latest technological devices and treatment techniques and the competency of highly qualified physicians, the Near East University Hospital carries out all types of cardiovascular surgeries effectively and successfully in safe hands. When we consider that the patient has a history of bypass surgery that performed in Turkey five years ago, the success of the aortic dissection that performed by NEU Hospital Cardiovascular Surgery Department is very significant.
The most risky surgical operations are carried out successfully at the cardiovascular department of the Near East University Hospital…
According to the information delivered by NEU Hospital Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, patient’s aortic valve was replaced, the tearing in the aortic wall was restored, and the previously performed bypass was renewed. Providing information regarding the postoperative process, it was stated that the patient was awake with open conscious and he did not suffer from any organ failure caused by ischemic insult or other abdominal viscera. The patient is kept and monitored in the intensive care unit.
The Department of Cardiovascular Surgery of Near East University Hospital with its surgical experience and fully equipped infrastructure that required for the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases is a leading medical center where all cardiovascular surgeries are performed successfully in safe hands.