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3 months baby needs urgent overseas cardiac surgery

Dec 16, 2019, 2:25 PM

Imam Ahmad Barrow, a 3-month old baby with cyanotic heart disease is in need of urgent oveaseas cardiac surgery which is not available in The Gambia.

According to the mediacal report, ECHO has shown a ventricular septal defect with overriding aorta and his right chambers are larger than left.

The right ventricular outflow track was not clearly visualised.

Imam Ahmad requires continuous oxygen at 2 litres/minute to maintain his saturation above 65% and he has an increased work of breathing

“He is on maximal medical therapy with limited response and there is no cardiac surgery available in the Gambia,” the medial report stated.

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