The perfect example of strength and never say die spirit is 90-year-old Mayawanti Kaur, who underwent a rare surgery for a heart blockage recently.
“I feel I have got a new lease of life. I will enjoy this new phase to the fullest,” said Mayawanti.
Remembering the tough times, her son, Mahinder Singh, said, “Two years back she started complaining of pain in the chest, and felt breathlessness even after walking to the toilet. When we consulted doctors, they diagnosed her with a blockage in heart.”
“To our dismay, the treatment preferred in majority of the cases is bypass surgery. But unfortunately, in our case, it would have proven fatal since my mother-in-law was underweight (less than 50kg) and the mortality rate to operate a person in her age was too high,” said her daughter-in-law, Jasbir Kaur.
But after tiresome efforts, she finally underwent the left main angioplasty at a city hospital.
Dr RP Singh, cardiologist at Pancham Hospital, who operated on her, said “It was a kind of blockage in which angioplasty has a lesser rate of success. Her main artery supplying oxygen blood to the left side of the heart was blocked. Though conventional treatment for this has always been bypass surgery, in Mayawanti’s case bypass was not an option. We were also reluctant in operating her as she was so frail. But, she survived the surgery.”