Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital conducts successful cardiac pacemaker implantation

Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano

The Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, AKTH, in Kano Statehas successfully conducted a cardiac pacemaker implantation on 87-year-old Shehu Bashir-Nababa.

The hospital’s Deputy Director of Information, Aminu Inuwa, disclosed this to journalists on Friday in Kano.

Mr. Inuwa in a statement said that the operation conducted by a team of medical doctors from the Cardiology, Radiology and Anesthesiology Departments and specialised nurses, lasted one and a-half hours.

He quoted the leader of the team, Isma’il Muhammad-Inuwa, a consultant cardiothoracic surgeon, as saying the patient was received at the Accident and Emergency Unit of the hospital with third degree heart block.

“The third degree heart block represents low heart rate less than 40 beats per minute, sync opal attacks and high blood pressure,” he said.

Mr. Inuwa in the statement explained that the pacemaker lead electrode wire was inserted into the right ventricle through the vein in the left upper chest and the electrode was connected to the pulse generator placed under the skin.

“The function of the pacemaker is to increase heart rate to at least 60 beats per minute as against less than 40 beats per minute,’’ he said.

The team leader advised the public to be more vigilant in identifying the signs and symptoms of the problem.

He said that some people, even, among health professionals wrongly interpret or treat it as epilepsy.

The patient, Bashir-Nababa , commenting 48 hours after the surgery, expressed his gratitude to Allah for saving him from the trouble of recurrent seizure.

He also appreciated the team of specialists who handled the operation.

(NAN)


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  • George

    Buhari should be use for second experiment, he is a goat

    • FirecloudOFGOD

      Do you have a father?
      Do you consider that Buhari is a father?
      Would you call your father a goat?
      Why call someone else’s father a goat?

      • Julius

        You must not have been reading his irrelevant and gibberish posts. That’s all he has to contribute. Make note of where he comes from.

  • PolyGon2013

    Biafrans won’t be happy about this success.

    • Olodu

      Success? This is a child’s play. Cardiac pacemaker implantation has been going on across the world since the 80’s. Most Nigerians doctors abroad have been conducting this surgery ages ago and you are hailing this as a success. The politicians have turned us all into something else. Nigeria is surely a filed state.

      • PolyGon2013

        We have to start from some somewhere.

      • Julius

        I bet you’ve personally done some of them.

    • Julius

      Lmaoooo..Otile will tell us that those Doctors went to school in biafraud or their mothers are biafraudians. Keep reading.

  • Julius

    lolz, leave that alone..trouble maker you !. Congrats to them !!