EFFECTIVE AYURVEDIC TREATMENT OF ASD-VSD WITH PULMONARY HYPERTENSION- A CASE REPORT WITH LONG TERM FOLLOW UP
*Dr. Sarita Pradip Gaikwad, M.D. (Manas Rog), PhD (Kayachikitsa)
Introduction: Congenital heart diseases are encountered in 0.5% new born children seen in clinical practice. Atrial Septal Defect & Ventricular Septal Defect gives rise to left to right shunt. Most of these defects are corrected by surgical intervention to save life. However, people are unaware that these defects could be corrected conservatively by Ayurvedic line of treatment. Case Report: A four month old female child was suffering from dyspnoea and tachycardia in the year 2002. She was investigated and was found to be suffering from ASD 4 mm and VSD-12 mm with pulmonary hypertension. Immediate surgical intervention was suggested and the estimated cost of the cardiac surgery was told to be Rs. 1.5-2 Lac, that was unaffordable to the parent, who was a teacher; therefore, the case approached to Ayurvedic branch of Indian Medicine in Sassoon General hospital, Pune (India). She was conservatively treated by Ayurvedic line of treatment. Her ASD was closed within two months. VSD was reduced to 4 mm when last checked in 2015. Case is completely healthy and leading a normal quality of life till date. Conclusion: Ayurved has strength and ability to treat congenital heart disease conservatively.
Keywords: Congenital heart disease, ASD-VSD, Pulmonary hypertension, Ayurvedic management.
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