Evercare Hospital Dhaka Makes History With The Country’s First-Ever Successful PFO (Patent Foramen Ovale) Device Closure

PFO (Patent Foramen Ovale) - Evercare Hospital Dhaka
PFO (Patent Foramen Ovale) - Evercare Hospital Dhaka

Evercare Hospital Dhaka makes a landmark historical achievement with the nation’s first-ever successful PFO (Patent Foramen Ovale) Device Closure on a young lady (age 27) with Cryptogenic Stroke (ischemic CVD). Carried out by a Bangladeshi consultant and his committed team on the 18th of October, this highly skilled procedure was mainly possible thanks to all the logistical support provided by Evercare Hospital Dhaka. And was followed by another successful procedure on a woman (age 37) on the 28th of the same month.

Brain strokes develop when brain tissue is deprived of blood supply. This stroke is said to be cryptogenic when the cause is unknown. According to scientific data, the most common cause for such cryptogenic stroke is caused by paradoxical embolism through a patent foramen ovale.

Evercare Hospital Dhaka also wishes to inform Neurologist & Neurosurgeon colleagues all over the country about the team and their historic achievement. Team members include:

  1. Prof. Dr. A Q M Reza, Senior Consultant & Coordinator, Department of Clinical & Interventional Cardiology.
  2. Dr. Aparajita Karim, Senior Registrar, Department of Clinical & Interventional Cardiology.
  3. Dr. Mahmood Hasan Khan, Registrar, Department of Clinical & Interventional Cardiology.
  4. Cath-lab Team

These specialists are at the front lines for patients who suffer from this kind of stroke or disease. Their expert hands have laid the foundation for further successes with confidence. Evercare Hospital Dhaka believes that together, they can help even more distressed patients who need this kind of complex surgical procedure in the future.

Evercare Hospital Dhaka is the only JCI accredited Hospital in Bangladesh with international-standard healthcare. It is a part of Evercare Group, present in 6 countries with 29 hospitals, 16 clinics, and 57 diagnostic centers across 2 continents, in their mission to provide quality healthcare in emerging markets.

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