Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital Records First Cardiac Implantation

Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital has successfully carried out a cardiac pacemaker transplant on a 70-year-old man.

Speaking on the success of the transplant, the leader of the surgical team Dr. Isma’il Muhammad Inuwa, a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon said the patient, known to be hypertensive and diabetic, was admitted to the cardiology unit with heart block, syncopal attacks as well as convulsion. He added, “After necessary preparations, the patient was wheeled to the angiography suit of the hospital where the procedure was conducted.

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 “The pacemaker lead electrode wire was inserted into the right ventricle through a vein in the left upper chest and the electrode was connected to the pulse generator placed under the skin of the chest,” the doctor said.
 According to him, the function of the pacemaker was to increase the heart rate to at least 60 beats per minute, saying immediately after the procedure was completed, the patient’s heart rate rose from 26 beats per minutes to 60 beats per minutes and all other symptoms abated.

The patient, Malam Dahiru Salihu, a retired teacher expressed gratitude to God for saving his life through the surgeons, noting that he almost lost hope before the surgery.

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