98-year-old Iraqi undergoes heart surgery at Gurugram

Last Updated: Sat, Nov 10, 2018 20:16 hrs

New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) A 98-year-old man from Iraq underwent a bypass surgery at the Medanta hospital in Gurugram, a statement said on Saturday.

A team of cardiac surgeons, led by Dr. Naresh Trehan, performed a full coronary artery bypass surgery on Saeed, believed to be the oldest person to have undergone a bypass surgery.

Trehan is the Chairman and Managing Director of Medanta hospital.

"This was a case of blocked blood vessels complicated by the patient's advanced age. Four bypasses were done to reroute the blood around the blockages. The patient is perfectly healthy and has returned to his country," Trehan said.