Carlos Manuel

Carlos Manuel, 15 years old, with his mother before the surgery and with Dr. Mireya Araica (Nicaraguan pediatric cardiologist), Dr. Suzanne Osorio (member of the Denver team) and Dr. Martha Vargas (Nicaraguan pediatric cardiac intensivist) 24 hours after the surgery. Carlos’ mom stated that: “even watching TV was tiring for Carlos before the surgery.”

Carlos Manuel Gaitan López, 15 year-old adolescent who was followed for a congenital cardiac defect that had significantly progressed over the years. This was a pulmonary stenosis or obstruction to blood flow from the right ventricle to the pulmonary arteries, associated with a very impressively dilated (aneurysmal) left pulmonary artery that was under risk of abrupt life-threatening rupture. He underwent a successful open heart surgery that relieved the obstruction and also repaired the dilated vessel. His postoperative course was uneventful and he was promptly discharged to the ward and then home, a few days later.