|Referring Doctor:||Dr. Sumod (Cardiologist, GB Pant)|
|Surgery Required:||Needs a pacemaker|
|Diagnosis:||Complete Heart Block (CHB)|
|Target Funds Needed:||$565 / INR 0|
|Date of Treatment:||2015-05-18|
|Date of Completion:||2015-05-24|
As of May 30th, 2015
We have very sad news to share, little master Mohit who was fighting an infection passed away last night. His journey is very sad as his case was brought to us 2 weeks ago, and eventhough his treatment plan was expedited and doctors worked round the clock to get him clear of his infection so that can put a new pacemaker, his infection kept on getting worse and it finally took his life. He was only 10yrs old. Please pray that his soul rests in peace! May god give his family strength to deal with this immense loss.
Mohit is a 10yr boy, but looks as if he’s only 5yrs. His growth rate has been cut short due to his illness. He’s is suffering from Complete Heart Block (CHB). His case has been diagnosed as urgent and he will need surgery to put a pacemaker. Learn more about CHB on below.
Mohit comes from underprivileged family from Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India. His dad sells vegetables out of the cart.
Costs: While the surgical and hospitalization charges are free of cost, the device (pacemaker) cost is about Rs. 45,000 ($725). Family can only afford about Rs 10,000 ($161), so we are seeking about $565 to support his case.
Complete heart block: The most common type of heart block in children is complete heart block, also called third-degree heart block. In complete heart block, the electrical impulse never gets past the A-V node. The only reason a person can survive is that another, weaker natural pacemaker takes over in the ventricles. The ventricles are able to pump blood out to the body, but more slowly than normal.
Many cases, complete heart block will eventually require a pacemaker. This is a battery-operated device that doctors implant under the skin. Leads (wires) attached to the device are placed on the surface of the heart (in infants), or are threaded through veins directly into the heart (in older children and teenagers). The pacemaker wires serve as replacement sinus and A-V nodes, and the electrical signals they send reach both the atria and the ventricles, correcting the heart block.