118-year-old Ferozepur woman becomes oldest woman implanted with pacemaker
Kartar Kaur, a 118-year-old woman from Ferozepur has become one of the oldest persons in the world to get a pacemaker. On Thursday, she underwent a very challenging surgery to implant a pacemaker device after she complained of shortness of breath, fatigue and tiredness. Doctors found that she has a weak heartbeat.
When she was told about the surgery, she was not happy with the suggestion. She had never been to a doctor before. She said, “It’s at this age that I had to go under the knife and all went well as I had taken good care of myself when I was young.”
Her Cardiologist, Dr Ravninder Singh Kuka, told the media sources that Kartar Kaur’s was a unique case. He and his team took it as a challenge. He said, “When she was admitted, she was unconscious and her blood pressure was low too. We used a temporary pacemaker to tide over the immediate threat and started preparing for the bigger challenge (of a permanent implant). But a coordinated effort and her strong will helped us pull it off.”
The oldest person that had undergone the procedure was 107-year-old. Her son told the media that he has applied for both the Guinness Book of World Records & Limca Book of Records.
– PTC NEWS