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Dubai cardiac specialist saves girl with undiagnosed heart condition

A rare genetic disability went undetected for years by medics who thought Yasmin Hammad, 13, had asthma.

A rare genetic disability went undetected for years by medics who thought Yasmin Hammad, 13, had asthma.

In a remarkable turn of events, a young girl living with an undiagnosed congenital heart defect has received a life-saving operation thanks to the intervention of a cardiac specialist in Dubai.

Missed Diagnoses

Yasmin Hammad, a 13-year-old resident of Motor City, had been living with a congenital heart condition from birth, unbeknownst to her or her family. 

Despite recurrent complaints of chest pains and breathlessness, her condition had eluded diagnosis by multiple medical professionals. Instead, her symptoms were consistently attributed to asthma and other respiratory issues.

The Critical Discovery

It was only when Yasmin took up martial arts and experienced severe dizziness and breathlessness that her family decided to seek the expertise of another specialist. 

This specialist, after a thorough evaluation, made the life-changing discovery: Yasmin was living with a potentially life-threatening atrial septal defect.

A Life-Saving Operation

Once the condition was correctly diagnosed, timely intervention became crucial. Yasmin underwent a life-saving operation to address the atrial septal defect, ensuring her a brighter, healthier future.

This heartwarming story highlights the significance of persistence in seeking medical answers and the expertise of dedicated specialists in making life-changing differences in patients’ lives.

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