Above, nurse Clementine Sezerano and patient Celestin smile for the camera.
The first patient came out of surgery earlier today and later flashed the thumbs up sign to his nurses. 25-year-old Celestin is doing well and resting comfortably after this morning’s atrial septal defect (ASD) repair.
ASD, a hole in the septum between the heart’s two upper chambers, is a congenital heart disorder, or one that is present at the time of birth. If ASD isn’t repaired, it can ultimately lead to heart failure.
Celestin was in good hands during surgery.
“ASD repair is one of the most common congenital heart procedures,” said Jim Rawn, MD, an intensivist at BWH. “And at the Brigham, it’s the most common congenital heart procedure we do.”
King Faisal nurses Clementine Sezerano and Etienne Nsereko and Team Heart’s ICU nurses are caring for Celestin this evening.
Above from left, nurses Etienne Nsereko, Kevin McWha, Clementine Sezerano and Sue Hall care for Celestin.