A 32-year old Indian man has undergone surgery to remove a bullet which had been lodged in his heart for two months and is currently recovering, The Guardian UK reports.
Bharat Sharma received two gunshot wounds when robbers attacked a bank located in Uttar Pradesh in July 2014.
Following the shooting, Sharma underwent an operation to remove the bullet in his waist, but doctors declined removing the one in his heart as they had they entertained fears the operation might cost him his life.
All that changed on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 when Sharma was taken to a hospital in Ahmedabad in Western India where the .20 calibre bullet which was in his left ventricle was removed.
Anil Jain, the cardiac surgeon and his team carried out the successful surgery in three hours, removing the bullet and stitching Sharma’s heart
Jain said: “The bullet was stuck horizontally between the valves. Also, since the patient had lost lots of blood after the incident, we had to be very careful. How the patient survived and reached us is pure destiny.”
Sharma will fully recover in about a month.