#Miracle: Man Survives With Bullet In His Heart For 2 Months (PHOTOS)

#Miracle: Man Survives With Bullet In His Heart For 2 Months (PHOTOS)

By News Desk | The Trent on September 25, 2014
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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.

The bullet was lodged near the top of Bharat Sharma's left ventricle, according to the cardiac surgeon. Photo credit: Sean Smith/Guardian
The bullet was lodged near the top of Bharat Sharma’s left ventricle, according to the cardiac surgeon. Photo credit: Sean Smith/Guardian

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.

Bharat Sharma, from Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh, survived for two months with a bullet lodged in his heart after walking in on a bank robbery
Bharat Sharma, from Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh, survived for two months with a bullet lodged in his heart after walking in on a bank robbery (Photo Credit: Sal Hospital/Cover Asia Press)

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.

An X-ray shows the 20-caliber bullet lodged in the 32-year-old's chest. Another bullet, which hit his waist, was removed within days of the ambush in July but two sets of doctors refused to operate on the bullet lodged in Mr Sharma's heart, for fear surgery would kill the newly married man
An X-ray shows the 20-caliber bullet lodged in the 32-year-old’s chest. Another bullet, which hit his waist, was removed within days of the ambush in July but two sets of doctors refused to operate on the bullet lodged in Mr Sharma’s heart, for fear surgery would kill the newly married man [photo credit: Sal hospital/ Cover Asia Press)
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.

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