Successful Transplant Performed By Artemis Doctors

Successful Transplant Performed By Artemis Doctors

Gurgaon, 11th February 2015. One year old Mohd Hakkim Shabhur looked extremely pale when he came to Artemis with his parents from Iraq. He had a high arched palate and ventricular septal defect which is a type of congenital heart disease. He was diagnosed with Diamond Black Fan Anaemia and was receiving monthly blood transfusions in Iraq, since two months of age. Diamond Black Fan anaemia is a very rare, inherited illness, in which patient’s…

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Medical Tourism Industry to finish at $32.5bn by 2019

Medical Tourism Industry to finish at $32.5bn by 2019

Rising healthcare costs in the developed countries like the US is likely to cause a significant hike in the global medical tourism market. If experts are to be believed, by 2019 the tourism industry will touch a whopping figure of $32.5 bn, registering an annual growth rate of 17.9 percent. Not just the United States, countries like India and China are also considered as the major contributors in this future tourism expansion. According to a…

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Womb Transplant: A new ray of hope for Infertile women

Womb Transplant: A new ray of hope for Infertile women

A 36 year old woman gave birth to the world’s first baby born from a transplanted womb last month at the University of Gothenburg’s hospital in Sweden. The woman was suffering from MRKH syndrome, which is when a woman is born without a womb. This cute little baby has brought along a ray of hope and happiness for all the infertile women in the world. The baby boy weighed 3.9 pounds after he was delivered…

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Mechanical heart ‘Heart Mate II’ saves Iraqi Men’s live at Fortis Hospital Gurgaon

Mechanical heart ‘Heart Mate II’ saves Iraqi Men’s live at Fortis Hospital Gurgaon

Rabeea Majhool, a 29 year old patient from Iraq suffered from respiratory infection just weeks before his nikah, which took a deadly turn within a fortnight and it outspread from his lungs to his heart. He was diagnosed with severe dysfunction in left ventricle and needed a heart transplant without further delay. Doctors at Fortis Memorial Research Institute (FMRI) underwent a significant milestone in curing acute heart condition. A miraculous medical device named “Heart Mate…

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Gilead Strikes deal with Indian firms for low-cost version of Hepatitis-C drug “Solvaldi”

Gilead Strikes deal with Indian firms for low-cost version of Hepatitis-C drug “Solvaldi”

U.S. drug maker Gilead Sciences Inc (GILD.O) has licensed few pharmaceutical firms in India to manufacture the cheaper generic version of “Sovaldi”, a single sure shot cure Hepatitis C. The company aims to provide a greater access to the medicine; nearly 180 million people worldwide are infected with hepatitis C . The drug earlier was not available in India, and had to be imported from overseas, with one tablet costing $1000 a pill and a…

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Surgeons Placed Five Stents into Man Suffering from Aneurysms

Surgeons Placed Five Stents into Man Suffering from Aneurysms

Having instilled stents in the aorta is not a big deal for somebody whose age is above 60. Same is the case of Kolkata-based businessman ‘Tapan Kanti’ whose body has 5 stents instilled in his Aorta. This was a life- changing experience. The petite senior citizen managed to stun several doctors in Bengal by virtue of the state of his Aorta (blood vessel carrying blood from the heart of the blood). “There were three large…

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Combined Heart & Lung transplant Performed at Apollo Chennai

Combined Heart & Lung transplant  Performed at Apollo Chennai

Apollo Hospital, Chennai, has successfully performed a combined heart and double lung transplant on the oldest recipient recorded in the medical history of India. This rare surgery was performed on a 67 year old patient, Hanifa, a businessman from Kerala, who is now on the road to complete recovery. A few months back, doctors at Apollo Hospitals performed a multi-organ transplant and gave him a new lease of life. The patient, Mr. Hanifa from Kerala,…

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Surgery Conducted on a Pregnant Women, 2.5 Kg Tumor Removed

Surgery Conducted on a Pregnant Women, 2.5 Kg Tumor Removed

Recently, in a rare surgery, a team of doctors removed a tumor weighing over 2.5 kilograms during an emergency caesarean operation on 26-year old pregnant women. Although the surgery was conducted around 2 months back, the doctors were waiting for the patient to recover completely. The tumor had grown up to the size of a watermelon and remained undetected till the woman was brought to the Hospital in Mumbai. “This is the first case in…

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Complex Balloon Pulmonary Valvotomy Surgery Saves Two Lives

Complex Balloon Pulmonary Valvotomy Surgery Saves Two Lives

A successful Balloon Pulmonary Valvotomy, a rare and complicated procedure was performed for the first time on two patients in Chennai. One of the patients Vijayalakshmi was suffering from pulmonary stenosis for the last 15 years. Thereafter, she was admitted four times for breathing difficulty and treated for heart failure at various hospitals. Pulmonary Valve Stenosis is a heart valve disorder in which outflow of blood from the heart’s right ventricle is hindered at the…

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Drug Eluted Balloons & Stents to treat Blocked Arteries

Drug Eluted Balloons & Stents to treat Blocked Arteries

Peripheral arterial disease (P.A.D.) is a disorder in which plaque builds up in the arteries that carry blood to your organs. Plaque hardens and narrows the arteries limiting the flow of oxygen-rich blood to our organs and other parts of the body. However, recently, drug eluting balloons and stents in opening blocked arteries in heart patients are now being employed. The doctors say that this will help in preventing the chances of re-blockage due to…

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