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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Keyhole Angioplasty – A Quicker and Simpler Minimally-Invasive Technique

Keyhole Angioplasty – A Quicker and Simpler Minimally-Invasive Technique

Heart Surgery is always thought upon as a major cardiac surgery that involves inches long incision to be made across the patient’s chest, wherein his heart is connected to a heart-lung machine and is stopped for the moment. Traditional method of coronary angioplasty needed a patient to spend weeks in the hospital and undergo painful recovery, post-surgery. But advancement in technology has brought keyhole angioplasty, a quicker and simpler minimally-invasive technique, as a boon. This…

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Revolutionary Bypass Surgery To Minimize Incisions, Costs

Revolutionary Bypass Surgery To Minimize Incisions, Costs

In a landmark technical advancement in the field of medicine, a team of doctors from Bangalore has successfully performed a heart bypass surgery, making only a small incision in the patient’s abdomen, as against the normal procedure of cutting through the chest. Seena Bai, 46,  was recently operated upon using this method. Also, she was discharged from the hospital in only three days. The entire procedure costed only ~2.5 lakh, nearly the same as that…

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Advanced Heart Pump Leases New Life to Chennai Banker

Advanced Heart Pump Leases New Life to Chennai Banker

A 42-year-old banker, who was suffering from heart disorders for the last 2 years, has had a pump installed that costs at the least US $100,000. As being on the HVAD (Heartware Ventricular Assist Device), the doctors cannot feel his pulse. The device is capacitive to pump about 10 L of blood per minute. Mr. C. Sathish Kumar has the heart pump implant almost a month ago, when he fainted at his car’s wheel while…

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11 Months Nigerian Infant Suffering a Rare Congenital Disorder Underwent Heart Surgery at Medanta

11 Months Nigerian Infant Suffering a Rare Congenital Disorder Underwent Heart Surgery at Medanta

An infant just 11-months old suffering from truncus arteriosus, a rare congenital disorder recently underwent a rare heart surgery at Gurgaon hospital. Medanta doctors at the press conference revealed the baby Mathew Miller was suffering from a complex congenital heart defect. There exists a hole in the center of the heart along with a congenital disorder. They further elaborated that in the patients suffering from truncus arteriosus there is a single artery which arises from…

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New Age Bio-Absorbable Stents to Revolutionize Cardiac Treatments in India

New Age Bio-Absorbable Stents to Revolutionize Cardiac Treatments in India

Bio-Absorbable stents, the next big thing in cardiac surgery, is all set to make its debut in India soon. The revolutionary stents, which dissolve in blood vessels after 18 months, currently come at quite a premium. “It will cost Rs 2.85 to 3 lakh for each stent , and the entire hospitalization may cost a patient over Rs 4 lakh for a single stent ,” said an administrator from a major Indian hospital. Drug coated…

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Revolutionary Heartmate-II Marks Successful Debut in India

Revolutionary Heartmate-II Marks Successful Debut in India

The revolutionary HeartMate-II LVAD (Left Ventricular Assist Device), which made its successful debut in London a few months ago, has featured in another successful heart transplant operation in a Chennai hospital. “It is not just a technological breakthrough but has also given hope for many heart patients,” said Dr K R Balakrishnan, Cardiothoracic surgeon and Director of Cardiac Sciences at the leading Chennai hospital. “HeartMate-II LVAD is a small, battery-driven rotor pump device, the latest…

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Apollo Sets New Benchmark in Cardiac Treatments

Apollo Sets New Benchmark in Cardiac Treatments

Dr Rajeev Trehan and his team of cardiothoracic surgeons have performed a highly complex bypass surgery on 65 year old Sudhakar Reddy at Apollo DRDO hospital on 24th August. Also known as Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABG), this heart operation included replacement of mitral lesions valve and reconstruction of left ventricle. Sudhakar Reddy was admitted to the hospital with severe breathing problem and sweating. On examining through a PET CT at Apollo DRDO hospital, it…

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Non-Surgical Heart Treatment Done in Mumbai

Non-Surgical Heart Treatment Done in Mumbai

The ex-mayor of Mumbai, Mr. Dattaji Nalwade has undergone a successful non-surgical heart treatment at Jaslok Hospital, Mumbai. The team of cardiac specialists headed by Dr. AB Mehta performed the minimally invasive Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) on Dattaji Nalwade. TAVI is a non-surgical method of replacing aortic valve that connects the heart to the aorta and has been performed for the first time in Maharashtra. This procedure is a boon for the patients like…

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60 Year Old British Gets World’s First Battery Powered Heart Pump

60 Year Old British Gets World’s First Battery Powered Heart Pump

Barry Wade, a British sexagenarian, survived a breakthrough operation to get the world’s first battery powered heart pump. The 3 inch titanium heart pump, called Heartmate II, was fitted by a team at University Hospital of South Machester’s Wythenshawe Hospital. The operation was helmed by Steve Shaw, consultant cardiologist at UHSM. The operation provided a new lease of life to Wade who was too ill to survive a heart transplant surgery, thus ruling out using…

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