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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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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‘Sovaldi’: Expensive yet a Definite Cure for Hepatitis C

‘Sovaldi’: Expensive yet a Definite Cure for Hepatitis C

On the occasion of World Hepatitis Day, there is good news for the patients suffering from Hepatitis C. Well the sure shot yet expensive formula to cure Hepatitis C from the root has been manufactured by a US firm known as ‘Gilead Science’s’ . Sovaldi (sofosbuvir) is the first hepatitis C-specific polymerase inhibitor, this oral drug costs around $1000 a pill. Although there are so many controversies shaping up for the over the sky-scrapping prices…

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Mumbai doctors remove 20 kg rare ovarian tumor from 50-yr-old

Mumbai doctors remove 20 kg rare ovarian tumor from 50-yr-old

Possibly the first case in India, doctors at a city hospital in Mumbai removes a 20 kg tumor from the stomach of a 50-year old woman. According to the doctors, they had never seen such a huge tumor and it was probably the heaviest tumor that has been removed in India successfully. They now wish to send this case study for getting published in a medical journal. Shobha Kolhe, the patient, had met the doctors…

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Get IVF in India and take the embryo to your country

Get IVF in India and take the embryo to your country

The Commerce Ministry has issued a notification that couples with no babies can now bring their ‘embryo’ into their country once they are done with the in-vitro fertilization (IVF) abroad. The notice of the directorate-general of foreign trade (DGFT) informs that the import of the human embryo will be ‘free’. However, a no-objection certificate will be necessary from the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR). Earlier, the issueless couples who opted for surrogacy and a…

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A Bangalore hospital gets a breakthrough in Paralysis treatment

A Bangalore hospital gets a breakthrough in Paralysis treatment

A Bangalore hospital has put-forth a claim that they have been successful in coming out with a treat of spine repair through stem cell therapy as a cure for paralysis. During a press meet, the hospital communicated the successful cases of some of their paralysed patients who were treated here. One of such patients was Khaleed Abdullah, a soldier from Yemen. During a war, 4 years ago, he was shot in his spinal cord that…

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New Age Cardio Vascular Device Actually Dissolves Heartache

New Age Cardio Vascular Device Actually Dissolves Heartache

An Indian hospital, in a breakthrough, implants a Bio-Resorbable Vascular Scaffold (BVS) in a patient. Once the vessel heals, the scaffold starts dissolving in heart artery. The doctors in India have announced about their competence in implanting soluble stent. This is a progressive procedure to unclog the heart arteries. BVS, a revolutionary device, opens a clogged vessel and restores blood flow. The device also provides support while it heals. As the bio-resorbable scaffold slowly metabolized…

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16-Yr-Old Undergoes An Unusual Brain Surgery

16-Yr-Old Undergoes An Unusual Brain Surgery

A 16-year old boy sang in Operation Theater, while being operated for epilepsy. The doctors in India, using a very unusual method performed the entire operation procedure. This procedure required the boy to be awake, using local anaesthesia. As the doctors were drilling into the boy’s brain, he was asked to listen and sing the music after recognizing the rhythms and melodies. This procedure was to access the brain part that actively comprehends music. Doctors…

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