Mumbai: Bihar man with a swollen heart artery successfully operated at Asian Heart Institute

The swelling was so massive that while travelling from his home to Mumbai for his treatment, he developed severe breathlessness and was in a critical state

Mumbai: Bihar man with a swollen heart artery successfully operated at Asian Heart InstituteWhen 64-year-old Omprakash Goenka was rushed to Asian Heart Institute last month he could not breathe and was on a ventilator. His medical diagnosis revealed that the main artery in his heart (aorta) had swollen to thrice its normal size and as a result was pressing on his breathing pipe. “When this patient was brought […]

#WomensDay: Healthy Heart tips for women

Dr. Santoshkumar Dora, Senior Cardiologist, Asian Heart Institute explains the uncommon symptoms and causes of heart attack among women.

#WomensDay: Healthy Heart tips for womenOur heart works continuously for us, without taking any breaks. Therefore, a healthy lifestyle comprising of a good diet and regular exercise is vital for a healthy heart. While chest pain and breathlessness are common symptoms of a cardiac disorder, other symptoms are palpitation, giddiness, syncope, undue fatigue with minimal exertion, swelling in the legs. The […]

Marathon runners, here’s how you can avoid dehydration and over-hydration

A marathon runner’s sports performance is highly efficient when the runner is adequately hydrated. An excess or deficit of fluids can lead to fatal consequences

Marathon runners, here’s how you can avoid dehydration and over-hydrationRunning creates excess heat. This leads to sweating, a coping mechanism of the body to cool down. The blood fluid becomes thicker as a result of the decline in fluid content in the body. Greater force is required to pump blood through the veins. This overloads the heart eventually leading to a heart attack. “When […]

Can heart patients run a marathon safely?

An Indian dies of a heart attack every 33 seconds. Surprisingly, in the last few years recreational running is gaining popularity. We are determined to make running more of a lifestyle improvement, in order to benefit not only our physical body but also our heart

Can heart patients run a marathon safely?“As every runner knows, running is about more than just putting one foot in front of the other; it is about our lifestyle and who we are.”- Joan Benoit In 2004, when Mumbai marathon first began, the bookings were open till the day before the event. This year, the spots were filled 6 months in […]

Mumbai: Tata Memorial Centre and Shatabdi bag the cleanliness award

Tata Memorial Centre bagged the number one position while Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital (Shatabdi Hospital) bagged the number two position in ‘Swachata Abhiyan’ competition organised by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. After the rat menace, the Shatabdi Hospital administration had taken the issue of cleanliness seriously and worked towards the patient’s benefit. Which resulted in helping it bag this prestigious award 

Mumbai: Tata Memorial Centre and Shatabdi bag the cleanliness award‘Cleanliness is next to godliness,’ take that into consideration the BMC had organised the ‘Swachata Abhiyan’ competition. As per the information received by the BMC administration, solid waste management department had organised this competition which included hotels, gardens and the hospitals. After which, the Tata Memorial Centre bagged the number one position while Baba Saheb […]

Asian Heart Institute performs its first heart transplant

Navratri is a scared and auspicious festival which brings joy and takes away all the sorrows. While Navratri was truly a blessing as Mumbai’s heart transplant program added yet another success story with Asian Heart Institute of Bandra, operating its first heart transplant patient

Asian Heart Institute performs its first heart transplant  No parent should ever have to mourn the death of their child, but in an unfortunate incident in Latur, the parents of the 19-year-old brain-dead boy, mourned his death, but, at the same time, took a big move by deciding to give a new lease of life, by donating his heart. The parent’s decision […]

Cut practice law a step closer, Maha starts drafting framework

State appointed committee has begun collecting opinions from all the related stakeholders. They have also started to build the framework of the law. The state government feels that cut practice has raised a serious question on medical services. People are also losing trust on the medical professionals

Cut practice law a step closer, Maha starts drafting frameworkOn one hand, eminent doctors from the healthcare fraternity have extended their full support and cooperation to Asian Heart Institute, promising to work as a crusaders against the ‘cut practice’, the Maharashtra government, on the other hand, is working ceaselessly to build a framework of the proposed law against cut practice. The three member committee, […]

Doctors lend support to AHI in battle against cut practice corruption

Even though AHI maintains that their initiative is not against the doctors, its aim is to put an end to this corrupt practice. AHI will soon launch a website on doctors who are practicing ethically in the country. Eminent doctors have come together to raise their voice against cut practice and lend support to this campaign

Doctors lend support to AHI in battle against cut practice corruptionA few days after stirring a controversy over the issue of cut practice in the medical fraternity with  a hoarding that read ‘No commission to Doctors’, Dr Ramakanta Panda, vice chairman and managing director of Asian heart institute, the man who initiated this debate, is now being supported by senior and eminent doctors from the […]

Take stern action against ‘Cut Practices’ AHI writes to Maha Medical council

The Asian Heart Institute (AHI) takes its stand on cut practice further and has written a letter to the Maharashtra Medical Council. In a letter dated June 14, AHI has appealed the Council to aggressively pursue and eliminate this unethical practice. A copy of the letter also been sent to state health minister Dr Deepak Sawant and state minister of medical education Girish Mahajan. Padma Bhushan Dr Ramakanta Panda says doctors who are criticising this move are the ones who support the practice of commission

Take stern action against ‘Cut Practices’ AHI writes to Maha Medical councilTaking its stand a step further on cut practice in healthcare, the Asian Heart Institute (AHI) has written a letter to the Maharashtra Medical Council (MMC) saying cut practice is putting financial burden on a patient. In a letter dated June 14, duly signed by thirty-seven doctors from the hospital, the AHI has appealed the […]