Emergency surgery by Pune docs saves Ghana man suffering from a fatal heart condition

Aortic dissection is not common. It affects between 5 and 30 people out of every 1 million each year, and it is most likely to affect older men. Virtually everyone who has an aortic dissection experiences pain - typically sudden, excruciating pain, often described as tearing or ripping, known to act as a time bomb

Emergency surgery by Pune docs saves Ghana man suffering from a fatal heart conditionTwo years ago, a 60-year-old Ghanaian man had suffered from a life-threatening heart condition. A bulge in his artery threatened to rupture unless medical action was taken. Thereafter, a surgery in the Philippines helped him restore his active life after a stent was inserted into the artery. A couple of years later, his condition re-appeared […]

A look at the journey of India’s first and oldest cardiologist

Dr Sivaramakrishna Iyer Padmavati, India’s first cardiologist, turns 101 this month. A recipient of the Padma Vibhushan in 1992, she still serves as the director of the National Heart Institute, Delhi

A look at the journey of India’s first and oldest cardiologistShe is the woman who took to monitoring of hearts for the first time in India. She sought an appointment with Rajkumari Amrit Kaur, the then health minister, way back in 1954. Following which she was offered a lecturer’s position at Delhi’s Lady Hardinge Medical College. She completed her MBBS at the Rangoon Medical College, […]

India loses its internationally acclaimed cardiologist to massive cardiac arrest

Dr B K Goyal passed away on Tuesday at 12 noon at his resident owing to a massive cardiac arrest. While the medical fraternity and state has sustained a great loss, he will always be remembered for his achievements and endearing personality

India loses its internationally acclaimed cardiologist to massive cardiac arrestDr B K Goyal was an internationally acclaimed interventional cardiologist and medical educationist. He practised as a cardiologist at Bombay Hospital since 1966. Dr Goyal was the only cardiologist outside the United States to have the unique distinction of being appointed as the honorary consultant cardiologist to the world famous Texas Heart Institute, Houston. Dr […]

‘Dr Goyal’s death is a huge loss for the state’ says Girish Mahajan

Dr BK Goyal passed away on Tuesday noon at 12. On his sad demise, My Medical Mantra talks to famous doctors and his colleagues who call him a ‘relentless workaholic’ and ‘gem of a person’

‘Dr Goyal’s death is a huge loss for the state’ says Girish MahajanIt came as a rude shock on Tuesday noon that internationally renowned cardiologist, Dr BK Goyal passed away. “This is a huge loss for the state,” said Girish Mahajan, Medical Education Minister of Maharashtra, “I’ve know him for over 10 years now. He was a gem of a person. He would treat poor patients for free.” Ask anyone […]

80-yr-old undergoes complex heart surgery, discharged in 24 hours

In India, a whopping 1.4 million people suffer from aortic valve stenosis. It is one of the most common and severe valve diseases. It generally means narrowing of the aortic valve opening which in turn, restricts blood flow to the left ventricle, which may even lead to death

80-yr-old undergoes complex heart surgery, discharged in 24 hoursIn India, an elephantine population of 1.4 million suffers from an ailment called the aortic valve stenosis. Being one of the most common and severe valve diseases, it generally means narrowing of the aortic valve opening which in turn, restricts blood flow to the left ventricle. This could eventually mean death of a patient. Generally, […]