Heart transplant: ‘Even your smallest contribution can help save my wife’

Pooja Pachange is suffering from a serious heart ailment and the only option for her survival is to have a heart transplant. But her family hails from a very poor background and they are struggling to gather the money required for her treatment. Her husband, Sachin makes an appeal to the people who can help him save his wife

Heart transplant: ‘Even your smallest contribution can help save my wife’“On the day when doctors informed me, that I will have to undergo a heart transplant, I had become completely numb. My husband and I felt as if an earthquake had struck us. And within no time our dreams were shattered. We didn’t know what to do. Our world just crumbled in no time.” Pooja […]

This doctor is going an extra mile for heart patients

After undergoing the heart surgery, a patient has to take the necessary precautions. The patient’s life can be at risk if proper care is not taken. Keeping this in mind, a doctor from Solapur has come forward to create awareness on the same

This doctor is going an extra mile for heart patientsSince three years, Dr Vijay Andhare, Cardiothoracic Surgeon in Solapur, is creating awareness. He conducts a camps and guides people. Since last three years, he has conducted 281 camps. Why should people go for regular check-ups, what problems can arise? Reasons behind hereditary heart problems, various heart diseases and what should be done to prevent them are […]

Miracle: Baby weighing 520 gms survives in Bangalore

Triplets were born to a couple through IVF in Bangalore. Unfortunately, all the three infants had fragile health and other morbidities. Of the three, doctors could only save one of those. The infant weighed only 520 gms at birth. Miraculously, she was saved by the doctors. The 26 week preterm baby is healthy now and weighs 2.25 kgs

Miracle: Baby weighing 520 gms survives in BangaloreAccording toWHO, India has the greatest number of preterm births, with nearly 3,519,100 preterm births every year. Every year an estimated 15 million babies are born preterm (before 37 completed weeks of gestation) and this number is rising. Given these stats, a unique case came to the forefront at Fortis Hospital, Bangalore. Triplets were born […]

Organ donation: Mumbai witnesses 81st heart transplant

The young man’s family was counselled by medical social workers on organ donation to which they willingly consented to donate his organs. With this, the family has helped save the lives of at least four critically ill patients

Organ donation: Mumbai witnesses 81st heart transplantWith 2017 coming to a close end, surgeons at Fortis Hospital Mulund worked in perfect tandem along with medical social workers to enable Mumbai’s 81st Heart Transplant. The donor heart was implanted into a 40-year-old male recipient; this became possible after the parents of a 21-year-old male from Bhopal consented to donate their son’s organs. […]

Fortis Hospital conducts walkathon to raise awareness on organ donation

The initiative motivates Mumbaikars to support the cause of organ donation. It is aimed at helping address India’s current organ donation rate of 0.5 person per 10 lakh individuals  

Fortis Hospital conducts walkathon to raise awareness on organ donationTeams across Fortis Hospitals, Mumbai organised the ‘More to Give’ walkathon on Sunday, which is part of the national initiative aimed at sensitizing communities about Organ Donation. The Mumbai edition of the walkathon was flagged off by actress and activist Gul Panag, Rajesh Pradhan, IPS, Deputy Inspector General, Mumbai and Neil Somaiya, Municipal Councillor from […]

Fortis Hospital marks Children’s Day with fundraiser for congenital heart disease

The fundraiser was hosted in collaboration with the well-known artist Preeti Thaker Arora. Over 30 paintings were displayed and 50 per cent of proceeds from the art sale will to go towards the treatment of underprivileged children with congenital heart disease

Fortis Hospital marks Children’s Day with fundraiser for congenital heart diseaseOn World Children’s Day observed on November 14, various activities are conducted worldwide for children. To commemorate this occasion, teams at Fortis Hospital, Mulund in collaboration with renowned artist, Preeti Thaker Arora organized a two-day fundraiser to aid corrective surgeries for children suffering from Congenital Heart Disease, at the hospital premises. The artist who is […]

Cardiac health camp hosted at Kalyan-Dombivli to raise awareness on heart health

The purpose of the health camp was to educate people about heart health and the need for early detection. Over 300 people between the age group of 35 to 65 years participated in the health camp

Cardiac health camp hosted at Kalyan-Dombivli to raise awareness on heart healthWhen it comes to matters of the heart, most of us take heart health very seriously. However, this is only applicable once we are aware of and comprehend the underlying concerns and conditions. We often chose to neglect the warning signs that our body gives out, unknowingly carrying on with our daily business. According to […]

Organ donation: Krushna Sadgir’s family to shift near Mumbai

After paediatric heart transplant, a proper care has to be taken, in order to avoid infections. Krushna’s family shifted near Mumbai as in the village; there are higher chances of him contracting infection

Organ donation: Krushna Sadgir’s family to shift near MumbaiKrushna Sadgir, an eight-year-old boy, who belongs to Akole Taluka in Ahmednagar. In December 2016, Krushna was diagnosed with a heart ailment and was admitted in Pune’s Army Hospital where his heart function was found to be only 41 per cent. For which, heart transplant was one of the options. But heart transplantation expense was more […]

Mumbai: Krushna’s father in search of a new house for him

After heart transplant, person has to be on medication thought his life. And if its paediatric heart transplant, then, there are high chances of getting infection. Due to which, Krushna Sadgir’s father Ganesh Sadgir has decided to stay in Mumbai instead of taking him back to their village. They are also looking out for a rented house

Mumbai: Krushna’s father in search of a new house for himKrushna Sadgir, an eight-year-old boy, who belongs to Akole Taluka in Ahmednagar district, has undergone heart transplant and his condition is improving now. Since few days, he was taking treatment in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). But, now Krushna has been shifted to a general ward. Although, Krushna’s condition is improving but his father (who […]

Aaradhya has got a new heart, but paediatric heart transplants remain a challenge

Lack of paediatric donors led to families traveling down south for heart transplants until some years ago. Slowly, the scenario is changing. In the last month, Mumbai witnessed three paediatric heart transplants. Still, lot has to be done, in order to raise awareness regarding the same. Here, My Medical Mantra tries to understand what has changed positively with regards to the heart transplants but also analyses the challenges behind it

Aaradhya has got a new heart, but paediatric heart transplants remain a challenge    With Aaradhya Mule getting discharged on Wednesday, evening, the question arises is, where are we heading from now on, in terms of paediatric heart transplants? The four year old Mule, waited for about a year-and-a-half in search of a suitable heart. According to the Zonal Transplant Coordination Center (ZTCC), out of the twenty-nine heart […]
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