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, […]

Heading for a trek this monsoon? Here are some precautions to follow

While nature’s beauty calls out to adventure lovers, it is important to follow doctors advise and take precautionary measures while going out. Doctors say that heart patients, patients who have orthopaedic problems and people who are suffering from psychological phobia, should take extra precaution while trekking during monsoon

Heading for a trek this monsoon? Here are some precautions to followOne of the doctors at KEM Hospital in Pune went missing on Thursday while he was swimming in the Aambi River at Panshet taluka in Pune. While the monsoon is steadily progressing over Maharashtra, incidences of people going missing have already begun. It is being reported that Dr Kashinath Khatape from KEM hospital, had gone for a […]

Apollo Hospitals treats 22 underprivileged children free of cost for cardiac ailments

The hospital has completed 22 such procedures of which 11 infants underwent open heart surgeries and remaining 11 treated with interventional procedures. Apollo Hospitals is shortlisting and inviting eligible families to come forward and benefit from this programme

Apollo Hospitals treats 22 underprivileged children free of cost for cardiac ailmentsWhen Apollo Hospitals in Navi Mumbai launched its first tertiary care multi-speciality hospital, it committed to treat around 66 paediatric cardiac patients from underprivileged families at no cost. One of the recent cases treated by the hospital in Navi Mumbai is that of an 11 month old baby, Harsh Tamboli. When the infant experienced repeated […]

Here’s what to do if an elderly person suffers a heart attack

A heart attack happens when there is a sudden complete blockage of an artery that supplies blood to a section of the heart. As a result, some of the heart muscle starts to die. Most of the time, older adults are dependent on family members or caregivers to understand the signs and to get medical aid

Here’s what to do if an elderly person suffers a heart attackHeart attacks are very common amongst the elderly. According to the 2016 Global Burden of Disease Report, heart disease is the leading cause of death in India (17.8% of all the deaths), figures rising by 53% compared to 2005. Over the last 60 years, congenital heart disease prevalence has increased from 1% to 9-10% in […]

Sassoon Hospital: Renovated cathlab witnesses 1,000 cardiac procedures in 2017

The renovated cathlab at Sassoon General Hospital (SGH) and BJ General Medical College (BJGMC) which was started in March 2015 has seen over 1,000 cardiac procedures between January to December 2017

Sassoon Hospital: Renovated cathlab witnesses 1,000 cardiac procedures in 2017While cardiac procedures are expensive at private medical facilities, the recently created cathlab at Sassoon General Hospital has been a boon to needy people suffering from severe heart ailments. The facility has undertaken 1,000 cardiac procedures in the last one and half years after it was renovated with latest facilities. Authorities said that the procedures […]

One kiss can be harmful for your baby

Wow! The baby is so cute! Can I touch him, play with him or kiss him? Are some common questions we ask, when we meet a new born. Sometimes, the elderly people of the family stop us from touching or kissing the baby. Well! There is a strong reason behind it

One kiss can be harmful for your babyOften, we kiss the babies and tend to forget that they might develop infections.  To top it all, the baby can also fall sick. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Dr Rohit Narvekar, paediatrician said, “After deliver, if the mother has infection and if she kisses the baby. There are high changes that the baby can […]

Welcome Rohan: Four-month-old from Pakistan arrives in India for treatment

Doctors, who will treat the infant, said his heart condition needs immediate attention and are positive about outcome of surgery

Welcome Rohan: Four-month-old from Pakistan arrives in India for treatmentIndia will be home for four-month-old Rohan from Pakistan till he undergoes treatment. The infant from Lahore, who suffers from a congenital heart condition, reached India today and will be treated at Noida’s Jaypee Hospital. Rohan and his family’s visit to India assume significance after he was granted medical visa on priority following the intervention […]