This baby boy survived twenty-five heart attacks in one day!

A nine-month old baby stunned doctors after he survived 25 heart attacks in a single day - believed to be the most ever suffered in 24 hours by one person in the UK. Theo Fry, now 19 months old, has had 30 cardiac arrests in total and has also been through 17 operations, all before his first birthday

This baby boy survived twenty-five heart attacks in one day!When he was just nine months old, Theo survived an incredible twenty-five heart attacks in 24 hours, this is thought to be the most ever seen by UK medics in one person in one day. His fight for life had begun at eight days old – and before his first birthday he had fought off […]

Brain health not affected by major heart surgery, reveals new research

Major heart surgery does not cause significant memory decline in older patients, a new study finds. Researchers found no greater risk for loss of brain function among patients who had heart surgery compared to those who had a much less invasive procedure called cardiac catheterisation

Brain health not affected by major heart surgery, reveals new researchPatients who undergo heart surgery do not experience major memory changes, either better or worse, when compared with those who have a much less invasive, catheter-based procedure, according to a study published online today in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery. “It was comforting to see that the differences in cognitive decline between the two heart […]

Delhi: Heart valve repair without open heart surgery performed for the first time in India 

The 69-year-old becomes the 1st person in India to get operated on through MitraClip. He was suffering from a severely leaking valve which lead to breathlessness and heart failure. This procedure has helped give him a new lease of life

Delhi: Heart valve repair without open heart surgery performed for the first time in India For the first time in India, a team of doctors led by Dr Ashok Seth, supported by Professor Saibal Kar of Smidt Heart Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Centre, Los Angeles, successfully performed the catheter based procedure of MitraClip to repair a leaking heart valve without surgery. The surgical procedure upon a 69-years old man who […]

Mumbai: Doctors perform first-of-its-kind cardiac surgery on 14-year-old boy

Authorities of Society for Rehabilitation of Crippled Children (SRCC) Hospital, is a 207 bed hospital, which is managed by Narayana Health. The aim of the hospital is to offer affordable yet world-class medical care for infants, children and adolescents. Over 500 cardiac surgeries were performed in the last one year

Mumbai: Doctors perform first-of-its-kind cardiac surgery on 14-year-old boyThe super speciality tertiary care paediatric facility at Haji Ali showcased a successful case study of India’s first-of-its-kind ‘Intracardia Repair of Tertalogy of Fallout with Bentall operation’ on a 14-year-old boy. Dr Pradeep Kaushik, senior cardiac surgeon at Narayana Health SRCC Children’s Hospital, identified this child with abnormal function of heart and adopted the Bentall […]

Doctor couple help gift new life to a 4-yr-old on their deceased daughter’s birthday

A doctor couple has funded heart surgeries of two children, who were detected with a hole in their hearts, on August 21, the day it would have been their deceased daughter's first. The lost their child in a car accident. The girl was not covered under any health scheme and the boy received an approval of funds, at the last minute

Doctor couple help gift new life to a 4-yr-old on their deceased daughter’s birthday“We lost our daughter, as we could not save her life. But our wish is to save the lives of other children. That is the reason why we decided to financially aid the heart surgery of a young girl, to give her a new life,” said Dr Umesh Sawarkar, who lost his three months old […]

‘Pedal for Child Heart’: Fortis Hospital organises cyclothon to raise funds for children

Funds collected from this initiative will be utilised for the benefit of underprivileged children. This initiative bolsters Project Aasha, an initiative by Chief Minister’s Relived Fund (Maharashtra) and Fortis Hospital, to fund surgeries of children suffering from Congenital Heart Diseases

‘Pedal for Child Heart’: Fortis Hospital organises cyclothon to raise funds for childrenCongenital Heart Diseases (CHD) impacts approximately 8 amongst every 1,000 newborn children in India. To bridge this gap, Chief Minister’s Relived Fund and Fortis Hospital, Mulund, joined hands to fund surgeries of children suffering from Congenital Heart Diseases, thereby bringing down the burden. To further this cause Pedal for Child Heart was conceptualised. Driven jointly […]

Pune hospital celebrates first heart transplant anniversary

A year ago, Pune had witnessed its first heart transplant. To mark this event, Ruby Hall Clinic organised a program to commemorate its first anniversary. Till date, Pune has witnessed 13 heart transplants in the year. All the transplants were carried out at this hospital

Pune hospital celebrates first heart transplant anniversaryFor the heart transplant team at Ruby Hall Clinic, it’s not just about performing a surgery, but it is a mission to keep the heart of a brain-dead patient alive, in order to give a new lease of life to the recipient. Exactly one year ago, Pune had witnessed its first heart transplant. To celebrate […]

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 […]

Pump up: 3d model of heart for complex heart surgeries

Medical field is constantly evolving with the new path-breaking technologies. Now, it is possible to perform a mock surgery by making a 3d model of the heart, which is also used for multiple procedures. Doctors across the field are using the model, for being accurate. However, doctors also opine that it should be used only when needed

Pump up: 3d model of heart for complex heart surgeriesMedicine is a field that is constantly upgrading itself to keep up with the innovations in the world. Keeping with the pace, one of the commonly used techniques in the fraternity is the 3d printing model for the purpose of greater accuracy. Mitesh Patil  (name changed) an eight-year-old boy, who came to Fortis hospital in […]

Doctors perform heart surgery on baby in the womb to prevent traumatic birth

During her prenatal checkups, Sebastian was diagnosed with a severe congenital heart defect, in which the two main arteries of the heart are reversed. His case was especially complex because the interior walls of his heart were sealed shut, so that blood couldn't flow between the chambers to pick up oxygen

Doctors perform heart surgery on baby in the womb to prevent traumatic birthKristine Barry says when she heard her newborn baby Sebastian scream, it was “the most amazing sound I’ve ever heard.” “They always prepped us for a blue baby,” she said. “They always said that he was going to be blue and not vocal because of the lack of oxygen.” But when Sebastian arrived at Mount […]