Two heart transplants in just eight hours and forty-five minutes

Coordination and time management can be a great combination. Proving their forte, two heart transplants took place in Fortis Hospital, Mulund in a record time of eight hours and forty-five minutes on Saturday. The ZTCC of Mumbai, Nagpur and Pune facilitated the allocation of the donated organs

Two heart transplants in just eight hours and forty-five minutesAccurate timing between clinicians, medical social workers, traffic controller and police authorities along with nursing teams across Nagpur, Pune and Mumbai helped in saving the lives of two people. The donor was a 26-year-old farm labourer from Pusad was rushed to Acharya Vinoba Bhave Rural Hospital in Wardha, after he suffered a head injury in […]

Faulty lifestyle can cause heart ailments

You're probably already aware that your lifestyle plays a role in your risk of heart disease (and heart attacks), but perhaps you've not yet taken it to heart. Dr.Sameer Pagad, Consultant Cardiologist, K J Somaiya Hospital Superspeciality Centre, tells you how a bad lifestyle can affect your heart

Faulty lifestyle can cause heart ailmentsWhile family history and age are contributing factors that cannot be controlled, there are several lifestyle influences that may cause heart disease. Factors such as blood pressure, cholesterol level, diabetes, smoking, weight, and exercise, can be modified to improve the condition and strength of the heart muscle. In many cases, heart disease can be managed […]

Health benefits of sex

You don't really need a reason to have it, but there are many benefits of sex you might not know about it. Here, the hidden health perks of great sex

Health benefits of sexSex is not only pleasurable, did you know it’s also good for you? It’s true. The benefits of sex range from slashing stress levels to lowering your risk of cancer and heart attacks. Sex facilitates bonding and feelings of intimacy with your partner. This kind of connectedness does more than make you feel warm and fuzzy, it […]

Mega health camp at Faizpur receives an overwhelming response

On Monday, Tushar Gandhi, great grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, inaugurated the first rural Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay camp at Faizpur in Jalgaon district in Maharashtra. The camp witnessed the participation of thousands of people from tribal dominated taluka’s like, Raver, Chopda, Yaval, Muktainagar and so on

Mega health camp at Faizpur receives an overwhelming responseSpecial clinics were established at the camp site according to the disease. Doctors from Mumbai, Pune, Aurangabad, Nagpur had come to examine the patients. Girish Mahajan, Medical Education Minister, N T Nana Patil (MP), Rakshatai Khadse (MP), Eknathrao Khadse (MLA) and Haribhau Jawale (MLA) were present at the camp. Health ambassador, Rameshwar Naik, said, “Earlier people […]

What should be done in the golden hour after heart attack?

Doctors explain the importance of getting treatment in the ‘Golden hour’ (first hour) after suffering from severe heart attack. They also guide us as to what needs to be done, chat care should be taken, and why some general symptoms should not be neglected

What should be done in the golden hour after heart attack?A 57-year-old south Mumbai resident Sundar Chaturvedi (name changed) started feeling breathlessness at 2 am early in the morning. Without wasting time, the family immediately called up the hospital and in night clothes, Chaturvedi was hospitalised in Jaslok Hospital. On diagnosing, it became clear that Chaturvedi had the suffered a severe heart attack. He was immediately put […]

Stopping low-dose aspirin treatment harmful for heart health

Those who stopped the aspirin treatment were 37 per cent more likely to have an adverse cardiovascular event than those who continued the therapy. This is equivalent to 1 in every 74 patients who quit aspirin having a heart attack, a stroke, or dying as a result of a cardiovascular event

Stopping low-dose aspirin treatment harmful for heart healthResearchers led by Johan Sundström, a professor of epidemiology at Uppsala University in Sweden, set out to examine the effect of stopping low-dose aspirin treatment on the odds of having a second heart attack or stroke. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends that people at risk of having a heart attack take low-dose aspirin preventively. […]

Pump up: 5 healthy heart tips

Lack of exercise, a poor diet and other unhealthy habits can take their toll over the years. Dr Nihar Mehta, consultant cardiologist at Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, gives 5 simple steps to look after your heart

Pump up: 5 healthy heart tipsIndia has rapidly become the capital of metabolic diseases over the globe.This term encompasses a combination of ‘high’ – body weight, blood pressure, blood sugars and blood cholesterol, a disease of excess. These metabolic diseases lead to heart diseases like heart attacks, heart failure and fluctuations in heart rate (arrhythmia), said Dr Nihar Mehta, consultant […]

First cadaver donation of 2017 at Sion Hospital

The deceased person’s heart was allocated to Fortis hospital. The liver was allocated to KEM Hospital. One kidney was allocated to Hinduja hospital, while other was allocated to Sion Hospital

First cadaver donation of 2017 at Sion HospitalThe first cadaver donation of the year happened in Sion Hospital on Sept 28. Abraham John, a 35-year-old man’s organs were donated to the various hospitals in the city. Abraham who was from Kerala was hospitalised in Sion Hospital on Sept 26 after he met with a railway accident. His heart was allocated to Fortis […]

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 […]

Aaradhya begins a new life, with a new heart in a new home

After a relentless battle, four-year-old Aaradhya Mule left for home with a new heart beating inside her. Her parents are grateful for the prayers and good wishes that helped them tide over all difficulties

Aaradhya begins a new life, with a new heart in a new homeAfter spending 22 days in the hospital, little spirited Aaradhya Mule was discharged on Wednesday, evening. Finally, the tiny brave girl’s ordeal has ended after a year-and-a-half. The family, who have received love and support in the time of deep crisis, said this is nothing short of a miracle. Now, smiling Aaradhya has left Fortis […]