Complex heart surgery performed on woman weighing just 35 kilo by Asian Heart doctors

Dr Ramakanta Panda said this is one of the most challenging surgeries; as there was a 90 per cent risk as the heart's pumping capacity was 25 per cent only

Complex heart surgery performed on woman weighing just 35 kilo by Asian Heart doctorsA 69-year-old Mumbai woman weighing 35kg got a new lease of life after she underwent a successful complex valve replacement and bypass surgery at Asian Heart Institute (AHI). Renowned Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgeon and Padma Bhushan Dr Ramakanta Panda operated on Asha Phatak, a retired bank manager. However, when Phatak had first approached Panda, he had […]

Awaiting heart donor for his three-year-old daughter, father desperately prays for a miracle

In October My Medical Mantra had reported about Yogesh Mule’s struggle to collect funds for his daughter Aaradhya, who was diagnosed with end-stage heart disease in April

Awaiting heart donor for his three-year-old daughter, father desperately prays for a miracleYogesh Mule is waiting for a miracle which can save his three-year-old daughter Aaradhya, who was diagnosed with end-stage heart disease in April this year. Aaradhya, who is under treatment at Fortis Hospital, suffered a heart failure due to viral myocarditis – a viral infection affecting heart’s functioning. Only 10% of her heart is functioning. […]

George Michael’s heart failure death sparks questions

Studies show heart-related deaths are five percent more likely around Christmas and New Year’s, perhaps due to factors like excess food, alcohol, stress and lack of exercise this time of year

George Michael’s heart failure death sparks questionsA day after the sudden death of long-time pop icon George Michael, many fans are struggling to understand how the fit-looking 53-year-old singer suddenly died of a heart condition. Confirmed by his London-based publicist on Christmas Day, Michael died in his sleep of heart failure. Heart failure, also referred to as congestive heart failure, happens […]

High BP, obesity and diabetes at middle age raise heart failure risks at later stage

A study finds that obesity, diabetes and hypertension can lead to structural and functional changes in heart, which can lead to heart failure

High BP, obesity and diabetes at middle age raise heart failure risks at later stagePeople who didn’t have any of the three risk factors at 45 or 55 were significantly less likely to develop heart failure People who reach middle age without developing high blood pressure, diabetes or obesity may have a lower risk of heart failure later in life, a recent study suggests. Obesity, diabetes and hypertension can […]

75 million people across the globe carry a rare gene which causes heart failure

The gene for a protein called Titin that could trigger heart failure if the organ comes under stress, such as during pregnancy, a viral infection, or with high blood pressure

75 million people across the globe carry a rare gene which causes heart failureIn their paper, the authors explain that the gene variants commonly cause dilated cardiomyopathy, an inherited heart condition that leads to heart failure and affects around 1 in 250 people worldwide. It is also known that around 1 per cent of the general population carry the variants, “where they may be silent,” note the authors. […]