HEART SURGERY

  • Robotic assisted surgery ushering in new era in heart surgery September 10, 2014

    Coimbatore: RobotAssisted surgery is ushering in a new era in heart surgery by offering patients better outcome and a greater quality of life, a senior surgeon in the Chennaibased Apollo Hospitals on Wednesday said. Traditional open heart surgery involved making a big incision and resulted in...
  • RJD chief Lalu Prasad undergoes heart surgery at a Mumbai hospital August 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad is undergoing two major heart surgeries one to replace an aortic valve and the other to repair the aorta, at a hospital in Mumbai on Wednesday. "The surgery began this morning," a spokesperson for the Asian Heart Institute, located in suburban Bandra Kurla...
  • Mumbai: Lalu Prasad to undergo two heart surgeries on Wednesday August 26, 2014

    Mumbai: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad will undergo two heart surgeries on Wednesday at a private hospital in Mumbai. The Asian Heart Institute, where he was admitted on Monday for medical evaluation, on Tuesday said that preliminary medical investigations indicated the 66yearold former Bihar chief minister required to undergo...
  • India Positive: Doctors perform rare heart surgery on 3monthold in Bangalore July 13, 2013

    Doctors at MS Ramaiah Narayana Hrudayalaya Heart Centre in Bangalore perform a oneofakind heart surgery on a threemonth old child. Doctors claim this surgery is the first in India and only the fifth in the world. ...
  • Doctors conduct one of the toughest heart surgeries to save a baby July 9, 2013

    Bangalore: As he gurgles and screeches, threemonthold Ayush is at the centre of attention of his family. Born with a hole in his heart, his daily wageearner father and housewife mother brought him to Bangalore for a costeffective surgery but once he was wheeled into the OT, the doctors realised...
  • Rare surgery in Delhi reconstructs half of baby's heart October 5, 2012

    New Delhi: In a firstofitskind surgery in India, doctors at Delhi's Sir Ganga Ram Hospital operated upon a 46dayold baby to recreate half of her heart, giving her a normal life she would have otherwise missed, medical officials said on Thursday. A look at sixmonthold Isha (name changed) does not...
  • Neil Armstrong undergoes heart surgery August 9, 2012

    Columbus: Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, was recovering on Wednesday from heart surgery, days after his 82nd birthday. It wasn't clear where the surgery occurred or where Armstrong was recuperating. A NASA spokesman who talked to Armstrong's wife, Carol, said only that the former astronaut was...
  • Mumbai: Rare surgery cures baby of birth defect March 2, 2012

    Mumbai: Like most infants, 14monthold Pranav is fascinated by the sound of his rattle, thankfully oblivious to the complicated surgeries he's just undergone. Malnourished from birth, he also suffered from a rare congenital heart defect. Dr Snehal Kulkarni, Pediatric Cardiologist, Kokilaben Hospital, said, "The baby was blue when he came in....
  • Chennai remains hearthappy with pacemakers November 2, 2011

    CHENNAI: The first thought of a pacemaker for anyone is a small white device much like a transistor from the mid80s, forming a lump under their grandfathers white shirt. But when Wilson Greatbatch whose implantable pacemaker was sewn up into the body of a patient with an ailing heart...
  • Cardiac surgeon dies after patient's surgery June 30, 2011

    Rome: An Italian cardiac surgeon has died minutes after he completed a complicated operation on an elderly patient at a clinic near Milan. Before the operation, Vincenzo Capacchione, 49, complained of chest pain but managed to successfully carry out the fourhour surgery on a 70yearold patient who was admitted to a...
  • Hale and hearty: PM medically fit for next 5year term May 24, 2009

    Mumbai: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh got a decisive mandate, but at 76, is he fit for another high stress five year term? His cardiac surgeon Dr Ramakant Panda spoke exclusively to CNN IBN about the PM's medical condition. With PM's history of diabetes, heart problems and the recent coronary artery bypass...
  • Vajpayee weak, but will be discharged soon March 1, 2009

    New Delhi: Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who is recuperating from a chest infection, would be discharged soon, his doctor said Sunday. "He will be discharged today (Sunday) or tomorrow. Vajpayeeji's condition has improved and we feel he is fit to go home now," Randeep Guleria, Vajpayee's personal physician, told...
  • Vajpayee's health stable; docs to decide on releasing him February 11, 2009

    New Delhi: Doctors at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Wednesday said they will take a decision on releasing former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee by this weekend. Admitted at AIIMS with chest infection, Vajpayee is in the ICU on artificial ventilator. His condition is, however, said to...
  • Watch: Meet the surgeons behind PM's heart surgery February 1, 2009

    Dr Ramakanth Panda headed the PM's heart surgery. Panda was assisted by a team of 11 specialists. Dr Panda works with the Asian Heart Institute. Dr Panda was trained in cardiac surgery in AIIMS. ...
  • PM's vital parameters fine, to be in AIIMS for a week January 25, 2009

    New Delhi: It is not just Dr Ramakant Panda, the specialist in 'redo bypass' surgery who is giving excellent on the PM's health report card. Union Health Minister Ramadoss and a PMO statement said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had an "uneventful night" following his surgery at the All India Institute...
  • PM undergoes bypass surgery | Recovery time: 6 weeks January 25, 2009

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh underwent a successful marathon surgery in New Delhi on Saturday, during which doctors made five bypasses around blockages in his heart. He was in the intensive care unit (ICU) and was conscious by the night, and would be back to active life within six weeks,...
  • PM tolerated surgery well, doctors signal fast return January 25, 2009

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh underwent a successful marathon surgery in New Delhi on Saturday, during which doctors made five bypasses around blockages in his heart. He was in the intensive care unit (ICU) and was conscious by the night, and would be back to active life within six...
  • Max owns up to top CII executive's death December 24, 2008

    New Delhi: Fiftyeightyearold Jayant Bhuyan was admitted to Max Healthcare Gurgaon on September 29 following a major cardiac arrest. He was then shifted to Max Devki Devi Heart and Vascular Institute in the Capital for an instant Triple Bypass. Max hospital now accepts that the surgical team headed by...
  • Sri Lankan boy goes through heart surgery in Bangalore September 22, 2008

    Bangalore: A Sri Lankan ative, Sinthujan Jeyakumar, came to Bangalore four days back after a struggle to get out of LTTEridden conflict zone for his surgery. He went through a heart valve transplant eight years after being born with a defective heart valve. I want to run and play like...