HEART TRANSPLANT

  • 'Dead' hearts transplanted into living patients in world first October 24, 2014

    Sydney: In a breakthrough, a team of doctors, including an Indian-origin surgeon, on Friday said that they have successfully performed the world's first heart transplant in Australia using a "dead heart", a major development that could save many lives. The procedure, using hearts that had stopped beating, has been described...
  • Australian doctors develop technique to transplant dead hearts October 24, 2014

    A team of Australian doctors successfully transplanted so-called dead hearts into patients. The breakthrough could change the way organs are donated. Until now, doctors have relied on using the still-beating hearts of donors who have been declared brain dead. But doctors in a Sydney hospital developed a technique through which...
  • Timely heart transplant possible through team work, says doctor September 4, 2014

    Doctors on Tuesday transplanted the heart of a braindead accident victim from Bangalore to another patient in Chennai. The heart was flown away in a record two hours to save the life of a patient in a private hospital in Chennai. Asian Heart Institute, Medical Director, Dr Vijay Dsilva said,...
  • Heart flown from Bangalore to save patient in Chennai in two hours September 4, 2014

    Bangalore: In a story of an interstate heart transplant, doctors have transplanted the heart of a braindead accident victim from Bangalore to another patient in Chennai. The heart was flown away in a record two hours to save the life of a patient in a private hospital in Chennai. Doctors...
  • Chennai: Police, commuters hold up traffic to save a life June 18, 2014

    It's not a story you read about everyday, in Chennai, Police and doctors coming together to save someone's life, they cleared up traffic to transport a heart in less than 14 minutes over a distance of 12 kms helping in saving the life of a 21 year old. ...
  • Chennai traffic stops for timely heart transplant to save a life June 17, 2014

    Chennai: Praise is pouring in for the Chennai Police, who, along with a team of doctors from two hospitals ensured that an ambulance carrying a donor heart could be transported in the nick of time. The donor heart was transported from the Rajiv Gandhi Government Hospital to the Fortis Malar...
  • TN government urged to cover heart transplants in insurance May 9, 2014

    Chennai: A representation has been made to the Tamil Nadu government to cover heart transplant surgeries in its Chief Minister's Insurance Scheme to benefit the common man, a top doctor said on Friday. Dr KR Balakrishnan, Director, Cardiac Sciences, Fortis Malar Hospital, said a representation has been made to the government...
  • British man survives for record two years without heart July 28, 2013

    A British man has set a record after he lived without a heart for two years surviving with the help of an external blood pump. Matthew Green, 42, a married pharmaceutical consultant with a sevenyearold son, received a donor heart early last month having lived for two years with an...
  • 'Stem cells may help damaged heart mend itself' December 26, 2011

    London: Scientists have discovered a way to transform ordinary tissue into beating heart muscle cells, a finding they say could soon pave the way for new therapeutic approaches for making a damaged heart to repair itself. Using a zebrafish system, a team from Fudan University in China developed a small and...
  • First mother of twins after heart transplant April 19, 2010

    Washington: A 29yearold from the US has become the first woman in the world to give birth to twins after having a heart transplant. Only a handful of women have ever given birth after a heart transplant, and until now, never to twins, doctors said. Stefania DeMayo was still recovering from her...
  • Watch: Can heartbreaks lead to heart attacks? October 1, 2009

    Heart attacks seem to occur not just among the elderly but young people as well these days. While high cholesterol and other health complications are the main triggers, an Australian study now says that heart break can also lead to heart attacks. ...