Heart Surgery

  • Doctors conduct one of the toughest heart surgeries to save a baby 09-07-2013 09:19 AM

    Bangalore: As he gurgles and screeches, three-month-old Ayush is at the centre of attention of his family. Born with a hole in his heart, his daily wage-earner father and housewife mother brought him to Bangalore for a cost-effective surgery but once he was wheeled into the OT, the doctors realised...
  • Chennai remains heart-happy with pacemakers 02-11-2011 12:07 AM

    CHENNAI: The first thought of a pacemaker for anyone is a small white device much like a transistor from the mid-80s, 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 30-06-2011 11:41 AM

    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 four-hour surgery on a 70-year-old patient who was admitted to...