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Heart Transplant Surgeries | Cardiac Care During Pandemic -Fortis Kolkata

Indian scenario of heart transplantation is rapidly changing and growing. India did the first heart transplantation following the THOA act, which was passed in Parliament on 8th July 1994. Dr. Venugopal did the first heart transplant in AIIMS in New Delhi in the following month Between 2016 and 2019, India on average performed 250 to 280 heart transplants every year. In comparison, between 2000 and 2011, India had done approximately 350 cardiac transplant operations in total. During this  Pandemic, the Organ donation program has had a major setback. The donations were very few and also the issue related to the Immunocompromised status of the patients following transplants was putting the recipients at greater risk. Due to the increased awareness in our times, wherein print and electronic media are playing a major role, the organ donation drive is bound to create an impact and will yield results in more organ donations. COVID & HEART TRANSPLANT During this pandemic, when healthcare providers were overwhelmed with covid numbers, and a sudden surge in hospital admissions. This pandemic has pushed the transplant programs in the country on the back foot for the last 18 months. There are at present 250 hospitals in India capable […] read more
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World Brain Tumor awareness day: Why early detection is important?

Did you know that a recurrent headache, vomiting, new onset of epilepsy, weakness or numbness of any part of the body, and difficulty with memory or concentration can be a sign of a brain tumor?  Well, brain tumors can also lead to difficulty in walking, controlling urine and stool. Basically, it can severely impact a persons quality of life. According to published data from India, Central nervous system tumors occur with a frequency of 5-10 per 100,000 population and account for 2% of all malignancies occurring in our population. In regular clinical practice, it is common to come across patients coming with complaints arising from a tumor inside the skull and they can occur in all age groups. Our brain is central to our existence- both for the physical functioning of our body and to determine our mental state. The presence of a tumor can impact our health by directly affecting the body by producing a variety of weakness or numbness, difficulty with walking, and difficulty with dexterity. It can also impact our quality of life by causing primary mental changes- forgetfulness, speech defects, depression and by loss of bladder or bowel control. Early detection and timely intervention are therefore […] read more
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Heart Health, a Rising Concern Today – Fortis Kolkata

Heart disease is an old problem we are fighting against, but one of the leading causes of death,, and now in the new era of the Covid 19 pandemic we see more fatalities as well as hospital admissions with heart disease with coronavirus infection. The coronavirus especially damages the lungs as well as blood vessels and already damaged arteries may become suddenly closed in this process. Another very important issue is health care utilization. It is not easy to manage a patient of Covid 19 having a heart attack, so identification and treatment of patients who are having a significant disease in time may help the situation. However vaccines may help to ease the situation, so it is mandatory to be vaccinated at the earliest. INCREASED INCIDENCE OF HEART ATTACKS IN THE YOUTH Current trends have seen a sudden rise in heart attacks in the younger population. One of the hypothesis may be thrifty gene-phenotype, which states that babies who are born with low birth weight and suddenly catches up growth in early childhood, they develop more aggressive atherosclerosis. In our country, childhood obesity has become prevalent due to more educational pressure and lack of exercise, use of junk foods and beverages. […] read more
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6 Common Myths About Pregnancy

Myth No.1: Pregnant women should eat for two. The Fact is: There is no evidence to show that pregnant women needs to eat for two. Eating a balanced and healthy diet is important. Myth No.2: Taking Iron tablets will darken the skin of the baby. The Fact is: Complexion of the baby is genetically inherited and it is not influenced by Iron tablets or any other food items. Myth No.3: Fetal heart rate and sex of the baby are correlated. The Fact is: Fetal heart rate has no correlation with the gender of the baby. Baby’s heart rate varies in each pregnancy checkup and it depends on the age of the fetus and activity at that time. Myth No.4: Cord around the baby’s neck indicates Caesarean delivery. The Fact is: Baby with the cord looped around the neck can be delivered normally provided its parameters are normal during labor. Myth No.5: During pregnancy mother always has a perfect glow. The Fact is: Not always. Hyper pigmentation, greasy skin and fatigue can be due to hormonal changes. Myth No.6: Exercise during pregnancy can harm the baby. The Fact is: Gentle exercise during pregnancy is safe and healthy. read more
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Hypertension in Pregnancy

What is Gestational Hypertension? Some women can develop high blood pressure in the latter half of pregnancy (after 20wks). It is also called pregnancy-induced hypertension. If it is associated with protein in the urine it is called Preeclampsia. What are the risk factors? First pregnancy, women who had sisters or moms who had PIH, multiple pregnancies, women who had other medical problems like diabetes, kidney disease, etc. How is it diagnosed? If Blood pressure is more than 140/90 in pregnancy with or without leg swelling Gestational hypertension is diagnosed. Urine is checked for the presence of significant protein. Another blood test like liver function test, kidney function tests are done based on the severity of the condition. How can it affect pregnancy? It can affect the growth of the baby. The placenta can separate prematurely called placental abruption. Baby might need to be delivered prematurely. Mother can develop fits called eclampsia. It can cause HELLP syndrome which can affect the platelet count, blood clotting mechanism, liver function. How is it treated? Blood pressure is controlled with medication. They need close monitoring to avoid complications. It is ideal these women are treated in a hospital where multispecialty care and good neonatal […] read more
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Understanding Cholesterol & Heart Disease

Is Cholesterol good or bad? There is a misconception among people that Cholesterols are bad. Are they really bad? Certainly No, if they are under control. In fact, Cholesterols are essential for many body functions. In some cases, if its levels are high, it becomes a silent threat and puts people under the risk of heart diseases. What is the association between Cholesterol and Heart health? High Cholesterol and heart diseases are closely associated and here is the sound explanation on how. Cholesterol travels in the blood in these forms Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) Very-low-density lipoprotein (VLDL) High-density lipoprotein (HDL) HDL is known as “good cholesterol” as it clears cholesterol from the blood by taking it to the liver for disposal. VLDL contains Triglycerides which makes LDL cholesterol larger in size. LDL is known as “bad cholesterol” because it blocks arteries and forbids blood from reaching your heart. Do you wonder how this happens? When high Cholesterol travels around your bloodstream, it can reach your heart too. Sometimes it gets clung to the walls of the arteries, thus blocking or narrowing it. This build-up of fatty substance in the arteries is called Plaque. High Cholesterol paves way for serious heart diseases […] read more
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Liver Transplant Surgery : Procedure, Importance and Future of Liver Transplant Surgery

Your liver is an amazing organ and the largest, solid internal one in your body. Do you know what makes it fascinating and unique? It performs over 500 important tasks in the body. One of the significant functions of the liver is to prevent infections and regulate immunity. Another unique aspect of the liver is that it is the only organ in our body that can repair itself and regenerate its damaged tissue. Even if 70 percent of your liver is damaged, it can still function to keep you alive! When do you need a liver transplant? In rare cases when the healthy liver fails to function to its entire capacity, or if you have liver cancer, or even have several health complications due to end-stage chronic liver disease – which occurs over months and years, you may need an entirely new liver. In other words – a liver transplant. You may also need to undergo liver transplant surgery if you have liver cirrhosis or scarring of the liver usually due to excessive alcohol consumption. How is a liver transplant surgery performed? A liver transplant surgery is of two types. One – it involves removing the diseased and damaged liver, and replacing it with a […] read more
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Faszien Massage mit UMATI

Was ist ein UMATI?   UMATI ist sowohl eine Therapieform wie auch ein Massage-Instrument, das aus über 100 feinster, elastischer Stahl und Kupferstäbchen besteht die aussehen wie Reisigbesen. UMATI wird in vier verschiedenen Grössen angeboten, UMATI Brise, UMATI Brise Plus, UMATI Sturm und UMATI Orkan.   Wozu dient ein UMATI?   UMATI dient ganz allgemein zur Verstärkung des Körpergefühls, darüberhinaus auch zur Entspannung der Faszien und dadurch der darunterliegenden Muskeln, zur Durchblutung der Haut und Muskulatur und zur Stärkung der Knochen. Die Vibration der Instrumentenstäbchen reflektiert die natürlichen Schwingungen des Lebens, die des Alls bis hin zu den uns innewohnenden Atomen. Das heisst wir können mit dem Instrument entweder belebend oder beruhigend auf den Körper einwirken.   Wie wird ein UMATI angewendet?   Verschiedene Klopftechniken können sowohl auf dem angezogenen wie auch dem nackten Körper angewendet werden. Selbst Gelenke können schmerzfrei behandelt werden. Diese Techniken werden von Laien anders ausgeführt als von Professionellen wie beispielsweise Physiotherapeuten.   Warum UMATI verwendet wird?   Besondere Therapieerfolge haben wir bei Rücken, Kopf, Knie und Schulterschmerzen, wie zB d Hohlkreuz, Bandscheibenprotrusion, Achillessehnenschmerz, Tennisellbogen oder Nackenschmerzen erzielt.   https://www.umati.de   UMATIs werden in Deutschland hergestellt / Made in Germany read more
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Vibrations-Massage mit UMATI

Was ist ein UMATI? UMATI ist sowohl eine Therapieform wie auch ein Massage-Instrument, das aus über 100 feinster, elastischer Stahl und Kupferstäbchen bestehen die aussehen wie Reisigbesen.UMATI wird in vier verschiedenen Grössen angeboten, UMATI Brise, UMATI Brise Plus, UMATI Sturm und UMATI Orkan. Wozu dient ein UMATI? UMATI dient ganz allgemein zur Verstärkung des Körpergefühls, darüberhinaus auch zur Entspannung der Faszien und dadurch der Muskeln, zur Durchblutung der Haut und Muskulatur und zur Stärkung der Knochen.Die Vibration der Instrumentenstäbchen reflektieren die natürlichen Schwingungen des Lebens, die des Alls bis zu den uns innewohnenden Atomen.Das heisst wir können mit dem Instrument entweder belebend oder beruhigend auf den Körper einwirken. Wie wird ein UMATI angewendet? Verschiedene Klopftechniken können sowohl auf dem angezogenen wie auch dem nackten Körper angewendet werden.Selbst Gelenke können schmerzfrei behandelt werden.Diese Techniken werden von Laien anders ausgeführt als von Professionellen wie beispielsweise Physiotherapeuten. Warum UMATI verwendet wirdBesondere Therapieerfolge haben wir bei Rücken, Kopf und Schulterschmerzen, wie zB der Rückenschmerzen oder Hohlkreuz, Knieschmerzen oder NAckenschmerzen erzielen. UMATIs werden in Deutschland hergestellt / Made in Germany read more
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