The Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is a complex and rare procedure which needs good expertise and only few centres in India are doing it at present.
The woman was found to be suffering from Marfan syndrome, a rare inherited disorder that affects connective tissue and organs such as the heart, eyes, blood vessels, and bones.
Dr Jose Chacko Periappuram, who made history by performing the first heart transplant in Kerala, shares experiences that touched his heart.
I looked at the father's eyes and into the child’s face that exuded vitality, not knowing what to do. I then glanced through his daughter’s medical records.
I then gathered my courage and said, 'No, mother, we have come to keep your son alive. His heart will beat in another person as it did in him, for his mother, for a long time.'
Jithesh is working and living a healthy life. He is a perfect example of how organ donation can help extend someone's life.
Leading an unhealthy lifestyle, stress, excessive intake of salt and sugar through can result in high blood pressure which is harmful to the heart.
India is currently fully dependent on imported blood flow meters to precisely measure blood flow rates - a critical parameter to measure the outcome of open heart surgeries.
The device called ASD occluder has been developed using nitinol wire and polyester.
Though doctors at many hospitals suggested a bypass surgery for the Aroor native, they were not prepared to operate on Hassan, citing the risk involved.