New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) A team of doctors at BLK-Max Super Speciality Hospital, here, has saved the life of a newborn boy by successfully treating him for a rare congenital heart condition.The newborn boy had aortic stenosis (narrow heart valve), which was treated successfully using balloon dilation technique by a minimally invasive procedure. While the procedure has been performed on infants before, the condition is rare in new-borns since it is mainly age-related, making this one of the first cases in India done on a 2-day-old neonate, the doctors said.Aortic stenosis is a term used to describe congenital heart defects that obstruct blood flow from the heart to the body. Significant aortic stenosis is relatively uncommon, affecting about six of every 1,000 babies born, occurring more often in boys."The neonate was referred to us with the diagnosis of mild aortic valve stenosis in "shock" (poor respiratory effort with poor perfusion of the body with decreased urine output). He was gasping for breath with poor perfusion of the body. On examination, we found that his breathing was fast with signs of shock and decreased urine output," said Subhash Chandra, Chairman and HOD, Cardiology BLK-Max Super Speciality Hospital, in a statement."The echocardiogram showed deformed aortic valve with critical narrowing of the valve and very poor heart pumping. At once, we counselled the distressed family about the procedure and went ahead with it immediately," he added.In balloon dilation, cardiac catheterisation is done by inserting a tube, also known as a catheter into a blood vessel in the groin, which is then guided towards the heart of the patient. The catheter contains a deflated balloon on its tip. Once it is placed in the narrow valve of the heart, the balloon is inflated to stretch the valve open.Despite the procedure, there were still some issues that were impeding healthy recovery."Post the procedure, the baby was shifted to NICU for monitoring, however, there was still no pulse in his left leg. We decided to continue the patient on medicines and fortunately after around three hours, his pulse returned. We extubated the baby the next day as he was showing stable vitals. He was discharged the very next day with a well-opened narrow valve and near normal pumping of the heart," Chandra said.--IANSrvt/dpb
Chandigarh, June 12 (IANS) Legendary athlete Milkha Singh, who is being treated for Covid related complications at the PGIMER here, has shown improvement in his health conditions, the hospital said on Saturday."Milkha Singh's health is fine and improving, but he is still in the ICU (Intensive Care Unit)," said a spokesperson for the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER).Milkha Singh has been under the observation of a medical team comprising senior doctors of the institute since his hospitalisation on June 3.Earlier, Milkha Singh, 91, was admitted to the Fortis Hospital in Mohali near here after testing positive for the virus.He was discharged from Fortis, but had to be taken to PGIMER after he complained of low oxygen level.His wife Nirmal Kaur, 82, is also undergoing treatment for Covid-19 at the Fortis Hospital.--IANSvg/arm
Panaji, May 13 (IANS) The Indian Air Force ferried 323 oxygen concentrators and other medical equipment to Goa, which has been facing oxygen shortage over the last few weeks, which has caused the death of 26 patients on Tuesday alone.A statement issued by Union Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik's office said that the oxygen concentrators and medical equipment were flown to Goa at the request of the state government."In view of the growing corona infestation in Goa and the growing stress on the medical system, the Goa government on Wednesday evening called on Union Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik and asked for help. Naik took immediate steps in that direction and today Air Force aircraft arrived in Goa with 323 oxygen concentrators and other medical equipments," the statement said."All the states, including Goa, are facing this major epidemic. Oxygen scarcity has been a headache for the government. The need for oxygen is increasing day by day. The Union government is making every effort to meet the demands of the states," the statement quoted Naik as saying. Naik is a Lok Sabha MP from the North Goa parliamentary constituency.--IANSmaya/ash
Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who was tested positive for Covid is improving in home isolation.According to official sources, the Chief Minister's condition is being closely monitored by doctors and he does not have a fever now. His oxygen levels are also normal.The Chief Minister is observing Navratri fast for nine days and is holding virtual meetings with officials to monitor the Covid situation in the state.Yogi Adityanath had announced that he was isolating himself on Tuesday after a number of officials in his secretariat tested positive for Covid.The Chief Minister also tested positive for Covid on Wednesday but was mainly asymptomatic.--IANSamita/dpb
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla has tested positive for Covid-19, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) said on Sunday, adding that his condition is stable."Om Birla, Hon'ble Member of Parliament and Speaker of the Lok Sabha, tested positive for Covid on March 19," AIIMS said in a statement.A day after testing positive, he was admitted to the AIIMS Covid Centre for observation."He is stable and all his parameters are normal," said Aarti Vij, Chairperson, Media and Protocol Division, AIIMS.--IANSaka/arm
पणजी| कर्नाटक में सड़क दुर्घटना में गंभीर रूप से घायल होने के एक महीने बाद, केंद्रीय रक्षा राज्य मंत्री श्रीपद नाइक को बुधवार को यहां के एक सरकारी अस्पताल से छुट्टी दे दी गई। राज्य के सर्वोच्च स्वास्थ्य सुविधा, गोवा मेडिकल कॉलेज के डीन डॉ. शिवानंद बंडोदकर ने पत्रकारों से कहा कि नाइक के घाव अच्छे से ठीक हो गए हैं और वह संसद के बजट सत्र में भाग लेने की स्थिति में हो सकते हैं, जोकि एक ब्रेक के बाद मार्च में आयोजित किया जाएगा।
बंडोदकर ने केंद्रीय मंत्री के छुट्टी के समय संवाददाताओं से कहा, "वह अच्छी तरह से ठीक हो गए हैं। उनकी जांघ की हड्डी का फ्रैक्च र भी ठीक हो गया है। उन्हें आराम की जरूरत है, जिसे वह घर पर कर सकते हैं।"
शीर्ष स्वास्थ्य अधिकारी ने कहा, "हम एक बार एक्स-रे करेंगे और उसकी स्थिति की जांच करने के बाद, हम उन्हें (संसद में भाग लेने के लिए) अनुमति देने पर विचार करेंगे। उनके स्वास्थ्य को ध्यान में रखते हुए, वह इसमें शामिल हो सकते हैं, लेकिन हम केवल एक्स-रे जांच के बाद ही कुछ कह पाएंगे।"
नाइक अपनी पत्नी और एक सहयोगी के साथ 12 जनवरी को कार से उत्तर कन्नड़ जिले में एक प्राइवेट विजिट पर जा रहे थे। इस दौरान उनकी कार यल्लापुरा के पास पलट गई। दुर्घटना में उनकी पत्नी और एक सहयोगी की मौत हो गई।
नाइक को अस्पताल से बाहर निकालते समय पत्रकारों से बात करते हुए, केंद्रीय मंत्री के बेटे सिद्धेश ने प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी, रक्षा मंत्री राजनाथ सिंह, मुख्यमंत्री प्रमोद सावंत को उनकी सहायता के लिए धन्यवाद दिया। (एजेंसी)
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