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May 06, 2017
State-of-the-art Rehab Lab launched at Fortis Escorts, Delhi by Ashok Rajgopal in collaboration with
A state-of-the art Rehab Lab was launched at Fortis Escort, Okhla, New Delhi by Doctor Ashok RajgGet more info
I appreciate the gentleness your nurses exhibited when dealing with me and the condition I was in. I would like to specially mention the name of one of the staff nurse "Ms. Anshu Chakoo" who was outstanding in her job and caring attitude. Hope you have system of rewarding such dedicated employees in your hospital who act as true brand ambassadors.
I am not looking forward to returning any time soon but if I do, my care will be the least of my worries. Thanks a ton!
My father, Sri Om Prakash Goenka had undergone CABG + AVR in 2009. However, in beginning Sept 2017 we came to know that the replaced aortic valve had de-generated and required replacement. As such, there were 2 options – First to undergo open-heart surgery and another TAVR. Since my father is around 78 years and given his physical condition, open-heart surgery was ruled out. We consulted Dr Ashok Seth who advised TAVR procedure for my father. The procedure was successfully done on 10th Oct 2017 and now my father is recovering from the weakness that he developed over the last few months of illness. He was discharged from the Hospital on 15thOct 2017.
We are extremely grateful to Dr Ashok Seth and Dr Vijay Kumar and their entire team for the successful treatment of my father, which was done without the nightmares of post-treatment recovery. The entire procedure hardly took 2 hours. It was like a miracle. Dr Seth met us before he started the procedure and met us again after he successfully completed the procedure. He explained to us about the patient’s heart condition and what he had done in TAVR. It was really heartening to hear the details from the Doctor himself, which is very rare in India. We are further, extremely grateful and indebted to Dr Vijay Kumar for the attention he provided to my father as well as the care he had taken during the entire stay in the hospital. We had an extremely good experience with the entire team. They were very co-operative and interactions with them eased out the tension we had with regard to my father’s illness. Special reference is required to be made to Mr Nitesh who managed and administered everything in the Hospital. Dr Modi and Dr Manish were always there to answer to all our queries that our inquisitiveness had. Mr Bhajan and Ms Meenakshi took care to ensure that my father did not wait long during his first visit to Dr Seth, as he was too weak to wait for long.
Thank you very much for the successful procedure and for taking care of my father.
Patient’s name – Om Prakash Goenka
My utmost gratitude to you and your amazing, amazing team.
When we first emailed to sir, we received a fair response for my son Zavyer, that it was a very complex case with late presentation. But that did not stop us from coming over to the best pediatric cardio surgeon in the world. We came to you with nothing but absolute faith in your knowledge and hands.
After your team's analysis, we were yet again told the complexity of the case and Dr. Nilanjan and I had a one on one counselling where he explained each and every detail to me in steps.
Came the day of surgery and later that evening we saw our son for the first time with pink lips and white fingernails. Unstoppable tears rolled down our eyes and from there and then we knew that we would never be able to come even close to show our appreciation.
Respected Sir and madam we thank you from deep within our hearts for giving a new life to my beautiful son. You all are God in different human forms. When everyone turned a blind eye, you at Fortis gave us new hopes. We will forever be indebted to you for all that you have done for us. Madam, you scolded and taught me new lessons as if I was your own son. Lessons you gave me are those that I shall carry with me throughout my life. I was truly moved the day you called me "beta". It meant so much to me.
I thank you and your forever determined team of 5th floor for everything and all the caring. Dr Sir Sushil Azad, thank you for always answering all our never-ending queries and always showing us the positive in everything.
I also want to apologize for all the times that I wasn't able to follow protocols and orders. There were times that emotional instinct overtook me and blurred my actions. I am sorry for those times.
Also, I would like to thank especially Sadhna ma'am for her strict yet friendly sense of direction, the head nurses of 5th floor and lastly but surely not least,
Staff nurse Justena Mody and staff nurse Linu Roy. It is because of these two wonderful nurses who made us feel at home and their attitude towards work was amazingly carried out. Professionalism and friendliness hand in hand.
When Zavyer grows up, he will truly have a story to tell about all his heroes of Fortis, the "A team" of 5th floor.
We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Truly and forever we will be humbled. hundreds upon hundreds of prayers coming your way from all over Fiji and abroad.
Thank you for everything.
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Fortis Escorts Heart Institute bid adieu to the patient who received a heart from Fortis Hospital NOIDA on 4th November, 2016. After a successful surgery and an uneventful recovery, the patient went home fit and healthy, looking forward to a new innings in life.
Bhimsen Jhamb, aged 61 years, had been suffering from dilated cardiomyopathy, categorized as ‘Heart Failure’ for the past 17 years. Dr. Tarlochan Singh Kler, Executive Director, Cardiology Sciences, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute (FEHI) had been treating the patient for almost two decades. Over the last 2- 3 years the patient’s condition had progressively deteriorated and he had gone into refractory heart failure.
Dr. Tarlochan Singh Kler, said, “The patient was on medication and had also been implanted with a Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Device (CRTD) to cope with the extreme condition and optimize the output of the heart. When he went into refractory heart failure with class 4 symptoms and the anginal pain persisted even while resting, I advised him to undergo a heart transplant as it was the only option.”
Dr Z S Meharwal, Director, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, FEHI said, “The patient had been suffering from a severe heart condition for very long. Despite the multiple treatment solutions administered during the interceding years, his heart continued to deteriorate and a heart transplant became imperative. The surgery was successful and the patient responded well to the treatment. As his condition has been stable, he was discharged with a maintenance dose of immuno-suppressants and will do well.”
Dr. Vishal Rastogi, Director & HOD, Heart Failure Clinic, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute said, “It is a fine balance that we maintain to ensure the life of a heart failure patient remains stable. The team manages the day-to-day monitoring of such patients with optimized levels of skill and expertise as, many a times, it has to be remotely managed as well.”
The donor in this case was a 55 year old ex-serviceman who had met with a road accident . He was brought to Fortis Hospital, NOIDA in a critical condition and was later pronounced brain dead. When his family consented to donate the organs, a green corridor to FEHI Okhla was immediately created with total
cooperation from the traffic police in Ghaziabad, Noida and Delhi. The donor heart was transported in a matter of just 16 minutes & 20 seconds covering a total distance of 22 kms. Given the criticality of an early transplant for success, the heavy vehicular traffic was briefly halted and the harvested heart sped to its destination where it was transplanted.
An emotional patient thanked the doctors and the family of the donor. He said, “I am going home now for a new innings in life. Pain had become so much a part of my life that after the surgery it feels like a new me again. My heartfelt gratitude to the doctors who have treated me so caringly. I could feel God’s hand in that. My personal gratitude to the family of the donor who has extended my life in the conclusion of their loved one.”
India is reported to have the maximum number of road accidents annually in the world. According to a survey by the WHO, 60 % of the deaths in road accidents are of people in the age group of 15 – 44 years. This constitutes young and healthy people. Organ donation by their family members can go a long way in bridging the yawning deficit for desperately needed organs. No doubt, this noble act can save many, many lives that are lost due to non-availability of organ donors. (Ref. SaveLife Foundation.org).
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Doctors at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi performed a life-saving heart transplant on a 13-year-old child from Agra. This 6th heart transplant at FEHI was made possible when a 32-year-old female, a resident of Faridabad, was declared brain dead at PGI Hospital in Chandigarh after being on ventilator support for three weeks. The family of the donor consented to donate organs; i.e. heart, kidneys, and liver following informed counselling, following which the harvested heart was flown down to Delhi.
The Cardiac Transplant Team from FEHI flew down to PGI Hospital, Chandigarh and retrieved the heart from the donor at 11.20 am. The police and traffic authorities immediately created a green corridor for transferring the harvested heart to Delhi. The heart left in an ambulance from PGI Hospital following a pre-decided route to reach the airport. It was swiftly moved into a chartered flight to reach IGI Airport by 1 pm. A green corridor was created, covering a distance of 18 kilometers in barely 18 minutes at 1.23 pm, despite the heavy traffic.
The child recipient was suffering from a heart failure due to viral myocarditis and had an EF (ejection fraction) of barely 15-20% (normal heart functions at 55-60%). After two prior admissions at FEHI in the past one year due to heart failure, this was the third time that the child had been admitted after his condition deteriorated. The child was under the treatment of Dr S Radhakrishnan, Director, Paediatric Cardiology, FEHI and Dr Vishal Rastogi, Consultant and Incharge, Heart Failure & Left Ventricular Assist Program, FEHI.
The transplant was conducted by Dr Z S Meharwal, Director of Cardiovascular Surgery and Transplant Surgery, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute who explained how this transplant was made possible. “When we first heard that the donor was a 32-year-old person, it looked that the match might not be possible. This child is second time lucky since a heart was brought in a few months ago from an elderly patient and hence could not be put in his body. This time, the body weight of the donor was around that of the recipient and hence their chest cavities were nearly comparable, though we still had to use special techniques to connect arteries of the donor heart with those of the recipient. This enabled us to carry on with the transplant,” said Dr Meharwal.
“The recipient had viral infection which had affected his heart. Such patients usually recover in a matter of six months to a year. However, in this case, his condition rapidly deteriorated which lead to heart failure,” explained Dr Radhakrishnan. “The child was very sick and was in urgent need of a heart transplant. He had also suffered a stroke a couple of months ago due to his failing heart and was admitted in the ICU for close to a month. In fact we had two more patients with a matching blood group on the list, however, this teenager got priority because of his critical condition,” explained Dr Rastogi.
Speaking on organ donations, Dr Ashok Seth, Chairman, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute and Head, Cardiology Council, Fortis Healthcare said, “India suffers from a paucity of voluntary Organ Donation and the noble and brave donation of this 32 year young girl and her family has provided hope of life to not just our 13 year old recipient but at least four other lives that they have saved. Such exemplary acts are a reminder to all that how numerous patients awaiting organs who are close to death can be 'Given back a life '. It was unfortunate that we did not get the cooperation of the commercial airlines in bringing the heart from Chandigarh to Delhi, and thus did so in a chartered flight. If more patients have to be saved in a timely and affordable manner through organ donation, then intercity transfer across States would have to become a norm and I would urge the Ministry of Aviation to consider regulations in which all stakeholders including airlines develop policies to become an integral part of this life saving effort.”
Dr Somesh K Mittal, Zonal Director, FEHI, said, “We have come a long way since we conducted our first heart transplant here. Our team is humbled by the donations made by the donor families to save so many lives. We are indebted to the swift and timely support from NOTTO, Clinicians & Nursing staff, Police & Traffic authorities and the kin of donors, who made the transplant, a reality.”
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