An Ode to India’s First Female Cardiologist

September 16, 2020

Covid-19 has taken away some real gems from us. Whether it was celebrity chef Floyd Cardoz or Japanese comedian Ken Shimura. And recently we lost an eminent cardiologist, DrSivaramakrishnaIyerPadmavati to coronavirus at the age of 103 years....Read more

Defying all odds: The story of a 7-hour surgery

August 28, 2020

Seven-month-old Musmiri Riyanshi is the only child of Bathini Mamatha and Musmiri Balakrishna from Medak in Telangana. Born in a government hospital, within a month Musmiri began to show a bluish discoloration of the lips along with difficulty in breathing....Read more

Why do parents favour boys over girls for CHD treatment in India?

August 27, 2020

A team of Cardiologists at the Dayanand Medical College and Hospital in Ludhiana, Punjab researched the prospect of free treatment to children with congenital heart disorders. Even the promise of free treatment did not dilute the underlying gender bias among some parents....Read more

Learn More About Pulmonary Root Translocation

August 24, 2020

Being a foundation for critically ill children, supporting surgeries associated with Congenital Heart Defects, we have only aided one case of Pulmonary Root Translocation till date. This goes on to show its rarity....Read more

Association of Congenital Heart Defects & Down Syndrome

August 18, 2020

Down Syndrome (or Down’s Syndrome), was first described in great detail by John Langdon Down in the 19th century. It is the commonest genetic condition in mankind with an estimated incidence of 1 in 1000 live births. ...Read more

A Father’s Resilience

August 11, 2020

I have recently started working with Genesis Foundation – an NGO that helps with CHD treatment for underprivileged children. Before the lockdown, every week I would meet with parents who work so hard to give their children everything possible....Read more

An Overview on Cor Triatriatum

July 24, 2020

First reported in 1868, cor triatriatum, that is, a heart with 3 atria (triatrial heart), is a congenital anomaly in which the left atrium (cor triatriatum sinistrum) or right atrium (cor triatriatum dextrum) is divided into 2 compartments by a fold of tissue, a membrane, or a fibromuscular band....Read more

Understanding Double Chamber Right Ventricle

July 22, 2020

Double Chamber Right Ventricle (DCRV) is a rare Congenital Heart Defect. It was first described around 130 years ago. The clinicians began describing the term extensively from the 1960's....Read more

The Power of Hope & Unity during COVID-19

July 15, 2020

At the end of 2019, when fireworks and music rang in the new year of 2020, no one had foreseen what the year was going to unveil. All those resolutions, plans and dreams were shattered as the year began and coronavirus became a pandemic. ...Read more

When two worlds came crashing down

July 8, 2020

She held him in her arms and rocked him gently back and forth. The little one was covered in stitches and multiple wired sensors to track his vital signs and she had to wear a protective suit to avoid infection. ...Read more

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