Boy recovers after open-heart surgery
Sep
30
Boy recovers after open-heart surgery

KOCHI: A 12-year-old boy from Aluva, born with congenital heart problem, cerebral palsy and genetic syndrome, has recovered after an open-heart surgery at a private hospital. His quality of life is better than what it was during pre-Covid times. Now, his family is considering to admit him to a special school with support from treating doctors of Aster Medcity. Due to his…

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കൊവിഡ് കുട്ടികളിൽ
Sep
30
കൊവിഡ് കുട്ടികളിൽ

കൊവിഡ് രോഗം കുട്ടികളെ അത്ര കാര്യമായി ബാധിക്കാറില്ല എന്നായിരുന്നു നമ്മുടെ ധാ രണ. എന്നാൽ അടുത്ത കാല ത്ത് Lancet (E-clinical Medicine 2020) പ്രസിദ്ധീകരിച്ച ഒരു പ്രബ ന്ധം ചില അപകടങ്ങളിലേക്ക് വി രൽ ചൂണ്ടുന്നു.

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What is Congenital heart disease that is prevailing in Kerala?
Sep
30
What is Congenital heart disease that is prevailing in Kerala?

KOCHI: Congenital heart disease in Kerala follows a similar pattern to the rest of the world. Unlike in heart disease in adults, congenital heart disease means the presence of structural defects in the heart. These result due to abnormal development of the heart, when the child is still in its mother’s womb. In this time and age, these defects can be…

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നവജാത ശിശുക്കളിലെ ഹൃദ്രോഗം; മുൻകൂട്ടി അറിയാം ഈ ലക്ഷണങ്ങളിലൂടെ
Sep
30
നവജാത ശിശുക്കളിലെ ഹൃദ്രോഗം; മുൻകൂട്ടി അറിയാം ഈ ലക്ഷണങ്ങളിലൂടെ

2019 ലോക ഹൃദയാരോഗ്യദിനത്തില്‍ മലയാള മനോരമയില്‍ പ്രസിദ്ധീകരിച്ച ലേഘനം. ലിങ്ക്   നമ്മുടെ രാജ്യത്ത് ജനിക്കുന്ന ആയിരം നവജാതശിശുക്കളില്‍ ഏകദേശം എട്ടു കുട്ടികള്‍ ജന്മനായുള്ള ഹൃദയ വൈകല്യമുള്ളവരാണ്. കേരളത്തിലെ കണക്കുകള്‍ പരിശോധിച്ചാല്‍ പ്രതിവര്‍ഷം 5000 കുട്ടികളില്‍ ഹൃദയവൈകല്യം കണ്ടുവരുന്നുവെന്നാണ് കണക്കുകള്‍ സൂചിപ്പിക്കുന്നത്. ജന്മനായുള്ള ഹൃദ്രോഗങ്ങളില്‍തന്നെ 25% ഗുരുതരമാണ്. അതായത് ജനിച്ച് ആദ്യ വര്‍ഷംതന്നെ ശസ്ത്രക്രിയ അല്ലെങ്കില്‍ താക്കോല്‍ദ്വാര ശസ്ത്രക്രിയ വേണ്ടതാണ് ഈ 25% കേസുകളും. രോഗനിര്‍ണയത്തിലെ കാലതാമസവും വിദഗ്ധ ചികിത്സ ലഭ്യമാക്കാതിരിക്കുന്നതിലൂടെയും ഈ കുട്ടികള്‍ മരണപ്പെടുകയോ ശിഷ്ടകാലം വൈകല്യത്തോടെ ജീവിക്കേണ്ടതായി വരികയോ ചെയ്യാം. ജന്മനായുള്ള ഹൃദയ…

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Medical camp
Mar
6
Medical camp

Medical camp at Perumbavoor on March 3, 2019  

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A boy from Nigeria underwent heart surgery.
Dec
19
A boy from Nigeria underwent heart surgery.

Oluwattofunmi Khalid Bello is a five year old boy from Nigeria. Congenital heart disease (double outlet right ventricle) was diagnosed early in infancy. Since his father had a low income, could not afford surgery. He was not able to walk even 10 steps. Thanks to DM Foundation, his surgery was done successfully in Kochi, and he is ready to fly…

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Operation for single ventricle physiology
Dec
9
Operation for single ventricle physiology

PA banding Pulmonary artery banding (PAB) is a simple surgical technique to reduce pulmonary overcirculation in some congenital heart disease.The heart is separated into 4 chambers. Deoxygenated blood enters into the right chambers of the heart and continues through the pulmonary arteries to be oxygenated in the lungs. Oxygenated blood returns into the left side of the heart and out…

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Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)
Dec
9
Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)

Parents of children with VSD VSD is a hole in the wall separating the two lower chambers of the heart. In normal development, the wall between the chambers closes before the fetus is born, so that by birth, oxygen-rich blood is kept from mixing with the oxygen-poor blood. When the hole does not close, it may cause higher pressure in…

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Neonatal Cardiac Surgery
Dec
6
Neonatal Cardiac Surgery

[su_tabs] [su_tab title="Arterial switches"] The Jatene procedure, or arterial switch, is an open heart surgical procedure used to correct dextro-transposition of the great arteries (d-TGA).D-Transposition of the great vessels is a congenital cardiac anomaly in which the aorta arises from the right ventricle, and the pulmonary artery arises from the left ventricle. Desaturated venous blood returning from the peripheral tissue…

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Congenital heart defects / Cardiac Anomalies
Dec
1
Congenital heart defects / Cardiac Anomalies

Congenital heart defects are abnormalities in the heart’s structure that are present at birth. Approximately 8 out of every 1,000 newborns have congenital heart defects, which can range from mild to severe. Congenital heart defects happen because of incomplete or abnormal development of the fetus’ heart during the very early weeks of pregnancy. Some are known to be associated with…

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about Dr sajan koshy
Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon



Dr Sajan Koshy MS MCh is currently heading the unit of Paediatric & Congenital heart surgery at Aster Medicity. Prior to joining Aster, he was working as senior consultant and head of the department of paediatric cardiac surgery at MIMS Calicut. He started his professional career from alleppey medical college in 1988. He also functioned as a co- convener in first and second symposia on perioperative care of congenital heart disease held in Kochi in the year 2002 and 2004 respectively & as the scientific committee chairman for the national CME of cardio thoracic surgery held at Calicut in September 2007. He has Conducted many lectures in all the districts of North Kerala for the benefit of medical professional bodies to create awareness about congenital heart disease.

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