Heart Transplantation – Patient and Family Guide

Heart Transplantation – Patient and Family Guide

A heart transplant is a very big step, but it can offer you a second chance in life and hope for a healthier future. Obviously things will not be the same after your transplant. You will need to make some significant changes in your life. These changes will provide you and your new heart a […]

Heart & Lung Transplantation Surgeries [Blog]

Heart & Lung Transplantation Surgeries [Blog]

When was the first human to human heart transplant done? First successful human to human heart transplantation was done in the world by Dr. Christiaan Barnard on 3rd of December, 1967 in South Africa. So far over 100000 heart transplants, over 40000 lung transplants and over 4000 combined heart and lung transplants are done. When […]

Warning Signs of Lung Diseases By Dr. Gokhale

Warning Signs of Lung Diseases By Dr. Gokhale

What are lung diseases? The human lungs are an amazing body part – they inhale air, absorb oxygen that is required to run the body, and exhale carbon dioxide, which is poisonous to us. They do this day in and day out, right from the moment we are born to the moment we die. Some […]

Heart Transplantation Surgery Video in English Version By Dr Gokhale

Heart Transplantation Surgery Video in English Version By Dr Gokhale

Heart Transplantation – where in the weak heart is removed and replaced by a healthy heart from another brain dead donor. 10 yr survival is more than 70%. Dr A. G. K. Gokhale (also known as Dr Alla Gopala Krishna Gokhale) born 2 October 1959 MBBS, M.S. (General Surgery), M.Ch (Cardio-thoracic surgery), DNB (Cardiothoracic Surgery), […]

Asthma Symptoms, Causes and Risk Factors By Dr. Gokhale

Asthma Symptoms, Causes and Risk Factors By Dr. Gokhale

What is Asthma? Asthma is technically defined as a condition in which a person’s airways (the passages through which air necessary to live passes) become inflamed, and thus narrow, and swell, producing extra mucus. This is quite a common condition in India, and fortunately, a very treatable one as well. Dr. Gokhale, Lung Specialist in […]

Natural Ways to Keep Your Cholesterol and Blood Pressure Healthy

Natural Ways to Keep Your Cholesterol and Blood Pressure Healthy

Blood pressure and Cholesterol – Need to Know Until just a couple of decades ago, not many of the masses knew the fancy terms like ‘cholesterol’ and ‘blood pressure’. Whenever someone fell sick, they used to go to the doctor, get their injection or tablet, come home and sleep for a day or two, and […]

Precautions after Lung Transplant Surgery by Dr Gokhale

What is Lungs Transplant Surgery? Lungs Transplant Surgery generally involves transplanting/changing either one lung or both lungs depending upon the condition of infection in the patient. If lungs are infected with cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis etc, then both lungs need to be transplanted. If lungs are damaged and not infected then one lung is transplanted. Patients suffering […]

Tips to Prevent Lung Infections During Household Work

People having COPD always carry the risks of aggravation to the body condition due to various reasons, doing household work being one of them. Those having chronic bronchitis, emphysema or pulmonary fibrosis can suddenly experience symptoms of lung infection due to household work, due to infection from pollutants that are hazardous to health. Here are […]