Hands-only CPR vs. standard CPR with mouth-to-mouth breathing: Which is better?

A new large-scale study in Sweden suggests that hands-only CPR is as effective as the standard approach even without mouth-to-mouth breathing

Hands-only CPR vs. standard CPR with mouth-to-mouth breathing: Which is better?Calling an ambulance is always the first and best option when someone suddenly collapsed or stopped breathing near you. It may be due to cardiac arrest, drowning or other factors that could lead to problems in the body’s functions. But first responders cannot always promise to arrive on time and fast. They may face unexpected […]

What should be done in the golden hour after heart attack?

Doctors explain the importance of getting treatment in the ‘Golden hour’ (first hour) after suffering from severe heart attack. They also guide us as to what needs to be done, chat care should be taken, and why some general symptoms should not be neglected

What should be done in the golden hour after heart attack?A 57-year-old south Mumbai resident Sundar Chaturvedi (name changed) started feeling breathlessness at 2 am early in the morning. Without wasting time, the family immediately called up the hospital and in night clothes, Chaturvedi was hospitalised in Jaslok Hospital. On diagnosing, it became clear that Chaturvedi had the suffered a severe heart attack. He was immediately put […]

Airport personnel, CRPF jawans taught how to save a life in an emergency

A cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training programme was organised by Golden Hour Foundation to teach aircraft customs officer, jet custom officers, and CRPF jawans, were trained how to perform CPR on people in times of emergency

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, commonly known as CPR, is an emergency procedure performed in an effort to manually preserve intact brain function until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing. It is indicated in those who are unresponsive with no breathing. This is essential as it helps save the life of a person […]

Docs save 5-year-old girl who had a light bulb lodged in her lung

A team effort was instrumental in saving the child. The doctors involved achieved a successful outcome which ultimately helped save the child from any disastrous complications

A five-year-old girl was recently admitted to Lilavati Hospital at Bandra Reclamation after being transferred from another hospital with a case history of having accidentally inhaled a foreign body. An attempt was made to remove the object ‘endoscopically’ as it was presumed to be in the food pipe but later, once confirmed to be in […]

Kalyan: Fortis Hospital hosts organ donation seminar in association with Central Railway

Following the 1st brain-death declaration and organ retrieval at Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, last week, the medical team hosted a seminar on the importance of organ donation and the guidelines to determine brain-death for senior doctors of the Central Railway, Kalyan

In addition, the medical team also provided Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR ) training to both doctors and employees, to tackle any medical casualty they may come across on duty. The medical staff from Fortis Hospital organised an organ donation seminar for doctors and staff of the Central Railway. The Central Railway staff were also trained on […]

Human brain may stay active for hours after death, reveal researchers

What happens to the body after death? We've all heard the stories about how some animals – namely snakes – can still bite after they've been decapitated because their brains require less oxygen and thus stay active longer, but what about humans?

According to a new study, it may actually take hours for our brains to fully shut down after our hearts stop pumping, which means we are technically dead but may be somewhat aware of what is happening around us One question that has baffled mankind is “after-death experience” or the experience after the heart stops […]

Jalgaon: How a doctor’s reconsideration helped save a destitute person’s life

On Monday, November 26, an unknown person brought a middle age man to a hospital in Jalgaon. Looking at the condition of the patient, the staff including doctors considered the patient to be brought dead. But, a split second decision ultimately helped in saved the man’s life

Doctors from Government Medical College, Jalgaon, Maharashtra have saved a life of an unknown person in a nick of a time. The patient was brought to the hospital on Monday, November 26. Looking at his condition the doctors had ones considered him as dead. But, due to the prompt decision and treatment, the doctors have […]

Fortis Hospital hosts basic life support training for suburban police force

Over 400 Policemen and Policewomen from 8 Police stations across Ulhasnagar and Ambernath participated in this training program

Fortis Hospital hosts basic life support training for suburban police forceAs guardians of the city, Police are usually first on the scene of an emergency, often encountering life threatening situations. To further equip these guardians, team of doctors from Fortis Hospital, Kalyan conducted a Basic Life Support (BLS) training programme for the officers from Ulhasnagar and Ambernath, covering eight police stations from the October 25 […]

In-flight emergency: Doctor saves the life of unconscious woman at 25,000 feet

Emergencies can strike at any point of time be it land, water or air. Doctors have to be prepared to tackle any untoward situation. But what would be going through the mind of a doctor, when a medical emergency struck an elderly woman on-board. Without a second thought he rushed to the aid of this woman

Doctors are known for going above and beyond the call of duty in emergency situations. In the incident narrated below, a doctor did exactly that and did not waste any time in coming forward to come to the aid of an elderly woman who suddenly fell unconscious on-board the plane. One such incident recently took […]

Mumbai: Doctors save 54-yr-old cardiac arrest patient in the nick of time

The patient suffered a massive cardiac arrest, her health condition was critical when she was brought into the hospital, the woman was successfully saved by the medical response team at the emergency department at Fortis Hospital

Santoshi Kumawat, a 54-year-old woman, was admitted at a private hospital in Ghatkopar, where she underwent a hysterectomy on July 05. Two days post the procedure; Santoshi started experiencing shortness of breath, her blood pressure and oxygen levels dropped considerably. Doctors at the private hospital reached out to the emergency department helpline at Fortis Hospital, […]