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Team Aster Medcity celebrates a special Vishu with Balu

Could there be a better way of celebrating Vishu than giving away Vishu Kaineettam and spreading good health and happiness? For Team Aster Medcity, there could not have been a more special Vishu than celebrating it with Balu, a young boy who had undergone surgery at Aster Medcity last year. The medical team from Aster Medcity, including Dr Naveen Haridas of the Neurology Department, visited Balu at this home to hand over the traditional Vishu Kaineettam and do follow – up checkups.

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Aster Medcity successfully performs one of the first synchronized leadless pacemaker procedures of the country

Within hours after the launch of leadless pacemakers in India, Aster Medcity doctors have successfully performed one of the first synchronized leadless pacemaker procedures of the country. The special MICRA A-V Leadless Pacemaker was implanted in 63-year-old Divakaran, a native of Kaipamangalam in Thrissur district, on Monday night in a non-surgical procedure.

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Aster Medcity launches mobile vaccination unit

Kochi: Aster Medcity has launched mobile vaccination unit for COVID-19 vaccination drive on Thursday. In the first phase, the services of the mobile vaccination unit, which consists of a van and an ambulance, will be available in Kochi Corporation limit or 20 km radius of the hospital. The minimum number required for availing the service of the mobile vaccination unit is 50 people. The cost of the vaccine per dose is government fixed Rs 250. The prior registration on the CoWIN portal will be helpful to save time, hospital authorities in a statement.

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One-day-old baby with abnormal position of heart and other internal organs and low heart rate receives a new lease of life after surgery at Aster Medcity

Kochi: A one-day-old baby boy with abnormal positioning of heart and other internal organs with low heart beat rate has received a new lease of life after doctors at Aster Medcity successfully implanted pacemaker . The newborn was brought to Aster Medcity from a hospital in Palakkad, immediately after birth with complex congenital heart disease.

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Aster Medcity launches Centre for Brain Tumours and Skull Base Surgery

Kochi: Aster Medcity has launched Centre for Brain Tumours and Skull Base Surgery on Monday as part of its plans to shift from speciality directed approach to illness specific approach. According to the hospital authorities, the shift to illness specific approach will make it easier for the patients to seek treatment for their ailments and referring physicians to direct their patients to seek appropriate care.

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Aster Medcity launches Birth Injury Clinic

Kochi: Aster Medcity has launched a special clinic for treating injuries during the birth process. Ambili Vijayaraghavan, COO, Aster Medcity, inaugurated the clinic in a function organised at the hospital. According to the doctors, birth injuries are not uncommon and injuries to bone and neuro and muscular system constitute majority of them. They observed that early detection and effective intervention is the best practice to prevent and lessen future deformities and disabilities.

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A touch of hope in the New Year

A mother gave birth to her daughter while on a ventilator with COVID-19. After her daughter spent months in the neonatal intensive care unit, she finally met her on New Year's Day.

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Aster Medcity launches DBS Support Group for Parkinson’s patients

Kochi: Aster Medcity has launched a Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Support Group for Parkinson’s patients. DBS is a neurosurgical procedure involving placement of neurostimulator for the treatment of movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease.

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Aster Medcity doctors perform ‘Frozen Elephant Trunk’ procedure to save life of 59-year-old patient air lifted from Sri Lanka

Kochi: Doctors at Aster Medcity have successfully performed a major and risky hybrid procedure using a frozen elephant trunk (FET) stent-graft to save life of a 59-year-old patient airlifted from Sri Lanka. Shane Bernard Croner, a native of Colombo in the island nation, was admitted in a local hospital with central shearing chest pain and intractable hypertension.

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Aster Medcity launches Interventional Radiology clinic

Kochi: Aster Medcity has launched interventional radiology (IR) clinic, one of the most advanced facilities of its kind in the region. The clinic offers a wide range of highly specialized minimally invasive neuroradiology, vascular, oncology, hepatobiliary, urology and transplant interventions to patients of all ages.

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