What are different kinds of kidney transplants?
Kidney transplant from a deceased donor: In this procedure, the kidney of a brain dead person is taken with consent from the family and placed into a recipient’s body. Kidney transplant from living donor: We need only one kidney for survival. In this process, the kidney is taken from a living donor with consent and placed into a recipients’ body. Pre-emptive kidney transplant: This surgery is performed right before you initiate dialysis in a patient with CKD.
What do you mean by kidney transplantation ?
Kidney transplantation is a procedure where you insert a new healthy kidney into a person whose kidneys are diseased and no longer functioning. The donor of the kidney can be a living or a deceased person.
What is peritoneal dialysis?
Peritoneal dialysis fluid is instilled into the abdomen and exchange of water , solutes happens between the blood and the peritoneal fluid . Peritoneal dialysis is ideal for children, elderly , patients with multiple vascular access failure, and those with heart failure
What is haemodialysis ?
Normally kidneys filter the blood and remove the waste, salt and excess water. During haemodialysis, a machine takes over the job of the kidney. Blood is pumped from the body, filtered through a dialysis machine and then returned to the body.
What is Dialysis? Who will need dialysis?
When both the kidneys stop functioning and are not able to sustain life, we call it as end stage renal disease. Renal replacement therapy in the form of haemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis or kidney transplantation is required for survival.
When should you meet a Nephrologist?
If you are diabetic, hypertensive, elderly , get screened for kidney disease yearly with simple blood and urine tests. Earliest symptoms of kidney disease include puffiness of face, swelling of legs, nausea, reduced appetite, frothing of urine.
Why should I choose Aster CMI hospital for my heart related problems?
At Aster CMI Hospital we have some of the top cardiologists in Bangalore who can provide best surgical and interventional treatments for a wide range of cardiac diseases like heart attacks (coronary heart disease), heart failure, atrial fibrillation or arrhythmia, and congenital heart diseases, such as atrial septal defect, ventricular septal defect, AV canal defect and total anomalous drainage of the pulmonary veins. Angiograms, coronary angioplasty, Mitral valve repair/replacement, Aortic valve repair/replacement and bypass surgery (CABG surgery) as well as the highly complex cases of paediatric cardiac surgeries, aortic aneurysms, and heart transplants. Aster CMI Hospital is one of the top heart specialist hospitals in Bangalore. We have some of the best cardiologists in Bangalore who are also recognized globally for their excellent contribution in cardiology treatments
What is the difference between an interventional cardiologist and a cardiac surgeon?
An interventional cardiologist is a cardiologist who can diagnose and treat heart diseases as well as congenital and structural heart conditions using catheter-based procedures, such as angioplasty and stenting for clogged arteries, closing small holes in the heart or place specialized devices like pacemakers or defibrillators to treat heart problems. It is the cardiac surgeons (known as cardiothoracic surgeons) who generally perform surgery of the heart and chest, commonly referred to as Heart surgeons, they operate on the organs of the chest and upper abdomen. They work on the heart, the lungs, the oesophagus, its vessels and valves, and major large blood vessels in the chest such as the aorta or pulmonary artery to treat complex heart diseases using procedures like CABG (heart bypass) surgery
What technologies are available at Aster CMI for treatment of heart diseases?
With time and improvement in technology, minimally invasive heart surgeries (MICS) have now become a norm with the best heart surgeons in Bangalore, especially at Aster CMI. Taking things further, our hospital is the only one in Karnataka that has introduced Robotic cardiac surgeries, particularly for valve repairs. The Cardiac Sciences Department at Aster CMI Hospital is one of the best cardiology hospitals in Bangalore and is among the first in the city to have a Hybrid Cath Lab, which allows for complex procedures incorporating intervention and surgeries required on a patient to be performed in a single space
What are the various types of Heart Diseases treated by a cardiologist?
Various types of heart diseases affect different parts of the heart or occur in different ways. - Coronary Artery Disease or CAD - Arrhythmia – Bradycardia, Irregular or extra heartbeats, Ventricular Tachycardia (VT), Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT): - Congenital Heart Disease- Deformities of the heart that have been present since birth. These include - Septal defects, Cyanotic heart disease. - Heart Defects involving valves - Aortic stenosis, Bicuspid aortic valve, Mitral valve prolapse, Pulmonary stenosis, and Subaortic stenosis. - Heart Failure is one of the most prevalent forms of heart diseases according to heart specialists