Author: Dr Gokhale

How to Keep Your Lungs Healthy – Dr Gokhale

Why is the lung important to the body? The Government of India’s admission for the first time in Parliament on August 6, 2015 that more than 35000 people had died of acute respiratory infections (ARI) during the last one decade and that more than 26 million ARI cases were reported every year during the period […]

10 Tips for a Healthy Heart by Dr Gokhale

1. Stop smoking: Smoking reduces life expectancy by 15-25 years. If you are a smoker, you are twice more likely to have a heart attack than a non-smoker. The moment you stop smoking, the risk of heart attack begins to reduce. 2. Cut down on salt: Too much salt can cause high blood pressure, which […]

WHO NEEDS LUNG TRANSPLANTATION?

All of us have two lungs in the chest-one on the right side and one on the left side. When we breathe air into the lungs- they allow oxygen from outside to enter into blood and allow carbon-di-oxide from blood to come out into the air. This way we get enough oxygen for the body […]

Dr AGK Gokhale: ‘Enjoy Your Limitations’

India’s pioneer Heart & Lung Transplant Cardiothoracic surgeon Dr AGK Gokhale talks on ‘enjoying limitations’ after coronary artery bypass surgery. Dr Gokhale performed the first successful human-to-human Heart Transplant in India at Hyderabad, the state of Andhra Pradesh. He has performed many of his historic achievements such as the first Heart and Lung Transplant in Hyderabad, […]

Another Marvel in Heart Transplantation Surgery in Telangana by Dr Gokhale & Team

Who was the first person to perform a heart transplant? A rare moment where hearts and minds come together to save a life: Everyone has special moments in life. 28th of February 2015 is a one of those rare moments for me and my team. In a country like India, where we hear most people […]

HEART DISEASE – A View by Dr Gokhale

Why heart disease is important? You know how important your heart is, so it’s no wonder people worry when they hear someone has Heart problems.  Heart disease, also called cardiovascular disease, mainly affects older people and means that there are problems with the heart and blood vessels. You might know someone who has cardiovascular disease […]

Congestive Heart Failure

Congestive Heart Failure facts Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a condition in which the heart’s function as a pump is inadequate to meet the body’s needs. Many disease processes can impair the pumping efficiency of the heart to cause congestive heart failure. The symptoms of congestive heart failure vary, but can include fatigue, diminished exercise […]

All About Heart Failure

Heart Failure (HF) – a condition in which a weakened heart can’t pump enough blood throughout the body. This leads to reduced quality of life, frequent hospitalization and high mortality. Although Heart Failure, like other heart ailments, has been acquiring epidemic proportions in India in the recent past, it has not received adequate public attention. […]

August 3rd, 1ST SUCCESSFUL HEART TRANSPLANTATION IN INDIA

3rd of August is an important day in the calendar of medical achievements in India. In India, for the first time ,on 3rd August 1994 Prof P Venugopal conducted Heart Transplantation successfully at AllMS, Delhi.  He was honored by Government of India by confirming PADMA SRI for his contribution to the medical field.   It took […]

First Successful Lung Transplantation in Andhra Pradesh

Dr GOKHALE CT ASSOCIATES CREATES A MILE STONE IN TRANSPLANTATION SURGERY IN ANDHRA PRADESH AND IN INDIA                  Dr Gokhale and his team did the  first successful lung transplantation in Andhra Pradesh at Yashoda Hospitals, Secunderabad, taking the medical facilities at Hyderabad one more step forward.  There is only one more center in India where […]