Horizon Hospital launches life saving “ECMO” treatment

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai |

When heart or the lung fails initially, the oxygen is provided by ventilator.

Horizon Hospital a highly specialized boutique hospital, with best track record for critical care & Emergency in Thane, has launched a highly sophisticated “ECMO” treatment for patients suffering from Heart and Lungs failures.

The Hospital under the dynamic leadership of Dr. Hrushikesh U. Vaidya - a US trained and qualified Critical Care Consultant, has a well equipped Critical Care Unit, to provide acute care for those patients who are generally unstable, critically ill and those requiring advance monitoring and intensive treatment.  The critical care team comprises of highly skilled Intensivist, qualified and trained team of resident doctors and nursing staff. The ICU core team is supported by all super-specialist – Cardiologist, Physician, Diabetologist, Surgeon, Orthopedic an, Neurosurgeon, Neurologist & other medical and surgical specialist round the clock.

Dr. Hrushikesh U. Vaidya has done fellowship in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at Little Rock, Arkansas & has worked as consultant Intensivist in Hays Medical centre, Kansas for four years.

How does “ECMO” work?
When heart or the lung fails initially, the oxygen is provided by ventilator. However this has limitations. After a certain point the ventilator cannot provide further and the rest of organs start failing. At this point “ECMO” works as a complete heart & lung support.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Hrushikesh U. Vaidya opined that, “Today the medical technology has moved ahead with latest innovations in critical care, with the launch of ‘ECMO” we are moving towards our objective in making Horizon hospital one the best hospital for critical care in India.”


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