Jimmy Kimmel’s baby son had a second heart surgery

Jimmy Kimmel will be taking a break this week to spend time with his family following his son Billy’s successful second heart surgery. 

According to ABC News, the late night host will have the help of various guest hosts filling in for him this week so he can be with his family during the 7-month-old’s recovery process. 

Chris Pratt took over the show on Monday, and for the rest of the week, Tracee Ellis Ross, Neil Patrick Harris, and Melissa McCarthy will take turns making themselves comfy in Kimmel’s seat. 

Kimmel and his son’s story have been one of the unexpected voices speaking out against the proposed health care bill and the national conversation about health care. In May, Kimmel made the announcement that his newborn son was born with heart disease and since then, he has used his show to advocate against the various Republican health care bills and to raise awareness by analyzing and discussing the bill on his show. 

This will be the second time this year Kimmel has stepped away from his hosting gigs due to family obligations. Billy’s scheduled surgery was initially intended to take place in October, but was postponed due to a cold. Nonetheless, Shaquille O’Neal, Dave Grohl, Channing Tatum, and Jennifer Lawrence stepped up to the plate for him that week and we got some hilarious clips out of that—so this week should be just as fun. 

We are all wishing Billy a very speedy recovery. 

Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/12/05/jimmy-kimmel-son-second-surgery/

Best Hospitals – Pediatric Heart Surgery at Texas Children’s Heart Center

Pediatric open heart surgery is nothing new for 5-year-old Makenna Franks. She was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS), a condition where her aorta and the left ventricle of her heart did not develop correctly. As recently as the mid-'90s, most HLHS babies died. However, at Texas Children's Heart Center, they have been able to reduce the death rate below 2% through a pioneering three-stage repair surgery. This is just one of the many reasons why Texas Children's Hospital was ranked #3 in heart and heart surgery in America's Best Children's Hospitals 2008.

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World’s First Awake Cardiac Bypass & Valve Surgery, India

Visit www.whosp.com – Dr Vivek Jawali, chief cardiovascular surgeon along with his team at Wockhardt Heart Hospital at Bangalore have set a global benchmark by performing the first coronary bypass surgery along with an aortic valve replacement without using general anaesthesia or ventilator support while the patient was on a heart lung machine.The technique of high thoracic epidural analgesia is a highly precision based methodology which involves injection of micro doses of local anaesthetic in the epidural space around the spinal cord which anaesthetises only the chest region while the rest of the system is fully awake.

This technique is a boon for patients having multifaceted medical complications, required a bypass surgery and an aortic valve replacement. His lung condition did not permit the use of a ventilator and he was high risk for general anaesthesia. With his surgery being rejected at various centres before he came to us, his best chance of survival was an open heart surgery without general anaesthesia, in other words, an awake heart surgery. We give him that chance using the technique of high thoracic epidural analgesia and a new direction in heart surgery has been unveiled,' recounted Dr Jawali.

Dr Vivek Jawali and Dr Murali Chakravarthy, chief cardiac anaesthetist of Wockhardt Heart Institute are the national pioneers of awake coronary bypass surgery on beating heart through full chest incisions and over the last few years have performed more than 500 awake heart surgeries and have ten international publications on this topic in the leading journals of the world to their credit.

Skynews of UK profiles in this film a patient undergoing a painless awake heart cardiac bypass surgery that is safe for patients who are high risk for general anaesthesia. and this now throws open the possibility of cardiac surgery for many patients (many in their most productive years) who are termed inoperable,' explained Dr Jawali. wockhardt Heart Hospital at Bangalore, India is now a preferred destination for cardiac patients not only in India but also from all over the US, UK, Canada, Middle East and Africas. It is also a teaching center for clinicians from the sub-continent. For more details visit www.whosp.com

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Ross Procedure (Open Heart Surgery)

After being neglected by local doctors, I took control of my health care and found the perfect operation to correct my congenital aortic stenosis. I had a Ross Procedure on November 10, 2006 which saved my life at the age of 34. My case should be encouragement for others to act as their own advocate. I feel better than I've ever felt in my life and I am on NO MEDICATION. NO COUMADIN.

Lehrvideo: Offene Herz OP – Aortenklappen Rekonstruktion – open heart surgery – Medizinfilm

Hier sehen Sie einen Medizinfilm Ă¼ber eine Aortenklappen Rekonstruktion durch Dr. Rosendahl aus dem Herzzentrum Lahr/Baden.