Another first as Health City Cayman Islands introduces new device to treat heart failure

Another first as Health City Cayman Islands introduces new device to treat heart failure

CAYMAN ISLANDS (October 19, 2017) –  For the first time in the Caribbean, Central and South America, Dr. Ravi Kishore, Chief Interventional Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist at Health City Cayman Islands, has implanted a Cardiac Contractility Modulation (CCM) device to treat heart failure in a Cayman Islands resident. Dr. Kishore implanted the device in late August,…

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Another regional first as Health City Cayman Islands introduces new device to treat heart failure

Another regional first as Health City Cayman Islands introduces new device to treat heart failure

For the first time in the Caribbean, Central and South America, Dr. Ravi Kishore, Chief Interventional Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist at Health City Cayman Islands, has implanted a Cardiac Contractility Modulation (CCM) device to treat heart failure in a Cayman Islands resident.   Dr. Kishore implanted the device in late August, thereby making medical history in the…

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Health City Cayman Islands Performs Brain Surgery With Patient Awake

Health City Cayman Islands Performs Brain Surgery With Patient Awake

CAYMAN ISLANDS (September 15, 2017) – In a first for the English-speaking Caribbean, neurosurgeons at Health City Cayman Islands have successfully performed another advanced procedure by surgically removing part of a brain tumor while the patient was awake. The procedure – known as awake craniotomy or awake brain surgery, enables the surgeons to remove, partly…

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Canadian Boxing Champ Retains Title While Fighting For Charity

Canadian Boxing Champ Retains Title While Fighting For Charity

HAMILTON, ONTARIO (June 22, 2017) – Canadian boxing champ and Hamilton, Ontario hometown hero Steven “The Piranha” Wilcox successfully defended his belt while fighting for a cause during his recent title bout in Canada. Wilcox, who is now 17-2-1, retained his World Boxing Association-North American Boxing Association (WBA-NABA) Super Lightweight title by defeating Oscar Arjona from…

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Health City Cayman Islands Celebrates Three Years Of Achievement

Health City Cayman Islands Celebrates Three Years Of Achievement

CAYMAN ISLANDS (April 27, 2017) – Health City Cayman Islands, the renowned Caribbean hospital, has treated more than 29,000 patients since it opened its doors three years ago. Caribbean hospital has treated patients from 60 countries in the past year. As Health City celebrates its third anniversary this month, officials at the Joint Commission International-accredited…

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Health City Cayman Islands Continues Conservation Commitment This Earth Day

Health City Cayman Islands Continues Conservation Commitment This Earth Day

CAYMAN ISLANDS (April 22, 2017) – To coincide with this year’s Earth Day on Saturday, April 22 Health City Cayman Islands has released its 2016 Conservation Report, highlighting results including significantly reduced electricity demands, limited waste output and efficiently recycled rainwater and sewage, culminating in a small environmental footprint for the facility. Health City was…

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Direct Charter Flights To Bring St Maarten Patients To Health City Cayman Islands

Direct Charter Flights To Bring St Maarten Patients To Health City Cayman Islands

CAYMAN ISLANDS (March 27, 2017) – Cayman Islands based tertiary care hospital Health City Cayman Islands announced today that direct charter flights to St Maarten will bring patients from that country to the Cayman Islands for specialized medical treatment. Following an agreement between Health City Cayman Islands and SZV Social & Health Insurances, the government-owned…

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Health City Sports Ambassador Wins Boxing Bout

Health City Sports Ambassador Wins Boxing Bout

CAYMAN ISLANDS (March 24, 2017) – Canadian boxing champ Steven “The Piranha” Wilcox, holder of the World Boxing Association-North American Boxing Association (WBA-NABA) super lightweight title, defeated Argentina’s Jorge Luis Rodriguez in a weekend match on Saturday, March 18. Wilcox was recently named a Sports Ambassador for Health City Cayman Islands. Proceeds for his upcoming…

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Health Care Needs a Better System for Importing Ideas From Abroad

Health Care Needs a Better System for Importing Ideas From Abroad

Read the full column on Wall Street Journal. With political winds potentially changing the U.S. health-care system—yet again—it’s tempting to look inward, rather than outward for solutions. That means opportunities may be lost to learn from innovations abroad in the delivery of health-care services. Other countries are confronting and—in many cases—solving some of the same…

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Turks And Caicos Toddler Gets Critical Diabetic Care In The Cayman Islands

Turks And Caicos Toddler Gets Critical Diabetic Care In The Cayman Islands

CAYMAN ISLANDS (March 3, 2017) – A two-year-old toddler from the Turks and Caicos Islands has a new lease on life after receiving critical diabetic treatment at a Caribbean hospital. Bahamian Lakeisha Wilson, who works as a nutritionist in a Turks and Caicos Islands hospital, traveled to Health City Cayman Islands, a Joint Commission International-accredited…

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Common Shoulder Conditions Explained

Rotator Cuff Tears The rotator cuff is a group of tendons that connect the four muscles of the upper shoulder to the bones. While the normal process of aging can create wear and tear on the rotator cuff, individuals who participate in sports like golf and tennis have an increased risk of injury. Symptomatic rotator…

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World Boxing Champ Teams Up With Caribbean Hospital And Charity To Provide Free Cardiac Care For Children

World Boxing Champ Teams Up With Caribbean Hospital And Charity To Provide Free Cardiac Care For Children

CAYMAN ISLANDS (February 15, 2017) – World Boxing Champion Manny Pacquiao from the Philippines is partnering with a leading Caribbean hospital and charity to bring free cardiac care to children from his homeland. Pacquiao, who together with his wife founded the Emmanuel and Jinkee’s Heart Foundation, has sealed a partnership with Have a Heart Cayman…

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Health City Cayman Islands: A Caribbean Hub For Sports Medicine?

Health City Cayman Islands: A Caribbean Hub For Sports Medicine?

CAYMAN ISLANDS (February 4, 2017) – Health City Cayman Islands may be the go-to Caribbean hospital for Turks and Caicos Islanders needing to treat sports-related injuries, according to a recent beneficiary of treatment at the state-of-the-art medical facility. Judith Robinson, Director of Sports for the Government of Turks and Caicos Islands, shared this assessment along…

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Caymanian college students complete summer fellowship at Health City

Caymanian college students complete summer fellowship at Health City

CAYMAN ISLANDS (September 14, 2016) –  Eighteen Caymanian college students recently completed the inaugural Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program at Health City Cayman Islands. The SURF Fellows were chosen through a competitive application process and completed their fellowships in June and July. “We were very pleased by the diversity of students,” said Richard Parchment, Program…

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Health City And “Have A Heart” Successfully Operated On 100 Children

Health City And “Have A Heart” Successfully Operated On 100 Children

CAYMAN ISLANDS (August 12, 2016) – Health City Cayman Islands has achieved the initial target set by its founder, Dr. Devi Shetty, when it successfully completed 100 heart procedures for children from families with limited financial resources. In partnership with the Have a Heart Cayman organization, Health City was able to operate on young patients from the…

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Miss Universe Supports Mission Of Caribbean Hospital

Miss Universe Supports Mission Of Caribbean Hospital

Positively impacted by Health City Cayman Islands’ humanitarian approach to healthcare, the reigning Miss Universe has pledged her support to advance the mission of the internationally-accredited facility. During her visit to Health City Cayman Islands, Pia Wurtzbach of the Philippines spent time with children from Bolivia who received lifesaving heart surgeries through the efforts of…

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Health City and NWDA Announce Healthcare Apprentice Program

Health City and NWDA Announce Healthcare Apprentice Program

Health City Cayman Islands and the National Workforce Development Agency (NWDA) have collaborated on an innovative program with the aim of providing young Caymanians the opportunity to become qualified support-level healthcare administrators. With destination healthcare set to become the third pillar of the Cayman Islands economy, and due to the continued growth of Health City,…

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Pioneering Treatment for Hypertension Succeeds in the Caribbean

Pioneering Treatment for Hypertension Succeeds in the Caribbean

For the first time in the Caribbean region, surgeons at Health City Cayman Islands successfully performed an operation which relieves serious hypertension. Senior Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist at Health City Cayman Islands, Dr. Ravi Kishore performed the procedure, known as renal denervation, on Caymanian Allan Ebanks who had been diagnosed with resistant hypertension symptoms that were…

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Health City Cayman Islands Adds Robotic Assisted Orthopedic Surgery

Health City Cayman Islands Adds Robotic Assisted Orthopedic Surgery

Health City Cayman Islands has joined an elite group of hospitals around the world that can perform robotic assisted orthopedic surgery on knees and other joints. “This technology has really changed the way surgeries are performed,” asserted Dr. Alwin Almeida, Health City’s Senior Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon. “With the acquisition of this advanced system we have…

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The Future of Family Caregiving

The vital role of caregivers extends beyond those they care for. Caregivers contribute a vital service to their communities, often at unexpected cost to their finances, mental and physical health.  With a skyrocketing elderly population, and continuing advances in modern medicine, the need for caregivers will only continue to increase. However, as a global community,…

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The Caregiver Bind

Caregiving is often broken into three silos: financial, emotional, and physical, though the tasks required rarely conform to just one of these capacities. The family and loved ones who become caregivers provide advocacy, dignity, love, comfort, inclusion in family, familiarity, and it’s often through this emotional framework that caregiving is undertaken. The physical requirements of…

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An Introduction to Family Caregiving

At Health City Cayman Islands, we strive to honor to the silent army of family members and loved ones who commit themselves to entering the challenging waters of caregiving.  As care providers, we realize that disease and disability affect more than just the patient who is no longer able to fully care for themselves.  Caregiving…

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Health City Completes First Ever TAVI Procedure in the Caribbean

Health City Completes First Ever TAVI Procedure in the Caribbean

The first ever Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI Procedure) undertaken in the English-speaking Caribbean region has been completed at leading tertiary care hospital, Health City Cayman Islands. The complex cardiac procedure was performed on local Cayman Islands patient, Dianna Merren, in February 2016, by Health City Senior Cardiologist, Dr Ravi Kishore and Senior Cardiac Surgeon,…

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Eco-friendly Health City Cayman Islands Releases 2015 Conservation Statistics

Eco-friendly Health City Cayman Islands Releases 2015 Conservation Statistics

Health City Cayman Islands this week released its annual conservation statistics detailing the tertiary care hospital’s water, energy, waste-reduction and landfill diversion efficiencies. Mr. Gene Thompson, Project Director at Health City Cayman Islands, said the eco-friendly JCI accredited hospital had been committed to a conservation-minded business since its inception, from construction through to operations. “We…

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Type 1 Diabetes Patients Receive Educational Tour At Health City

Type 1 Diabetes Patients Receive Educational Tour At Health City

CAYMAN ISLANDS (December 3, 2015) – Health City Cayman Islands recently held a tour of the hospital for young Type 1 Diabetes patients and their families.  The tour included a discussion with medical staff, including Paediatric Endocrinologist, Dr Deepa Subramonian and Registered Dietitian, Stellerie Noyons. The tour, held on 28 November 2015, included treating the families…

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Types of Treatment

Treatment for arrhythmia depends on the type and severity of the condition, and whether or not there is an underlying cause, such as heart disease. Non-invasive treatment options include medications to restore normal rhythm, control heart rate, or treat the underlying cause. Invasive treatment options include electrical cardioversion or ablation, implantation of a pacemaker or…

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Atrial Fibrillation Diagnosis and Treatment

Diagnosis and Treatment There are several tests and procedures your doctor may use in conjunction with a medical history and physical exam if atrial fibrillation is suspected. The diagnostic process is designed to evaluate your blood chemistry, how well your heart is functioning, and where the dysregulation of impulses is originating. Atrial fibrillation can be…

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The Cost Savings of Medical Tourism

Health City Cayman Islands, which is supported by two major healthcare organizations, Narayana Health Group and Ascension, embodies all of the above qualities and more. It is frequently mentioned in publications as an important player in the growing medical tourism industry. Its founder, famed heart surgeon Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty, was called “the Henry Ford…

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The Growing Interest and Ease of Medical Tourism

Medical Tourism & Travel: A Growing Industry Medical tourism is an industry that is international by nature, due to relatively low prices of transportation and other costs, as well as the ability to do research online. These factors enable people to comparison shop, get on a plane, visit an interesting and often beautiful locale, and…

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Traditional Healthcare Challenges Offer a Gateway for Medical Tourism

Healthcare Challenges a Gateway for Medical Tourism Prior to the Affordable Care Act being enacted in the U.S., there were an estimated 47 million uninsured Americans not yet old enough to qualify for Medicare. After five years of historically slow growth, U.S. healthcare spending accelerated significantly in 2014. According to the Health Research Institute, although…

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Polio, Diptheria, and Tetanus Vaccine Schedules

Polio (Poliomyelitis) Polio is an infectious illness caused by the poliovirus. Although it is often thought of as a childhood malady, polio can affect people of any age. A majority of cases are symptomless, but some people experience fever, headache, vomiting, diarrhoea, neck stiffness, and pain in the arms and legs. In the worst cases,…

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Diabetes Symptoms and Prevention

Diabetes Affects Your Entire Body The following diabetes symptoms are the most common, but some people with type 2 diabetes have symptoms so mild that they go unnoticed. Frequent urination Extreme thirst Feeling very hungry, even with adequate food intake Extreme fatigue Blurry vision Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal Weight loss, even though you…

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Diabetes Risk Factors and Diagnosis

Risk Factors – Type 2 Pre-diabetes, also known as impaired glucose tolerance (IGT) and/or impaired fasting glucose (IFG) Being age 45 or older Having a family history of diabetes Being overweight or obese Not exercising regularly High blood pressure Low HDL, also known as “good” cholesterol and/or high levels of triglycerides Certain racial and ethnic…

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Types of Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes, once called juvenile-onset diabetes, is often caused by an auto-immune reaction in which the body’s defence system attacks the cells that produce insulin. For reasons that are still not fully understood, people with type 1 diabetes produce very little or no insulin. Unlike type 2, the only known risk factors in type…

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Human Heart Transplantation

The first human heart transplant occurred in December 1967, less than two years prior to the first artificial heart transplant. It was performed by South African cardiac surgeon Dr. Christiaan Barnard at the Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. Three days later, Dr. Adrian Kantrowitz performed the world’s first pediatric heart transplant at…

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Artificial Heart: Devices and Procedures

From 1969 to September 5, 2014, 1,413 artificial heart devices with 13 different designs were implanted in heart failure patients. The SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart (TAH) is the modern version of the well-known Jarvik-7 Total Artificial Heart that was implanted for the first time in 1982. The SynCardia TAH was approved by the U.S….

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Heart Failure and Congenital Defects

Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a term used when the pumping action of the heart becomes increasingly less powerful and effective over a period of time. When this happens, blood does not move efficiently through the circulatory system and starts to back up, increasing pressure and causing fluid to leak from the capillary blood vessels….

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Recovery and Rehabilitation

Typically, patients stay in the hospital for 3 to 4 days, but this varies a bit since every patient progresses at his or her own rate. After surgery, it is natural to feel some pain, but this is usually managed adequately with medication. Being physically active is an important part of recovery. In general, most…

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Types of Knee Surgery, Process, and Precautions

Types of Knee Surgery Traditional Total Knee Replacement One of the most common types of knee surgery and types of knee replacement is the traditional total knee replacement. Traditional total knee replacement involves a 7 to 10-inch incision, a hospital stay of 3 to 5 days, and a recovery period typically lasting from 1 to…

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Recovery and Rehabilitation

Recovery time and rehabilitation depend on the type of surgery performed. As with all surgeries, there are some risks and possible complications including infection, excessive bleeding, blood clots, and damage to blood vessels or nerves. After surgery, it is natural to feel some pain, but this is usually managed adequately with medication and icing. A…

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Types of Shoulder Arthroscopy

Hemiarthroplasty: Only the head of the humerus is removed and replaced with an artificial component. Total shoulder arthroplasty: Both the head of the humerus and the glenoid are replaced. A plastic cup-shaped device is fitted into the glenoid, and a metal ball-shaped device is attached to the top of the humerus. Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty:…

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Sport Injuries Prevention Tips

For most team and individual sports, warming up is an essential prevention tool. Gradually increasing the body temperature, heart rate, and circulation can help to reduce injuries by improving the elasticity of muscles and tendons, enabling better motor performance. Warm-ups should consist of a minimum of 10 minutes cardiovascular work (such as light jogging or…

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Sports Injuries Statistics and Sport Injuries Facts

Injury patterns tend to be specific to the sport, the age of the athlete, and the unique style and play of an athlete, i.e., a tennis player like Rafael Nadal has an intensity that makes him more prone to knee and shoulder injuries than Roger Federer. Overuse injuries to the patellar tendon (known as jumper’s…

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Non-Invasive Treatment Options

As soon as possible after an injury, experts recommend using the RICE method: Rest – keep the injured area supported and avoid using for 48-72 hours. Ice – apply ice to the injured area for 20 minutes every two hours for the first 48-72 hours. Compression – apply a firm elastic bandage over the area,…

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Hip Recovery and Potential Complications

Hip Replacement Surgery Recovery Typically, patients stay in the hospital for three to four days, but this varies a bit since every patient progresses at his or her own rate. After surgery, it is natural to feel some pain, but this is usually managed adequately with medication. Being physically active is an important part of…

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Precautions and Surgical Process

Total Hip Precautions If you are overweight or obese, your orthopaedic surgeon may recommend losing some weight prior to surgery to minimize the stress on your new hip, and possibly decrease the risks associated with surgery. If any infections are present, surgery will be postponed until they resolve. In addition, because infections can enter the bloodstream…

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Overview

COPD Fast Facts Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a life-threatening lung disease that interferes with normal breathing – it is more than a “smoker’s cough”. More than 3 million people died of COPD in 2012, which is equal to 6% of all deaths globally that year. More than 90% of COPD deaths occur in…

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