When Mrs. Stella Chimkondenji from Malawi, Africa suffered from low blood pressure, increased heart rate and difficulty breathing, she was referred to Manipal Hospitals, Old Airport Road, where under the multidisciplinary team of Cardiologists, Neuroradiologists and Physiotherapists headed by Dr. Sridhar G, Consultant- Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology and Dr. Naveen Mathew Jose, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, she underwent surgery and treatment for a subsequent stroke and is now on the road to a full and fast recovery.
Cancer affecting the white blood cells is known as leukaemia. Acute leukaemia signifies that cancer spreads rapidly requiring immediate medical attention. The cancer of blood and bone marrow is known as Acute Leukemia. It starts in the bone marrow (soft inner part of the bone-responsible for blood cell production) and spread quickly to the blood and different parts of the body like the liver, the spleen, the brain, the spinal cord, the lymph nodes, and also the testicles in men.