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Dr. Tejas V Patel - Cardiologist, Ahmedabad

Dr. Tejas V Patel

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DM - Cardiology, MD - Medicine, MBBS, Observership

Cardiologist, Ahmedabad

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Dr. Tejas V Patel 90% (16 ratings) DM - Cardiology, MD - Medicine, MBBS, Observership Cardiologist, Ahmedabad
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I'm dedicated to providing optimal health care in a relaxed environment where I treat every patients as if they were my own family. I firmly believe in Evidence based & Ethical medical pr......more
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Dr Tejas V Patel is a young and dynamic Cardiologist in Ahmedabad, currently working as Consultant and Interventional Cardiologist at CIMS Hospital (Care Institute of Medical Sciences). Dr Tejas V Patel has been doing all types of cardiac interventions for the past several years including Coronary and Peripheral Interventions, implantation of Pacemakers and Heart Failure devices, interventions in adult Congenital and Structural heart defects. He has extensive experience in the field of Coronary Angioplasty and Stenting including PAMI in STEMI (heart attack) through radial approach. He also has keen interest in Peripheral Angioplasty including Renal and Carotid artery stenting. Born in the historical land of Saurashtra, Dr Patel finished his school education from Junagadh. He completed his MBBS and MD (Medicine) from MP Shah Medical College, Jamnagar. He achieved 2nd rank in the Saurashtra University in MD. Dr Tejas V Patel pursued his super-speciality, DM in Cardiology from Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore; which is considered as one of the best medical institutions in India. He was awarded the prestigious “Dr G M Cherian gold medal” for ‘Best Outgoing Student in DM Cardiology’. He worked as Assistant Professor in this premier institute, after he finished DM. He spent almost four years at CMC, where he gained extensive experience in clinical, interventional and research work in the field of Cardiology. Dr Tejas V Patel has participated in several original research projects and many of his papers have been published at National and International levels in reputed journals. He has also given presentation at various national conferences. He was selected for zonal round (among top 10) in Torrent Young Scholar Award (TYSA) competition during both M.D. [Mumbai, 2009] and D.M. [Bangalore, 2013].

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DM - Cardiology - CMC, Vellore - 2013
MD - Medicine - MP Shah Medical College, Jamnagar - 2009
MBBS - MP Shah Medical College, Jamnagar - 2005
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Observership - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Pittsburgh, USA - 2016
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Dr G M Cherian Gold Medal in DM Cardiology at CMC Vellore
'Best Outgoing Student' in DM Cardiology at CMC Vellore
Professional Memberships
Cardiological Society of India (CSI)

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Blood Pressure And Heart Rate - Debunking Myths About It!

DM - Cardiology, MD - Medicine, MBBS, Observership
Cardiologist, Ahmedabad
Blood Pressure And Heart Rate - Debunking Myths About It!

It is natural to consider whether your heart is beating right and your blood pressure is normal. Also, many tend to think that the blood pressure and heart rate are related to each other. Admit it or not, you must have heard a lot about your heart rate and blood pressure, some of which are outright false. This is the time to debunk them and know what actually the reality is.

Myth #1: Having an erratic heart rate indicates that you will have a heart attack soon
When the heart beats at an abnormal rate, it means you have a condition called palpitation. It may give you feeling as if you have skipped a beat or your heart is racing up. You may also experience a brief flutter or pounding feeling in the chest. The good news is that these sensations are not life-threatening and are generally caused by caffeine, alcohol, medication, stress or exercise.

Myth#2: When the pulse rate is fast, it means you are overstressed
Stress is a condition which may raise the pulse rate. But your heart rate can rise when you feel excited or feel anxious or exercise hard. Even high temperature and high humidity can raise your pulse.

Myth #3: Normal heart rate denotes normal blood pressure
At times, blood pressure and heart rate go hand in hand. For instance, when you feel angry or scared or exercise hard, both of them can go up. But you should note here that they are not always linked. Even if the heart rate is normal, your blood pressure may not be so. It could be too high or too low, but you wouldn’t be able to understand it.

Myth #4: Blood pressure and heart rate are same things
It is important to understand the difference between pulse rate and heart rate. Blood pressure is the term denoting the force of blood moving through the blood vessel. On the other hand, heart rate is the number of times the heart beats in a minute. They are two absolutely separate indicators of health. This means if you have high blood pressure or hypertension, there is no substitute for measuring blood pressure.

Myth #5: Heart rate and blood pressure rise and fall at the same rate
As indicated above, a rising heart rate may not be able to cause the blood pressure to surge at the same rate. Even though the heart is beating more than normal, the healthy blood vessels may dilate to allow easy blood flow. When we exercise, the heart speeds up in order to pump an adequate amount of the blood to the muscles. It could be that your heart rate is doubled, but it is safe since your blood pressure has increased only at a modest rate.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

1952 people found this helpful

Congestive Heart Failure - Reasons That Can Lead To It!

DM - Cardiology, MD - Medicine, MBBS, Observership
Cardiologist, Ahmedabad
Congestive Heart Failure - Reasons That Can Lead To It!

Our survival is solely reliant on the working of the heart. It is this that makes the prospect of a heart failure so fatal and so terrifying. Notwithstanding what the heart evokes, a heart failure is not indicative of a defunct heart; but only a situation when the heart pumps weaker than what is generally deemed as natural. Consequently, the blood flows at a slower rate to the heart and the body that in turn increases pressure in the heart. The oxygen that is produced by the heart in such a scenario is scanty and insufficient for the body.

body responds with its own defense mechanism, as the heart, in an attempt to hold more blood, stretches its chambers. Though this strenuous effort may keep the blood moving, it would gradually and inevitably weary the heart with all the effort. Subsequently, the kidney responds by retaining more salt and fluid in the body. These fluids may accumulate in different parts of the body, mainly in the legs, feet, ankles leading to congestion in the body. This very condition in medical terminology is referred to as congestive heart failure

Different causes can contribute to the onset of such a fatal condition. Some of them are

  1. Coronary artery disease: In such a condition, the arteries supply insufficient amount of oxygen and blood to the heart. Subsequently, the heart receives scanty amount of nutrients and oxygen.
  2. Heart attackThe sudden, unanticipated blockage of the coronary artery and the ensuing stoppage of the flow of the blood lead to a heart attack. The heart muscles are damaged in such a case and prevent the proper functioning.
  3. Diseases: Though the term may be generic and over expansive, most of the ailments which people suffer from tend to manifest themselves by posing a potential threat to the functioning of the heart. A high blood pressure, kidney disease, even a thyroid disease can cause congestive heart failure.

Every disorder is preceded by certain symptoms, and congestive heart failure is no different. Some of them are

  1. FatigueThis is one of the most perceptible symptoms of congestive heart failure. One of the earliest premonitions of an impending heart failure is a nagging sense of weariness and lethargy.
  2. SwellingAs the condition is characterized by accumulation and build-up of fluids in various part of the body, swelling is an inevitable symptom of this condition and a clear indication of the ailment.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Diet For Quick Recovery After A Heart Attack!

DM - Cardiology, MD - Medicine, MBBS, Observership
Cardiologist, Ahmedabad
Diet For Quick Recovery After A Heart Attack!

If you had suffered a heart attack recently, it is quite natural to for a patient to feel weak as the heart goes through a tremendous amount of stress during the condition. So, it is very important for a heart patient to know the things that will help you them recover from it. A healthy diet is the first step towards the recovery. A proper diet can not only help you recover quickly, but you won’t suffer from a second attack too. If people had followed this dietary habits beforehand, then they wouldn’t have to face a heart attack in the first place. So, to recover and get back to your daily lifestyle, you must keep these foods in your daily diet.

  1. Fruits and Vegetables: Fruits and vegetables are a must and are of paramount importance when it comes to recovering from a heart attack. The most significant advantage is that they have lower calories and at the same time they provide sufficient nutrition. They will keep your blood pressure at a standard level and thus promote the health of your heart. Fruits and vegetables that are rich in potassium can also combat and balance the counter-effects that result from sodium. So, avoid your oily snacks and have fruits instead.
  2. Green TeaGreen tea is highly recommended by doctors for patients that have recently suffered a heart attack. They have been proven to be at risk of heart attack and other health problems related to the heart by 20%. Green tea does not contain any calories and is rich in anti-oxidants which are the main constituents responsible for the recovery.
  3. Nuts: You must have already been aware of the several advantages of consuming almonds. Another addition to its advantages is aiding the process of recovery after a heart attack. However, it is to be noted that nuts are good for a person who has suffered a heart attack only if they are not salted.
  4. Whole Grains: The refined grains tend to lose their nutrients while on the other hand whole grains are rich in fiber and nutrients. They will keep your blood pressure in check and promote the well-being of your heart.

What to avoid?
Apart from the items mentioned above, there are several foods that you must avoid at all costs. The first one that comes in this list is the food items that are rich in sugar content. This will lead to an increase in weight and thus aggravate heart problems. You must also avoid salty foods as they will increase your blood pressure. Avoid meats and eggs as much as you can as they are highly rich in cholesterol which is another factor that must be avoided.

Follow a diet chart that incorporates the do’s and don’ts to have a speedy recovery and get back to normal routine.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

1979 people found this helpful

Coronary Angiography And Angioplasty - An Insight On It!

DM - Cardiology, MD - Medicine, MBBS, Observership
Cardiologist, Ahmedabad
Coronary Angiography And Angioplasty - An Insight On It!

Sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy food habits result in many lifestyle diseases, coronary heart diseases being one among them. One of the top 10 leading causes of death, heart attack might scare you, and it is necessary to know the facts to avoid risk factors and seek the best treatment.

The coronary arteries supply blood to your heart muscle. But at times, they can become blocked owing to the buildup of cholesterol and other substances known as plaque. It can reduce the flow of blood to the heart. When the blood flow is entirely restricted, it may result in a heart attack.

Doctors typically recommend angiography during or after a heart attack or in the case of angina to find out about the condition of the heart and proceed accordingly. If any blockages are observed, angioplasty would be advised to improve the blood flow to the heart by widening the narrowed arteries. Read on to know further details regarding this.

What is coronary angiogram?
A coronary angiogram is a special X-ray test which helps in detecting if any of the coronary arteries are narrowed or blocked, hindering the optimal flow of blood. It can help your cardiologist understand whether you need any treatment such as stent or angioplasty or simple medical therapy. 

During the process of angiography, your doctor would numb a spot in the arm or groin for inserting a thin catheter into the artery. You will get the feeling of a pinprick, and x-rays would be taken as the fluid goes through the coronary artery. After the process is completed, your doctor would discuss the results of the test with you and determine whether you need to undergo angioplasty.


What is coronary angioplasty?
A coronary angioplasty is a process which is used for widening blocked or narrowed blood vessels that supply blood to the heart. The term angioplasty entails using a balloon for stretching open the blocked artery. But the modern approaches to angioplasty procedures involve insertion of a short-wire mesh tube known as a stent. This stent is permanently left alone in the deployed state to allow free flow of blood to the heart. 

Coronary angioplasty is often referred to as percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty or PTCA. The combination of angioplasty together with stenting is known as a percutaneous coronary intervention. Even though angina can be easily treated with the help of medicine and some lifestyle changes, a coronary angioplasty may be required for restoring the flow of blood to the heart. Doctors recommend undergoing coronary angioplasty as an emergency treatment after a heart attack. 

What are the benefits of coronary angioplasty?
The flow of blood through the coronary arteries is massively improved after the coronary angioplasty. Many people find that the symptoms and discomfort are improved after undergoing this treatment. For individuals who have suffered a heart attack, angioplasty can significantly improve the chances of survival.

So, with this awareness, follow the doctor’s advice for a complete recovery from a heart attack. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Coronary Artery Disease - How Medications Can Help You Treat It?

DM - Cardiology, MD - Medicine, MBBS, Observership
Cardiologist, Ahmedabad
Coronary Artery Disease - How Medications Can Help You Treat It?

Coronary artery disease is one of the major killer diseases of the modern society. It is not a solitary problem but brings with it a multitude of issues including obesity, diabetes, stroke, and other metabolic disorders. A thorough understanding of what causes it and how to manage it can help save thousands of lives.

Causes: The circulatory system is mainly made up of the heart and a complex network of arteries and veins. The inner walls of these are lined with smooth muscles, allowing for free flow of blood. Gradually, over a period of time, given the density, the fat from the blood flowing through these vessels settles along the walls of these vessels. This attracts more fat, lipoproteins, and other inflammatory cells and so the process continues. This reduces the diameter of the blood vessels, therefore reducing the amount of blood supply to the target organs. If the target organ is a vital one like the brain or the heart, then it could lead to stroke or heart attacks.

Main causes for coronary artery disease include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sedentary lifestyle, obesity, smoking, diabetes, and stress. Men are more prone than women, and family history and age puts them at higher risk.

Symptoms: Reduced blood supply to the target organ causes the following symptoms:

  1. Shortness of Breath: A person with coronary artery disease will feel short of breath and tired with most activities, even like walking a few meters.

  2. Chest Pain: A strong pressure sensation on the left side of the chest is an indication of coronary artery disease. Known as angina, it comes with stress and goes away once the stress is removed. It could sometimes radiate to the shoulder, down the arm, or up into the jaw also. These are classical symptoms of angina or heart attack and is considered an emergency. Of note, this is often mistaken for indigestion.

  3. Palpitations: A sensation where you are able to hear your heartbeat.

  4. Nausea and Excessive Sweating: Nausea and excessive sweating are also seen during angina.

Treatment: There are 3 modes to manage this.

  • Medications:

  • Surgical Procedures:  Surgical procedures including balloon angioplasty followed by placement of drug-eluting stents and coronary artery bypass surgery are done to manage more severe cases.

  • Lifestyle Change: Lifestyle changes including reduced fat consumption, decrease body weight, stop smoking, increased physical exercise, and reducing stress are highly important in preventing further damage.

Once suspected, coronary artery disease can be effectively managed and the extent of damage controlled using the above techniques.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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I am 65 years old I have done an angioplasty for one block my question is can I use any sexual booster tablets is it advisable.

DM - Cardiology, MD - Medicine, MBBS, Observership
Cardiologist, Ahmedabad
I am 65 years old I have done an angioplasty for one block my question is can I use any sexual booster tablets is it ...
Don't take sexual booster tablets like Viagra with cardiac drugs containing Nitrates, its dangerous and contraindicated.
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5 Facts to Know About Your Cholesterol

DM - Cardiology, MD - Medicine, MBBS, Observership
Cardiologist, Ahmedabad
5 Facts to Know About Your Cholesterol

How is your Cholesterol these days?

Not sure? Don’t worry because you are not alone. Most people don’t have any idea about their risk for heart disease.

What’s even more threatening?

Cholesterol can start to clog your arteries as early as your twenties in this generation. And this is a potential threat to major heart disease. It’s better we start paying an extra attention to our cholesterol.

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5 Facts to Know About Your Cholesterol

DM - Cardiology, MD - Medicine, MBBS, Observership
Cardiologist, Ahmedabad
5 Facts to Know About Your Cholesterol

How is your Cholesterol these days? Not sure?

Don’t worry because you are not alone. Most people don’t have any idea about their risk for heart disease.

What’s even more threatening?

Cholesterol can start to clog your arteries as early as your twenties in this generation. And this is a potential threat to major heart disease. It’s better we start paying an extra attention to our cholesterol.

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Sir my father is 47 year old and he is suffering from high bp of 150/100 the doctor has recommended some tablet and bed rest please tell me how can I help my father to reduce the bp ,and suggest me some fruit also which lower high bp.

DM - Cardiology, MD - Medicine, MBBS, Observership
Cardiologist, Ahmedabad
Sir my father is 47 year old and he is suffering from high bp of 150/100 the doctor has recommended some tablet and b...
Hi Take less salt in diet / avoid extra salt. Take plenty of fruits & boiled vegetables. All fruits are good. Check BP regularly. It should be less then 140/90 mmHg.
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What is Coronary Angiography?

DM - Cardiology, MD - Medicine, MBBS, Observership
Cardiologist, Ahmedabad
What is Coronary Angiography?

WHAT IS CORONARY ANGIOGRAPHY?

Our heart pumps blood (and oxygen) to all the body organs. Heart muscle also needs oxygen for the function of pumping, which is supplied to the heart by Coronary arteries. Coronary angiography is a test that uses special dye and special x-rays to show the insides of your coronary arteries. The facility where such test is possible with special x-ray machine is called ‘Cath lab’ (catheterization laboratory).

In this procedure, a thin, hollow tube called a catheter is inserted into a blood vessel from your arm or groin. The tube is then advanced and threaded into your coronary arteries. Then dye is injected and x-ray pictures are taken while the dye is flowing through the coronary arteries. This helps doctors see blockages in the arteries. When the angiogram is over, the catheter is removed and pressure bandage is applied at the puncture site.

BEFORE AND AFTER CORONARY ANGIOGRAPHY

Prior to the angiography, you may need some blood tests and ECG (cardiogram). You may be asked to stop eating and drinking for few hours before the test. You may be asked to shave both groins and arms before the test. If you are pregnant, you need to inform the doctor prior to the test. Before the test starts, you can be given a mild sedative, which helps you to be relaxed. You're fully awake during the procedure, and it causes little or no pain. It takes only few seconds to finish this test. Generally the risk of serious complications is very low. You can be discharged on the same day of procedure. You should drink plenty of fluids to help flush the dye from your body. Avoid strenuous activities and heavy lifting for several days. Your puncture site is likely to remain tender for a while. There can skin discoloration and a small swelling for few days at the puncture site.

WHEN TO DO CORONARY ANGIOGRAPHY?

Coronary angiography is considered as a ‘gold-standard’ test to diagnose blocks in the artery of your heart. When cholesterol gets deposited in the wall of your coronary arteries (called as plaque), it causes narrowing of the lumen of arteries; which is called ‘Coronary artery disease (CAD)’. Narrowing of the artery causes reduction of oxygen-rich blood supply to your heart. This can cause chest pain or discomfort called ‘Angina’. Sometimes a blood clot develops on the surface of plaque and it can partially or completely block blood flow through the coronary artery. This can compromise the viability of heart muscle and in few minute your heart muscle stops working. This can cause the most severe form of heart attack called ‘Myocardial infarction (STEMI)’. Coronary angiography is very useful test to diagnose above conditions.

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