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Dr. Divakar Bhat

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, M.Ch - Cardiothoracic Surgery, Fellowship in Hear...

Cardiologist, banglore

26 Years Experience  ·  400 at clinic
Dr. Divakar Bhat MBBS, MS - General Surgery, M.Ch - Cardiothoracic Surgery... Cardiologist, banglore
26 Years Experience  ·  400 at clinic
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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He has been a practicing Cardiologist for 26 years. He is a MBBS, MS - General Surgery, M.Ch - Cardiothoracic Surgery, Fellowship in Heart Lung Transplant . Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Divakar Bhat on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Karnataka Medical College, Hubli - 1991
MS - General Surgery - Govt Medical College, Mysore - 1996
M.Ch - Cardiothoracic Surgery - PGIMER, Chandigarh - 2001
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Fellowship in Heart Lung Transplant - St. Vincent Hospital, Sydney - 2004
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Indian Association Of Cardiovascular And Thoracic Surgeons (IACTS)

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How can control blood pressure in critical condition. And how can balance diabetes of 40 years old woman. Tell me please.

PGDHHM, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
How can control blood pressure in critical condition. And how can balance diabetes of 40 years old woman. Tell me ple...
Antihypertensive medications ,daily exercises,low salt diet,healthy lifestyle are required for blood pressure control. Diabetes need to be kept under control by medications or insulin as per the type of diabetes.
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My daughter 5 months old has large vsd wth pph of 20. What are the side effects of the surgery. Also does vsd surgery leads to other heart surgeries as well.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
My daughter 5 months old has large vsd wth pph of 20. What are the side effects of the surgery. Also does vsd surgery...
the condition itself has lots of side effects..get it operated once he attains the desired age.no if the operation is performed in experienced hands,,it doesn't lead to other operations
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My mother is suffering from BP low problem. Please tell how can it be cured?

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Some detail investigations would be required. haemogram, KFT, LFT, Blood sugar. urine routine. echocardiography etc. Take balance and regular meals.consult doctor for detail clinical examination.
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Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
A major international study found that niacin does not reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke in people with high cholesterol, but it does boost the risk of death.

Therefore, most people should not take the widely used supplement, also known as vitamin B3, according to an editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine that was published along with the results of the randomised trial.
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I am mathan. I have a question for my mom. Her age is 46. Last few months she is affected by cholesterol. She is not even eat having like cholesterol food. Now she has taking medicines. Whenever she will get back pain and stomach pain she will having tablet. Is there any easy way for controlling cholesterol. What are the foods she needs to avoid it. Kindly please give me the description for my question.

MBBS, MD-General Medicine, DM - Cardiology
Cardiologist, Secunderabad
I am mathan. I have a question for my mom. Her age is 46. Last few months she is affected by cholesterol. She is not ...
Dear lybrate-user, cholesterol medicine is given to patients who have moderate to high risk of developing heart problem. Risk is calculated from age, sex, history of diabetes, high bp, smoking, family history etc. Otherwise unless cholesterol value is very high no cholesterol medicine is required. Only diet and exercise will be enough. As regards diet she can take almost all home cooked foods. Avoid oily and high carb foods.
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I feel sudden pain in heart and sometimes feel numbness and fatigue. What happened to me exactly?

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
I feel sudden pain in heart and sometimes feel numbness and fatigue. What happened to me exactly?
you must do ECG, consult cardiologist or physician. it may be simple thing but rule out any heart pathology.
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Hello Dr. Mere chest ke left side me halka halka dard hota hai aur sans lene me dikkat hoti hai aur ghabrahat bhi hone lagta hai lekin jab enoo ya hajmola kha leta hu to kafi araam milta hai aur jab gas nikal jati hai to usse bhi kaafi araam milta hai lekin ye dikkat mujhe kai saalo se hai koi upay bataye thanks.

MD, MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
Hello Dr. Mere chest ke left side me halka halka dard hota hai aur sans lene me dikkat hoti hai aur ghabrahat bhi hon...
Aap left side chest pain ko easy mat liziye aap ek ecg karvaye, ek md physician ko dhika liziye, aap apna khane mein spicy /thika kam karine.
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I am 67 years with diabetic and BP. What is ideal readings for fasting, post Hba1c and BP.

M.B.B.S. , PG Diploma In Clinical Cardiology
Cardiologist, Delhi
I am 67 years with diabetic and BP. What is ideal readings for fasting, post Hba1c and BP.
Target bp less then 140/90 mm of hg fasting blood sugar 70-100 mg/dl pp less then 140 mg/dl hba1c less then 6.1.
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In my daughter's heart there is a hole doctors say will operate it after 2 year. how do I take care of my baby.

MD - Paediatrics, MBBS
Pediatrician, Tumkur
If it's a small vsd, it will close spontaneously. If it's a big vsd with complications needs to be operated immediately.
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I am having pain in my chest next to left side of my heart, its been almost a year, and I also had 3 times attack type drama, dnt knw what to do?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am having pain in my chest next to left side of my heart, its been almost a year, and I also had 3 times attack typ...
It could be due to stress and anxiety. Avoid stress. Take paracetamol 500mg sos after food, drink plentyy of water and take rest. If the pain is recurrent , take ECG and consult doctor
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He has Parkinson, high BP, diabetes, uric acid disorder, he is suffering from acute body ache and depression, how can he be helped.

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i would recommend you to follow the following home remedy Natural home remedy using Indian gooseberry and nutmeg powder: 1. Cut, de-seed and crush 4-5 Indian gooseberries to paste 2. Press this paste on a sieve and extract the juice 3. Take 2 tsp of this Indian gooseberry juice 4. Add ½ tsp nutmeg powder 5. Mix well 6. Drink 2 times a day Surely you will get results.
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Is the pain in the jaw or throat leading to pain in the back of the ear related to the Heart in any way? What are other symptoms if it is related to heart problem?

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Is the pain in the jaw or throat leading to pain in the back of the ear related to the Heart in any way? What are oth...
Ya it can be a heart pain espacially if it occur during exertion. If you get relief after taking sublingual nitrates again it is more suggestive of heart ailment. Needs further informations and investigations to reach at conclusion.
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How often do I need to get my cholesterol level checked?

MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist,
How often do I need to get my cholesterol level checked?
Hello dear High triglycerides and cholesterol can cause atherosclerotic heart disease or narrowed coronary arteries in the heart can cause the symptoms of angina, when theheart muscle is not provided with enough oxygen to function. Decreased blood supply to the brain may be due to narrowed small arteries in the brain or because the larger carotidarteries in the neck may become blocked. This can result in a transient ischmic attack or stroke. Peripheral artery disease describes gradual narrowing of the arteries that supply the legs. During exercise , if the legs do not get enough blood supply, they can develop pain , called claudication . Other arteries in the body may also be affected by plaque buildup causing them to narrow, including the mesenteric arteries to the intestine and the renal arteries to the kidney. Change life style .do meditation,yoga, Go walk daily, do any one physically activity daily i.e.play any game., Avoid fast foods,oily foods,junk foods,alcohol,smoking,fatty foods, non-veg.,avoid stress,take plenty of water in day time. And 1 glass of water before bed at night. use flax oil, omega-3 fatty meal or cap., take .green veg., whole grain. Garlic,. Cod liver oil. Take anti cholesterol medicines .
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I have a high blood pressure may I know if I eat 3 Days a week chicken or meat then is it good because I love this food and please give me some precautions regarding this also, I m very Upset because somewhere I read that eating of chicken in 3 Days a week is very big problem for us, l, so please give me some directions and precautions please.

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I have a high blood pressure may I know if I eat 3 Days a week chicken or meat then is it good because I love this fo...
Eat fish instead of meat. Chicken also once a week you can take. Do your lipid profile send reports to help you.
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I am an heart and diabetic patient. I am regularly going for walk for about 5 k. M. And doing exercises. I am not getting sufficient sleep at night and I am going for sleep during day time. Some time no sleep whole night.

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I am an heart and diabetic patient. I am regularly going for walk for about 5 k. M. And doing exercises. I am not get...
I hope that blood pressure and blood sugar levels are under control. Only thing bothering you is lack of sleep. Take a glass if warm toned milk with a spoon of honey added to it. Take care about rest of calories, you can balance by deleting other items worth 200 call in this milk food. Listen to soothing music, read good books, don't watch violence on tv. Meditation before sleep helps.
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My MIL, who is 93 years is suffering from wheezing, chest infection and cough. She is given augmentin 375 and deriphyline. Though the condition has improved over 4 days, she is still finding it difficult. Can we give augmentin 650 in place of 375?

MBBS, MD - Community Medicine(P.G.T)
General Physician, Kolkata
My MIL, who is 93 years is suffering from wheezing, chest infection and cough. She is given augmentin 375 and deriphy...
Yes, but it is better to be confirm the specific organism causing the infection and its resistance pattern to antibiotics. For this, you may consider Gram staining and culture of sputum.
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My total cholesterol---248, ldl--172 ,hdl--45, tgl---187, I take thyrox 37.5 for my hypothyroid problem which is in normal limit, may I take cod lever oil .please advise.

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Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
My total cholesterol---248, ldl--172 ,hdl--45, tgl---187, I take thyrox 37.5 for my hypothyroid problem which is in n...
Do not take any additional oil. Take 200 gms of salad with every meal. Eat only fruits in breakfast. Go for a brisk walk for 40 minutes.
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I am a 42 years old male a heart patient and I am still smoking what is the way to leave it.

PG Diploma in Clinical Research, Diploma in Acupuncture, MBBS, College Of Physicians & Surgeons
General Physician, Mumbai
I am a 42 years old male a heart patient and I am still smoking what is the way to leave it.
Smoking is one of the risk factors, others in heart patient is obesity, hypertension, diabetes. Lifestyle modification, stress management, diets, etc. If you stop smoking for one month chances of getting heart attacks is reduced by 50%, and for one year you stop smoking than chances of getting heart attacks is same as non smoker. Councelling for stress management.
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Coronary Artery Disease - 7 Ways You Can Prevent it

Certificate in Laparoscopic and Thoracoscopic Surgery, Fellowship in Paediatric cardiac Surgery, M. Ch. (CVTS), MS, MBBS
Cardiologist, Calicut
Coronary Artery Disease - 7 Ways You Can Prevent it

The heart pumps pure blood to all parts of the body through a network of arteries. These are thicker in the beginning and become finer and thinner as they reach the various organs. These arteries are lined by a layer of epithelial tissues and as blood flows through them, the heavier cholesterol / fat molecules settle down along the walls.

This attracts more and more fat molecules to settle down. This is known as atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). Over a period of time, the vessels circumference reduces and the blood supply to the target organ reduces. This impacts proper functioning of these organs and when this happens to the major organs like the heart, kidney or the brain, conditions like stroke or thrombosis or heart attack can occur.

This condition, known as coronary artery disease, is becoming a major cause of deaths.  While that is the bad news, the good news is that it is largely lifestyle dependent, and if steps are taken, it can be prevented, and in the early stages, the damage completely reversed.

Preventive measures:

1. Diet: A low-fat, high-fiber, heart-healthy diet consisting of Omega-3 fatty acids is recommended by doctors, especially to people who are prone to develop heart disease.  This also requires reduced salt, increased unsaturated fats, reduced triglycerides and reduced sugar.  Include loads of fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds and fish oils. Include multivitamins or other supplements after checking with your doctor.

2. Exercise:  Regular exercise in any form increases the efficiency of the circulatory system, keeps the cholesterol levels in check and helps in blood pressure management.  Exercise in any form is advisable, based on individual preference. A moderate physical activity of 30 to 45 minutes per day is advisable.

3. Smoking: This is one of the major risk factors for smoking, and quitting or controlling smoking is one of the best methods to prevent coronary artery disease.

4. Alcohol consumption:  While moderate alcohol consumption is believed to be healthy for the heart, excessive alcohol consumption is a strict no-no.  Binge drinking especially is shown to cause heart attacks.

5. Weight management: Check with your doctor on what is ideal BMI for you and work out a plan to keep your weight under check.

6. Regular medications: If you are on blood pressure or diabetes medications, ensure you do not miss them.  Keep a constant check to ensure your readings are managed well.

7. Watch out:  Ask your doctor if there are specific symptoms that you need to watch out and seek medical support if you see any of them.

Coronary disease is not treatable fully, but can be prevented and managed effectively to improve the overall quality of life. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a cardiologist.

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I am 31 year old male and I have HP problem from last 3 year. Normally BP 94/134 measured. I take medicine cilaheart-5 from last 2 month. The blood test report normal. Can I continue medicine. What is reason for BP.

Diploma in Cardiology, Diploma in Diabetology, MD
Cardiologist, Coimbatore
I am 31 year old male and I have HP problem from last 3 year. Normally BP 94/134 measured. I take medicine cilaheart-...
you r taking lose of BP medication.you need to bring it down to 120/80.you can achieve ur target by regular exercise,strict diet,reduce stress ,tension ,quit smoking.reasons for BP are genetic predisposition,obesity,sedentary life style,erratic food habits,stress etc...
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