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Dr. Gopi A  - Cardiologist, Bangalore

Dr. Gopi A

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MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DNB Cardiology, DM - Cardiology

Cardiologist, Bangalore

30 Years Experience  ·  600 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online
Dr. Gopi A 86% (10 ratings) MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DNB Cardiology, DM - Cardiol... Cardiologist, Bangalore
30 Years Experience  ·  600 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online
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Dr. Gopi A is a renowned Cardiologist in Cunningham Road, Bangalore. He is currently associated with Fortis Hospital - Cunningham in Cunningham Road, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Gopi A on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Bangalore - 1988
MD - General Medicine - Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute Bangalore - 1992
DNB Cardiology - Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute Bangalore - 1992
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DM - Cardiology - Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute For Medical Sciences & Technology - 1995
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Malayalam
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Fortis Hospital - Cunningham

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Hereditary Heart Diseases - 5 Ways To Deal With It!

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DNB Cardiology, DM - Cardiology
Cardiologist, Bangalore
Hereditary Heart Diseases - 5 Ways To Deal With It!

It is not just the skin or eye color that you inherit through your genes, it is also the chances of you having a heart attack. It has been proven beyond doubt that if heart diseases run in your family, then you are very likely to develop them too. Another worrying factor is that there are a whole lot of heart diseases which are hereditary, not just an isolated condition. Whether it is congenital heart disease (which is present at birth) to atherosclerotic (which is usually associated with ageing), all of them are hereditary.

If that worried you, there is good news. A family history definitely puts you at risk of developing heart disease, but it is all in your hands to overcome this risk and even completely eliminate it. Read on to know more!

  1. Eat right: A healthy diet is the single most important contributor to your health. If your diet is rich in fiber (whole grains, vegetables, fruits), rich in omega-3 fatty acids, reduced hydrogenated and trans fat, it works wonders for your heart. Stay away from processed and packaged foods and eat fresh as much as possible. Eating seasonal fruits, taking vitamin supplements if required, using olive oil, and drinking green tea goes a long way in improving heart health. While these are good options for anybody, if you have a family history of heart disease, these become almost mandatory.
  2. Exercise: In addition to the processed and junk foods, lack of exercise is another accelerator for heart disease. Pick up a form of exercise you enjoy and see the difference. Be it walking, cycling, jogging, or hitting the gym, work out a regimen that suits you and consistently work at it to see the best results.
  3. Smoking: Smoking is one habit which damages the body in multiple ways. If there is a family history of heart disease, this accelerates the onset very rapidly. So, quit smoking to prevent the onset of heart disease.
  4. Alcohol: This gives a quick high, but damages your life in the long run. In addition to the alcohol per se, the accompanying foods are also a major culprit (fried and oily). 
  5. Stress Management: Stress is believed to the accelerator for heart disease, so if there is a family history too, it definitely needs to be managed. Unwind and see the difference. Meditation or music, exercise or enjoying with friends and family, pick your way to unwind.

So, while you may have inherited the chances of developing a heart disease, the above measures can help you prolong onset, and if done religiously, prevent heart disease too.

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

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Hi ,I have high cholesterol 260, LDL 200, having normal ECG, but feel swelling in foot while working, excessive sweating while eating. Please suggest about heart.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DNB Cardiology, DM - Cardiology
Cardiologist, Bangalore
Hi ,I have high cholesterol 260, LDL 200, having normal ECG, but feel swelling in foot while working, excessive sweat...
Hi, Your cholesterol levels are quite high and is likely to need medications in addition to life style changes like regular exercises and fat restricted diet. You could consult a doctor for further advice about the medications.
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I am buying medicines for my father as prescribed by doctor. I wanted to know whether it is safe to give medicines which are similar to prescribed medicine but cheaper? For instance instead of Rozavel 10 (cholesterol) which is the prescribed medicine, can I give him Rosumac 10? Please reply.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DNB Cardiology, DM - Cardiology
Cardiologist, Bangalore
I am buying medicines for my father as prescribed by doctor. I wanted to know whether it is safe to give medicines wh...
Hi I think it is perfectly fine to substitute medicines of cheaper brands provided they are also from a reasonably established and preferably a long standing pharmaceutical company. Can not vouch for the quality of medicines from small new unknown companies. Thank you, hope that answers your question.
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Dear Dr. Good Morning. I have had angioplasty performed on me in March 2017. Have been taking prasugrel 10 mg daily. For last two months dark blue patches have emerged on my left arm and abdomen. They pain. Stopped taking Prosudec 10 for last three days. Pain has begin to emerge in my heart. What should I do. Presently I am much away from any cardiologist. Please guide. Thanks 59 years.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DNB Cardiology, DM - Cardiology
Cardiologist, Bangalore
Dear Dr. Good Morning.
I have had angioplasty performed on me in March 2017. Have been taking prasugrel 10 mg daily. ...
Hello, since it has been less than 1 year since your angioplasty it is very important that you take your proper dose of blood thinners and prasugrel is one of them the other being aspirin. So would advise you not to stop prasugrel as there is a risk of the stent getting blocked. However it appears that you may be having bleeding in to the skin (dark blue patches) hence may be advisable to change from prasugrel to a less powerful blood thinner. Please contact your regular cardiologist/ physician for the same and they will able to help you with an alternative medicine.
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