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Dr. Pavankumar P Rasalkar  - Cardiologist, Bangalore

Dr. Pavankumar P Rasalkar

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DM - Cardiology, MD - Medicine

Cardiologist, Bangalore

4 Years Experience  ·  200 - 300 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online
Dr. Pavankumar P Rasalkar 89% (31 ratings) DM - Cardiology, MD - Medicine Cardiologist, Bangalore
4 Years Experience  ·  200 - 300 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online
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I want all my patients to be informed and knowledgeable about their health care, from treatment plans and services, to insurance coverage....more
I want all my patients to be informed and knowledgeable about their health care, from treatment plans and services, to insurance coverage.
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Dr. Pavankumar Rasalkar works as Associate Professor Cardiology at Kempegowda Institute Of Medical Sciences (KIMS) Bangalore. He has done his MD, Internal Medicine from AIIMS, New Delhi and DM, Cardiology from PGIMER, Chandigarh. Deals with Non Invasive Cardiology (ECHO including Pediatric ECHO, TMT, Holter) and Invasive Cardiology (Coronary Stent/PTCA, Devices/Pacemakers/AICD/CRT, Peripheral Interventions/Renal/Carotid). Special interest in Complex Coronary Interventions. Believes in practicing aggressive and ethical Cardiology.

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Education
DM - Cardiology - Post Graduate Institute Of Medical Education & Research - 2016
MD - Medicine - All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 2014
Past Experience
Associate Professor Cardiology at KIMS Hospital, VV Puram, Bengaluru
Junior Resident at AIIMS, New Delhi
Senior Resident at PGIMER, Chandigarh
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Consultant Interventional Cardiology at EDEN Critical Care Hospital, Chandigarh
Languages spoken
English
Hindi
Kannada
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Marathi
Professional Memberships
Cardiological Society of India (CSI)

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Ways To Deal With Acute Coronary Syndrome

DM - Cardiology, MD - Medicine
Cardiologist, Bangalore
Ways To Deal With Acute Coronary Syndrome

The word acute coronary syndrome refers to a group of symptoms that are caused by blockage of the blood flow to the heart muscles.  The most common result of this is myocardial infarction or heart attack as it is popularly called. Reduced blood flow leads to death of some portion of the heart muscle wall. While the word heart attack sounds almost fatal, it need not be the case. Knowing how to identify an attack and being aware of some simple measures can help save lives. 

Symptoms
The tell tale signs of a heart attack are as follows:

  • Chest pain and discomfort usually described as a tightness or burning in the chest region
  • Pain along the left side of the shoulder and neck, going up into the jaw, down to the arm
  • Nausea and vomiting 
  • Profuse sweating 
  • Difficulty breathing 
  • Dizzy or fuzzy feeling 
  • Tired, extreme fatigue
  • Anxious, apprehensive feeling 

However, be also aware that there are a lot of people who experience a silent heart attack. Women, obese, elderly, and diabetic patients can have silent attacks and depending on severity, either they go on with life as usual or can have a fatal attack.

Diagnosis
Once you are doubtful of a heart attack, the next step is to reach the closest medical facility for a diagnosis.  In addition to a detailed examination and history, the following two tests will be performed.

  1. Electrocardiogram (ECG): A 12-lead ECG will measure electrical activity of the heart and identify irregular electrical activity, which is indicative of a myocardial infarction.
  2. Blood tests:  Presence of certain enzymes in the blood, CK-MB and troponin are indicative of a heart attack.  A complete electrolyte profile also will be done, and increase or decrease of some electrolytes is helpful in diagnosing a heart attack.
  3. In addition to these two, chest radiography, cardiac angiography, echocardiogram, stress test, and computed coronary tomography may also be required to confirm the diagnosis.

Management
Once diagnosed, the first step would be to relieve the symptoms, negate the effects of reduced blood flow, and restore cardiac function. 

  1. Dissolve the clot: Using thrombolytics like clopidogrel 
  2. Nitroglycerin: To dilate the blood vessels and improve blood flow, especially to the heart muscles
  3. Anticoagulant therapy: Blood thinners are usually used to avoid blood clot formation; aspirin and heparin are the most commonly used agents.
  4. Drug therapy: Blood pressure maintaining drugs like beta blockers and/or angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors are also used
  5. Use of Statins: Statins are used to reduce the amount of cholesterol in the blood and stabilize plaque deposits.

In very severe cases, angioplasty and stenting or coronary bypass surgery may be required. Educating people on how to identify a heart attack and manage it is very useful and can help save lives.

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Metabolic Syndrome: How It Puts You At The Risk Of Stroke?

DM - Cardiology, MD - Medicine
Cardiologist, Bangalore
Metabolic Syndrome: How It Puts You At The Risk Of Stroke?

Heart disease doesn't affect all women in the same way and neither does it have the same warning signs as heart diseases in men. For women, heart disease is a bigger threat than breast cancer. Cardiovascular diseases also kill more women than men as the disease progresses differently in men and women. Here are a few things you should know about heart diseases.

Women have more atypical symptoms of heart attacks: The classic symptoms of heart attacks are pain in the left arm, chest pain and heart palpitations. Though women may exhibit these symptoms, they are more likely to have atypical symptoms. These include nausea, stomach aches, pain in the shoulders and upper back and extreme fatigue.

Preeclampsia and gestational diabetes can increase risks of heart disease: Even though your blood pressure may go back to normal and conditions like preeclampsia or gestational diabetes may go away post pregnancy, their effects linger on. The risk of heart disease for a woman who suffered from preeclampsia doubles while gestational diabetes can cause glucose intolerance leading to obesity or other such conditions which are risk factors for heart diseases.

Hot flashes could be a sign of heart problems: Hot flashes are usually associated with menopause but may also be a symptom of underlying heart problems. Hot flashes that occur after a exerting a strenuous effort on something can be a sign of angina in women.

Men and women do not face equal risks: Traditional risks to heart diseases such as cholesterol, obesity and high blood pressure affect both men and women but some factors such as diabetes, stress, depression and smoking affect women more than they affect men. Since women tend to lead a more sedentary lifestyle than men, a lack of exercise also affects them more than it affects men. In addition, a low level of estrogen can also increase the risk of cardiovascular conditions. This is usually seen after menopause.

Metabolic syndrome increase your risk of getting a stroke:

There are five metabolic risk factors for heart disease. If you have 3 or more of them, it is termed as metabolic syndrome. These risk factors are:

  1. A waist circumference of more than 35". This is also called abdominal obesity
  2. A triglyceride level higher than 150 mg/dL
  3. A low level of good cholesterol i.e. HDL cholesterol that is less than 50mg/dL
  4. High blood pressure
  5. High blood sugar. This could also be a sign of diabetes.

While some factors like genetics are out of our control, most of these factors can be controlled by conscious lifestyle changes. Your doctor may also prescribe medication for the same. Heart disease can occur at any time so do not take your heart for granted.

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

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Hello doctor ,i am 32 years old and I use manforce 100 tab and fill chest pain after two days. How I recover from it and improve my sexual life.

DM - Cardiology, MD - Medicine
Cardiologist, Bangalore
Hello doctor ,i am 32 years old and I use manforce 100 tab and fill chest pain after two days. How I recover from it ...
It contains sildenafil. If you are getting chest pain after taking it I strongly recommend you to stop taking it temporarily and get your heart evaluated with Ecg exho and tmt. These tabs are not to be taken in heart patients. Visit a cardiologist for evaluation.
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My friend is 24 years old and he is having BP problem hes BP not coming under control. He feels dizzy and unconsciousness type and he has pain in chest. What should he do. Please help me. How shud it be cured?

DM - Cardiology, MD - Medicine
Cardiologist, Bangalore
My friend is 24 years old and he is having BP problem hes BP not coming under control. He feels dizzy and unconscious...
Uncontrolled BP at Such young age usually has some secondary causes. Kindly visit a cardiologist and get thoroughly evaluated for Resistant Hypertension. Get evaluated and treated in time, as over long term high BP can damage other organs like Kidneys, heart and brain too.
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I have problem of gas and slight pain in my chest After taking my lunch, And this problem starts when I woke up after resting in noon time.

DM - Cardiology, MD - Medicine
Cardiologist, Bangalore
I have problem of gas and slight pain in my chest After taking my lunch,
And this problem starts when I woke up after...
You are suffering from gastritis. Control what you eat. Avoid spicy and oily food. Consume home made food as much as possible. If you are a frequent tea or coffee drinker cut it down. If you smoke and consume alcohol stop it immediately. If these measures don’t help then you can take tab pantop 40 mg once a day before breakfast for 6 weeks.
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Healthy Heart Tip

DM - Cardiology, MD - Medicine
Cardiologist, Bangalore
Healthy Heart Tip

30 mins of brisk walk, 5 times a week, best way to keep your heart healthy.

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My grandma is having burning sensation in her both legs since 3 months and she is patient of heart problem and bp and diabetes. I have tried many medicine but no improvement is there, what should I do?

DM - Cardiology, MD - Medicine
Cardiologist, Bangalore
My grandma is having burning sensation in her both legs since 3 months and she is patient of heart problem and bp and...
Burning pain occurs due to neuropathy in diabetes. Start tab pregaba M once a day at night. Pain will relieve.
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