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Cardiologist Clinic

#8/1, Bharathi Salai, Landmark: Behind Mogappair West Bus Stand, Chennai Chennai
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Cardiomyopathy: Types and Treatments

Clinical Cardiology, MD - Consultant Physician
Cardiologist, Surat
Cardiomyopathy: Types and Treatments

Cardiomyopathy includes diseases involving the heart muscle. These diseases have various causes, types, symptoms and modes of treatment.

The heart muscle gets enlarged, thick or rigid. In several cases, the heart muscle tissue is replaced with a scar tissue. As this condition worsens, the heart gets weaker and the ability to pump blood is disrupted, which can cause heart failure or irregular beating of the heart. The weakened state of the heart can lead to valvar diseases.

The different types of cardiomyopathy are:

  • Hypertrophic CardiomyopathyThis is a common form and affects people of all ages. Men and women are affected equally. This condition arises due to the enlargement and thickening of the heart muscle. The ventricles, the septum and the lower heart chamber usually thicken, which causes obstruction in pumping of blood by the heart. This disease also causes stiffness in the ventricles, and cellular changes in the tissue.
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy: This form of cardiomyopathy develops due to the enlargement and weakening of the ventricles. The issue arises from the left ventricle and develops over time. It may even affect the right ventricle. More effort is put in by the heart muscles for pumping blood and slowly the heart is unable to pump blood effectively. This condition may lead to heart failure, valve diseases or blood clots in the heart.
  • Restrictive CardiomyopathyThis disease occurs due to the stiffening of the ventricles, without thickening of the walls of the heart. The ventricles are not allowed to relax and do not receive a sufficient volume of blood supply. This condition causes heart failure and valvar problems over time.
  • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia: This rare form of cardiomyopathy occurs when fat or fibrous tissues replace the muscle tissue of the right ventricle. This causes arrhythmias and disruption in the electrical signals of the heart. It generally affects teens and may cause cardiac arrest in athletes.
  • Unclassified Cardiomyopathy: Some types of cardiomyopathy of this category include left ventricular non compaction where the ventricles develop trabeculations. Takotsubo cardiomyopathy is another disease where immense stress causes failure of the heart muscles.

Treatment: Many cases of cardiomyopathy come and go away on their own. Treatment for other cases depends on the severity and symptoms. The major treatment methods are:
Lifestyle changes meant for a healthier heart.

Modes of surgery for treatment of cardiomyopathy include:

Implant devices such as Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) device, Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), Left ventricular assist device and pacemakers are fitted into the heart for better performance.

Cardiomyopathy can be of many different types, each arising from different situations and conditions. The mode of treatment depends on the severity of the complication or on the basis of symptoms. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Cardiologist.

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Sir my cholesterol is 179 and Ldl is 130 Hdl is 52 vldl is 15 triglycerides is 79 can I eat cow ,s ghee I am go for running 2.4 km and doing gym also .My weight is 54 kg height is 169 cm age 25.

B.A.M.S
Ayurveda, Trivandrum
Sir my cholesterol is 179 and Ldl is 130 Hdl is 52 vldl is 15 triglycerides is 79 can I eat cow ,s ghee I am go for r...
Better try vegetarian food. Cow ghee once in a week is advised. Each time maximum one teaspoon. Maximum three teaspoon per day.
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Respected Sir Few days back my B.P was measured as 150/106. As of now I'm not taking any medicines for B.P. Started doing yoga asanas every day. Is Yoga sufficient or I should start using medicines? Similarly SO2 (oxygen saturation) reading was 85%. What is the minimum level for SO2? Please guide me accordingly.

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
Respected Sir Few days back my B.P was measured as 150/106. As of now I'm not taking any medicines for B.P. Started d...
You need to follow Ashtanga Yoga which is Yoga of Mind Body Soul. It includes Asnas + Diet + Habits + Discipline. But if you do just few asanas, there may not be any change. please monitor your BP daily, and if you find no improvement in a month, then you should take proper medicines.
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I am 19 years of age! Idk why I get this feeling of butterflies inside my stomach and my chest! It's like something is pressuring into it again and again. I don't know if it's anxiety! How do I cure this?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I am 19 years of age! Idk why I get this feeling of butterflies inside my stomach and my chest! It's like something i...
Hello, Is this feeling after intake or empty stomach to be assessed ,first. Tk, plenty of water to hydrate your body. .Go for meditation to reduce your stress. Your diet be easily digestible on time. Avoid junk food. Tk, homoeopathic medicine"@.Pulsatilla 200-6 pills, thrice. Tk, care.
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11 Signs Of Renal Hypertension You Must Know!

DM - Nephrology, DNB (Nephrology), MD, MBBS
Nephrologist, Delhi
11 Signs Of Renal Hypertension You Must Know!

High blood pressure is characterized by an increased force that the blood exerts on the blood vessels when it moves through the body. Renal hypertension is a blood pressure disorder where the arteries that carry blood to the kidneys become narrow, as a result of which the blood pressure through these vessels increases.

Causes

It is caused when the arteries that supply blood to the kidney get narrow or get blocked. This can cause the kidney to release specific hormones that signal the body to retain water and sodium. This can put additional pressure on the blood vessels which leads to increased blood pressure. It can also be caused by atherosclerosis which is characterized by hardening of the arteries. Improper development of the arteries can also lead to renal hypertension.

Symptoms

The symptoms of renal hypertension are:

  1. Feeling confused
  2. Blurred vision
  3. Regular headaches
  4. Bleeding from the nose
  5. Gradual decline in kidney function
  6. Possible long-term damage to the kidney
  7. Feeling lethargic and drowsy
  8. Loss of appetite
  9. Dryness in skin
  10. Muscle cramps
  11. Breathing difficulties

Treatments

The diagnostic procedure for this disorder consists of blood, urine, doppler ultrasound and CT angiography or MR angiography tests. Treatments for this disorder usually include medications to ease blood pressure. Preventive measures include modifications in lifestyle such as following a proper diet, limiting smoking, restricting sodium or salt in the diet and following an exercise regimen. Steps should also be taken to reduce stress. Yoga and meditation are highly beneficial to control the condition. Sometimes intervention is needed in the form of PTRA and stenting. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Nephrologist.

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Hi, I am suffering from bad breath problem have not got any help any doctor ever since 15 years help.

MDS Periodontology
Dentist, Panchkula
Bad breath has many reasons like intraoral and extraoral and can even be due to some medications you might be on. Proper diagnosis of the cause is important to treat the problem. Brush twice daily and clean your tongue as well.
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I am 35 year Male having Blood Pressure. Right now I did monthly check and found my results cholesterol, 254 and TSH third Generation 70 which is very high. I am right now taking Stamlo5 and Rexipra 10. What should I take for Thyroid and Cholesterol.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am 35 year Male having Blood Pressure. Right now I did monthly check and found my results cholesterol, 254 and TSH ...
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. For increased cholesterol you may have to look at your diet along with taking some drug for reducing it. Similarly TSH 70 mU/L is too high. Looking at your height& weight you have a BMI of 33.95 kgs/M2, showing an excess of over 30 kgs. This needs to be reduced which will help in controlling the lipids. Presence of hypothyroidism also adds to weight gain. You will also have to exercise daily for over 1 hour. There is no mention of BP reading as well as other lipids like TGL, LDL which are also very important. In this communication we are supposed to give only general guidelines, no prescriptions are allowed. So my suggestion is it is better if you come in a private conversation, then I will be able to give specific guidelines. Thanks.
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What is the P.S.A. Normal Rally? I have done my test, my 1.33 is coming, can it be normal, please answer me?

BHMS, PGD PPHC, BMCP, TRAINING IN USG
Homeopath, Kolkata
What is the P.S.A. Normal Rally? I have done my test, my 1.33 is coming, can it be normal, please answer me?
It is normal. But why the test was advice, I do not know. Generally in your age group the test is not required. Thanks.
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Hi my father having blood pressure 190 and his leg is paining and some times he is experiencing no sense also, please let me know which specialist he should consult.

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
Hi my father having blood pressure 190 and his leg is paining and some times he is experiencing no sense also, please...
Just take him to a doctor (general medicine) so that he can be thoroughly checked and advised properly based on physical examination and some tests. It's basically to know if there is any reason for the high BP and wether all other vital organs are in good state of function. Please revert once the preliminary examination is done. The patient also has to take responsibility to adhere to the healthy habits and take adequate measures. A commitment to follow a healthy diet and exercise every day (even Yoga and pranayam for a few minutes ), and taking the prescribed medications regularly will help in stabilizing the BP faster and effectively.
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I'm 65 years old and have been prescribed medicine for hypertension for the past 17 years (cardace 5 mg). I feel pressure in the chest while walking on slopes. Please advise.

MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MD Internal Medicine
General Physician, Visakhapatnam
I'm 65 years old and have been prescribed medicine for hypertension for the past 17 years (cardace 5 mg). I feel pres...
lybrate-userji First check whether your blood pressure is under control or not. Pressure in chest while walking up slope is not a good sign and indicates probable heart disease. Similar symptoms can also be produced by low hemoglobin Take care.
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Hi! When to go to doctor and check my blood pressure? Sometimes I feel that my blood pressure is law or high.

MBBS, PG Diploma In Clinical Cosmetology (PGDCC)
Cardiologist, Purba
Hi! When to go to doctor and check my blood pressure? Sometimes I feel that my blood pressure is law or high.
blood pressure cannot be felt it should be checked routinely or when symptoms or better ambulatory for 24 hours
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My bp is 140/90 and heart rate is 76/min. Is it normal condition? My age is 31 and there is no previous medical conditions.

Doctor of Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Raipur
My bp is 140/90 and heart rate is 76/min.
Is it normal condition?
My age is 31 and there is no previous medical condi...
You may adopt a healthy lifestyle. Do regular exercise Stop smoking n drinking Reduce weight if obese Do yoga Reduce salt n oil intake You may not require any drug. It's better to have BP less than 130: 86.
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I am 26 years old, recently lost weight of 5 kgs by ignoring the junk food and rice. I am feeling lethargic and breathing problem if I climb steps, digestion issues and mild chest pain.

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
take Nat phos 6x 4pills 3times daily for 3days and revert for further treatment . I need detailed case history to find out cause and treat accordingly.
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My age is 29 and I have hypertension if I take my medicine regularly then it is controlled between 130/90 and 140/100. I am suffering from hypertension and anxiety from march 2017. My Tmt ecg and eco was normal. I feel heavy headed everyday. Please suggest what should I do? I am taking nebistar 5 mg in night, nexito plus 5 was also suggest by my doctor but I am not taking it.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Noida
My age is 29 and I have hypertension if I take my medicine regularly then it is controlled between 130/90 and 140/100...
As you asked about your problems related to your Hypertension I would like to advise you to follow regular daily routines of getting all dietary measures and daily behaviours as well as yoga and exercise every day. You may use regular Anulom Vilom pranayam 5 minutes two times daily and meditation for 20 minutes practice will help you lot. Avoid oily or junk food and Dahi as well as sour products e.g. Pickles and heavy proteins like mutton, Rajma, mator. You may use light diets and soups of carrots and Beetroots and green vegetables and moong daal soups fried with cumin seeds and ghee and garlic. You may follow some Ayurveda medicines as given below. Ashwagandha capsules (Himalaya) --2 twice daily with water or milk Ashwagandhrist ---20 ml Dashmularist ----20 ml twice daily with water after meals. You may use it for 3 months regular. It will help you lot.
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My father is near about 65 years old. He has heart attack last week. Now, he is in good condition. But the hospital doctor suggested to do angiography. So, I want to know the total cost of angiography.

Internal Medicine Specialist, Srinagar
My father is near about 65 years old. He has heart attack last week. Now, he is in good condition. But the hospital d...
Hello User. Went through your post, generally angiography in government hospital costs Rs. 5000 and in private setup it can cost Rs 25000. However some times a Stent may need to be placed simultaneously if there is a block which may cost few lakhs depending upon number of stents.
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High Blood Pressure: Foods That Lower Blood Pressure!

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology
Cardiologist, Jaipur
High Blood Pressure: Foods That Lower Blood Pressure!

Health experts do believe, and are promoting the same nowadays, that eating right is the best step to control high blood pressure other than regular medications. Who knows, if you are strong enough to control your lifestyle and eating habits, you may not need a long term medication after some time. The blood pressure may lower down naturally with improving health and weight.

Factors that elevate blood pressure in the body.

Before suggesting the right eatables for lowering the blood pressure, let’s look at the conditions which actually increase the blood pressure. They are:

  1. A coronary heart disease

  2. Stress

  3. Anxiety

  4. Work pressure or family and relationship troubles

  5. Obesity

  6. Cholesterol

  7. Other medical conditions like diabetes, depression, etc.

  8. Pregnancy

Each one has a toll on the body with resultant High Blood Pressure. With eating right you may gain a lot of control on the body.

Eating Right-

Here are some quick tips on eating right:

  1. Avoid excess salt intake. The more salt you take, the more sodium your body gets, and as a result BP elevates. When you eat readymade snacks, packaged foods and drinks with preservatives, check the nutritional information. Most of them contain high sodium. You may stop the intake of such foods or restrict them completely.

  2. Avoid oily and junk food. Avoid food with unsaturated or trans fats. These kinds of foods straightaway add to the fat deposits of the body, and make you obese or more obese. In such cases, the obesity and increased weight build a pressure on the heart to pump more, thus elevating blood pressure.

  3. Avoid excess caffeine. Caffeine comes in the body through coffee, tea, and aerated drinks. These beverages when restricted to only 1-2 intakes per day may help you lower the BP.

  4. Quit smoking, as this puts excess pressure on the lungs to breathe and thus the heart to pump.

  5. Avoid alcohol intake in excess amounts. Drinking more alcohol or frequent drinking can elevate BP.

Besides there are some good foods that can always help to lower or control BP. They are:

  • Plain, fat-free yoghurt or Greek yoghurt

  • White beans

  • Pork tenderloins

  • Small fishes like Tilapia

  • Bananas

  • Oats

  • Broccoli

  • Bell Peppers

These food items are designed by nature to reduce blood pressure or normalize blood pressure in the body. Hence, if you are trying heart and soul to eat right, then try these in your daily food to see positive results. Besides, exercising and reducing weight are the two other important steps to take, which complement the healthy diet and eating habits to lower the blood pressure with or without medication. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Cardiologist.

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Management of Stroke: The Role of The Neurosurgery!

DNB(Neurosurgery)
Neurosurgeon, Ahmedabad
Management of Stroke: The Role of The Neurosurgery!

A stroke may be called a brain attack. It may happen to any person at any time. A stroke occurs when blood supply to the brain is cut off. The brain cells become oxygen deprived due to the stroke and eventually die. Dead brain cells result in brain dysfunction due to which patients lose control over muscle and memory.

Strokes can be mild to life threatening and requires immediate medical attention. Stroke requires advanced care and should be treated by extensively qualified and experienced medical experts. 

Neurosurgery satisfies all the required clauses for treatment of stroke and accounts for being one of the best ways for management of stroke. Renowned hospitals have a dedicated neurosurgical wing and a team of neurological specialists who know how to deal with stroke the best.

Vascular Neurology
This form of neurology focuses on patients who have undergone a stroke or have experienced symptoms of stroke. A multidisciplinary approach is taken for the prevention of recurrent cerebrovascular conditions.

Types of stroke

  1. Ischemic stroke: This kind of stroke occurs when there is a blockage in a blood vessel, which supplies blood to the brain. This form of stroke is the more common. The underlying cause of this stroke is known as atherosclerosis, which is a condition where fatty deposits occur in the walls of the blood vessels and cause blockage in them.
  2. Hemorrhagic stroke: This type of stroke occurs when a blood vessel gets weak and ruptures into the brain. This is caused by two types of weak blood vessels known as aneurysm and arteriovenous malformation.
  3. Transient ischemic attack: This type of stroke is also known as a mini stroke. These attacks occur because of blood clots. The blockage caused is temporary or transient in nature.

Treatment of Ischemic stroke

  1. Tissue Plasminogen Activator: This is one of the best ways to treat ischemic strokes. This medicine is given to the patient intravenously. It dissolves the blood clot and improves blood flow to the area of the brain which is affected. The medicine should be given within three to four hours after stroke symptoms appear.
  2. Endovascular procedure: This is a process by which the blood clot is removed using a catheter, which gets inserted into the area of the blocked blood vessel. It helps in restoring blood flow to that area. 

Treatment of Hemorrhagic stroke

  1. Endovascular procedure: Several endovascular techniques and methods are used so that the weakening of blood vessels is reduced and less bleeding is caused.
  2. Surgical treatment: Different modes of neurosurgery may be undertaken to stop bleeding and for relieving pressure within the skull. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Neurosurgeon.
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Common Tests For Coronary Artery Disease!

Non-invasive Cardiology
Cardiologist, Thane
Common Tests For Coronary Artery Disease!

Coronary artery disease or CAD is the name given to the heart condition in which the major blood vessels that supply your heart with blood, oxygen and nutrients, also called coronary arteries, get blocked, damaged or diseased.

  1. Blockages usually happen when cholesterol-containing deposits called plaque deposit in your arteries. Plaque narrows the lumen of your coronary artery which means your heart gets lesser and lesser oxygen and nutrients to function properly.
  2. Inflammation is also to blame for coronary artery disease.

Common symptoms of CAD include

Common Diagnostic tests
When you go to a heart specialist, she will ask questions about your medical history and follow it up with a physical exam and order routine blood and diagnostic tests to confirm CAD like:

  1. Electrocardiogram (ECG): An ECG records electrical signals as they travel through your heart revealing evidence of a previous heart attack or one that’s happening. Holter monitoring is a type of ECG where you wear a portable monitor for 24 hours as you go about your normal daily activities. Abnormalities in the results suggest reduced blood flow to the heart signaling CAD.
  2. Echocardiogram:  This test uses sound waves to produce images of your heart. It helps your doctor determine whether all parts of your heart wall are contributing to your heart's pumping activity. If certain parts are moving weakly it can mean damage to muscle due to a heart attack or because of receiving too little oxygen- again signaling CAD.
  3. Exercise Stress test: This test is done by making you do exercises like walking on a treadmill or riding a stationary bike during an ECG. Sometimes, medication to stimulate your heart may be used instead of exercise.

This again detects areas in your heart that receive less blood flow.

  • Cardiac catheterization or angiogram. A special dye is injected into your coronary arteries to observe blood flow through your heart in a test known as an angiogram.
  • The dye is sometimes also injected into the arteries through a long, thin, flexible tube called catheter that is threaded through an artery in your leg to the arteries in your heart. This procedure is called cardiac catheterization. This test is very good in diagnosing CAD as the dye outlines narrow spots and blockages on the X-ray images of your heart.
  • Heart scans. Computerized tomography or CT can help your doctor actually see calcium deposits in your arteries that can be narrowing your arteries. If a substantial amount of calcium deposits are found, coronary artery disease could be the reason.
  • MRI scans are also done to diagnose CAD. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Cardiologist.
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