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Karthik Hospital

Cardiologist Clinic

No.11B, Medavakkam Main Road, Madipakkam. Landmark: ICICI Bank & Axis Bank, Chennai Chennai
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Karthik Hospital is known for housing experienced Cardiologists. Dr. Fakathif, a well-reputed Cardiologist, practices in Chennai. Visit this medical health centre for Cardiologists recommended by 46 patients.

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6 Ways To Manage Coronary Artery Disease!

MBBS, MD , DM Cardiology
Cardiologist, Bhopal
6 Ways To Manage Coronary Artery Disease!

Coronary artery disease, also known as coronary heart disease or CHD, is a kind of disease in which a wax-like substance called plaque, builds up in the coronary arteries.

Function of Coronary Artery
The task of coronary arteries is to supply oxygen rich blood to the heart muscles. When there is the growth of plaque in these arteries, the condition is termed as atherosclerosis. Plaque builds up over the years, and it hardens or ruptures with time. When plaque gets hardened, it narrows the coronary arteries and thus disrupts the flow of oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscles causing coronary heart diseases. Millions of people are diagnosed with heart diseases, nowadays.

Though it is true that living with a heart disease is not easy, it is not impossible either. Many people are successfully leading a happy life in spite of having such diseases. With some major changes in your lifestyle, food habits and with the help of exercises and a healthy diet, it is possible to enjoy a happy life, irrespective of your diseases. 

Here are six ways that would help you to lead a better life, even if you have been diagnosed with coronary artery disease.

  1. Lifestyle changes: This is the first point that needs to be kept in mind if you are a CAD patient. Lifestyle changes are essential to make for a better health and life. Smoking and drinking have to be given up completely. It is advised to avoid secondary smoke, as much as possible.
  2. Exercises: This is the next important activity that needs to be a part of your daily routine to lead a healthy life. Consult with your doctor about the types of exercise that would suit your conditions. Some common exercises that would help are walking, jogging, and swimming, for at least 30 minutes at the most. Choose whichever activity you like doing. The motive of exercises is to get your heart-rate up.
  3. A Heart healthy diet: Get a chart prepared for your diet by a dietitian or by your doctor. This will keep your disease from getting worse. Stick to a heart-healthy eating plan, which consists of foods that can lower your risk of heart attack, stroke, etc. Include more fruits, vegetables, and other high fibre foods in your daily diet. Go for foods that are low in saturated fats, trans-fats, and cholesterol. Try to include fish into your diet.
  4. Maintain a healthy weight: Being overweight or obese aggravates any disease. So it is important to keep your body weight perfect.
  5. Taking medicines as prescribed: It is important to take medicines regularly and as prescribed by the physician.
  6. Keeping tensions, anxiety to a minimum: These will make the situation worse if you are CAD patient. So try to keep tension and anxiety away and lead a healthy life.
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What Is Angina?

MBBS, PG Diploma in Clinical Cardiology
Cardiologist, Gurgaon
What Is Angina?

It is true that most people are aware of the fact that ‘angina’ is a term which has something or the other to do with the heart. That being said, very few would be able to answer a question regarding what exactly it is, in a satisfactory manner. So would it not make sense to know more about it and become one of the few?

The term is derived from the ancient language of Latin and refers to a tightness that is felt or a squeezing of the chest. This happens when there is not enough oxygen-rich blood which is reaching the area of the heart muscle. While many people think that angina is a disease, it is actually not true to think that it is! As a matter of fact, it is a symptom of coronary artery disease. It is this disease which is the most common disease which affects the heart.

But why exactly does a person experience angina? Well, the lack of blood which is rich in oxygen occurs when it so happens that the coronary arteries become narrower than they normally should be. This generally happens due to the build-up of plaque. The condition in which this happens is known as atherosclerosis.

When it comes to the sort of people who are at a higher risk of developing angina, it can be said that those who smoke tobacco really do increase their risk, as do those who are overweight or obese and have other lifestyle diseases such as diabetes.

In order to avoid angina, the most important thing a person can possibly control is his or her lifestyle. In fact, a lot of the risk factors related to angina are attributable to the lifestyle a person chooses to lead. Cholesterol levels can be controlled if a person puts enough attention and effort in. Also, avoiding a lifestyle that is sedentary by exercise can not only help with cutting the risk of angina but also the risks of other conditions such as high blood pressure. It is ironic that high blood pressure is one of the potential signals of angina!

It is to be noted that while most people just call angina as it is, there are various types-

  1. Stable angina is when the heart is working harder than usual and medicine helps improve this.

  2. Unstable angina occurs even at rest and is unpredictable. It may also be a signal of a coming heart attack.

  3. Variant and microvascular angina is relievable by medicine and is generally rare.

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I am almost 20 years old and my weight is 83 kg my heart beat increases even in jumping or running or little work. I do not eat any fruits and eat very less vegetables. I am feeling very tired after doing exercise or work. What can I do now? I also have pcos.

Nutrition - Management of Weight & Lifestyle Related Disorders
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
You need to include green leafy vegetables in your diet and fruits which you can have are apple, peaches, pomegranate, papaya, kiwi, babugosha. Avoid juices (fresh and canned, excess of sugar, chocolates, ice creams, honey, jagerry, junk, oily and fried food. Start your day with luke warm water then have a cup of tea + 5-6 soaked almonds then have a fibre rich and protein rich breakfast like multi grain bread sandwich, oats idly, 2 besan cheela, milk + museli or wheat flakes. Then in mid-morning have a cup of green tea + 1 medium bowl of black chana salad then in lunch have 1-2 multi grain chapati + veg + salad+ curd then in evening have a cup of green tea + murmura chaat or roasted chana (60 gm) then have a light dinner like dal soup + saute vegetables + salad. Do not skip your meals, have small and frequent meals.
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My right side lung is paining from 4 days and problem in breathing and right side shoulder paining and right hand paining. Please Dr. Diagnosis my problem.

MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Dehradun
lybrate-user you need to consult a doctor and get examined properly, it could be any thing from gall bladder pain to lung pathology to shoulder pathology.
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I was sleeping and I experienced fluctuations in my heart-rate, my heart was beating faster than usual after I woke up. This is the very first time. It didn't happen before. What might be the cause? Do I have a heart problem, blood pressure or what?

Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
It might be due to stress, drink more water after you wake up and also before you go to bed. It might be due to less water intake available in the body. As you are young you can try this for the next 10 days.
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From last 9 day I am having lite pain in & around my muscles below left chest I also had gas problem for last 2 years remedy pl.

Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
It might be due to gastric trouble. Kindly do breathing exercises which might help you to get reduced with pain in the back and right shoulder.
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I'm 23 years old and I have gas problem since ages. Never took this so seriously but these days I can't go through it. I get stomach pain sometimes and got belly fat which is making me look dirty. Due to belly fat I'm thinking of not having food even if am hungry. Which makes me fall due to low BP. Once I had stones in kidney, now they're gone (I suppose) Is that affecting?

Nutrition - Management of Weight & Lifestyle Related Disorders
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
If you have a doubt of stone you can consult a doctor again and clear your doubts. For your gas problem avoid keeping long gaps in meal, have your meal in 2-2.5 hrs, avoid food like black chana, white chana, cauliflower and cabbage in night. For your belly fat have a glass of luke warm water and then have a cup of green tea + 5-6 soaked almonds then go for a healthy breakfast like milk + musseli / milk+ wheat flakes (1 medium bowl) / 1 medium bowl of vegetable poha / 2-3 oats idly / 2 besan cheela + mint chutney or boiled egg whites. Then in mid morning you can have a cup of green tea + a bowl of papaya / apple then in lunch have 1-2 multigrain chapati +veg+ salad+ curd then in evening again have a cup of green tea + murmura chaat then have a light dinner like 1-2 bowl of vegetable soup + saute vegetables or a bowl of salad. Do not skip any of your meal.
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Age 30 .Getting Chest pain whenever I felt stress. What could be the cause and solution.

Clinical Cardiology, MD - Consultant Physician
Cardiologist, Surat
Hi. At the age of 30 years, we generally don't expect blockages in heart. Most common reasons for chest pain here is acidity and muscle pain. Have some cold milk for acidity control and take some rest. Avoid stress if possible! Take care.
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I have been smoking up for past 5 years and I now feel to quit it because I am suffering from heartbeat and breathtaking issues. Please help me in quitting.

MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Chennai
Detailed assessment is needed. Like the reason behind smoking, number of cigarettes and comorbid medical condition. Next you should be assessed for withdrawal from smoking and for reducing further craving. Thre are medications to reduce nicotine craving too. If you consult a psychiatrist they will be able to help you. All the best.
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Everything You Need To Know About Heart Pacemaker

FSCAI (Int Card), FACC (Card), FACP (Int Medicine), MBBS
Cardiologist, Delhi
Everything You Need To Know About Heart Pacemaker

If you had to choose between living a life of restrictions and a life of freedom, you'd choose the latter right? This is a decision most patients have to take when diagnosed with heart disease. However, thanks to medical advancements such as the pacemaker, they get to choose a life of freedom too, just like you.

In simple terms, a pacemaker is a tiny device helps people with irregular heart rhythms to quite effectively, maintain the 'pace' of their normal lifestyle. It is best suited for patients suffering from arrhythmias or the abnormal beating of the heart and heart block as well. As a matter of fact, for many people who have had a pacemaker fitted, things such as fainting, dizziness and other undesirable symptoms which have been known to be part and parcel of arrhythmias have become a thing of the past.

How it Works?

A pacemaker provides for the regular beating of the heart by providing electrical impulses which have a low intensity to the heart so as to induce it to beat in a normal manner. It is a small device which is composed of a battery whose energy works to power a computerized generator and a small albeit intricate system of wires attached to sensors, which are alternatively known as electrodes which observe the functioning of the heart.

For those who are planning to have a pacemaker implanted, it would be reassuring to know that there is a lot of due diligence which is a part of installing a pacemaker. The minor surgery which is required for it to be installed is completed in the span of a few hours.

It is to be noted that even after the installation is complete, a patient will have a day or so spent under the careful and watchful observation of the doctor and nurses so as to make sure that the pacemaker is functioning all but perfectly.

Post Op. Care:

There is a short period of recovery following which a person can resume his or her normal activities. But just as the pacemaker goes a long way in making its wearer's life easier, the wearer has a few responsibilities but there needs to be minimal concern with respect to its maintenance.

The batteries of pacemakers last about six to seven years, and for some pacemakers which are not that active, the battery need not be replaced till about fifteen years after the date of implantation.

Another precaution patients with patients need to take is that they stay out of zones of high magnetic energy, especially for sustained periods.

Besides these minor safety measures there are tremendous benefits of installing a pacemaker. It is truly life changing in every sense of the term. It helps you live life with a dose of renewed vigour, allowing you to indulge without regret!

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Sir mujhe rights chest me swelling tha jiska hamme operation karwaya biopsy test me tuberculosis abscess nikla uske bad ham anti tuberculosis tablets khana start kiya one month se ab waha swelling kuch kam hua hai lekin body ka weight badh gaya hai body me energy ban nahi pa raha kamjori jaisa lagta hai kya kare jis se body me energy aye.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. You have to continue the anti TB treatment till it is completely cured, which may be 6 to 9 months. To reduce general weakness take extra proteis in your day to day diet. If you can consume eggs then add 3 eggs per day (either boilde or fried), take a balanced diet, increase intake of green leafy vegetables and salads. Also exercise regularly to build muscle strength. Plus get your blood checked to see if you have anemia and also diabetes. Thanks.
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Hi, I have lower BP problem can you suggest me what will I do, so that this problem cured permanently. Any Ayurvedic medicine pl. Suggest. Thanks.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Hi, Follow these tips to increase your blood pressure: 1. Increase intake of salt by adding salt to curds rice and taking pickles along with curds rice. 2. Drink plenty of fluids like Nimbu pani, tender coconut, water, buttermilk, fresh fruit juices,etc. 3.Drink hot coffee or tea when you feel dizzy. 4. Take sound sleep for 7-8 hours at night. 5. Avoid standing for too long hours. 6. Do yoga and meditation which helps to relieve mental stress and control emotions. 7. Avoid anxiety, stress and depression. 8. Perform regular exercises. 9. Consume lots of fresh green leafy vegatables, fruits, sprouts, high protein diet, etc. 10. Check your Hb% and BP with your family doctor and take their advise for further management.
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Sir/Mam My mother not sleeping well at night. She suddenly wakeup. She said that heart beat was very high at the time she wake up. Please doctor help and give me your suggestions. Thank you.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
If she is suffering from increased heartrate (tachycardia with palpitation) then you should consult a cardiologist and get her tested for Blood pressure, ECG, ECho cardiography, Lipid profile etc. After that only a proper diagnosis and based on that a proper treatment can be advised. There are homoeopathic medicines which works as a tonic. You may try giving her Tonicard By SBL. Instructions will be on the packet for how to take it.
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Hello sir, Can you tell me what is the normal heart beat per mint. I ve heard normal heart beat ranges from 60-100. Is 60 beats per mint normal. If not what can I do to make it normal Thank you.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Well heart rate varies between 60-100. But below 40 and above 100 is a medical condition. Below 60 is normal in active people who do regular exercise. Patient who are taking beta blockers. If heart rate low then you need proper homeopathic treatment.
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I'm a 26-year old woman and I'd need some advice regarding my QT values. If I understand correctly, QTc intervals of less than 440 Ms. are considered to be normal, whereas QTc intervals of 440 Ms. to 460 Ms. in men and 440 Ms. to 470 Ms. in women are considered borderline. A couple of days ago I had an ECG. My QT/QTc was 412/447 Ms. at a heart rate of 71 bpm. Is this something to worry about (long QT syndrome)? I've been suffering from PVCs every day for over a year, but my heart should be structurally fine according to an echocardiogram. During the past few months I have had short bursts of an accelerated heartbeat with fluttering sensation and sometimes irregular heartbeat. I've decided to have 24-hour Holter monitoring again, just in case.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS - Physician )
Cardiologist, Delhi
Hi lybrate-user, your qtc is within normal limits for women. But in patients who have QT prolongation, this at times gets precipitated by certain triggers. Since you have mentioned that you are having PVC's, then few things become important - What is the percentage of PVC load you have in 24 hrs (the holter will tell you that) 2. What is the cause of these PVC and whether the fluttering feeling you are experience is some abnormal rhythm. A holter will be able to tell this only if these things happen during the time of holter monitoring. A better way can Electrophysiology study, where we do detailed study of your heart's conduction system and see if at all any abnormal beats or rhythms are coming and where they are coming from and give you a definitive answer. So, you should consult a cardiac electrophysiologist with your present and past ECG and holter reports.
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I always feel chest pain. I got my ECG, eco ,last year. It was ok. Then I consult a psychiatrist. He gave me vilano40. And mezlap0. 25 Sos. But as I always feel pain, anxiety.i too scare too take both medicine at a time. Is my heart ok. Is medicine will save my heart. Can I take sos medicine during taking vilano40 .Please advice. Should I consult a cardiologist.

BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
Hello lybrate-user ,if you have any daudht you can do advance investigation like stress test, but if it is also negative, not to be worried, it may be due to anxiety or tension n stress n if reason is only anxiety, don't take allopathic, no solution for anxiety in allopathy so try another pathy.
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I am suffering from polyurination in night only my BP and Sugar is in control. I have to go to bathroom every 100 minutes in night. There was swelling on foot which has reduced considerably. I am taking goksharadi goggle two tablets twice a day. Please inform me the treatment for it. Thanks.

Diploma in Diabetology, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Mumbai
You can do a sonography of the abdomen along with kidney, & urinary bladder to find out the cause. If your room is very cold in the night, then also you may need to visit the toilet often.
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I have a cluster of simple cysts on my left kidney. But have no blood in urine or burning sensation while urinating. What should I do and what should be my diet? I take losanorm 50 twice daily for High BP .Should I change this medicine?

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, FIAGES(Fellowship in minimal access surgery), FMAS (Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery)
General Surgeon, Ghaziabad
If your kidney function tests are normal than you can continue same medication. Cyst will not harm you. Need not worry.
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