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Dr. J Vimala

Cardiologist, Chennai

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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
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Dr. J Vimala is a trusted Cardiologist in Mogappair West, Chennai. You can consult Dr. J Vimala at Madras Medical Mission Hospital in Mogappair West, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. J Vimala on Lybrate.com.

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No.4-A, J J Nagar, Mogappair West. Landmark: Near Collector Nagar, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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Plz give me some valuable suggestions for my mom to loose her weight to avoid leg swelling and pain in thighs. And she has diabetes and blood pressure problem also. Thanks.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, Certificate Of Diabetes Education , Ph.D.Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Indore
Plz give me some valuable suggestions for my mom to loose her weight to avoid leg swelling and pain in thighs. And sh...
small frequent meal, low salt, more fruits, salad have, avoid sweet, oil, butter have, tonne milk and butter milk.
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I have a frequent chest pain after playing cricket. Do I have any disease. Please suggest me what should I do.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I have a frequent chest pain after playing cricket. Do I have any disease. Please suggest me what should I do.
It seems to be muscular problem Local application of Volini gel 1% twice a day for 2-3 day Consult Physician/me for Further Management
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I have left chest pain for last 5 years. Ekg, ct angio done in June 2014 was normal, I have spastic colon diagnosed recently when advised colonoscopy. But the pain is there most of the time and heaviness in stomach area. When the pain comes suddenly but ekg comes normal. I get anxious and fear of Getting a heart attack.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I have left chest pain for last 5 years. Ekg, ct angio done in June 2014 was normal, I have spastic colon diagnosed r...
take tab. meftal spas sos for abdomen pain. syp. livoluk 10 ml at night. eat more fiber diets foods, plenty of water.green veg., avoid oily , spicy, fatty foods, alcohol, do checkup yours like ecg, lipid profile,lft,kft, blood sugar on time to time .
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I have high bp problems at times My gym trainer suggests me to take fat cutter Is it fine?

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I have high bp problems at times
My gym trainer suggests me to take fat cutter Is it fine?
In ayurveda, Hypertension is referred to as Rakta Capa Vriddhi and it sees the vitiation of vata and pitta doshas as the main cause...take sarpgandha vati twice a day...yogendra ras...akik bhasm works very good in case of hypertension....avoid salty diet...oily food...lower your stress...do pranayama early morning....
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Hi Doc, If I turn vegan, from where do I get daily requirements of protein and minerals needed for healthy body. Isn't it better to have all types of food instead of adapting a vegan lifestyle and do some sort of physical exercise daily. What is real benefit of turning vegan besides improved cholesterol level and less risk of diabetes and other lifestyle diseases.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
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If I turn vegan, from where do I get daily requirements of protein and minerals needed for healthy body. Isn'...
Mr. Lybrate-user, being a vegetarian is by ones own choice. Vegetarian diet also does provide all the necessary nutrients and proteins, when proper food selection is made. Whole grain foods, multiple grains usage, use of pulses in good quantity, use of soy beans and peanuts, chanas, etc. Does give good proteins. Milk and dahi, gives a good variety of proteins. Green leafy vegetables, multicloured vegetables, fruits and berries, dry fruits offer almost all needed nutrients. Vegetarian diet is good, advantageous but if you want to shift to other foods, there is no barrier. It always by choice. Thanks.
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Guidance for CAD, Heart Patients undergoing CABG

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Guidance for CAD, Heart Patients undergoing CABG

What is CABG?

CABG or Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting is a surgery done to improve blood flow to the heart. In most instances there is a fatty plaque (CAD or Coronary Artery Disease) in the vessels of heart which reduces the blood flow required for normal function. The plaque may grow or harden with time and reduces oxygen-rich blood reaching the heart. Lowering of the amount of oxygen reaching the heart may result in Chest Pain - called Angina. The plaque may even rupture and form clots on its surface. The clot formed may mostly or even completely block the blood flow - leading to Heart Attack or Myocardial Infarction.

In CABG, a normal vein or artery from the patient's body is connected to the blocked coronary artery. Thereby bypassing the obstructing plaque and creates a new path along which blood can now reach the heart.

What are other options for Treatment of CAD?

Other than CABG options for treatment of CAD include - Lifestyle changes, Medications, PCI or Balloon Angioplasty.

PCI is a nonsurgical option where the blocked artery can be opened and generally a stent is placed at the point of blockage to keep the blood flowing.

Goals of CABG

CABG is done to achieve the following

1. Reduce the symptoms (Chest Pain, Breathlessness etc)
2. Improve quality of Life and helps to resume a more active Lifestyle
3. Improved pumping action of the heart
4. Reduce chances of Heart Attack
5. Improve chances of survival

Who needs CABG?

CABG is a surgical treatment for CAD.

Your doctor may recommend CABG if other treatments have not worked or he judges it good in his clinical opinion.

Decision will be based on factors such as -

1. Severity, Location and number of blockages
2. Response to other treatments
3. Your quality of Life and severity of symptoms
4. Other Medical conditions that you might have
5. Your Age and Medical History

Medical Tests that may be required to determine the need are -

1. ECG
2. Echocardiography
3. Coronary Angiography

THE SURGERY

Outlook


CABG is a relatively safe Surgery. The safety of the procedure will depend on your age, existing heart function, and experience of the Doctor.

What to expect before

You will need to undergo a few tests to prepare you for CABG such as - Blood tests, Chest X-Ray, ECG, Echocardiography or maybe Coronary Angiography. Doctors that perform CABG are Cardiothoracic Surgeons.

Things to ask your Doctor at this Stage -

1. What you can eat or drink
2. What activities are you allowed to do (e.g. smoking)
3. What medicines to take (Share all the medicines that you are taking for any other conditions)
4. As the outlook for surgery is heavily dependent on the number of procedures a Doctor has performed - it will be a good idea to get information about his clinical experience.

If you have already undergone all the tests - surgery may be done on the same or a day after the admission.

What to expect after

You will require admission into ICU typically for 1 or 2 days, to monitor your progress better after the surgery. You will be given oxygen therapy while hospitalized. You may also be asked to wear Compression Stockings while your movement is limited.

After you leave ICU you will require admission in the hospital for about 4 - 6 days.

Recovery at Home

Things to ask your doctor before leaving the hospital.

1. How to care for incision wounds and stitches.
2. How to identify signs of infection
3. How to identify conditions for which you need to call the Doctor right away.
4. When to make follow-up appointments

Common side effects of CABG wear off within 4 - 6 weeks but may include.

1. Discomfort in area from where the vein was taken
2. Itching and swelling at incision wounds
3. Fatigue, Loss of Sleep, Loss of Appetite
4. Constipation

Full recovery from CABG takes 6 - 12 weeks.

Your doctor will advise you when you can resume specific activities. If your work is not too demanding physically, it is common to return to work after 6 weeks. You can resume sexual activities after 4 weeks and drive after 4 - 8 weeks.

Ongoing Care

At you follow up visits you will require to undergo tests such as ECG, Echocardiography etc. to see how much your heart has improved. CABG is not a cure for CAD. A complete Treatment will always involve Lifestyle changes, Reducing weight, Medications, and Cardiac Rehabilitation Exercises. Your doctor will prepare a treatment plan for you including these things. Be sure to pay attention to them as religiously as your Surgery.

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I have dilated cardiomyopathy. Pl advise me best Doctor in India for this disease.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I have dilated cardiomyopathy. Pl advise me best Doctor in India for this disease.
Your family & friends can guide you better through experiences of others, You can write the City where you live. May be some help can be given to you.
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Hi, I have problem with lax lesl, in the sense I referred doctor and he advised me to take endoscopy and the report says the same have problem with food pipe, hence doctor advised me don't take heavy food. Also I maintained like the same for past 6 months to still now, as of now I got pain in the centre chest when I am leaving long breath while taking food and if I run fast. I don't no wat these symptoms to understanding me? Instead of these can I have good consultant.

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
General Physician, Ghaziabad
Hi,  I have problem with lax lesl, in the sense I referred doctor and he advised me to take endoscopy and the report ...
U have to improve your food habits do 1. Take 2/ 3 glass of warm water in the morning before brush 2. Take more water in day 3. Take meals at fixed hrs, chew food properly/ completely, no eating quickly 4. Take small amount of food at a time, take more frequent meals - may be five times a day. 5. No spicy/ fried/ fast/ junk/processed food. Caffeine, mints or mint-flavoured foods, pungent, sour things, tomato-based foods. 6. No smoking, chewing gum, and carbonated beverages. 6. No milk for few days, can take curd, no uncooked salad 7. Avoid constipation 9. Do not drink/ store water in plastic bottles. 10.relax and walk for 30 mts daily 11. Take enough rest- do not lie down immediately after eating. Take dinner 3 hrs before sleeping. No late nights 11. Keep your weight under control. 12. Elevate the head of bed 6 inches with blocks. 13. Avoid tea, coffee, alcohol 14. Stand upright or sit up straight, maintain good posture. 15. Reduce physical and mental stress. Maintain healthy life style. Do exercise regularly. 16. No unnecessary medicines for medicine contact on private consultation good luck..
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I am 28 year man previous 10 year I am suffer from high heart beat but all report is normal what I do.

General Physician, Kolkata
I am 28 year man previous 10 year I am suffer from high heart beat but all report is normal what I do.
If all the reports are normal & if you don't have any heart problem or any disease the you can take ivabred (7.5mg) od &swatch your pulse rate.
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