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Dr. Latchumanadhas K

MBBS, Doctor of Medicine, DM - Cardiology

Cardiologist, Chennai

30 Years Experience  ·  450 at clinic
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Dr. Latchumanadhas K is a renowned Cardiologist in Mogappair West, Chennai. He has helped numerous patients in his 30 years of experience as a Cardiologist. He has done MBBS, Doctor of Medicine, DM - Cardiology . You can consult Dr. Latchumanadhas K at Madras Medical Mission Hospital in Mogappair West, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Latchumanadhas K on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - Madurai Medical College - 1987
Doctor of Medicine - Medical College Trivandrum - 1992
DM - Cardiology - Sri Chitra Trinula Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology - 1994
Professional Memberships
Indian Academy of Echocardiography

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How To Prepare Yourself for Heart Transplantation?

MBBS, MD - Medicine, DM - Cardiology
Cardiologist, Delhi
How To Prepare Yourself for Heart Transplantation?

A heart transplant is an operation in which a failing, diseased heart is replaced with a healthier, donor heart. Heart transplant is a treatment that's usually reserved for people who have tried medications or other surgeries, but their conditions haven't sufficiently improved.

While a heart transplant is a major operation, your chance of survival is good, with appropriate follow-up care.

When faced with a decision about having a heart transplant, know what to expect of the heart transplant process, the surgery itself, potential risks and follow-up care.

Why it's done

Heart transplants are performed when other treatments for heart problems haven't worked, leading to heart failure. In adults, heart failure can be caused by several conditions, including:

  1. A weakening of the heart muscle (cardiomyopathy)
  2. Coronary artery disease
  3. Heart valve disease
  4. A heart problem you're born with (congenital heart defect)
  5. Dangerous recurring abnormal heart rhythms (ventricular arrhythmias) not controlled by other treatments
  6. Amyloidosis
  7. Failure of a previous heart transplant
  8. In children, heart failure is most often caused by either a congenital heart defect or a cardiomyopathy.

Another organ transplant may be performed at the same time as a heart transplant (multiorgan transplant) in people with certain conditions at select medical centers. Multiorgan transplants include:

  1. Heart-kidney transplant. This procedure may be an option for some people with kidney failure in addition to heart failure.
  2. Heart-liver transplant. This procedure may be an option for people with certain liver and heart conditions.
  3. Heart-lung transplant. Rarely, doctors may suggest this procedure for some people with severe lung and heart diseases, if the conditions aren't able to be treated by only a heart transplant or lung transplant.

Factors that may affect your eligibility for a heart transplant

A heart transplant isn't the right treatment for everyone. Certain factors may mean you're not a good candidate for a heart transplant. While each case is considered individually by a transplant center, a heart transplant may not be appropriate if you:

  1. Are an advanced age that would interfere with the ability to recover from transplant surgery
  2. Have another medical condition that could shorten your life, regardless of receiving a donor heart, such as a serious kidney, liver or lung disease
  3. Have an active infection
  4. Have a recent personal medical history of cancer
  5. Are unwilling or unable to make lifestyle changes necessary to keep your donor heart healthy, such as not drinking alcohol or not smoking

What happens after the transplant?

Most people leave hospital within about four weeks of the operation, but depending on your condition, you may need to stay in hospital for longer.

In the first few months after your surgery you will need to spend a lot of time visiting the hospital – you might even need to stay near the transplant centre. Your transplant team will talk to you about practical arrangements for after your surgery.

Although you will be weak after the operation, recovery can be very quick. It is important to build up your level of activity gradually. You should avoid activities involving lifting and pushing until your breastbone is fully healed, which can take up to three or four months.

Once you feel fit and able, you can start doing things like light vacuuming or light gardening. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Cardiologist.

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Hi, my question is for last 10 months I have heavy pain in chest & my lung report weak so is this chest heavy in lung problem or any muscle pain? Please advise.

MD - Consultant Physician
Cardiologist, Kolkata
Hi, my question is for last 10 months I have heavy pain in chest & my lung report weak so is this chest heavy in lung...
Chest pain due to lung cause may be due to chest infection. Get blood test & xray chest problem will be detected & necessary treatment will be easier.
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I am 35 years male. My total cholesterol is 256 hdl is 56 ldl is 168 non hdl is 199.9 trigly 156 I want to know to reduce these levels by medications or by others ways.

Diploma in Diet and Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Hyderabad
I am 35 years male.
My total cholesterol is 256
hdl is 56
ldl is 168
non hdl is 199.9
trigly 156
I want to know to re...
Your Chlstrl levels are marginally high. There is no need to worry. No medicines are required. These can be managed by shift in diet. A Veg diet high in fruits and Veg can help. These foods help in lowering cholesterol levels - Almonds and other nuts - Kidney beans and all pulses - Baigan and Bhindi - Raagi, Whole wheat, Brown Rice - Oats. - Apple, Orange
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I am 20 year old. I have heart pain feel and also have stone. What should I do now? Please help me.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am 20 year old. I have heart pain feel and also have stone. What should I do now? Please help me.
Avoid spicy food in your diet and take tablet paracetamol and drink water regularly and please specify where is your stone located.
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Hello doctors I need your help for my father. He is 45 years old and taking treatment for high blood pressure. Now days he goes for a Eyecheckup. Wha par unka sugar test kiya gya to unko blood sugar ka level bhi jyada bta diya. please suggest me best treatment for him.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Hello doctors
I need your help for my father. He is 45 years old and taking treatment for high blood pressure. Now da...
In a known case of diabetic we need to control sugar levels with medication, aerobic exercise and following a diabetic diet.
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Heart Attack - Signs, Symptoms and Emergency Treatment

FSCAI (Int Card), FACC (Card), FACP (Int Medicine), MBBS
Cardiologist, Delhi
Heart Attack - Signs, Symptoms and Emergency Treatment

Heart attack, also known as myocardial infarction, is a severe condition where death of the heart muscle occurs because of the loss of blood supply. The blood loss usually happens because of the blockage of a coronary artery. Due to electrical instability, ventricular fibrillation is caused. Heart attacks may result in permanent brain damage or even death.

  • Symptoms of Heart Attack: There are many early symptoms and signs of heart attack, which should be recognized. Symptoms of heart attack vary from person to person. Here is a list of the primary heart attack symptoms:
  • Chest Pain and Discomfort: Chest pain is the basic symptom of a heart attack and occurs in different forms. The chest pain has a pressure, fullness and squeezing sensation and starts from the center of the chest. The pain may go away and re-occur and may spread down to other limbs of the body.
  • Headache, Toothache: The chest pain occurring due to a heart attack spreads all over the body and the jaw. Even the back and head are affected. Sometimes pain in these regions is present while chest pain is absent.
  • Shortness of Breath: A gasping sensation or feeling shortness of breath is another common sign of a heart attack. Such breathing difficulty is called dyspnea. The shortness of breath occurs before or during the chest pain.
  • Nausea and Vomiting: The feeling of nausea or sickness in the stomach is another possible symptom. It is accompanied by belching or burping and sometimes, the heart attack is associated with a feeling of indigestion. Nausea is more common in women. Vomiting also occurs alongside nausea.
  • General Epigastric Discomfort: In several cases, patients describe the pain of a heart attack as stomach pain. The pain is heavy and uncomfortable and persists for several minutes.
  • Sweating: Perspiration or sweating occurs during a heart attack and the patient experiences cold sweat in avid amounts.

Emergency Treatment for Heart Attack: 

  1. A person who has a heart attack should be rushed to a hospital.
  2. Several tests are carried out to detect the cause of the attack. A 12 lead EKG is carried out to supervise electrical activity within the heart and detect the damaged areas.
  3. Blood tests are undertaken to check enzymes and in certain cases, cardiac catheterization is required where pictures of the blood vessels are examined.
  4. Emergency medicines are given to the patient to stop the formation of blood clots and include aspirin, heparin and other drugs. Other medicines are given for thrombolytic therapy, which dissolve already formed blood clots. They work to reduce the heart damage. Nitrates are also used.

A heart attack is a severe condition and must be attended to immediately. Emergency treatment procedures are essential to save the life of an affected person.

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I am suffering from dry cough for the last 2 weeks I have chest pain whenever I cough hard please suggested to me.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I am suffering from dry cough for the last 2 weeks I have chest pain whenever I cough hard please suggested to me.
1. Do warm saline gurgling 3-4 times daily 2. Take viscodyne d syrup 2tsf thrice daily 3. You may have to take antibiotic along with it and carry out investigations like blood and xray chest after consulting physician, if no relief4. Avoid smoking if you smoke 5. Consult me for further advice.
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My father had eight blockage in heart. He already had one heart attack. Can he undergo bypass or angioplasty surgery?

Certificate in Laparoscopic and Thoracoscopic Surgery, Fellowship in Paediatric Cardiac Surgery, M. Ch. (CVTS), MS, MBBS
Cardiologist, Bangalore Rural
My father had eight blockage in heart. He already had one heart attack. Can he undergo bypass or angioplasty surgery?
Bypass surgery will be better( if there are any good blood vessels in the heart to connect the grafts) when there are so many blocks..
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Meri mummy Ko brain stroke hua tha 1 month pehle saare test hone pe pata chala ki unhe heart ki bhi problem hai unke valve sikud gayi hai kya ye dawa se hi teek ho jayega please bataye.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Meri mummy Ko brain stroke hua tha 1 month pehle saare test hone pe pata chala ki unhe heart ki bhi problem hai unke ...
Heart k valve dawai se thik nahi hoti par taklif kam kar sakhte hai aur is k liye surgery karwana padhtha hai.
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Good evening When I suddenly get up my chest hold me back is this signe of low BP if yes what I need take care of food & other thing to care my self without medicine ?

MBBS
General Physician, Guwahati
This is not likely sign of low bp but for your condition you can take good food with plenty of water and excercises daily.
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What precautions need to be taken by a person who has already undergone a heart attack and unable to carry out regular exercises.

Critical Care Training, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Compliance with diet and medicines. Check blood pressure regularly and lipid profile - cholesterol & blood sugar level once a year (more frequently if abnormal report and medicines changed). Why you're unable to carry out exercise?
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Hello Dr. If cholesterol is high what medicine we have to take and what test you prefer for body test.

General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
Try eatng lots of garlic. If you cant have it get it homeopathically allium sativum,(biochemic) nat phos. Avoid all types of fats and red meat. Lipid profile is test. Requires detailed questioning so as to ascertain your personality and to treat you symptomatically. Treatment is available, safe and without side effects in biochemic system of medication. Consult me in private.
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My wife has enlarged heart like dilated cardiomyopathy with ef 35 to 40 percent. Can the heart come back to shape.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
My wife has enlarged heart like dilated cardiomyopathy with ef 35 to 40 percent. Can the heart come back to shape.
Cardiomyopathy could be due to long standing hypertension. Get her Bp checked. She has to start medicine after consulting cardiologist
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My Father got his 1st heart attack sunday night. After a verification doctor said ; it's a 100% blockage and have to remove this clot by Pacemaker. He is done with that. He is in ICU noe. Kindly tell me is he completely fine now or any problem is there still?

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
My Father got his 1st heart attack sunday night. After a verification doctor said ; it's a 100% blockage and have to ...
one block is removed and now you have to make sure that more blocks don't occur no smoking or exposure to pollution healthy food with less fats and more seasonal green vegetables and fruits lemon juice helps to curb bad fats in blood light exercise only once he's out of icu no daily reminders of heart disease as entire lifestyle will be changed to health oriented which will be good for entire family do give him medicines as prescribed by doctors do ask and clear doubts if any from one of us here good luck for aftercare
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M.B.S.(HOMEO), MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Visakhapatnam
Eat Bananas

People whose diets are rich in potassium may be less prone to high blood pressure. Besides reducing sodium and taking other heart-healthy steps, eat potassium-packed picks such as bananas, cantaloupe, and oranges.
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Hi I am 29 years old male and suffering from chest pain in left side.What can i do?

Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology, DNB Cardiology, DNB (General Medicine), MBBS
Cardiologist, Mumbai
Hi I am 29 years old male and suffering from chest pain in left side.What can i do?
Please get a 2d echo and stress test done. Mostly they will be normal. You need not worry if they are normal. Please see a cardiologist.
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My mother age is 68 and she is not a diabetic and b. P patient and doctor prescribed lupoxa (oxaceprol) for her osteo arthritis. Dosage started with 600 mg for 21 days now she is taking 400 mg per day from past 40 days, how long this medication can be used. specialist not available to consult here in my place. Please advice on the same.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
My mother age is 68 and she is not a diabetic and b. P patient and doctor prescribed lupoxa (oxaceprol) for her osteo...
Hi. It's dosage is 200 mg thrice a day. It is good drug for o. A. It can be regularly. And pl. Check up regularly with doctor also. Avoid more exercise.
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Hello I am sagar of 19 I usually smoke 2 to 3 cigarettes a day . I did smoking from past 2 months . All I want to know is I am feeling a little pain in my chest , in the middle of the chest . The pain is felt in the bone ,in the middle of the chest from where ribs starts. Please suggest me any measure or is that is any symptoms of any health related problem ! And another question is . Is there any risk of developing lungs cancer ? And also tell me the exercise to neglect the effects of smoking without giving it up. thanks Sagar Srivastav.

M.Ch - Surgical Oncology, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Oncologist, Delhi
Hello I am sagar of 19 I usually smoke 2 to 3 cigarettes a day .
I did smoking from past 2 months .
All I want to kno...
There is no way you can nullify the harmful effects of smoking without giving it up. You can try nicotine gums and patches if you wish to abstain. Smoking for 2 months, generally does not predispose to cancer, but it is never too soon, to develop cancer. It generally does not sound like cancer yet, but I would still advise to quit smoking. Its uncool.
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My father has the problem of blood pressure low. So What can they do when they are alone at the time of b.p low and what diet they take.

MBBS, PG Diploma In Clinical Cosmetology (PGDCC)
Cardiologist, Purba
Take plenty of water with extra salt when change of posture from lying to sitting or standing pleaee wait sometime before start moving and change posture with support check cortisol level
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