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Dr. V.K.Menon

Cardiologist, Chennai

Dr. V.K.Menon Cardiologist, Chennai
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Dr. V.K.Menon is one of the best Cardiologists in Mylapore, Chennai. You can meet Dr. V.K.Menon personally at Chennai Meenakshi Multispecality Hospital in Mylapore, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. V.K.Menon on Lybrate.com.

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I am 45 years old male with weight 90 kg. During my routine check-ups. Qbserved some abnormalities in blood report which are 1. Anticcp (accp)(elisa technology. 1.99 od ratio 2. High sensitive c-reactive protien (hscrp);; by hscrp (nephelomentry technology)-value: 3.09 mg/l 3. Total cholesterol: 208 mg/dl 4. Ldl cholesterol 131 mg/dl hence, further what I have to do ? Please advice for which I am very much thankful.

DM - Cardiology, MD - General Medicine
Cardiologist, Mohali
I am 45 years old male with weight 90 kg. During my routine check-ups. Qbserved some abnormalities in blood report wh...
You have some risk factors for cad confirm the normalcy of sugar levels n thyroid function please get a stress test done to rule out a silent coronary problem meanwhile modify your lifestyle with healthier diet n exercise regimens start tab rosuvastatin 20 mg once a day after dinner for at least 3 months. Monitor your lft on a monthly basis. Revert back with tmt result and a repeat lipid profile after three months
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If being vegetarian helps in controlling the cholesterol. Benefits in uplifting the mood, keeps your heart good then why every gym person is suggested to take chicken and fish. Why doctors advise to a patient who is weak to start taking near soup, eggs and also to ear chicken. I am asking this question because I just read an article on encouraging people to ear only vegetarian food. No body builder, athlete, boxer, actors can survive without non vegetarian food. So much do, in West you hardly see vegetarian people. It is strange to see the quiz where they emphasized to being vegetarian.Please tell.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
If being vegetarian helps in controlling the cholesterol. Benefits in uplifting the mood, keeps your heart good then ...
Hi, being vegetarian doesn't means you are sparing yourself from nutrients! there are so many people in this earth who are purely vegetarian but still are in good shape and health both! they also do have strong immunity and stamina. Except one vitamin - vitamin b12 which is found in animal products or non-vegetarian food, each and every nutrient can be obtained from a vegan diet! the motto should be having a healthy, nutritious and a balanced diet throughout the day which contains all the nutrients in a right proportion. Remember one thing - without a vegan diet which is rich in vitamins and minerals (micro-nutrients), our digestive system wouldn't be able to absorb all the major nutrients (protein, fat and carbohydrate) from the non-vegetarian diet and it would be useless to take non-veg. Food alone. All the green vegetables, fruits and salads are rich in anti-oxidants which protects us from any infections or diseases, helps in delaying aging signs, maintains glow natural and even prevents cancer as per the study!
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I visited a cardiologist when my wife had little pain in the upper left side of her body. He advised ecg, and after I showed him the report, he told that it was an initial stage of blocking in one of her valves. He prescribed some medicines for 15 days. Now my wife is alright, having no pain. The doctor told that she didn't need further medicines and prescribed two medicines for her blood pressure and advised non-oily and non-fatty food to her. My wife is 40 years old. Her height is 5f 4i and weight is around 65 kg. I want to know whether the blockage in the valve could be treated through medicines at initial stage? does she need further check-up?

Diploma in Family Medicine, Fellowship in Diabetology, Diploma in Diabetology, FCCP, MBBS
General Physician,
1. Keep her weight under control 2. Avoid non oily non fatty foods. 3. Check her blood pressure, lipid profile, blood sugar, periodically, 4. Walking for 45 minutes per day. 5. Ecg, echo, once in 6 months and tread mill test once a year to assess the heart condition regularly you can prevent further blockage and improvement in the present blockage.
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LOT OF COUGH SOMETIMES DURING SLEEP ALSO, WITH CONGESTED LUNGS HARD CHEST BREATHE, NO SLEEP DUE TO BREATHING AND COUGH PROBLEM, When coughing double sound of flum in lungs, only happens when she eats lot of sweets grilled food and during mopping dust allergy, can you say which doctor to consult chest specialist only.Please tell.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
LOT OF COUGH SOMETIMES DURING SLEEP ALSO, WITH CONGESTED LUNGS HARD CHEST BREATHE, NO SLEEP DUE TO BREATHING AND COUG...
Take pranacharya kasantak syrup 2-2 tsf in hot water twice a day. Take sitopaladi. Praval and tankan bhasm churna with honey 3-4 times a day. Take ginger black pepper and basil leaves tea. Gargle with hot water (salted) avoid milk. Cold drinks. Take hot water steam.
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I am 56 years old male I am high b. P. Patient from last 15 yrs. Now I am suffering from osteoporosis and arthritis.

BAMS, YIC, DEC
Ayurveda,
Hi, you can take calcium with vit d, and under go treatment, in ayurveda v have treatment called matra basti for more details you can consult me.
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I had angioplasty and one stent on 13 mar 16, now I am on nicoran5, rosuvas10 ecosprin 150 tendia, tivobit2.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
I had angioplasty and one stent on 13 mar 16, now I am on nicoran5, rosuvas10 ecosprin 150 tendia, tivobit2.
Please continue your medicine Wake up early go for morning walk in greenery daily Do some light exercise daily Be relaxed always Take Tab Abana by Himalaya 1 1 Re Consult me on Lybrate after 30 days.
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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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I feel slowly pain in my chest many times. At any where in my chest. Sometimes lower chest and upper chest. Is it big problem?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I feel slowly pain in my chest many times. At any where in my chest. Sometimes lower chest and upper chest. Is it big...
Dear Lybrateuser, -Your chest pain could be due to acidity, anxiety or sedentary habits -avoid spicy, fried & junk food, have fresh home made food, do not skip meals, keep your meal timings regular, have more of fruits & vegetables, have 8-10 glasses of water for proper hydration & digestion -relieve stress by reading, listening to music, playing games, follow a hobby, do regular exercises, yoga -take tab Digene, chew one tab 20 min after meals three times a day -if not much relief then consult a doctor.
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My blood sugar level after breakfast is 153. Is it high and do I I need to take any medicine. I am 62 years and already taking Telma-H and Atorlip-5 for BP and Cholesterol. Sugar level in fasting is 109. Will take further action upon your advice. Pls guide.

MD ayurveda
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
My blood sugar level after breakfast is 153. Is it high and do I I need to take any medicine. I am 62 years and alrea...
hello your fasting sugar is borderline normal and after food sugar is mildly high. but dont start diabetic medicine. keep your bowel clear. take triphala choorna 5 gm with warm water at night. check blood sugar after 15 days
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Minimally Invasive Coronary Artery Surgery

M.B.B.S. , PG Diploma In Clinical Cardiology
Cardiologist, Delhi
Minimally Invasive Coronary Artery Surgery

Mics cabg or micas stands for minimally invasive coronary artery surgery. It is a relatively new and advanced technique of performing coronary bypass for coronary artery disease. In this technique the heart is approached through the side of the left chest via a small 4cm incision. This cut is placed just under the nipple. The chest is entered between the ribs without cutting any bones and by splitting the muscle.

Similar to a regular heart surgery the operation is performed using all arteries or a combination of arteries and veins removed from the leg. The vessel from the leg in these operations is also removed endoscopically without cutting the skin over the leg. Highly advanced instrumentation and advanced techniques allow for the operation to be performed very safely.

Mics cabg has several advantages over the traditional technique:


    First and foremost is the fact that no bones are cut. This has several advantages in reducing pain, retaining function and having a positive effect on breathing. Unlike traditional heart surgery return to normal life including driving or other activities is not disrupted and can be started almost immediately.
    Second, blood loss is almost negligible eliminating blood transfusion in most and eliminating blood borne infection.
    Third, all infections are reduced whether it be wound infections or post surgical lung infection. This makes the procedure ideal in diabetics and older patients who have poor resistance to infection.
    Fourth, the incision is so cosmetic and measures just 2 – 3 inches that it's practically impossible to tell that a heart operation has been done.
    Fifth, the procedure lasts only 4 days unlike the conventional heart surgery that takes 9 days.


All these benefits put together make for ultra short hospitalization and recovery. The best part is that all the blocks irrespective of their location in the heart can be bypassed in a safe and predictable manner.

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I am 63 year, diabetic with 104, 200 in fasting and pp. Cholesterol (T) 190. I am taking Glimestar 1M at morning with neurobian tbs 2 nos and glycomet 500 SR at night. Please advice me to control pp sugar level and cholesterol level.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 63 year, diabetic with 104, 200 in fasting and pp. Cholesterol (T) 190.
 I am taking Glimestar 1M at morning wit...
take tab. glimstar pm 2 before meal in morning. and other same. and you can take diet for diabetes. low sugar breakfast cereal oats., low sugar bran flakes,peas or leafy green. brown rice .whole grain foods. whole grain pasta. Avoid stress. Alcohol, sweet foods, oily and spicy foods, fast foods, cold drinks, Go for walk. You can join zym. By meditation and medication You can control diabetes / sugar level. DO tests HBA1C every 6 months. and You can control cholesterol / hdl / ldl/t.g. and obesity by using following flax oil, omega-3 fatty meal or cap., take . green veg., whole grain foods, spicy foods, Use GARLIC in foods daily ,. Cod liver oil. Low sugar foods, low calories foods. Change own life style . do meditation,yoga, Go walk daily in morning and evening, do any one physically activity daily i.e. play any game., Avoid fast foods, oily foods, alcohol,smoking, fatty foods, non-veg., avoid stress, take plenty of water in day time. one important that is take 1 glass of water before bed at night. Because it protect from heart fail during sleep at night. welcome in lybrate
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My father B.P is 90/60 and last month he had suffered from major heart attack . Angoplastic is done. He is diabetic also.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
My father B.P is 90/60 and last month he had suffered from major heart attack . Angoplastic is done. He is diabetic a...
If your father is nearly 7 feet as mentioned above, I will not recommend weight reduction except reduction in salt and sugar which he must have been advised after angioplasty & being diabetic on no sugar. his bp is low. give him more fluids and get checked again. if it is one time reading , do not worry and keep him hydrated by insisting on drinking more water. if bp is constantly lower than 100 , which is highly unlikely but do get checked by your doctor to know the reasons of low bp like low thyroid,anemia.. regarding recent heart attack , do write back about investigations done and numbers of blocks. angioplasty has been done for 1 or more blocks ? aftercare for angioplasty is routine prevention of a heart attack like eating right,moderate exercise,no smoking and no negative stress.
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Sir. I am a 32 years old male. I have been suffering from white coat hypertension what should I do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Sir. I am a 32 years old male. I have been suffering from white coat hypertension what should I do?
Hello, stress is one of the major causes of any small or big problem including white coat hypertension! there are few yoga poses which helps in calming your mind and relieves stress, but first learn these under a qualified yoga-teacher as many poses are prohibited in certain diseases or medical conditions! exercises: practice shavasana or corpse pose as it looks like a dead body. If practiced correctly and with full efforts, can relax every body part, relaxing not only the body but also the mind: spread the legs one to two feet apart, the toes are turned outwards, the heels facing each other, a comfortable distance apart. Bring the arms a little away from the body, palms turned upward. Relax the neck and allow it to turn to the side if it is more comfortable. Close the eyes and focus the attention on the body, breathing normally. Begin focusing each body part and relaxing it, then moving on. Keep the mind focused on relaxation, the breath should be normal. Relax the whole body. (the mind and body are deeply connected. If the mind is occupied by thoughts and worries then the shavasana will be unsuccessful. Therefore one has to acquire the stability of the mind along with the stability of the body.) anuloma involves inhaling through both nostrils together and exhaling each breath alternately between the left and right nostrils. The thumb of the right hand is used to manipulate the right nostril, while the pinky and ring finger are used to control the left nostril. There are many other poses of yoga like balasan, setu bandha sarvangasan, uttanasan, garudasan, savasana, triconasana, viprita karani, marjaryasana, dhyana, bhujangasana, anulom-vilum, pranayam, etc. Another stress-buster can be getting involved in any of your hobbies (may be a childhood hobby which you used to enjoy a lot!) - dancing, singing, painting, listening to soothing music, playing musical instruments, etc. (believe me, you would really enjoy doing this alone as well or may be with your friends, kids). Medication: take homoeopathic medication - schwabe's bacopa monierri 1x/ thrice daily and kali phos. 6x/ once at night - take them for 4 weeks.
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Sir, I am 38Y Male. 90 KGs. Fasting 100, PP 156. BP remains normal at 130/80. Walk 100 min per week. Father Diabetic. HbA1C 6.0. Would I require medication or I can help myself by mere lifestyle changes? I have stopped rice and very less sugar intake now. I have discomfort in knee in the form of little pain (May be due to Vit D Deficiency). Any tests you recommend? Thank you for your guidance.

MBBS, DMRD, MD - Radio Diagnosis, FIIM(Ayurved), D.SC, Post Doctoral Fellowship of Institute of Indian Medicine, Ph.D
Non-Invasive Conservative Cardiac Care Specialist, Ahmednagar
Sir, I am 38Y Male. 90 KGs. Fasting 100, PP 156. BP remains normal at 130/80. Walk 100 min per week. Father Diabetic....
Dear Just cool. Relaaax. Everything is fine. Get Vit D level blood test done. If found low, just supplement it. Enjoy life Vm.
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Sir, I am 67 years old heart patient and was operated for cabg from escorts heart institute and research centre, new delhi in 2002. After this heart by-pass operation, I am perfectly fine in health. I am doing morning walk 6 km and evening 4 km without any rest regularly and also doing physical exercise, as and when needed and not having any sort of addiction habits, with no any breathing problem. I am diabetic since about 2 years back for which I wanted to have nature cure treatment, for which concerned nature cure hospital, desired my 2d echo report and the same was done on 19.03. 2015 from hero dmc heart institute, ludhiana. From the observations of 2d echo report, my lvef was observed 45% (50-80%) (mod. Simpson) which has put my mind on full tension due to some abnormal report. I visited fortis escorts heart institute, new delhi on 9.5. 2015 and had dobutamine- stress echo test, my particulars are as under: name of patient devinder kumar age 67 years. Gender male date of birth 20/12/1947. Height 5 ft 8 inch. Weight 83 kg. Blood group b + positive current medical problem as regards heart, I have no physical problem but since the observation of 2d echo report my lvef is below the normal range, which is causing full tension/feeling risk for life. Other diagnosed medical problems. 2nd problem is diabetic for which I am taking treatment. My main anxiety is:- whether my lvef will improve with medicines, or will remain as is and the medicines so prescribed will continue permanently and in this case the medicines may kindly be prescribed, earlier medicines taken by me are not reliable. Whether morning/evening walk/exercise is permitted or to be avoided? any risk/precautions? as mentioned in escorts heart institute dobutamine- stress ehco report: -------------------------------------------------------------------- lvef 45% at baseline and lvef 52% at peak dose needs clarification. Impression: dobutamine stress echo test is negative for reversible myocardial ischaemia may kindly be clarified please. Any surgery or other procedure recommended. In view of latest dobutamine-stress echo I want to seek fresh prescription from your side, which will improve my lvef, for which I fully hope that I will be fully helped and I convey my thanks for this act of kindness. Present medicines taken by me are not reliable. With deepest regards, yours sincerely.

BHMS
Homeopath,
First thanks a lot for giving detailed history. See you had undergone cabg the ef will be decreased due to ischemia an myocardial infarct don't worry about it. Still in my consideration your ef is good. So continue the same medication.
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I am 35 years old male. My lipid profile is as below. Total cholesterol 280 mg/dL, Triglycerides 182 mg/dL, HDL 43 mg/dL, LDL 201 mg/dL, VLDL 37 mg/dL . Please suggest whether I need to take medicines or just doing workouts like regular jogging early morning along with diet control will reduce my LDL levels.

BHMS
Homeopath,
I am 35 years old male. My lipid profile is as below. Total cholesterol 280 mg/dL, Triglycerides 182 mg/dL, HDL 43 mg...
Dear lybrate user, cholesterol is naturally produced inside the body of every living animal. Human beings are no exception to that. But when we take mutton, chicken, yellow part of a boiled egg, ghee, butter etc we intake cholesterol from external source. This extra cholesterol from external sources increase the total cholesterol content of human body. You should always keep your cholesterol level within normal limits as high cholesterol serves as a precursor to various cardiac diseases. Avoid the aforesaid food. Walk at least 1 hour in a day without any interval. Also you can take homoeopathic mother tincture fucus vesiculosus q, 30 drops, thrice daily, after meals, in a cup of water.
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Hi I am 43 year old lady. I am suffering from mitral valve stenosis. My first valvoplasty was done in 1994. My second valvoplasty was done in oct 2014. After valvoplasty my mitral valve area is 1. 9 sq cm. I am still suffering from breathlessness and palpitation. Please tell me what to do.

BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Dear, valvular pathology should not be discussed online. You should consult a doctor face to face. Physical examination in essential before priscibe and advice. You have a homoeopathi option as alternative. Homeopathy has a drugs for mitral stenosis. Dr Rajesh Suthar
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I am 24 years old. I do not have any heart problem. I am fit. But than also my pulse rate remains alwz high approx 100-115 bpm. Due to this reason I am rejected in medical also. I have gone through ecg and tmt test also. My heart is all gud, ecg report is also gud. Only the issue is high bpm. What is the reason behind this? N what should I do to control it.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I am 24 years old. I do not have any heart problem. I am fit. But than also my pulse rate remains alwz high approx 10...
In ayurveda, Hypertension is referred to as Rakta Capa Vriddhi and it sees the vitiation of vata and pitta doshas as the main cause. Mix 1 teaspoon of onion juice with an equal amount of honey. Take once a day for 1 week. Upon noticing improvement, continue for several more days. 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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MBBS, MD - General Medicine
General Physician, Ahmedabad
10 percent decrease in your blood cholesterol levels will lead to 20-30 percent decrease in your chance of a heart attack.
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