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Dr. K S Iyer  - Cardiologist, Delhi

Dr. K S Iyer

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Cardio Thoracic Surgery

Cardiologist, Delhi

39 Years Experience  ·  1000 at clinic
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Dr. K S Iyer MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Cardio Thoracic Surgery Cardiologist, Delhi
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Dr. Krishna Iyer is one of India's front ranking paediatric cardiac surgeons, recognised for his clinical expertise and wide ranging involvement with cardiac care for children in India an......more
Dr. Krishna Iyer is one of India's front ranking paediatric cardiac surgeons, recognised for his clinical expertise and wide ranging involvement with cardiac care for children in India and other developing nations, Dr. Iyer initiated the first dedicated paediatric cardiac care program in Northern India , a pioneering initiative, at Escorts Heart Institute Research Centre( now Fortis-Escorts Heart Institute ) in 1995. Under his guidance this paediatric cardiac program has become the benchmark for cardiac care for children for India and its South East Asian neighbours. Dr. Iyer has operated on more than 10,000 babies, children and adults with congenital heart diseases comprising various procedures like arterial switch procedure, double switch operation TAPVC repairs, Fontan and Fontan type procedures, corrections for tetralogy of Fallot, DORV, Truncus etc. Senning operation, conduit repairs and wide range of one stage and multi-stage corrections for complex congenital heart diseases. He has done original work on rapid two-stage arterial switch procedure and performed the first successful rapid two stage arterial switch and double-switch operation in India. His current interests are perfecting complex neonatal cardiac surgery, cardiac surgery in malnourished infants and children, salvaging late presenters of congenital heart disease, and developing cost effective cardiac care for children in developing countries. Dr. Iyer completed his M.B.B.S, M.S. (General Surgery) and M.Ch. (Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery) from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. After basic training, he joined the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at AIIMS and was Additional Professor at the time he moved to Escorts Heart Institute to set up its paediatric cardiac care division. He trained in paediatric and infant cardiac surgery under the guidance of the renowned paediatric cardiac surgeon Dr. R.B.B.Mee as Senior Fellow at the Department of Paediatric Cardiac Surgery at Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne in Australia in 1989. Since his return he has endeavoured to promote the specialty of paediatric and congenital heart surgery in India, especially in the non-governmental sector. He has contributed prolifically to furthering the cause of paediatric cardiac care through over a hundred research publications in national and international journals, authoring sections in medical books on paediatric and neonatal cardiac surgery and travelling to cities across India and abroad to deliver lectures. He has been the founder President of Asia-Pacific Paediatric Cardiac Society and has been President of Paediatric Cardiac Society of India. He is currently Editor of the Indian Journal of Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery. He is a permanent member of the Steering Committee of the World Congress of Paediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery, and governing councillor of the World Society of Congenital Heart Surgery and the Asian Society of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons. He is an invited international member of the American Association of Thoracic Surgeons He is involved in many charities for underprivileged children, most notably the 'Gift of Life' program of Rotary International. During his academic career Dr. Iyer has won many awards. Some of these are the Institute Gold Medal for Best Graduate of the year at MBBS examination, Sorel Catherine Friemna Prize for proficiency in Paediatrics, Pfizer Postgraduate Medical Award, Gold Medal and Scroll of Honour, Hira Lal Gold Medal for being the best postgraduate in General Surgery. He was awarded the Doppler award for best paper at the Sixth International Symposium on Echocardiography in Cardiac Surgery held in Washington D.C. in 1994. He has been designated Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary International Foundation for humanitarian services for children. Speciality Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery Interest Surgical treatment of all forms of congenital heart disease in newborns to adults, simple or complex. Expertise in surgery for complex transpositions, late presenting CHD, pulmonary hypertension and complex neonatal surgery. Personal Interest : Music & Reading Clinical Achievments Started the first dedicated pediatric cardiac program in Northern India at FEHI in 1995 Completed 10,000 surgeries for congenital heart disease at FEHI since 1995. Career experience of over 13,000 surgeries for congenital heart disease. Performed the first successful rapid two stage arterial switch operation (1991) and the first successful double switch operation (1993) in the country. First to generate internationally comparable outcomes in neonatal and infant cardiac surgery and surgery for complex congenital heart disease. Have helped set up many pediatric cardiac programs within the country and in other countries like Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia and Nepal. Recognized internationally for creating a model for delivery of high class pediatric care in an environment of limited resources. Previous Experience Faculty member in CTVS department of AIIMS, New Delhi and left as Additional Professor. Set up the Paediatric cardiac program there and was involved in the training of several cardiac surgeons. Secured National Merit Scholarship for the year 1971 - 1972 for meritorious performance in the Indian School Certificate examination. Awarded Ganpatrao Chittre Scholarship for securing second rank in the Inter-Science examination of the Bombay University in April, 1972. Awarded Institute Gold Medal for Best Graduate of the year at the MBBS examination in Dec.1977. Secured following awards in All India Institute of Medical Sciences between 1973 and1977. Institute Merit Awards for securing highest grades in the following subjects. Anatomy Physiology Biochemistry Forensic Medicine General Surgery Obstetrics &Gynaecology Sardari Lal Kalra Gold Medal for proficiency in Microbiology in May 1976. Institute Merit Scholarship. Sorel Catherine Frieman Prize for proficiency in Paediatrics in Dec.1977. Pfizer Postgraduate Medical award, Gold Medal and Scroll of Honour in 1979. Hira Lal Gold Medal for being the best postgraduate in General Surgery in Dec.1981. Selected on merit amongst worldwide applicants to attend a workshop on Basic aspects of Cardiac Surgery organized by the International School of Medical Sciences, Ettore Majorana, in Erice, Italy in March, 1983. Recommended for honours at the M.Ch. examination in Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery held in Dec. 1984. Awarded the Doppler award for best paper at the Sixth International Symposium on Echocardiography in Cardiac Surgery, held in Washington D.C. in Nov.1994. Awarded a Citation and Certificate of Appreciation for distinguished service and outstanding contribution to EHIRC
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Dr. K Iyer is an experienced Cardiologist in Okhla, Delhi. He has been a practicing Cardiologist for 39 years. He studied and completed MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Cardio Thoracic Surgery. He is currently practising at Escorts Heart Institute & Research Centre Ltd in Okhla, Delhi. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. K Iyer on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - All India Institute of Medical Sciences - 1978
MS - General Surgery - All India Institute of Medical Sciences - 1981
MCh - Cardio Thoracic Surgery - All India Institute of Medical Sciences - 1984

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Tips on family history of high cholesterol

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Premature heart disease is when heart disease occurs before 55 years in men and 65 years in women. In premature heart disease, the prevalence of dyslipidemia (high cholesterol levels without symptoms) is 75-85%.

Fifty-four percent of all patients with premature heart disease and 70% of those with a lipid abnormality have a familial disorder. Hence, a screening test for lipids is recommended for first-degree relatives of patients with myocardial infarction, particularly if premature. Screening should begin with a standard lipid profile and if normal, further testing should be done for lp (a) and apolipoproteins b and a-i.

About 25% patients with premature heart disease and a normal standard lipid profile will have an abnormality in lp (a) or apo b. Elevated apo a-1 and hdl are likewise associated with reduced chd risk.

First-degree relatives are brothers, sisters, father, mother; second-degree relatives refer to aunts, uncles, grandparents, nieces, or nephews and third-degree relatives refer to first cousins, siblings, or siblings of grandparents.

Familial hypercholesterolemia (fh) is a genetic disorder, characterized by high cholesterol, specifically very high ldl (" bad cholesterol") levels and premature heart disease. Patients may develop premature cardiovascular disease at the age of 30 to 40. Heterozygous fh is a common genetic disorder, occurring in 1: 500 people in most countries. Homozygous fh is much rarer, occurring in 1 in a million births. Heterozygous fh is normally treated with drugs. Homozygous fh often does not respond to medical therapy and may require apheresis or liver transplant.

To detect familial high cholesterol levels, a universal screening must be done at age 16. The cholesterol levels in heterozygous patients are between 350 to 500 mg/dl, and in homozygous, the levels are between 700 to 1, 200 mg/dl.
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Air pollution can raise blood pressure

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Air pollution can raise blood pressure
Breathing polluted air for even two hours can increase blood pressure, potentially raising the risk of cardiovascular disease in those exposed to smog,

In susceptible patients, this small increase may actually be able to trigger a heart attack or stroke. In the study, which appeared in a recent issue of the journal hypertension, researchers tested 83 people as they breathed levels of air pollution similar to those in an urban city near a roadway. The air pollution caused diastolic pressure, the lower number in a blood pressure reading -- to rise within two hours. Blood vessels were impaired for as long as 24 hours. Tests showed that microscopic particles in the air, rather than ozone gases, caused the rise in blood pressure and impaired blood vessel function. If there is a high forecast for air pollution levels, then those with heart disease, diabetes or lung disease should avoid unnecessary outdoor activity.

Blood vessels were impaired for as long as 24 hours. Tests showed that microscopic particles in the air, rather than ozone gases, caused the rise in blood pressure and impaired blood vessel function. If air pollution levels are forecasted to be high, those with heart disease, diabetes or lung disease should avoid unnecessary outdoor activity.
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Sometimes I got too much pain in my heart pls tell me what happened to it and how it is cure?

B.Sc(hons), Physics, B.H.M.S., PGDIT (software Engg)
Homeopath, Delhi
Sometimes I got too much pain in my heart pls tell me what happened to it and how it is cure?
Medicine german reckeweg kali bichrom 200, single dose (4-5 drops in mouth) morning. Food mixed fruit juice daily evening. Please continue treatment.
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Hi I am 30 years old. Sometimes I got chest pain. Could you tell me reason behind it.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
Hi I am 30 years old. Sometimes I got chest pain. Could you tell me reason behind it.
take aciloc 150 mg 2 times a day for 2 weeks. do ecg, x ray chest pa . inform report. consult physician.
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What things we should take care so we should not have heart problem at later stage of life.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
What things we should take care so we should not have heart problem at later stage of life.
daily morning walks of atleast 30 min . drink plenty of fluids daily to avoid blood clot formation in the blood vessels take lots of fresh fruits in diet avoid too much fast foods,ghee etc
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If husband having high BP and Sugar, so that lady hav problem to conceive or baby also impact with those issues. And this is also harmful to the lady to be pregnant in age of 38.-------------i put this question but getting 2-3 answers as 1 Dr. Is saying yes but another is saying no. To whom I go with. please suggest.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Sultanpur
If husband having high BP and Sugar, so that lady hav problem to conceive or baby also impact with those issues. And ...
Mam, if husband has bp and sugar, this is not going to disturb wife's pregnancy. If she is healthy. But because these diseases have genetic connection it may carry to child. There are many more factors can cause bp and sugar. So please don't worry about this. 38 years is not unsafe to carry pregnancy, a monitoring may be required.
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I am having suffering from chest pain, problem in taking breath since last one month. Please tell me wat to do?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am having suffering from chest pain, problem in taking breath since last one month.
Please tell me wat to do?
For pain take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and get your vital parameters of the body checked from a nearby doctor and revert with findings.
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Hi, my mother hving ldl cholesterol problem and last 3 months shes taking medicine to control but no such thing can control till yet and now shes having lots of paining in her left leg. Please suggest what she have to do for curing.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Hi, my mother hving ldl cholesterol problem and last 3 months shes taking medicine to control but no such thing can c...
Hello dear High triglycerides and cholesterol can cause atherosclerotic heart disease or narrowed coronary arteries in the heart can cause the symptoms of angina, when theheart muscle is not provided with enough oxygen to function. Decreased blood supply to the brain may be due to narrowed small arteries in the brain or because the larger carotidarteries in the neck may become blocked. This can result in a transient ischmic attack or stroke. Peripheral artery disease describes gradual narrowing of the arteries that supply the legs. During exercise , if the legs do not get enough blood supply, they can develop pain , called claudication . Other arteries in the body may also be affected by plaque buildup causing them to narrow, including the mesenteric arteries to the intestine and the renal arteries to the kidney. Change life style .do meditation,yoga, Go walk daily, do any one physically activity daily i.e.play any game., Avoid fast foods,oily foods,junk foods,alcohol,smoking,fatty foods, non-veg.,avoid stress,take plenty of water in day time. And 1 glass of water before bed at night. use flax oil, omega-3 fatty meal or cap., take .green veg., whole grain. garlic,. Take anti cholesterol medicines .
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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Supplements may cut ldl in older women

Postmenopausal women taking calcium and vitamin d supplements had improved lipid profiles with those taking placebo as reported in a study published in the journal menopause.

In an analysis of data from the women?s health initiative, the level of ldl cholesterol was lower by an average of 4.46 mg/dl in the women on active treatment reported peter f. Schnatz, do, of reading hospital in pennsylvania.

In addition, higher levels of 25?hydroxyvitamin d3 (25 (oh) d3) were associated with higher levels of hdl cholesterol and lower levels of ldl cholesterol and triglycerides.
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I have pressure 130/90 and my age is 24+, I am worry about that. What should I do now?

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I have pressure 130/90 and my age is 24+, I am worry about that. What should I do now?
Dear, To control or maintan BP normal there are some instructions are given below: •Do not take salt in high amount or try to avoid it because high sodium level increase BP. • Eat less amount of pickle and fast food, fast food contain high sodium. • Avoid drinking alcohol and smoking. • Take less amount of coffee and tea both increase BP. • Drink 8 to 10 glass of water daily • Do exercise daily, running and long walk. • Take 6 to 8 hrs of sleep daily. Do not take too much stress. • Do long breathing pranayams daily for 10 - 15 minutes. It will reduce your stress level in your body. • Avoid taking too much fat foods such as butter, cheese, ghee. • Eat healthy diet such as green leafy vegetables, fruits. Eat an apple daily.
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I am a 27 years old male. I have a tightness inside the heart and back pain while walk. My face will be swollen after I get up from the bed. I went for ECO, ECG, Thread mill test etc and cardiologist told me that my heart is perfectly fine. Do I have to go for angiogram and a test my kidneys because the back pain is also suffering me a lot.

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Physiotherapist, Delhi
I am a 27 years old male. I have a tightness inside the heart and back pain while walk. My face will be swollen after...
Dear Mr. Lybrate-user, you say that you have been checked for any cardiac issues by a cardiologist so I shall rule out that. The back pain and the swelling of the face are suggestive of some problem in your kidneys. If you see swelling in your limbs as well you should see a nephrologist.
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. I checked uric acid ,cholesterol, sugar and thyroid. All results are normal .but still having pain on foot arch after rest. What to be done to get rid. Of pain.

MBBS
General Physician,
. I checked uric acid ,cholesterol, sugar and thyroid. All results are normal .but still having pain on foot arch aft...
First of all reduce work time and make elevated leg during sleep time and take calcium foods more.
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I am 30 Years old suffering from high blood pressure and headache, tiredness from last 1 and 1/2 years. Further my nature also change significantly like increase in angriness, got irritate immediately. I had not take any medicine. Generally all test reports are ok. But I feel sick from inside.

BHMS, CGO
Homeopath, Pune
I am 30 Years old suffering from high blood pressure and headache, tiredness from last 1 and 1/2 years. Further my na...
Types of High Blood Pressure There are two main types of high blood pressure: primary and secondary high blood pressure. Primary High Blood Pressure Primary, or essential, high blood pressure is the most common type of high blood pressure. This type of high blood pressure tends to develop over years as a person ages. Secondary High Blood Pressure Secondary high blood pressure is caused by another medical condition or use of certain medicines. This type usually resolves after the cause is treated or removed. first to find out the type of your High BP , headache is common with high BP . Diet Plan - eating fruits, vegetables, and whole grains low-fat dairy products, lean meats, fish, and nuts eliminating foods that are high in saturated fats, such as processed foods, full-fat dairy products, and fatty meats It also helps to cut back on desserts and sweetened beverages, such as soda and fruit punch. Keeping your sodium intake to a minimum is vital for lowering blood pressure. Do all these things seriously you get the good result For Permanent cure , homeopathic Treatment is safe and effective , for this you can contact me through lybrate. for feeling sick - use alfa alfa tonic - two times a day before meal.
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How to prevent heart attack or heart block, how to prevent LDL cholesterol, how to increase HDL cholesterol, how to improve heart health,

MD PULMONARY, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
How to prevent heart attack or heart block, how to prevent LDL cholesterol, how to increase HDL cholesterol, how to i...
Maintain weight, exercise regularly, diet which should be of polyunsaturated fat, protien, and carbohydrate and regular health check up
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I am feeling a little bit of pain in my chest along with headache (sometimes severe), tiredness and since last week gas problem as well. What should I do? Please help me out.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am feeling a little bit of pain in my chest along with headache (sometimes severe), tiredness and since last week g...
Dear lybrateuser, -at your age your problems could be due acidity, anxiety, stress or sedentary life -avoid spicy, fried & junk food, have fresh homemade food, have 4-5 small meals rather than 3 large meals, can have snacks inbetween meals, do not skip meals, have meals at regular timings, have dinner 2-3 hrs before bedtime -take syrup gelusil 2 teaspoonful half an hour after every meal -have a well balanced diet with food items from all the food groups, have 7-8 glasses of water per day for good hydration as this will help in avoiding tiredness & lethargy -do regular exercises, walking, jogging, cycling for 20-30 min also include yoga & deep breathing for 5-10 min in your daily routine -sleep well for 7-8 hrs in the night, keep your sleep & wake up time fixed. -
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My mother is having problem of high Blood pressure, asthma & she is also diabetic, she is taking medicines from past ten years but still sometimes she faces problems. Like weakness & anxiety.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
My mother is having problem of high Blood pressure, asthma & she is also diabetic, she is taking medicines from past ...
Mr Sanjay, All the three conditions need to be in proper control with appropriate drugs, then only the patient is in good health and shape.For diabetes and hypertension strict control of blood sugar and blood pressure is very essential. Unless all the details are made available like fasting and PP sugar levels, HbA1c%, BP readings, weight and height, drugs being taken with dosage and dietary pattern and amount of exercise done daily, it is difficult for me to give any specific suggestions. Anxious feeling is mainly due to improper control of the condition.. Apart from taking proper medications she should take a restricted diet, providing exact calories based on her ideal body weight, sugar levels, and extent of exercise. Should avoid sweets, deep fried foods, junk foods and pastries. Consume good deal of green leafy vegetables, salads and permitted fruits (100 g a day) . Her salt intake has to be restricted to 2.3 g a day. Avoid pickles and papad . Should walk for at least 45 minutes a day. This routine has to be continuously followed. If you want any specific advice then please come in a private conversation, where i can give specific suggestions.
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What is beat medicine of high blood pressure for fifty pulse patient homeophilic medicine.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
What is beat medicine of high blood pressure for fifty pulse patient homeophilic medicine.
Hi, Take Rauvolfia 1x, 2 tabs daily morning empty stomach. Drink plenty of liquids and cut down your fat, salt and sugar intake. go for a morning walk daily at least for 30 minutes. Take a sound sleep and try to avoid anger. Revert after 15 days with feedback.
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My mom having sugar& pressure. She is taking medicines apart from tat what other fruits or food can control sugar n pressure.

MBBS
General Physician, Barmer
My mom having sugar& pressure. She is taking medicines apart from  tat what other fruits or food can control sugar n ...
take apple.bt fruits have no effect on control of diabetes rather on lot consume it increases sugar level
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My friend's mother was hospitalized yesterday after some symptoms of minor heart attack. And he's very much worried. She is in ICU till now and has low BP as heart is weak to pump blood as said by doctor. She is also on insulin as she is a sugar patient. I have ICU chart with me, I can share it. Doctor is saying she is responding to treatment well but my concern is having a low BP can be a situation to worry about.

PGD Maternal Child Health, MBBS
General Physician, Akola
My friend's mother was hospitalized yesterday after some symptoms of minor heart attack. And he's very much worried. ...
Low BP is definitely a point of concern in post myocardial infarction management and is due to compromised pumping function of the left ventricle. You should have confidence in the words of the treating physician when he says she is responding to treatment. She may need continuous monitoring and treatment even after recovery, but if the attack is labelled to be minor, you should not worry too much. A direct study of her case papers may be of much help in opining.
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My angiography done on 5th December 2014, report was normal but my family Dr. started a tablet Preva AS 75, is it required in case of normal angiography report?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My angiography done on 5th December 2014, report was normal but my family Dr. started a tablet Preva AS 75, is it req...
Dear lybrateuser, - The medicine is used to prevent clotting or as a blood thinner, it could be used as a precautionary measure to avoid blood clotting if your investigations indicate - a normal angiography does not show the blood state, it indicates the state of the blood vessels - consult your doctor for further explanation as he would know the complete picture & hence the requirement.
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