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Dr. Praveer Aggarwal  - Cardiologist, Delhi

Dr. Praveer Aggarwal

MBBS, MD - Cardiology, DM - Cardiology

Cardiologist, Delhi

32 Years Experience  ·  1000 at clinic
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Dr. Praveer Agarwal, Director Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi is a nationally renowned cardiologist who has contributed extensively to the growth, development and training in th......more
Dr. Praveer Agarwal, Director Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi is a nationally renowned cardiologist who has contributed extensively to the growth, development and training in the field of Interventional Cardiology in India. He is dedicated to provide compassionate and comprehensive treatment with an aim to serve the community at large. He is one of the most versatile interventional cardiologists in India providing round the clock services, including timely management of acute heart attack patients by using various thrombectomy devices at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute. He is an expert in treating all types of blockages in coronary arteries using all techniques (Rotational atherectomy, directional atherectomy, all types of Drug Eluting Stents, intravascular ultrasound, pressure wire) depending upon merits of blockages. He is also an expert in treating blockages in peripheral arteries (Carotids, subclavious, iliacs, renals and superficial femoral arteries) and abdominal aortic aneurysm using endovascular stent grafts. Dr. Agarwal has been a distinguished faculty member in various international and national meetings and conferences. He has published approximately 100 articles, reviews and abstracts in various national and international journals. Clinical Interest/ Specialised Treatements/ Area Of Expertise Dr. Agarwal is the Director of Intervention Cardiology at Escorts Heart Institute & Research Centre, New Delhi, India. This centre is 320-beded hospital dedicated to cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery with highly active invasive and non-invasive program, emergency and intensive care facility. Dr. Agarwal and his team perform on an average 1900 angiographies and 1100 interventions every year (about 1000 coronary angioplasties). Dr. Agarwal routinely performing all types of complex angioplasties including Rotational atherectomy, Directional atherectomy, thrombectomy etc. He is also a proctor for Rotational atherectomy for last 2 years. Dr. Agarwal has attended training courses on Intervention Cardiology in some of the leading hospitals of the world including Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Western Australia and Centre Hospitalier Universitaire De Rouen, France. He is also among distinguished foreign faculty at the National Heart Foundation Hospital & Research Institute, Bangladesh.
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Dr. Praveer Aggarwal is an experienced Cardiologist in Okhla, Delhi. He has helped numerous patients in his 31 years of experience as a Cardiologist. He is a qualified MBBS, MD - Cardiology, DM - Cardiology. You can meet Dr. Praveer Aggarwal personally at Escorts Heart Institute & Research Centre Ltd in Okhla, Delhi. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Praveer Aggarwal on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - KING GEORGE'S MEDICAL COLLEGE LUCKNOW - 1986
MD - Cardiology - KING GEORGE'S MEDICAL COLLEGE LUCKNOW - 1990
DM - Cardiology - GSVM medical college Kanpur - 1993

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Chest Pain - Know The Reasons Behind It!

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MBA - Health Care Administration
General Physician, Delhi
Chest Pain - Know The Reasons Behind It!

If you thought that chest pain occurred only due to a heart-related issue like a heart attack, you are wrong. Chest pain is one of the most common reasons that people visit the emergency services and it can be caused due to problems with your heart, lungs and digestive system. 

Chest pain can be due to either of these two main reasons:

Heart- related Issues

1. Heart attacks called myocardial infarctions are very common reasons for chest pains. During a heart attack, the blood supply that serves the heart with oxygen is cut off due to plaque build-up in heart arteries causing the death of heart muscles. 

  • Other reasons for heart attacks are blood clots or torn blood vessels. 
  • Not all people having a heart attack have symptoms. Usually, people report symptoms like chest pain, upper body pain, nausea, sweating, fatigue, and trouble breathing.
  • A heart attack is a serious medical emergency for which immediate care is needed.

2. Angina pectoris is a type of chest pain that results from reduced blood flow to the heart. Low blood flow means your heart doesn’t get enough oxygen. The angina pain is often triggered by physical activity or emotional stress and feels like a vice squeezing your chest or a heavy weight on your chest. It can also spread from your chest to your neck, arms, and shoulders. Other symptoms are fatigue, dizziness and nausea and these normally last up to 15 minutes only.

3. Unstable angina which causes crushing chest pains suddenly and even when you are not doing anything strenuous is a medical emergency as it can lead to a heart attack. This usually shows that your heart, arteries are narrowing alarmingly.

Other heart-related reasons for chest pains are-

  • Mitral valve narrowing or stenosis
  • Heart arrhythmias
  • Coronary Artery disease
  • Inflammation of heart muscles or pericardium and weakening of the heart muscles. 

All of these are emergencies and need immediate medical attention to prevent a fatality.

Not Heart- related:

1. Lung conditions like Pneumonia, Bronchitis, Pulmonary embolism

  • Pneumonia is an infection in one or both lungs caused by fungi, bacteria, or viruses. It causes inflammation in your lung’s air sacs and makes them full of pus which makes it difficult to breathe and causes chest pains, amongst other debilitating symptoms.
  • Bronchitis is an inflammation of your bronchial tubes. It can be chronic or acute and it can cause a cough with mucus and chest pains. 
  • Pulmonary embolism is a blood clot that occurs in the lungs. It can go on to damage parts of your lung due to limited blood flow. Apart from this, it can also decrease oxygen levels in the blood and affect other organs. 

It can be life-threatening due to permanent lung damage. The most common symptom of a pulmonary embolism is gradual or sudden shortness of breath

There is also- 

  • bluish skin tone 
  • anxiety
  • fainting
  • hest pain that extends into your arm, jaw, neck, and shoulder
  • lightheadedness

2. Rib cage inflammation or Costochondritis is also known as Tietze’s syndrome. It is an inflammation of the cartilage in the rib cage. Patients experience chest pain in the upper and middle rib area on either side of the body due to this. The pain can also radiate to the back or the abdomen, getting worse if you move, stretch, or breathe deeply.

3. Food pipe disease or Esophagitis is any inflammation or irritation of the oesophagus, a tube that sends food from your throat down to your stomach.

Common causes of food pipe disease are acid reflux or GERD and bacterial or viral infections. 

GERD- This condition occurs when the stomach contents and acids back up into the oesophagus. This causes chest pain that can mimic a heart disease. There may also be oesophagal spasms due to GERD. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Hi My mom's age is 55. She suffering from high blood pressor which is goes to 180/135. She take a medicine Amlokind AT. But no any positive response when her BP goes to 180/135 she said "legs and hand kaam karna band kar rahe hai aur chakkar aa raha hai" what I can do? please give me positive response thanks.

DNB Cardiology, MD, Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology
Cardiologist, Mysore
Hi My mom's age is 55. She suffering from high blood pressor which is goes to 180/135. She take a medicine Amlokind A...
Dear lybrate-user A BP of 180/135 mm hg may be recording by your personal automatic bp machine. This may be a little exaggerated, however the recordings are definitely high. You definitely need to visit a cardiologist and to alter the medications dosages or change medicines after ruling other associated kidney or heart related causes. Low salt diet is a must. But do visit a doctor for further review.
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My aunt is suffering with bp, how should bp can get control apart from taking medicine with our daily diet, advise diet which can useful in control of bp.

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
My aunt is suffering with bp, how should bp can get control apart from taking medicine with our daily diet, advise di...
Dietary and other lifestyle changes can help you control and prevent high blood pressure. Eating a diet that is rich in whole grains, fruits, vegetables and low-fat dairy products and skimps on saturated fat and cholesterol can lower your blood pressure by up to 14 mm hg. This eating plan is known as the dietary approaches to stop hypertension (dash) diet. Get plenty of potassium, which can help prevent and control high blood pressure. Eat less saturated fat and total fat. If you're overweight, losing even 3 kgs can lower your blood pressure. Strive for at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day. I being a both a registered dietitian (rd) and doctor have been successfully helping patients with their problems through a holistic approach using customized therapeutic diet and medications. I will also suggest home remedies. Do reply back for private consultation for rx.
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I am male, 62 years old, employed. Diabetic & hypertensive. Been using Valium 10 tablets every night (1 or 2 or 3 at a time). Got addicted. Please help me to get rid of this addiction. Thanks.

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I am male, 62 years old, employed. Diabetic & hypertensive. Been using Valium 10 tablets every night (1 or 2 or 3 at ...
Hi controlling the diet and walks is the best way to stay off the medicines. Include fibre rich foods, complex carbohydrates, more vegetables and protein rich foods. Walking daily will help the body utilise insulin in a better way thanks.
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Checked bp 3 times with in 5 minutes on Omron device. Readings are as follows. 1.157/92 pulse 95 2.137/87 pulse 97 3.127/84 pulse95 Could not understand the reasons for variation. Please advice how to consider the reading.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS - Physician )
Cardiologist, Delhi
Checked bp 3 times with in 5 minutes on Omron device. Readings are as follows.
1.157/92 pulse 95
2.137/87 pulse 97
3....
Try getting your machine caliberated, sometimes due to lack of caliberation this can happen. And ideally there should be a gap of 5-10 mins between consecutive BP readings.
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Whenever I think of some diseases the same symptoms come in my body. I become really worried about my health and also my heart stars beating fast. It started when I read some of the article related to disease online.

Fellowship In Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
Whenever I think of some diseases the same symptoms come in my body. I become really worried about my health and also...
Helllo please do not panic google or health article are there to help your understanding about a particular disease. These things cannot diagnose a disease so do not trust google etc consult a doctor whenever you feel any problem in your body.
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Hello sir am vishal &i want to know about the reason of pain in the chest at left side.

Fellowship in Endocrinology, DNB (FM),National Board of Examinations, MD Physician
General Physician, Delhi
Hello sir am vishal &i want to know about the reason of pain in the chest at left side.
Hello lybrate user, chest pain left sided can be cardiac or non cardiac. Here I try to enumerate some. 1. Myocardial infarction (heart attack) 2. Cardiac ischemia. 3. Angina pectoris. 4. Intercostal neuralgia. 5. Costochondritis. 6. Chronic and short-term ailments in the respiratory tract can cause left side chest pain. Some of the most common conditions are asthma, bronchitis, cancer, lung abscess, pneumonia, and tuberculosis. 7. Acidity, gas and heartburn. 8. Left pectoral strain athletes and those involved in contact sports or strenuous exercises. 8. Pleuritis. When the lining of the lung becomes inflamed. 9. Hiatal hernia. 10. Lifestyle. Stress, obesity, and diabetes may be the cause of left side chest pain.
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I have been suffering from blood pressure. I would like to know how I can reduce it. I smoke one cigarette a day.

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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 and excessive salt consumption. Treatment is available, safe and without side effects in biochemic system of medication. Consult me in private.
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