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Balloon Angioplasty Procedure
Treatment of Hip Disorders
Prevention of Blockage, Atherosclerosis & Heart At
Holistic Heart Wellness & Health Care - Ayurveda
Mitral Valve Replacement Surgery
Cerebral Palsy Treatment
Vascular Surgery Treatment
Treatment of Blockage, Atherosclerosis & Heart Att
Cardiac Ablation Procedure
Coronary Bypass Surgery
Carotid Angioplasty And Stenting Procedure
Cardiac Catheterization Procedure
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Angioplasty Stent Surgery
Preventing Stent Surgeries
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In Nov 2015 I have undergone angioplasty with 2 stents and prescribed with medicines such as storvas, nitrocontin, plavix, cardace, etc. And advised to go for another angio for one more block. Except at the time of overstrain, otherwise works normal everyday. Recently gone for checkup and except treadmill all other tests like ECG, Echo, Blood etc. Are normal. Is it necessary to for going for another angio or is there any additional medicine that can reduce the block. Pls advise. Tks.
I have chest pain since 5 months because of acidity. I never eat spicy foods. I took so many medicines but pain is not relief .pls give me suggestion how to reduce heartburn or chest pain completely. Which food is better to reduce this pain.
Ways To Ensure A Good Health Of The Heart:
The Magnitude of the problem:
A 45-year-old man wakes up at 4.30 a.m and complains that he feels some discomfort in the chest, it may be “gas”, he surmises. His wife says we can go to the doctor after breakfast, drink some water and go to sleep. He went to sleep never to wake up; this is a real-life incident.
The leading cause of death in India is coronary heart disease. Added to this is a significant burden of congenital heart diseases, rheumatic heart disease, degenerative heart disease and arrhythmia-related cardiac problems.
The burden of heart disease is rising rapidly in India with the westernisation of our diet/reduced physical activity and a genetic predisposition to develop blockages in the blood vessels.
We have a high incidence of diabetes/hypertension/central obesity which contributes to coronary artery disease at a younger age and more severe disease as compared to a Caucasian/Chinese/African population.
Action to be taken -
Awareness: As a doctor, the most important problem faced is one of suspicion and denial. People are unable to accept that one of them or a dear one can possibly develop a heart attack. "He was fine till 2 hours ago", is the usual refrain. Unfortunately, most heart attacks happen suddenly. ”Time is Muscle” - the sooner you treat the better are the outcomes. Going from one hospital to another in an emergency wastes precious time. One should go to the nearest facility which is equipped to handle these situations.
In chronic conditions, there is enough time and scope for multiple opinions and hospital visits.
Prevention: The old adage prevention is better than cure is very appropriate in this context.
Ischaemic heart disease occurs due to plaque formation in the coronary arteries. It cannot be attributed to one single cause but is usually due to multiple risk factors.
Some of them are modifiable and therefore more relevant. These are,
The Non-modifiable risk factors are:
- Family history
- Ethnicity (Indians are more prone than Caucasians/Chinese/ Japanese)
Diabetes: Diabetics are 3-5 times more prone than non-diabetics to develop IHD. It is important that people with diabetes should have their cholesterol levels checked and treated appropriately. Good blood sugar control has also been associated with lesser cardiac events.
Smoking: Smokers have a 3-5 fold higher risk of IHD. They develop blockages at a younger age and have a higher propensity to develop plaque rupture and acute heart attacks. SMOKING CESSATION is the single most important health intervention that can be done with least cost to the individual.
Hypertension: All individuals should know their blood pressures and check it periodically. High blood pressure is a silent killer as it is mostly asymptomatic and inflicts damage gradually. All individuals should know their blood pressure and should be treated appropriately if it is high.
Physical Inactivity: With the advance in technology and availability of gadgets for every need, physical inactivity has become rampant. Lack of physical activity causes diabetes/hypertension/ high cholesterol and increased risk of heart attacks.
The moderate physical activity of 30- 45 minutes are recommended to maintain a healthy heart.
Obesity: Obesity is a rising pandemic in Asian countries and all efforts should be done from childhood to avoid obesity. Obese individuals have a much higher likelihood of hypertension, diabetes and heart disease. Non-alcoholic Steatotic hepatitis, osteoarthritis, sleep apnoea are some of the other drawbacks of obesity.
Cholesterol: High cholesterol is a major cause of heart disease. Checking one's cholesterol values at least once in
5 years and taking remedial action (Lifestyle changes and/ or medications) is a very important step in reducing heart disease.
When should I seek medical attention?
- Chest pain - Whenever one develops central chest pain which may radiate to either arm, throat or back. When the pain increases on eexertion. When the pain is associated with sweating, giddiness or loss of consciousness. Rarely heart attacks can present as abdominal pain and vomiting.
- Breathlessness - Breathlessness on exertion or on lying down may be a symptom of heart disease.
- Palpitations - Exertional palpitations or sudden onset palpitations with giddiness or loss of consciousness may be a symptom of heart disease.
Easy fatiguability can be a symptom of heart disease.
Bluish extremities, Loss of consciousness can be due to heart-related problems.
Any of the above-mentioned symptoms should alert one to a possibility of heart disease.
My heart is block form 4 days they are class what should I do like when nose will closed something like that. please give me best thank you.
SOB is high and spo2 is 78 chest pain abdomen swelling since 2 days pulse rate is 112 mucus is formed not easy remove.
Dear Dr. Myself aged 33. I have high BP problem since last many years. I do consume proper medication. But some time I feel giddy. What should I do?
Can this nimodex tablets be used by the patients of hypertension or we can say having blood pressure problem.
My mother is 69 ear old having diabetes more than 20 years, also has BP creatine 1.07. What to do. Please advise.
Once the heart surgery is complete, the initial recovery process from the wounds and incisions can take almost two months. The doctor will give you instructions on how to take care of yourself post-surgery so you recuperate faster and be back in the pink of health.
Road to recovery
- The first step is to take care of the wounds; make sure that you keep the area of the incision dry. Avoid taking baths for the first few days. If you notice any sign of infection such as redness around the area, pus oozing out or high fever, then do not waste time consult a doctor. Experiencing symptoms such as the breastbone shifting and cracking when you move should not be disregarded at all.
- Post-surgical pain is another area that you need to address. The area adjoining the incision can be painful till the first few weeks pass and there may be pain and stiffness in the surrounding muscles as well. In case of a bypass surgery, the legs may hurt if the veins from the legs were used as grafts. The pain and the soreness will recede with time.
- Avoid heavy activity for the first two months post-surgery. Start with small tasks, and gradually build up your activity levels so that the body gets used to it. Avoid activities such as standing for 15 minutes or more at the same place and lifting heavy things. Make sure to consult your physiotherapist before you start with light exercises such as walking.
- The recovery process also depends on the type of food you eat; because eating healthy food can certainly rev up the recovery process. Initially, you may not feel like eating much, so get your appetite up in a gradual manner. It is best to avoid any junk meal at this point in time as that can adversely affect your body’s metabolism even further. It is important that you get the required amount of rest so that your body can recuperate. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!