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Dr. Savitri Shrivastava  - Cardiologist, Delhi

Dr. Savitri Shrivastava

MD - Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Fellowship - Paediatric Cardiology

Cardiologist, Delhi

56 Years Experience  ·  1000 at clinic
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Dr. Savitri Shrivastava's main areas of interest have been in Paediatric and Congenital Heart Diseases, Echocardiography and Non Coronary Interventions. She has many firsts to her name: ......more
Dr. Savitri Shrivastava's main areas of interest have been in Paediatric and Congenital Heart Diseases, Echocardiography and Non Coronary Interventions. She has many firsts to her name: Establishment of the section of Echocardiography at AIIMS, New Delhi and brought it at par with the world class Echocardiography laboratories Formation of Indian Academy of Echocardiography as the Founder President of the Society in 1995. Initiation of non-coronary interventions at AIIMS The technique of Balloon Dilation of the Atrial Septum was described for the first time in the world by her in 1988. Establishment of the department of Paediatric cardiology and CHD at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute in 1995, which is now well known in India and abroad Formulation of a Paediatric cardiology-training programme, approved by the National Medical Board. Started Paediatric Cardiac Society of India, as the founder President in 1998 Speciality Paediatric Cardiology Previous Experience Professor and Head of the Department of Cardiology, SGPGIMS Lucknow (July 1992 to June 1995) Professor of Cardiology at AIIMS, New Delhi (April 1992 to June 1995) Additional Professor of Cardiology, AIIMS, New Delhi (January 1983 to April 1992) Assistant Professor, Cardiology AIIMS, New Delhi (Dec 1977 to 1982) Fellow in Paediatric Cardiology at University of Minnesota, Minneapolis,. USA. (October 1975 to September 1976) Research Associate, United Hospitals St. Paul Minnesota, USA. Miller Division (April 1975 to Sept 1975) Lecturer, Department of Cardiology AIIMS, New Delhi (November 1972 to November 1977) Post-Doctoral Student, DM (Cardiology),Department of Cardiology AIIMS, New Delhi (July 1969 to December 1971) Registrar, Department of Cardiology, AIIMS (July 1969 to November 1972) Army Medical Corps (September 1960 to September 1967), this includes serving during two emergencies G.D.M.O. - 3 Yrs. Graded physicians - 4 years. Post Graduate Student (M.D. Med) GRM College, Gwalior (1958 to 1960) Causality Medical Officer , J.A group of Hospitals, Gwalior (January 1959 to September 1960) Clinical Assistant in Medicine, J.A Group of Hospitals, Gwalior. (July 1958 to December 1958) House Physician, Department of Medicine, J.A Group of Hospitals, Gwalior (January 1958 to June 1958). House Physician, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, J.A Group of Hospitals Gwalior (June 57 to December 1957).
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Dr. Savitri Shrivastava is a renowned Cardiologist in Okhla, Delhi. You can visit her at Escorts Heart Institute & Research Centre Ltd in Okhla, Delhi. Book an appointment online with Dr. Savitri Shrivastava and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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MD - Medicine - Vikram University, GRM College - 1961
DM - Cardiology - All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India - 1971
Fellowship - Paediatric Cardiology - University of Minnesota, USA - 1976

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Stroke Due to Hypertension - What Should be done About it?

MD, MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
Stroke Due to Hypertension - What Should be done About it?

High blood pressure, which is often a result of hypertension, is the leading risk factor for a stroke, which in turn leads to severe and long-term disability, including death. Managing your blood-sugar levels is the most critical thing you can do to lessen your risk of a stroke, and you should leave no stone unturned in keeping your blood pressure at optimum levels.

What causes a stroke

A stroke, which is often referred to as a brain attack, takes place when the supply of blood to a particular region of the brain is cut off. The brain cells which are deprived of the oxygen and glucose die, and when the ailment is not caught early, a permanent damage to the brain can follow.

How is high blood pressure related to a stroke

Uncontrolled blood pressure levels can increase the risk of a stroke by about four to six times. With the passage of time, hypertension causes atherosclerosis as well as hardening of major arteries. This often results in blockages of small blood vessels present in the brain. With high blood pressure for a long period of time, the blood vessels of the brain become weak and burst. This way the risk of a stroke is directly related to the high levels of blood pressure.

What can you do to keep your blood pressure under control

There is a  lot you can do to keep the chance of a stroke at bay. But the first thing you should try doing is keeping your blood pressure level normal. Some simple lifestyle changes can help you to lead a risk-free life and therefore, you should first aim at shedding off those extra pounds along your waistline.

In general, a man with a waistline measuring over 40 inches and a woman with that over 35 inches is at a higher risk of suffering from high blood pressure as well as a stroke. You should exercise regularly for at least half an hour and eat a well-regulated diet loaded with fibre, proteins, potassium and Omega-3 fatty acids. Stay away from junk food and maintain a food diary where you can jot down your honest food habits.

It is very important to lower down your high blood pressure in order to avoid risks of stroke. But if you fail to do so even after following a healthy routine, then it is crucial to consult a doctor who can help you by prescribing medications that are right for your medical condition.

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What's my or my family member's diagnosis? Is the heart failure mild? Moderate? Severe? What should we expect within the next few weeks, months and years? How is the condition likely to progress?

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
What's my or my family member's diagnosis? Is the heart failure mild? Moderate? Severe? What should we expect within ...
We are doctors and humans too, do not want to become or act god. Mild failure can be helped so that it does not become severe, moderate failure can be prevented from becoming severe. There are good medicines + lifestyle modifications. Do write the severity and specific symptoms.
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I am 49 year old I am diabetic from last five year triglyceride is 251 and bp 110-180 mas per my physician glimisave -m2 Novastat- Tejlock am.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
I am 49 year old I am diabetic from last five year triglyceride is 251 and bp 110-180 mas per my physician glimisave ...
You can take cholestrinum 3x / 4 tabs thrice a day for one month. Keep regular walking with exercises at least half an hour in the morning and half an hour at evening. Try to avoid spicy food, oily food, junk food in any form. Revert back after one month with feedback.
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Hi I want to ask about my husband's LDL cholesterol. When we checked in March it was 600 mg/dl. So doctor prescribed tablet called crestor (10 mg. Then after 3 months we repeated the test it was 420 mg/dl. So we stopped the medicine and tried home remedies and ayurvedic drug called arjunarishta. Yesterday we repeated the test it is 915 mg/dl. Can you please suggest the medicine and proper diet? His age is 32 years. Weight 80. Height 5 feet 7 inches. And what fruits can be taken please help me out. As I have heard it leads to heart attack. Please please help me out. Thanks.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology, Cardiac Device Specialist (CCDS - Physician )
Cardiologist, Delhi
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I want to ask about my husband's LDL cholesterol. When we checked in March it was 600 mg/dl. So doctor prescribed ...
If LDL cholesterol has been as high as you have mentioned and it is now 900 mg/dl then you need to understand a few things - 1) In indian scenario safe limit of LDL is 110 mg/dl or less a value more than this increases the risk of heart attack and the higher it gets the higher the risk. 2) This value is too high and according to the weight and height you have mentioned he is overweight also, so your husband's full lipid profile as well as medical work up should be done to understand why is he having such a high value. So please consult a cardiologist for tests like ecg, echo, liver function test, Kidney function test, TMT etc risk factor evaluation etc and starting of treatment 3) The dose of crestor given in march was inadequate for such a high LDL value. Maximum dose should have been started. And you should start it now without any delay. 4) In addition to medicines You should also begin with lifestyle changes like - eating a healthy diet both for weight loss and cholesterol control (Take a dietician consult for a diet chart), daily brisk walking, start slowly and increase to 40-45 mins per day, quit smoking and alcohol. But it is very important that you get your husband evaluated and treatment started by a cardiologist as early as possible. So please don't delay in seeking medical help and treatment. Take care.
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I open my shop early in the morning and till late night then my job is very hectic then I have high blood pressure and sugar. Please help me to reduce my weight and have good physical shape of my body.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I open my shop early in the morning and till late night then my job is very hectic then I have high blood pressure an...
Best way to reduce fat is exercise and diet control....take pranacharya medohar rasayn twice a day....medohar guggul 2-2 twice a day....and pranacharya slim capsule 1-1 twice a day...avoid junk food...oily food...fermented food..alcohol consumption..sugar....milk products and sweets....take oats and cereals more..and do pranayama early in the morning and walk for atleast 45 minutes a day...and do exercises....dont sleep immediately after taking meal...
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I take medicin for hypertension. Olmy 40. It works for me but last few days my bp is not within control. It's 160/100 on average. I am talking olmy 40 regularly. Any suggestion?

Diploma - Diploma - OLO - Rhino-Laryngology
Acupuncturist, Indore
Learn acupressure it will only b best for you take amla juice n honey raw garlic n flaxseed will b gud for u.
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When I lie down at night with my head on my pillow I can hear my heart beating loudly that I cannot get to sleep. I have borderline high blood pressure, could that be it?

MBBS
General Physician, Malappuram
When I lie down at night with my head on my pillow I can hear my heart beating loudly that I cannot get to sleep. I h...
Hi dear, if still you have any queries consult me. Good luck read below. It is very common to sense your heart beat while lying in bed - rarely is it anything serious, but certainly this sensation will be aggravated if your blood pressure is high. If your blood pressure is normal, it most likely is not a cause of concern. It may also be intensified by any heightened" catecholamine" release (for example, adrenaline) state, such as caffeine consumption, anxiety, fear, etc.
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My cholesterol level is 230 and not taking any medicines for this. I am taking fruits and other natural items to control naturally. Is this level is consider to be serious or is this OK? Pls advice.

BHMS
Homeopath, Navi Mumbai
My cholesterol level is 230 and not taking any medicines for this. I am taking fruits and other natural items to cont...
Normal cholesterol range is different for different age. Moreover, not every cholesterol is bad. You have made a better choice by making lifestyle changes. Keep doing it. Also add meditation and pranayam. You will be fine.
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My age is 27, I am Male. I'm suffering from small pain in my heart. May I know the reason? Or Get some suggestions to get rid of these pains. Thanks in advance.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My age is 27, I am Male. I'm suffering from small pain in my heart. May I know the reason? Or Get some suggestions to...
Dear Lybrateuser, - At your age your pain could be due to acidity, anxiety or sedentary habit - avoid fried, spicy & junk food - chew your food well, do not skip meals, have meals on time, have 4-5 small meals rather than three large meals, have dinner 2-3 hrs before bedtime - have syrup gelusil, 2 teaspoonful three times a day half an hour after meals - have 7-8 glasses of water for proper digestion - do regular exercise including yoga & deep breathing for 5-10 min in the morning to keep your body & mind fit.
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I am 45 years old, recently I have done my lipid profile. My ldl is 154, hdl is 69, total cholesterol & tryglycerides are within normal limit, what should I do immidiately to reduce ldl?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 45 years old, recently I have done my lipid profile. My ldl is 154, hdl is 69, total cholesterol & tryglycerides...
high 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. Avoid fast foods,oily foods,junk foods,alcohol,smoking,fatty foods, non-veg.,avoid stress, take green veg., whole grain. Take anti cholesterol medicines .
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Foods That Help You Maintain A Healthy Heart

MBBS, DM - Cardiology, MD
Cardiologist, Hyderabad
Foods That Help You Maintain A Healthy Heart

Your diet plays a major role in the health of your heart, so eating healthy should be somewhere on the top of the list for keeping your heart healthy as well. There are numerous heart disorders that occur due to unhealthy food patterns and consumption. Lifestyle factors are the major causes of heart disease, and diet occupies an almost compelling spot when lifestyle factors are taken into consideration. Here is a list of foods that keeps your heart healthy:

  1. Salmon: Omega-3 fatty acids are very important for your heart to function optimally. Fishes such as salmon and sardines are rich in omega-3 fatty acids which lower the risk of heart diseases such as arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) and atherosclerosis (accumulation of plaque in the arterial walls).

  2. Oats: Like oats and milk for breakfast!? Congratulations! You are in luck; oatmeal has soluble fibers which help in lowering bad cholesterol levels. Just make sure that there is no added sugar in your oatmeal, as it will defeat the entire purpose.

  3. Blueberries: Blueberries are rich in antioxidants that reduce the risks of heart attack and also decrease your blood pressure. So go ahead! Toss some blueberries in your oatmeal to get your daily dose of antioxidants which are such pre-requisites for supreme health.

  4. Dark Chocolate: This will probably bring a smile to your lips. Dark chocolates contain polyphenols, a type of flavonoid, which is very good for your heart. Dark chocolate is known to reduce the risks of strokes and heart attacks. Watch the portion size as no matter what its benefits are, dark chocolates are still rich in calories.

  5. Citrus Fruits: Citrus fruits such as lemons and Indian gooseberry are rich in compounds that lower cholesterol levels in the body. Tip – Start your day with a lemon juice and warm water. This betters your metabolism and also keeps your heart in fine shape.

  6. Soy: Lo Behold Vegetarians! (and non-vegetarians as well). Soy is a protein rich food that is so good for your heart. It also contains heart-healthy fats and fibers that help bring down and normalize cholesterol levels.

  7. Tomatoes: Tomatoes are rich in an antioxidant called ‘lycopene’, which is very effective in getting rid of bad cholesterol. It thus helps in keeping your arteries healthy and reduces the risks of heart attacks.

  8. Nuts: Nuts such as almonds and walnuts are rich in Vitamin E which helps in lowering bad cholesterol in the body. Avoid nuts that come with added salt. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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How much angiography cost @dehradun and how much time needed for that .precautions to be taken for that test.

MBBS, Dip.Cardiology, Fellowship in Clinical Cardiology(FICC), Fellowship in Echocardiology
Cardiologist, Ghaziabad
How much angiography cost @dehradun and how much time needed for that .precautions to be taken for that test.
Angiography usually cost anything between 10000 to 20000 rupees and it takes only 5 to 15 minutes to perform and the only precaution you need to take is that you need to be at least 3-4 hours fasting and you need to have a normal kidney function.
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47 what is the main reason of a caring Heart Attack how can we prevent heart attack on oh maa ko Aana Jab Se Maine O Sanam Aise.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
47 what is the main reason of a caring Heart Attack how can we prevent heart attack on oh maa ko Aana Jab Se Maine O ...
Lack of exercise taking fatty diet not doing regular health check ups living high tense life using too much fast food are the main reasons for heart attack.
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My mom age is 46 year old and she is having heart issue, so cardiologist doctor suggested norpace 100 mg medicine, but its not available please suggest what should I do

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have limited material about your mothers heart issue, but u can try tonicard drops ( sbl ) 20 drops 3 times a day in 20 ml fresh water. Take for 3 months nd report me
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My wife. having hight 5.4, age 28 mother of 2 years old baby. Now weight only 35. Feeling tired, feel small chest pain, reported weakness and loss of weight since last 1 month. Whats may occur? Kindly suggest.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
My wife. having hight 5.4, age 28 mother of 2 years old baby. Now weight only 35. Feeling tired, feel small chest pai...
Get following test done and review with reports 1. CBC 2. S calcium and Vit D3 3. S. B12 4.Fasting Blood sugar 5. TSH Consult for further management.
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Dear sir. My son is 6.5 year old. He is suffering breathing problem at night and in a day allergic cough problem. I have consulted many ENT doctor and pediatrician at my location from last 2 year but till no improvement found. As my observations problem is increased. At night my son doing breathing through mouth and some time missed of breath and again do whole night not sleep well. Snor also. Due to above problem in a day he is so tidy and moodless. Also throttle infection observed. Cough problem facing frequently. Kindly suggest for this.

MSc Applied Biology, Diploma in Naturopathy
Ayurveda, Delhi
Very simple , during change of season all happens .....get some 100% pure BEE honey add a bit of 1/2 spoon of ginger juice ....3 -4 times plus drop saline water in closed nostrils at night ....when Nasal septums clear will start feeling better ....no harsh medicines to children ladies and elders till some serious problem
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My heart beats fast around 100 to 115 even 120 bpm in rest condition. Is it a problem or everything normal.

Vaidya Visharad
Sexologist, Narnaul
Dear, Anemia is called as Pandu roga in Ayurveda. Anemia is a pitta dosha disorder. Pitta dosha is responsible for the proper digestion and assimilation of the consumed foods in the body. Vitiation in the pitta dosha, especially the paachaka pitta can reduce the digestive capacity of the food. This can cause deficiency of the necessary nutrients, thus creating anemic conditions in the body. Chronic or severe anemia can lead to heart disease, tinnitus, jaundice, vomitting, severe thirst. Visit us at www.Malhotraayurveda.Com
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What is first aid treatment of heart attack victim n what cure for it, any medicine for in emergency?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda,
What is first aid treatment of heart attack victim n what cure for it, any medicine for in emergency?
For this, 1. Patient should in left lateral position 2. Artificial breathing exercise 3. Chest massage/pumping chest.
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