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Dr. Rajiv Kumar Srivastava  - Cardiologist, Durgapur

Dr. Rajiv Kumar Srivastava

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M.Ch - Cardio Thoracic Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS Bachelor of Medici...

Cardiologist, Durgapur

36 Years Experience  ·  1000 at clinic  ·  ₹500 online
Dr. Rajiv Kumar Srivastava 91% (117 ratings) M.Ch - Cardio Thoracic Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBB... Cardiologist, Durgapur
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To provide my patients with the highest quality healthcare, I'm dedicated to the newest advancements and keep up-to-date with the latest health care technologies....more
To provide my patients with the highest quality healthcare, I'm dedicated to the newest advancements and keep up-to-date with the latest health care technologies.
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i am senior cardiac surgeon in vivekanand hospital,bidhan nagar,durgapur-713206,west bengal,india

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Education
M.Ch - Cardio Thoracic Surgery - Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Sion,Mumbai - 2000
MS - General Surgery - Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University IMS-BHU - 1986
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery - Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University IMS-BHU - 1982
Past Experience
Consultant Cardiac Surgeon at Shah Life Line Hospital, Bhayander-East
Languages spoken
English
Hindi
Awards and Recognitions
Fellow OF I.A.C.S.
Fellow OF A.S.I.
Brainbench Certification In Cardiovascular Core
Professional Memberships
Association of Medical Consultants
Association of Surgeons of India
Indian Association Of Cardiovascular And Thoracic Surgeons (IACTS)

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Heart Monitors - What Every Patient Needs To Know.

M.Ch - Cardio Thoracic Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Cardiologist, Durgapur
Heart Monitors - What Every Patient Needs To Know.

Heart palpitations have been one of the most common health issues that patients complaints and consult a physician for. In most cases, they are quite benign. But sometimes they could be symptomatic of an underlying heart condition. To diagnose them though, your heart activity needs to be monitored for a period of time. Hence, the use of a heart monitor to make a diagnosis is vital. Heart monitors are diagnostic tools that read the heart’s electrical activity which can be used to prescribe specific therapies and medications.

Types of Heart Monitors-

  1. Holter Monitors
  2. Event Monitors

A portable battery operated device can be worn for a period of 24-48 hours. With wires that have silver coin-sized electrodes that can be attached to your skin comfortably, they record your ECG continuously.

An event monitor records the patient’s heart rhythm and rates for a few weeks up to 30 days to determine the cause of a transient event. It is used to monitor patients whose symptoms are infrequent and unpredictable, to allow for a greater chance to capture an irregularity.

Worn throughout the day or two days, it is used to detect cardiac conditions like atrial fibrillation or a possible stroke When experiencing symptoms, the recording is initiated by the patient for a brief period to record the event.

How do heart monitors work?
Irregular heart rhythms can come and go. Heart monitors record heartbeat over a long period of time as you go about your daily, normal activities. It helps evaluate if your medications are working, if you have other symptoms like faintness, or if your heart is getting enough oxygen.

Difference between a fitness tracker and a heart monitor
A fitness tracker will only record your heart rate. A heart monitor tracks heart rate and also the more specific ECG information and heart rhythm.

Risks of heart monitors
There are no risk factors involved with the use of a heart monitor. Since the electrodes are taped to your chest with adhesives, if you allergic it may cause some mild skin irritation.

How to use a heart monitor?
A trained technician will attach the electrodes to your chest. You might have to shave a patch of chest hair to ensure that the electrodes attach firmly. Since they are portable, you will be able to carry it in your pocket quite easily or sling it across your shoulders. You will be required to keep a diary of your activities through the day. You will also have to make a note in your diary if you experience any symptom like dizziness, shortness of breath or chest pain. These notes will then be compared to the changes in your ECG recorded by your heart monitor.

Precautions
Since they are basically electromagnetic devices there are a few simple precautions one needs to take when wearing a heart monitor. They are-

  1. Remove the heart monitor before you take a bath or a shower, or go for a swim.
  2. Do not take an X-ray test while wearing the monitor.
  3. Keep away from high voltage areas, large magnets and metal detectors.

If the rhythm and rates of the monitor show an underlying symptom, your cardiac physician can then diagnose it. They are also helpful in diagnosing patients with severe anxiety and panic disorders. And since these monitors are connected to a database, they offer diagnostics in real time and with higher accuracy.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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I'm 76 year old male, weight 56 taking amlovas 5 since 8 to 10 year now my bp is 100/55 should I continue amlovas 5 or take another medicine. Please do suggest.

M.Ch - Cardio Thoracic Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Cardiologist, Durgapur
Since your bp is 100/50, you need to adjust the dose of amlovas. Reduce to half and see effect in a week.
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I am Using AMTAS M50 tablet for my hypertension. Doctor prescribed me to use for a lifetime, I am using this tablet from more that 3 years Does I have to use this for my life term.

M.Ch - Cardio Thoracic Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Cardiologist, Durgapur
I am Using AMTAS M50 tablet for my hypertension. Doctor prescribed me to use for a lifetime, I am using this tablet f...
Change your life style, low salt, fat free diet, reduce your tension and gradually wean off medicines.
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Sir, for how long duration the effect of metpure am 5 remains in the body. I have taken it in morning.

M.Ch - Cardio Thoracic Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Cardiologist, Durgapur
Sir, for how long duration the effect of metpure am 5 remains in the body. I have taken it in morning.
Its total duration is 24 hrs. Its effect after absobtion in gut its concentration increases in blood reaches at peak level then gradually declins.
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Please suggest. What will be the side effect of having tenolol 100 mg who is supposed to have tenolol 12. 5 mg.

M.Ch - Cardio Thoracic Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Cardiologist, Durgapur
Please suggest. What will be the side effect of having tenolol 100 mg who is supposed to have tenolol 12. 5 mg.
Symptoms of taking too muchatenolol include slow or uneven heart beats, dizziness, lethargy, fainting, wheezing, and difficulty breathing.
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Hypertension: 10 Facts That You May Not Know

M.Ch - Cardio Thoracic Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Cardiologist, Durgapur
Hypertension: 10 Facts That You May Not Know

Hypertension is indeed a growing issue in today’s world. Hypertension can adversely affect your body leading to grave health disorders. But with proper care, you can keep your blood pressure under control and thus save yourself from the harmful effects of it. Here are some facts about hypertension that you must know.

#1 Sleep apnea is common in patients with hypertension
Patients who suffer from hypertension are often seen to suffer from sleep apnea. In this condition, the person suddenly feels short of breath and stops breathing. They even feel drowsy throughout the day.

#2 Hypertension is very closely related to heart diseases
Cardiovascular diseases are quite attached to hypertension. People having hypertension are often found to have the problems of atherosclerosis, high cholesterol and even have the proximity to have a heart attack.

#3 Hypertension is one of the leading causes of death
One out of every five adults suffer from the problems of hypertension. According to various research works, it has been proven that most of the death cases above the age of 50 or 53 die due to hypertension or hypertension-related problems.

#4 Getting a pet can help in keeping blood pressure under control
Getting a pet has been proven to reduce the risk of hypertension. The humorous moments in life work together in reducing your risk towards reducing the risks of hypertension.

#5 Get adequate sleep
An adequate amount of sleep is vital not only for to manage hypertension but also to stay away from other health disorders, as well. Research has proven that if a person gets less than six hours of sleep each night, then he/she is bound to have higher risks towards hypertension.

#6 Avoid unnecessary stress
Don’t take too much stress in life. If you avoid stress, you will find most your health problems disappearing. You should never take any medications for reducing stress like amino acids or phenylalanine.

#7 Avoid taking unnecessary drugs
Some people start taking drugs to reduce their high blood pressure and bring it to a normal level. This is not good as it sometimes leads to another grave condition called hypotension. Hypotension, in turn, can lead to vomiting and nausea. Hence, regular follow-ups with your doctor are essential.

#8 Tendency to have stroke
People who suffer from hypertension also tend to have a stroke. Figuratively, around eight out of ten individuals who are having high blood pressure also suffer from a stroke.

#9 Living in a warm climate is recommended to people having hypertension
Research studies have proven that blood pressure also fluctuates with the weather. It stays on lower margins in the summer and at a higher range in winters. This is because, at a lower temperature, the blood vessels become constricted, and so they exert more pressure to normalize the flow of blood.

#10 Hypertension leads to kidney disease
One of the major risk factors for heart disease is the tendency to develop kidney disease.

These are some of the lesser known facts about hypertension.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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I am a 24 year old male with a homocysteine level of 23.16 and blood pressure of 140/95 mmHg Vegetarian Can you help me with the reason for my high homocysteine levels.

M.Ch - Cardio Thoracic Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Cardiologist, Durgapur
I am a 24 year old male with a homocysteine level of 23.16 and blood pressure of 140/95 mmHg Vegetarian Can you help ...
Reason for high homocystein level is- low thyroid level, dietary deficiency of vitamins. It is generally  treated with folic acid (1 mg/day), vitamin B6 (10 mg/day), and vitamin B12 (0.4 mg/day).
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healthy heart

M.Ch - Cardio Thoracic Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Cardiologist, Durgapur

To keep your heart healthy you need to change your lifestyle of hurry and worry. Keep your schedule planned, avoid confrontation, healthy diet, mild exercise.

Healthy Heart

M.Ch - Cardio Thoracic Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Cardiologist, Durgapur
Healthy Heart

To keep your heart healthy you need to change your lifestyle of hurry and worry. Keep your schedule planned, avoid confrontation, healthy diet, mild exercise.

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I have chest pain in deep breath or chest moment exercises? What's the reason behind?

M.Ch - Cardio Thoracic Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
Cardiologist, Durgapur
I have chest pain in deep breath or chest moment exercises? What's the reason behind?
In this age this can be simple muscle pull. Hot fomentation, local analgesic spray will help, if no relief, get full check up done.
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