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Dr. Ranga Rao

MBBS, Post Graduation Diploma In Clinical Cardiology (PGDCC)

Cardiologist, Visakhapatnam

24 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic
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Dr. Ranga Rao is an experienced Cardiologist in P.M.Palem, Visakhapatnam. He has helped numerous patients in his 24 years of experience as a Cardiologist. He has completed MBBS, Post Graduation Diploma In Clinical Cardiology (PGDCC) . He is currently practising at Satyam Poly Clinic in P.M.Palem, Visakhapatnam. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Ranga Rao on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Guntur Medical College, Guntur - 1994
Post Graduation Diploma In Clinical Cardiology (PGDCC) - IGNOU - 2013
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Aortic Valve Stenosis - How Can It Be Treated?

MBBS, Master of Surgery - General Surgery, Magistrar Chirurgiae (Cardio-Thoracic Surgery)
Cardiologist, Faridabad
Aortic Valve Stenosis - How Can It Be Treated?

The heart is a wonderfully designed pump that takes care of proper functioning of the body. There are two separate channels, through which pure and impure blood flows through. Blood flow in these two designated networks is one-sided completely and controlled by valves. There are 2 sets of valves as below:

  1. Aortic and pulmonary valves which controls blood flow from the ventricles to the aorta and to the lungs respectively
  2. The mitral and tricuspid valves control blood flow from the atria (upper chambers) to the ventricles (lower chambers).

These valves are meant to be elastic and fibrous and open and close freely to allow for blood flow. Due to various reasons, they can become stenosed (hard and narrow) and depending on which valve is affected, complications arise accordingly.

The aortic valve is extremely important in that its proper functioning ensures that pure, oxygenated blood reaches various parts of the body. Due to various reasons, this valve may not open and/or close properly. Some causes include calcium deposits, advanced age, rheumatic fever, endocarditis, etc. With age or deposits, the valve opening can become narrow and reduce the amount of blood flowing into the aorta. The following symptoms and complications arise out of this.

  1. The heart needs to put extra pressure to pump out blood into the aorta
  2. The left ventricle therefore grows thicker
  3. The symptoms will take a long time to manifest, as the heart will work on alternate measures, but after a certain point, symptoms will show up including chest pain, fatigue with minimal exertion, shortness of breath, and racing heartbeats.
  4. As the heart has its own compensating mechanisms, symptoms show up when the condition is much serious. Therefore, onset of these symptoms requires immediate medical attention.

Diagnosis: This could be diagnosed with routine medical exam when the heart is being checked or it could only be diagnosed when the symptoms are seen as above. Treatment is easier in the earlier case, and requires more rigorous attention.

Management: If the stenosis is mild and was detected on routine exam, then it needs to be monitored periodically. Surgery is usually not done, unless it is very severe. However, preventive measures can be taken including

  1. Avoiding over-exertion
  2. Heart-healthy diet can be taken to prevent further damage
  3. Reduce sodium intake
  4. Quit smoking

If the stenosis is severe, then surgery is the only definitive treatment measure. Valve surgery can be either a

  1. Balloon valvuloplasty – the valve opening is enlarged
  2. Replacement – valve replacement is usually done as an open heart surgery.

Though aortic stenosis is a serious condition, it is also rare and can be managed by adopting an overall healthy lifestyle.

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 20 years old. Recently my uncle because ofstroke. What's the difference between heart stroke and heart attack? Which is more dangerous?

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I am 20 years old. Recently my uncle because ofstroke. What's the difference between heart stroke and heart attack?
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Both are dangerous and life threatening. Reasons and factors leading to both are same. In stroke the blood vessels carrying blood to brain get blocked and in heart attack the blood vessels carrying blood to heart are blocked. Since factors are same, so is the prevention of the diseases.
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I am 72 bloodsugar 134 (fasting) came dn to 102 after medicine. Now can I take fruits, sweets along with med. My bp is130/80. Once doc measured as180/80. Gave medicine. Now it has come 116/65.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Once a diabetic is always a diabetic. Pls follow diabetic diet regularly. Feel free to consult further for any doubts.
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I am 38 years male sometimes my heart pain and my weight above 80 what I do and what to eat & not eat.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am 38 years male sometimes my heart pain and my weight above 80 what I do and what to eat & not eat.
Avoid spicy food in your diet and also avoid peanuts and potatoes and pickles and papads in your diet and also have a low fat and high carbohydrates and proteins diet
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I am suffering from dry cough from last two weeks. And also pain in my chest. What to do.

BHMS
Homeopath, Kolkata
I am suffering from dry cough from last two weeks. And also pain in my chest. What to do.
Please take Bryonia 200 – once daily for next 3-4 days. Drink plenty of warm fluids. Drinking warm fluids helps to loosen the secretions in your sinuses so that your mucus flows more freely, making you feel better faster. Studies show that drinking warm fluids relieves cold symptoms such as runny nose, cough, sneezing, sore throat, and fatigue. Consult me for homeopathic treatment. Recommend me by clicking on recommend option and leave feedback.

Sometimes I feel heart pain. But I'm only 23 years. What should I do as precautionary measure?

MD - Consultant Physician
General Physician, Jharsuguda
Sometimes I feel heart pain. But I'm only 23 years. What should I do as precautionary measure?
It's rare to have heart problem if it is not increasing on exercise. Precautions do regular exercise and maintain normal weight. Do yearly thorough body checkup.
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Valvular Heart Disease - How Homeopathy Can Help You Treat It?

BHMS
Homeopath, Indore
Valvular Heart Disease - How Homeopathy Can Help You Treat It?

There are valves in the each of the four chambers of the heart. These valves make sure that blood flows in one direction only. The blood flows from the atria into the ventricles through the mitral and the tricuspid valves. The pulmonic and the aortic valves allow the blood to flow out of the ventricles. Valve problems occur when the normal functioning of the valve is impaired. 

Impaired valve function leads to blood flow obstruction, which in turn can lead to stenosis of the valve. This puts lot of strain on the heart muscles, forcing it to work harder. It may also lead to the blood flowing backwards through the valve and back into the heart.

The various causes of valvular heart disease are:

  1. Valvular heart disease: If you are suffering from rheumatic fever, it may lead to valvular heart disease
  2. Congenital heart disease: Congenital heart disease refers to various defects in the heart which are present since birth. In some cases, these defects may include being born with abnormal valves.
  3. Heart attack: If you have suffered a heart attack, your heart muscles may be damaged or impaired.
  4. Cardiomyopathy: This is a genetic disorder that is characterized by an inability of the heart to pump blood efficiently.
  5. Age: Ageing may cause certain changes in the body that lead to valvular heart disease. 

Valvular heart disease is treated by various homeopathic remedies that do not have any side effect. It takes a holistic approach to healing the body as it gets to the root of the disease. The various homeopathic remedies for valvular heart disease are:

  1. Cactus grandiflorus: This remedy is used in a number of heart complications such as stenosis of the valve. It helps in getting rid of the inflammation in the heart muscles, so that the heart can pump blood efficiently.
  2. Digitalis: Digitalis is another remedy that helps in healing the muscles of the heart by regulating the pulse. 
  3. Kalmia latifolia: Kalmia latifolia is a homeopathic remedy that is used in treating various complications of the heart. It also helps in symptoms of rheumatic fever that may lead to valvular heart disease.

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 70 years old and physically quite active, playing Golf regularly. My systolic is usually more than 140 but diastolic remains around 80 inspite of taking BP medicines regularly. My resting pulse rate is always below 60. Recently, I have also been diagnosed with cervical spondylitis. My hb is 12.4. Kindly advise, Thanks.

Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I am 70 years old and physically quite active, playing Golf regularly. My systolic is usually more than 140 but diast...
Your bp is well maintained 140/80 with medicines, pulse rate is low 1) bp medicines 2) athletes have pulse on lower side 3) lower pulse is safe for heart. Hb 12.4 is normal. Cervical spondilytis will be looked after by physiotherapy and a specialist.
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My father's bp is not getting controlled. Its always going high from last 10 days what to do?

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
My father's bp is not getting controlled. Its always going high from last 10 days what to do?
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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