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Heart Bypass Surgery vs Angioplasty – Which is better?

10 March, 2018
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Heart Bypass Surgery vs Angioplasty has always been a dilemma in the mind of the patients who suffer cardiac blockages. To resolve the heart bypass surgery vs angioplasty dilemma and choose the right line of treatment, understanding the pros and cons of each are important. Most of the cardiologists would go an extra mile

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Asif Father’s CABG Surgery Experience

30 May, 2017
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Hi, I would like to thanks, Credihealth and Medanta hospital, with the deepest gratitude and appreciation on behalf of my father-in-law and the entire family. We are truly overwhelmed by the kindness and assistance provided by the entire Credihealth team for the treatment of my father-in-law. We came all the way from Bangladesh for his …

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Beating Heart Bypass Surgery – Things You Should Know

5 March, 2017
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Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG), commonly referred Bypass Surgery, is a surgical procedure that redirects blood flow around a blockage or narrowed section in the major arteries supplying blood and oxygen to the heart. A cardiac surgeon can perform the bypass surgery in any of the 2 ways – Beating Heart Bypass Surgery is CABG …

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How to Choose Hospitals for Cardiac Patients?

13 October, 2016
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When it comes to deciding on a cardiologist or heart hospital for treatment, people depend on advises given by friends and relatives. Sometimes, the patients also rely on their family doctors to recommend them to a particular hospital. A hospital’s reputation in the community is an important indicator of its quality. It goes a long way in …

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Treatment for Kids with Cardiac Defects

7 October, 2016
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Parents of children born with cardiac defects have an inborn anxiety with the overall performance of their child since they got to know about their child’s disease. It is essential to understand that based on the initial diagnosis by the doctor, treatment alternatives will be suggested. According to an experienced cardiologist at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, …

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Heart Surgery in Diabetics – Impact and Management

22 June, 2016
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Diabetes and heart diseases have a strong connection. Statistics show that adults are more likely to develop heart diseases if they have diabetes; with the American Heart Association considering diabetes to be one of the major factors responsible for cardiovascular diseases. The reason for this is that people with diabetes are very likely to have …

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Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery – Things to Know

27 May, 2016
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Research by the American Heart Association has revealed that Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG Surgery) is one of the most frequently conducted major open-heart surgeries. What is CABG Surgery? It is a kind of procedure that is used in the treatment of coronary artery disease (CAD). This disease is caused due to the thinning of …

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Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) – 5 Questions to ask your Cardiac Surgeon

4 May, 2016
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<p>Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) or simply a &#8220;bypass&#8221; is a surgical procedure to improve the blood supply to the heart muscle when its natural arteries have significant blocks; blocks that reduce blood flow and cause exertion ...

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Heart Surgery: Which Surgery do I Need?

19 March, 2014
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Heart surgery is used to treat complex Coronary Artery Diseases (CAD) when other forms of treatment like lifestyle changes, medical procedures and medicines fail to work or cannot be used. In CAD, a waxy substance known as plaque builds up inside coronary arteries, that supply blood to the heart. These plaques may harden or rupture, reducing the blood …

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Heart Attack Treatment and Diagnosis

12 August, 2017
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Most people don’t comprehend that they are having a heart attack or a heart disease in general until they have chest pain (angina or a heart attack). With each passing minute after a heart attack, the heart tissue loses oxygen and deteriorates or dies an irreversible death. Therefore, one should never ignore even the trivial …

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Recovery after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) and Exercises

25 July, 2017
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Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG), commonly known as Heart Bypass Surgery, is a procedure to correct narrowing or blockage of the arteries that provide oxygen and blood to the muscles of the heart. CABG is performed on individuals who have blockages in more than two coronary arteries or are suffering from coronary artery disease with …

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Congenital Heart Disease – Symptoms Parents Should Look Out for in their Child

29 June, 2016
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<p>Any medical condition or defect in the heart that is developed in the womb (before the birth) that affects the normal working of the heart, is termed as Congenital Heart Disease (CHD). During first 8 to 9 weeks of pregnancy, the heart begins to...

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Da Vinci Robotic Surgical System FAQ

24 November, 2014
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What is Da Vinci Robotic Surgical System? The Da Vinci robotic surgical system is an automated system that accomplishes all laparoscopy related surgical procedures through the use of a robot with four arms. The system is developed around the fact that technology can be used to add precision, comfort, accuracy and pain-less to minimally invasive surgery. …

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Hole in the Heart – Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

9 May, 2018
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A normal heart is divided into two sides, the left and the right, separated by a wall known as the septum. The right side of the heart receives blood poor in oxygen and sends it towards the lungs. Replenished with oxygen, the blood returns from the lungs and empties into the left side of the …

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What is a Heart Attack?

22 April, 2018
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Rising public awareness about symptoms of heart attack in men and women and several lifestyle changes have eventually contributed to a considerable reduction in the occurrence of heart attacks in the last four decades. Right now it is very important to know and understand what is a heart attack.

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Indian Diet after Angioplasty: What to eat and what to avoid

27 March, 2018
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A well-maintained diet after angioplasty plays a crucial role in the process of recovery after an angioplasty procedure.When a person experiences coronary artery disease, the arteries or the corridors in the heart may totally or partially be obstructed by a sticky material called plaque (made up of cholesterol). This medical condition is called atherosclerosis, and …

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Atrial Septal Defect / Hole in Heart – Things You Should Know

15 February, 2018
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Atrial Septal Defect (ASD), commonly known as Hole in Heart, is a congenital disorder of the heart that involves a hole in the wall (septum) that divides the two upper chambers of the heart. The defect causes freshly oxygenated blood in the upper left chamber of the heart (or left atrium) to flow into the …

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Government reduces prices of knee implants by up to 70%

18 August, 2017
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Keeping the Independence Day promise of PM Narendra Modi to take measurable steps to harness healthcare costs, the government has announced to curb the price of knee implants in the country. With private hospitals reportedly indulging in unethical profiteering by charging unreasonable and extravagant rates and doing, the government has taken a decision to cap …

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Is BMI a True Indicator of your Health?

1 June, 2017
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BMI which means Body Mass Index is one of the most popular ways to determine the health of the body. Since years, individuals in different age groups focus on the BMI to rate their fitness levels and the condition of their health. This lead to various discussions and researches on whether it is an accurate …

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Questions to Ask Before Knee Replacement

23 December, 2016
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Once the patient decides to go for a total knee replacement, one will have to undergo a thorough preoperative evaluation of your health and present physical state suggested by the surgeon. Your suitability for Total Knee Replacement(TKR) will be based on this evaluation. This procedure is very crucial for a successful knee surgery and long term …