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Credihealth Hall of Fame – Cardiology Hospitals in India

29 September, 2016
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India is emerging as a hub for world class medical facilities. Indian doctors are leading practitioners in the field of medicine across the globe, also patients from different parts of the world are coming to India for treatment. Cardiology treatments in India are appropriately priced and various hospitals around the country are equipped with trained …

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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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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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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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10 Foods That Lower Cholesterol Naturally

2 December, 2017
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Heart diseases are one of the biggest killers in the world. The main reason behind heart problems and high cholesterol is the lack of attention paid to what we eat. We will through this article, therefore, try to unravel the super foods that lower cholesterol. Different foods lower cholesterol in different ways.

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Reasons For Growth Of Medical Tourism in India

7 September, 2017
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Medical tourism is the term given to the phenomena of people traveling to another country seeking medical treatment. Therefore, medical tourism in India essentially refers to patients from other countries coming to India for their medical treatments. India is among the top three destinations for medical tourism in Asia – along with Thailand and Singapore, …

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How to Prevent Heart Attack?

12 August, 2017
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When you are at a risk of heart attack, you can make several lifestyle changes that will help you to reduce the likelihood of contracting heart ailments in general. These changes will improve your heart health as well as overall health. Therefore, it is noteworthy to abide by the following healthy lifestyle activities that will …

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Healthy Lifestyle for Healthy Heart

12 August, 2017
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Everyone must have heard about the importance of a healthy lifestyle for healthy heart. But, ever wondered what healthy changes are required for a heart–healthy lifestyle and how these changes affect your body? When your doctor tells you to make certain changes in your lifestyle, perhaps, you start wondering: Will it really make a difference? Do you …

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Ventricular Septal Defect in Babies

25 March, 2017
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Congenital heart defects are problems that are present since birth. Ventricular Septal Defect is one of the most common congenital defects that affect newborns. A normal heart has four chambers: 2 atria and 2 ventricles. These chambers are divided by a wall of muscle called a septum. In ventricular septum defect, there is a hole …

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Understanding Heart Transplant

23 March, 2017
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A heart transplant is procedure where a new healthy heart replaces the old diseased and dysfunctional heart. It is a treatment procedure that’s usually reserved for people who have tried medications or other surgeries, but their conditions haven’t improved enough. Most of the donor heart comes from people who have died and who have pledged …

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Life After Heart Attack

22 February, 2017
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Suffering a Heart Attack isn’t easy but once you have successfully passed that stage, living a fully productive life can be made easy. You might need to incorporate a few lifestyle changes in your daily routine to prevent any such events in future. The initial period post heart attack might be full of anxiety, fear …

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Answers to FAQs about Coronary Angioplasty

23 January, 2017
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Angioplasty is a Greek term that means vessel shaping. The procedure involves widening of clogged arteries (especially coronary arteries- the arteries surrounding the artery like a crown). A tiny balloon is placed on a guide wire, also called balloon catheter and is then inserted into the blocked

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Warning Signs of Heart Failure

6 January, 2017
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Heart failure is a serious medical condition where the heart is not able to function effectively and does not pump blood to all parts of the body normally. Approximately 1% of the Indians below 65 years of age suffer from heart failure, whereas around 7% in the age group 75 to 84 years experience this …

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Checklist for Heart Disease Prevention for Women

25 October, 2016
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One of the most common and rapidly increasing health hazards in women today is heart diseases. This has become a critical issue that requires serious attention for its cure and prevention. The major risk that make women more susceptible to heart diseases are categorized in two groups – Modifiable risk factors are those which could be …

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Coronary Heart Disease: 7 Major Risk Factors

21 October, 2016
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What are Coronary Heart Disease risks? Coronary Heart Disease, also termed as CHD in medical terms is the condition where the plaque, which is waxy a substance covers the internal lining of the coronary arteries. The primary functions of the coronary arteries, is to supply oxidized blood to the muscles of the heart. After consulting some …

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Global Handwashing Week

17 October, 2016
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Every year since 2008,October 15 when Global Handwashing Day was introduced to reduce child mortality rates around the world, it is celebrated as Global Hand washing Day to increase awareness about importance of washing hands. Global Handwashing Week provides a platform to design creative ways to encourage people to take up washing hands with soap …

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Symptoms of Heart Problems in Children

14 October, 2016
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Detecting heart problems in children is little tricky, for most of the early symptoms are hardly obvious and go unnoticed.  The most common reason why people don’t catch the symptoms is the fact that we don’t speculate their kids to be suffering from any of the so-called “cardiac disorders” that happen “only” in the elderly. …

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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 …