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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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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
4262 Views

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

27 July, 2017
7798 Views

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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Ventricular Septal Defect in Babies

25 March, 2017
847 Views

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. Most of the donor heart comes from people who have died and who have pledged their vital organs. Their families support the noble cause and help in carrying out a heart transplant. Choosing the Right Candidate for Heart …

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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 artery to help widen it. The arteries can …

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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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Diabetes with Aortic Stenosis – A deadly Combination

26 October, 2016
806 Views

Number of heart related ailments have increased over the years. Aortic Stenosis is one of the ailments which is becoming common these days. During this condition there is a contraction in the passage of aortic valve. Calcium deposits obstruct the smooth flow of blood from the heart. This puts unnecessary stress on heart. It is …

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Checklist for Heart Disease Prevention for Women

25 October, 2016
658 Views

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
4895 Views

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
570 Views

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
789 Views

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 …

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How to Choose Hospitals for Cardiac Patients?

13 October, 2016
748 Views

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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What do ‘Cholesterol Levels’ mean?

8 October, 2016
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The very mention of the word “Cholesterol” brings scare to our minds and visual streaming of a patient with impending heart attack. But there is more to cholesterol than the attached stigma!! Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance found in every cell of the body. Cholesterol can act both as a friend and foe, At …

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Common Heart Diseases in India

24 September, 2016
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Heart diseases refers to a situation where the blood vessels are blocked by deposition of fat, making it difficult for blood to flow through smoothly, thus leading to heart attack or stroke. Other conditions, such as those that affect your heart’s muscle, valves or rhythm, also fall in the category of cardiovascular diseases. Heart Attack …

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Cardiovascular Diseases – Does Age or Gender Matter?

24 September, 2016
495 Views

Cardiovascular diseases include a range of diseases that affect the proper functioning of the heart, like angina, myocardial infarction, rheumatic heart disease, arrhythmia, congenital heart disease, aortic aneurysms, peripheral artery disease, and venous thrombosis. While genetics may play a major part in increasing your risk factors for developing cardiac disease, there are few factors that can …

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Coronary Angioplasty – Things You Should Know

24 September, 2016
594 Views

Coronary angioplasty, also called as Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) or Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA) is a non-surgical procedure carried out to widen blocked or narrowed coronary arteries from plague caused by long term accumulation of cholesterol. An experienced cardiologist from Fortis Escorts Heart Institute explains angioplasty in layman terms, Coronary arteries supply the heart …

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Relationship between Genes and Heart Disease

24 September, 2016
530 Views

Inherited or genetic medical conditions run in a family as they occur due to changes in genes that pass from one generation to another. There are many heart diseases which are inherited by individuals so it is very important to know the relationship between genes and heart disease. Ailments such as blockage in arteries or high …

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