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Heart Valve Surgery – Effects on the Body

5 October, 2016
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Heart pumps blood in only one direction and to ensure smooth flow of blood through the heart, we have valves. Basically, four valves are present in the heart: pulmonary, tricuspid, mitral and aortic, with each responsible to ensure that the blood flows in the right direction. Heart Valve Surgery is required when one of these …

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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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Are Diabetes and Heart Disease Related?

29 August, 2016
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While relating diabetes and heart disease, a renowned Cardiologist in Gurgaon says People with diabetes often develop heart diseases termed as ‘diabetic heart disease’ (DHD). As compared to non diabetics, people who have diabetes are at higher risk for heart disease at a much younger age. This stands true for both type 1 and type 2 …

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Pregnancy & Heart Problems

14 June, 2016
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Modern day women are experiencing new lifestyle changes which result in too much stress, late motherhood and unfortunately complications related to pregnancy. According a trusted gynecologist in Gurgaon, There has been an alarming rise in the number of women who have difficulty in conceiving and even higher number of women who go through a high-risk maternity …

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Coronary Artery Disease & Familial Heart Disease: What you should know?

24 May, 2016
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<p>What is Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)? Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a condition in which plaque builds up and sticks to one&#8217;s artery, preventing the blood flow and resulting in chest pain. If left unattended, CAD can lead to a heart a...

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Organ Transplant: Successful Green Corridor

26 February, 2016
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A brain dead man’s organs were flown to Chennai, Pune and Aurangabad for the purpose of transplant. It is reported that the patient was in his late 20’s and had severe heart failure following cardiomyopathy after a road accident. He helped save four lives by donating his kidneys to 2 people and his liver to a man …

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What You Should Know About Portal Hypertension

19 March, 2014
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What is portal hypertension? Portal hypertension refers to an increase in the blood pressure within a system of veins known as the portal venous system. The portal vein is drained by veins coming from the stomach, spleen, intestine and pancreas, which then branches into smaller vessels throughout the liver. Liver damage blocks the vessels in …

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Understanding the heart’s function

28 February, 2014
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The Heart: Anatomy  The heart is a muscle that pumps blood continuously to the rest of the body. It lies towards the front and middle of the chest, slightly to the left of the breastbone. The heart is divided into the right and left by a wall, and each side has a small chamber (atrium) …

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