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Coronary Angiography Articles

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Care Tips After Coronary Angiography

13 July, 2019
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The treatment for a health condition does not stop at a procedure. It rather begins with it. You will see the results only after providing proper care. This holds true for all medical tests, procedures or surgeries. Similarly, care after coronary angiography is of foremost concern to doctors and patients. In this article, we will …

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Coronary Angiography – Things You Should Know

24 June, 2016
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What is Coronary Angiography? Coronary Angiography is a procedure, which is done to examine the coronary arteries of the patient’s heart. Angiography is a technique that uses medical imaging to view the organs and blood vessels of the patient’s body. This is particularly performed to view the veins, arteries, and heart chambers to diagnose blockages …

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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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Coronary Angioplasty – Things You Should Know

24 September, 2016
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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.

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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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Life after Coronary Angioplasty

10 May, 2016
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Coronary Angioplasty is a procedure to widen narrowed or obstructed arteries or veins, helping the patients who suffer from coronary artery disease. It can, however, be a life-saving procedure for those who have suffered a heart attack and need help to maintain adequate blood flow, and hence, improving the quality of their lives. This procedure …

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CT Angiography: Screening for Heart Disease

5 March, 2014
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What is CT angiography? A computed tomography (CT) angiogram is an imaging test to view arteries that supply blood to your heart muscles. CT angiography differs from traditional coronary angiogram as it does not use a catheter to screen blood vessels, but relies on an X-ray to provide images of your heart and heart blood vessels. …

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#CrediTalk: Dr. Niraj Gupta’s Take on Heart-Health and Interventional Cardiology

31 January, 2020
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<p>The human heart is a complex and chief organ for survival. In our attempt to understand the importance of heart better, we spoke to Dr. Niraj Gupta. He is currently practising as an Associate Director of Interventional Cardiology at Medanta Hos...

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Diagnosis of Heart Conditions: Essential Tests For Heart Diseases

14 November, 2019
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The heart is one of the most crucial organs of the human body. A minor issue not only affects your heart but also other organs. This is because the heart is the organ that sends oxygen to all other organs of the body to ensure they function efficiently. Hence, it is important for your heart …

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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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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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7 Tests for Cardiovascular Disease Diagnosis

12 September, 2016
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Cardiovascular Disease refers to a medical condition that is caused by a hindrance in heart’s blood supply due to plaque or fatty substance buildup in the coronary arteries. This condition is also referred to as Coronary Heart Disease (CHD). Main risk factors for CAD include high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol levels, smoking and uncontrolled …

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Everything you need to know about Cardiac Arrhythmia

9 June, 2016
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What is Cardiac Arrhythmia and what triggers the condition? Cardiac Arrhythmia stands for a cardiac ailment that leads to an irregular heartbeat. It occurs when the electrical signals that control the heartbeat are delayed or blocked. This condition can occur for various reasons including stress, alcohol or drug abuse and even excessive consumption of caffeine. …

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TAVI – Non Surgical Alternative to Aortic Valve Replacement

16 May, 2016
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Aortic Valve Replacement is an effective surgery for the treatment of aortic stenosis – a medical condition in which aortic valve is unable to open properly, thereby preventing flow of blood to the body. However, an open heart surgery places tremendous strain on the body, especially for patients above 60 years of age. For this …

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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, …

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