Heart Muscle Disease Articles


Thyroid Disease & Pregnancy

26 April, 2018

Untreated thyroid diseases during pregnancy may lead to premature birth, preeclampsia (a severe increase in blood pressure), miscarriage, and low birth weight among other problems. Therefore, here in this article we are going to talk about the relationship between thyroid and pregnancy in depth. Thyroid Disorders Thyroid disorders can be primarily of two types: Hypothyroidism: …


What is a Heart Attack?

22 April, 2018

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.


Heart Bypass Surgery vs Angioplasty – Which is better?

10 March, 2018

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


Cardiovascular Diseases – Does Age or Gender Matter?

24 September, 2017

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


Heart Attack Treatment and Diagnosis

12 August, 2017

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 …


Causes of Heart Attack and Risk Factor

12 August, 2017

‘What you eat is what you are and how you live is how you shape’. This holds true for the heart that beats life into human beings. Having said that, it is not surprising that the most common risk factors for coronary artery disease comprise lifestyle issues, eating habits, blood pressure and cholesterol levels, weight …


Beating Heart Bypass Surgery – Things You Should Know

5 March, 2017

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 …


Coronary Heart Disease: 7 Major Risk Factors

21 October, 2016

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 …


Common Heart Diseases in India

24 September, 2016

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 …


7 Tests for Cardiovascular Disease Diagnosis

12 September, 2016

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 …


Are Diabetes and Heart Disease Related?

29 August, 2016

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 …


Cholesterol & Heart – What is the Connection?

20 August, 2016

Cholesterol finds its way into the body through various ways: Produced by body itself Consumption of foods derived from animals (dairy products, meats) Consumption of other foods rich in trans fats, palm oil or coconut oil In the body, cholesterol is carried through two types of blood particles (lipoproteins): Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and high-density lipoprotein …


GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease) Symptoms and Treatment

3 August, 2015

A disorder of the digestive system, the Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) generally affects the muscle that is in the shape of a ring, situated in between the esophagus and the stomach. The muscle is called the lower esophageal sphincter (LES). The term Gastroesophageal Reflux can be defined as, the flow back of the stomach’s food …


GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease) FAQ

5 January, 2015

1. What is GERD? GERD is a disorder in which the lower oesophegal sphincter (LES) is affected. LES is the ring of muscle between the oesophagus and stomach. GERD typically occurs when the contents and acids of the stomach flow back into the oesophagus causing irritation in its inner lining. The full form of GERD …


Urinary Incontinence – Disease or Symptom?

11 November, 2014

Have you ever felt urine leak when you cough or sneeze? A very embarrassing but common condition, this is called urinary incontinence and is described as inability of the bladder to hold urine. This loss of bladder control may result in either minor leakage or a sudden gush of urine before you could reach toilet. …


Cardiac Arrest vs Heart Attack vs Heart Failure

25 June, 2014

One question that often puzzles people is the difference between a heart attack, heart failure and cardiac arrest. No matter how similar they appear in their names, all three are different things and their symptoms, causes and results vary. The death of Michael Jackson due to cardiac arrest pulled up many questions about the difference …


What is Diabetic Kidney Disease?

17 June, 2014

Most patients with diabetes are known to get kidney disease over a period of time which may become a life-threatening condition if not handled properly. In this article, we shed light on the kidney disease associated with diabetes termed as ‘diabetic nephropathy.’ What is diabetic kidney disease? Diabetic Kidney Disease, medically termed as Diabetic Nephropathy, …


Fever: Is it a symptom or a disease?

28 March, 2014

A healthy person’s body temperature fluctuates between 97°F (36.1°C) and 100°F (37.8°C), with the average being 98.6°F (37°C). An elevation in body temperature above 100°F (37.8°C) is termed as fever. Fever is a symptom and not a disease and can be caused by numerous reasons, such as bacterial or viral infections or even by excessive …


6 Natural Ways To Keep Your Heart Healthy

19 March, 2014

The simplest way to a healthier heart lies in leading a healthier life. It might sound too good to be true, but it is known that people can work their way towards a more efficient heart by making small, steady changes in their life. Heart disease claims many lives every year; however, that does not …


Heart Surgery: Which Surgery do I Need?

19 March, 2014

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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