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Lifestyle Restrictions after Pacemaker Implantation

4 April, 2019
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Heartbeat is nothing but accumulation of various muscle movements. The heartbeat and subsequent pumping of blood is fired up by the electrical impulses. Heart’s natural pacemaker gives first electrical signal that travels through an electrical bridge known as the atrioventricular node to the lower chambers. If at any point, any problem occurs in the electrical pathway, …

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Pacemaker Implantation – Things You Should Know

15 September, 2016
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When the electrical system of a heart gets affected due to some abnormalities or damage in the organ, the heartbeat becomes too slow or too fast. This means that the heart is not able to supply adequate blood to the body. It leads to fatigue, dizziness, chest pain, damage to other organs, shortness of breath and in …

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Pacemaker Implantation, Recovery & Misconceptions

3 June, 2016
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What is a Pacemaker? What is Pacemaker Implantation or Pacemaker Surgery? Pacemaker is a small instrument, its size being no bigger than a 5 rupee coin. The instrument transmits electrical impulses to the heart so that it keeps the heart beating at regular speed. It consists of two main parts, an electric pulse generator and …

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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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Pacemaker FAQS

2 February, 2015
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What is pacemaker? Pacemaker is a small instrument that is of the size of two silver dollars pasted together. The main function of the instrument is to transmit electrical impulses which keep the heart beating at regular speed. It consists of two main parts, an electric pulse generator and electrodes that transmit the pulses to …

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Heart Surgery: Which Surgery do I Need?

19 March, 2014
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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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Positive Changes in Life After Coronary Angioplasty

15 June, 2016
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Coronary Angioplasty, also called Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI), is a non-surgical procedure to widen the blocked arteries caused by coronary artery disease. This procedure restores the flow of blood through the artery and reduces the chances of getting a heart attack. Typically a small mesh structure, commonly known as stent, is inserted in the widened artery …

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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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Aortic Aneurysm Symptoms & Management

25 May, 2016
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1. What is an Aortic Aneurysm? An aortic Aneurysm refers to an abnormal bulge in the artery – in most cases, the aorta, which is one of the major arteries that supply oxygen-rich blood to other parts of the body. The aorta is elastic in structure and can withstand the pressure of the blood. Sometimes, …

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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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4 most common treatments for neurological disorders

25 August, 2014
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A disorder of the body’s nervous system is deemed as a neurological disorder. Various abnormalities in the brain or spinal cord (like electrical, structural, biochemical or electrical) can manifest themselves in a variety of symptoms like muscle weakness, paralysis, seizures, confusion, pain and poor coordination. Neurological disorders are many (over 600), out of which some …

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Acupressure & Acupuncture

10 March, 2014
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Acupressure is an Asian bodywork therapy with roots in traditional Chinese medicine. The traditional Chinese medicine theory describes acupressure points or acupoints, which lie along the meridians of the human body. It is believed that vital energy or a life force called qi (ch’i) flows through these energy meridians and that 12 major meridians connect organ networks to …

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6 Ways to Lower the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

4 March, 2014
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Unfortunately, it is easy to consider cardiovascular disease and stroke an inevitable part of ageing. They are, after all, the leading causes of death. Earlier studies had shown that almost one in every four deaths in the India was caused due to cardiovascular disease. However, all is not lost in the fight against heart disease, as is suggested by …