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Heart Bypass Surgery vs Angioplasty – Which is better?

22 December, 2016
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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 is important. Most of the cardiologists would go an extra mile to …

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Heart Surgery in Diabetics – Impact and Management

22 June, 2016
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Diabetes and heart diseases have a strong connection. Statistics show that adults are more likely to develop heart diseases if they have diabetes; with the American Heart Association considering diabetes to be one of the major factors responsible for cardiovascular diseases. The reason for this is that people with diabetes are very likely to have …

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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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Robotic Surgery Procedures FAQ

24 November, 2014
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Most common Robotic Surgery procedures?  The most common procedures executed using Robotic Surgery are: Prostrate Removal Gallbladder Removal Repairing Heart valve Shrinking Stomach Transplanting organ Which procedures have been performed using Robotic Surgery? It is also used for procedures like: Abdominal and colon and rectal conditions like gallbladder cancer, liver cancer, colon cancer, rectal cancer, …

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Vascular Defects in babies: Coarctation of Aorta

14 August, 2014
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Vascular defects are referred to as abnormally developed blood vessels with which a child is born. They occur due to the defects in the stage of embryonic development. The severity and effect of vascular defects depend on the stage of development at which they occur. Depending upon the embryo’s growth, the defect may affect arteries, …

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Cosmetic Surgery: Getting Rid Of Wrinkles, Moles and Birthmarks

29 March, 2014
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What is Cosmetic Surgery? Certain skin issues like wrinkles, cysts, moles and birthmarks are quire common, though they can make a person self-conscious and uncomfortable if these occur on the face or other exposed skin areas. Cosmetic surgery and other procedures allow these markings to be removed or faded, leaving minimal scars. When does one …

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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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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 …

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Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) – 5 Questions to ask your Cardiac Surgeon

4 May, 2016
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<p>Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) or simply a &#8220;bypass&#8221; is a surgical procedure to improve the blood supply to the heart muscle when its natural arteries have significant blocks; blocks that reduce blood flow and cause exertion ...

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6 Home Remedies For Dengue Fever Treatment

11 September, 2017
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The painful disease of dengue has been around for centuries, however, it has now created a widespread fear in the minds of people in India with the average number of people getting infected by it increasing at an alarming rate. Dengue fever should be tackled with utmost urgency because if left untreated, it can develop …

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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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Symptoms of Heart Attack in Men and Women

8 August, 2017
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The quicker someone is treated when having a heart attack, the greater the chances of success and lesser the damage to the heart. However, nearly 25% of all heart attacks occur without any previous warning signs. It is imperative to remain aware of all the various symptoms of heart attack for faster and efficient diagnosis …

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

27 July, 2017
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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, and …

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Epilepsy Causes and Risk Factors

21 March, 2017
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Causes of Epilepsy: Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder, represented by recurrent, unprovoked seizures. Causes are numerous and vary by age of the person. There can be numerous causes for epileptic seizures and have been listed below: Genetic History: There is a genetic clink to most of the epilepsy cases which leads to firing neurons. …

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Obesity and Cancer – Are They Connected?

6 September, 2016
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A top oncologist shares his concern regarding obesity and cancer, Being overweight leads to a lot of health conditions, some that have long-term repercussions on the body function. The chances of a stroke, hypertension, depression, diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol levels and various heart illnesses increase if one has an abnormal body weight. What …

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Aortic Aneurysm Symptoms & Management

25 May, 2016
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1. What is an Aortic Aneurysm? 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, however, …

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Elbow Fracture (Radial Head) – Treatment and Complications

12 August, 2015
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What is a radial head fracture (elbow fracture)? The radius bone extends from the elbow to the wrist, on the lateral side or the ‘outside’. The top of the radial bone is the radial head, located just below the elbow. Together with the upper arm bone or the humerus, the radial head makes up the …

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Coronoid Process Fracture – Treatment and Precautions

12 August, 2015
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What is coronoid process fracture? The coronoid process is a triangular projection on the anterior surface of the third olecranon bone. It acts as a bony buttress to prevent posterior dislocation; additional stability is provided by its three soft insertions, namely the anterior joint capsule of the elbow, the brachialis muscle and the medial ulnar …

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Cyanotic Spells – Rectifying the Effects

14 April, 2015
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Also known as the Tet Spell, the Cyanotic spell is a sudden onset of hyperpnea (increased depth of breathing), cyanosis and disappearance of heart murmur (extra or unusual sound heard during a heartbeat). Unless treated in time, it may have neurological complications as a result of which the patient might die. Episodes of Cyanotic Spells …

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Stroke FAQ

3 February, 2015
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Stroke FAQ: What is stroke? Stroke (or Cerebrovascular accident) is an emergency condition. Sudden loss of function of a part of brain is caused by sudden brain damage either due to sudden stoppage of blood supply to brain or due to bleeding within brain. The patient usually complains of paralysis of either one side of …

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