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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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Heart Valve Surgery – Effects on the Body

5 October, 2016
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The 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 …

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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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Piles Treatment Modalities You Need To Know About

9 August, 2018
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It is a commonly known fact that hemorrhoids and piles are analogous. Hemorrhoids or Piles are a class of vascular structure inside the anal canal. The muscles contract or expand providing a smooth passage for the stool. Piles become a disease when these muscles become swollen or take on an inflammatory state. Despite the condition …

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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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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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Understanding Tinnitus ( Ringing in the Ear ) – Causes & Treatment

1 July, 2017
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<p>Tinnitus is the sensation of a ringing noise in the ear. People experience a sort of a whistling or buzzing sound in their ear although there is no external source of sound. This sound comes from inside the ear in the form of clicking, roaring ...

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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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Checklist for Heart Disease Prevention for Women

25 October, 2016
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One of the most common and rapidly increasing health hazards in women today is heart diseases. This has become a critical issue that requires serious attention for its cure and prevention. The major risk that make women more susceptible to heart diseases are categorized in two groups – Modifiable risk factors are those which could be …

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Symptoms of Heart Problems in Children

14 October, 2016
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Detecting heart problems in children is little tricky, for most of the early symptoms are hardly obvious and go unnoticed.  The most common reason why people don’t catch the symptoms is the fact that we don’t speculate their kids to be suffering from any of the so-called “cardiac disorders” that happen “only” in the elderly. …

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Atrial Fibrillation – Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

17 September, 2016
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Understanding Atrial Fibrillation Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) refers to a cardiovascular disease wherein there is a considerably abnormal frequency of the heartbeat. In this ailment, the upper chambers of the heart called Atria beat out of synchronization with lower chambers called ventricles. AFib may result in some fatal health conditions

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Coronary Angioplasty – Basics

14 September, 2016
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Coronary angioplasty is a non-surgical process in which the contracted passage in the arteries is broadened. The walls of the arteries thicken which makes them stiff and in severe cases, gets completely blocked. This medical condition is termed as Atherosclerosis and to counter this ailment, angioplasty is performed. Below mentioned are the basics of coronary angioplasty. …