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Cardiology

Do not ignore these signs of a cardiac emergency 1

Heart disease has remained the leading cause of death in India for more than two decades fuelled by unhealthy diets leading to Diabetes, high blood pressure and the build-up of

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The Golden Hour: Why the First Hour is the Most Important after a Heart Attack 4

The first hour after a heart attack is known as “the golden hour.”  Taking appropriate action within this first hour can save a patient’s life.  In simple words, in case

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What is Angioplasty, and how is it done? 1

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) known by its more common name ‘Angioplasty’ is an interventional procedure done to remove a blockage in coronary arteries of the heart and restore healthy blood

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What happens during a Myocardial Infarction? 1

A Myocardial Infarction (MI), more commonly known as a ‘heart attack’ occurs when the heart does not get adequate blood supply and hence oxygen, due to a blockage in the

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Can changes in lifestyle improve your heart health? 1

Cardiac problems such as heart attacks and strokes are among the major causes of death in this country. While some of the factors that lead to cardiac problems may be

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What Happens If the Valves of the Heart Do Not Function Properly? 2

Oxygen is the life-giving element that helps the human body work efficiently; blood is the carrier through which oxygen is delivered to various parts of the body. The heart and

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Blood tests which can diagnose Heart Diseases 1

Heart ailments continue to be one of the primary causes for death in developed and developing countries alike. According to the Million Death Study project, around 2.1 million deaths occurred

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Heart Disease leading cause of Death in Women 1

One of the most enduring images of a heart attack is an elderly man clutching his heart in intense pain and passing out. Such a stereotypical image does more harm

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Feeling dizzy after a meal? It may be Post Prandial Hypotension 1

The digestive system requires an increased flow of blood subsequent to a meal, in order to digest the food. This is ensured by dilating or expanding the blood vessels in

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How does one know if one has a blocked artery? 1

How do arteries get blocked? Blood vessels that carry oxygen rich blood to all parts of the body are called arteries. Ideally, the arteries should have smooth inner walls and

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