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EPS and RFA : How is Done ?

Local anaesthesia is given in the upper part of thigh and a plastic sheath is placed inside the artery or vein. Different catheters are taken up to the heart through these sheaths. The external end of the catheter is connected to the computerised console through a...

Electrophysiological Study (EPS) :

Electrophysiological Study (EPS) :

Rate and rhythm of the heart change due to many reasons. In many such cases, there is something wrong with the electric system of the heart. Despite all routine investigations, diagnosis is not possible in a few cases. EPS helps to define the reason of arrhythmia in...

Excessive Decrease in Heartbeats : Bradyarrhythmin

Excessive Decrease in Heartbeats : Bradyarrhythmin

Sometimes, the heartbeats reduce up to 20-45 per minute. This can happen when the SA node fails to generate impulse or AV node does not conduct the beat formed in SA node to the ventricles. Dizziness or blurred vision (Presyncope), transient loss of consciousness...

Excessive Increase in Heartbeats : Tachycardia

Excessive Increase in Heartbeats : Tachycardia

Sometimes, the hartbeats increase to 150-300 or even more per minute. These beats are not formed from SA node. This may be a risky situation. The patient experiences beats in the chest. Some patients may feel shortness of breath, heaviness in the chest, choking of...

Alteration in Heartbeats

Alteration in Heartbeats

If the beats are less than 60 per minute, it is called ‘bradycardia’ and if the beats are more than 100 per minute, it is called ‘tachycardia’. During some illnesses and other conditions, SA node slows down or works at a Faster rate. This condition is called sinus...

Normal Heartbeats

Normal Heartbeats

The human heart is a wonderful creation of God. It starts beating quite early when a child is in the mother’s womb and keeps on beating constantly without getting tired till a person lives ! A human heart beats more than 1,00,000 times in twenty four hours ! There is...

Mechanical / Interventional Treatment of Valvular Disease

Mechanical / Interventional Treatment of Valvular Disease

When the valvular disease assumes a serious form (Grade 3 or 4), it becomes necessary to repair it mechanically. In case of mild or moderate disease, a person can remain healthy with lifestyle changes and medicines only in majority of the cases. Mechanical treatment...

Symptoms of Valvular Disease

Symptoms of Valvular Disease

God has gifted us with the ‘reserve’ in each organ. If there is mild to moderate valvular disease, the patient does not experience any specific problem in majority cases. The following symptoms may be observed when the valve becomes moderate to severely diseased :...

Reasons for Valvular Disease

Reasons for Valvular Disease

(1) Rheumatic Fever / Rheumatic Valve Disease : In our country, this is a very important cause of valve disease. Generally, people staying in unhygienic and crowded areas become victims of this disease. Deficient nutrition also predisposes one to this disease. ...

Heart Valves and their Functions

Heart Valves and their Functions

There are four valves in the heart : (1) Between left ventricle and auricle : Mitral Valve  (2) Between left ventricle and artery carrying pure blood (Aorta) : Aortic Valve (3) Between right ventricle and auricle : Tricuspid valve (4) Between right ventricle and...

Important Facts About Heart

Important Facts About Heart

  (1)  Though heart is described as a very delicate organ in romantic poetry, in reality, it is a very strong and solid organ. The weight of an adult heart is 800 to 1500 grams. (2) For diagnosing heart disease accurately, a thorough evaluation to...