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Blood Pressure : Definition

Blood reaches various organs through arteries arising from the heart. Blood pressure is the driving force for this. Pressure exerted laterally to the walls of arteries by circulating blood is called as ‘Blood Pressure’. If it is increased or decreased, the person may...

Close Relation between Diabetes and Heart Disease

In India, due to ignorance about health, the majority of people believe that ‘diabetes means more sugar in blood’. Most people do not have even the slightest idea about the serious damage caused by diabetes to heart, kidney, brain, arteries and retina of the eyes....

Tests to Help Diagnosis

Based on the symptoms, a Doctor would suggest few tests. Blood Tests : Hemoglobin level and blood counts, blood sugar levels, lipid profile, liver function tests, kidney function tests, thyroid function tests, etc.Urine Tests : Helps to detect kidney function, urine...

Who can develop Diabetes ?

Through many researches it has been proved that the risk of diabetes is higher in people with following factors. On the other side, if a person maintains a proper lifestyle, he may not develop diabetes even if risk factors are present. Heredity :Overweight : Projected...

Symptoms of Heart Disease

Chest heaviness or pressure in the chest or heart burn Breathlessness, either on exertion or in advanced cases, even at rest Giddiness, transient loss of consciousness PalpitationExcess perspirationEasy fatigue, weaknessGastric upset, backache...

The Most Serious Heart Disease : Angina / Heart Attack

Who can develop this illness ? Presence of few risk factors increases the chance and speed of deposition of fat (atherosclerosis) inside the coronary arteries. These factors are : Modifiable : High blood pressure (Hypertension) DiabetesDyslipidemia : High level...

Types of Heart Diseases

Reduced Blood Supply to the heart (Ischemic Heart Disease / Coronary Artery Disease) : Due to various reasons, fat gets deposited on the inside wall of coronary arteries. This process is like salting of water tubes. When this leads the critical narrowing of the inner...

Four Pillars of the Heart

Four basic elements of the heart support the structure and function of the heart. If one or more of these four elements gets deranged, one can have heart disease. Four chambers made up of muscles : They help to push the blood.Four valves : They work like gates between...

Angioplasty during Acute Heart Attack : Primary Angioplasty

A revolution took place in the treatment of heart attack after the year 1999-2000. The limitations of fibrinolytic medicines used for dissolving the blood clot were very well understood. It was confirmed that if a patient reaches the hospital after 3 to 6 hours of...

Circulatory System

The basic function of the heart is to pump blood. Impure blood from the whole body returns to the right heart (right atrium) through veins. From there, with each heartbeat right ventricle will push the blood to the lungs through the pulmonary artery. Exchange of...

Advice After Angiography

It is essential for every patient to make changes in lifestyle and take required dose of medicines as per the doctor’s instructions. Many factors like symptoms of the patient, results of other investigations, severity and character of blocks seen in angiography, age...

Is Angiography Risky ?

Angiography has been made an easy, almost risk free and a very acceptable investigation by modern science. Common Problems : Vomiting like sensation or vomiting in 1% cases, slight pain at the site of angiography, minor reaction to dye, slight fluctuation in blood...