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What is Echocardiography


Echocardiography is another form of ultrasound imaging. It allows the structures of the heart to be visualised. The imaging is done by a probe placed on the chest well. The two dimensional echocardiography (Trans Thoracic Echo or TTE) provides sections of the structures and c... Read More

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What is the difference between ICU and CCU in the hospital


ICU stands for "Intensive Care Unit."  It is a generic term for a unit that provides critical care and monitoring to patients with non-specific disease entities. Some smaller hospitals may have only one critical care unit, that takes all types of sick adult patients, but most hospitals... Read More

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Does water reduce heart attack risk


Water for Heart: Drinking four glasses of water at the start of every day can stop heart attacks and cure varied diseases. Every time you have got a doctor visit, your doctor reminds you to drink the suggested sixty-four ounces of water day by day.Drinking water at an explicit time maximizes its... Read More

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What is robotic cardiac surgery


The area of cardiology is facing immense developments that are aimed to enhance the quality of lives for individuals suffering from heart-related problems. One of the major advancements in this particular field is robotically assisted heart surgeries.In a robotic cardiac surgery, the robot acts a... Read More

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What is the TAVR procedure


TAVR also called as TAVI stands for Trans catheter Aortic Valve Replacement, or Trans catheter Aortic Valve Implantation is the minimally invasive surgical procedure to repair the old, damaged valve by inserting a new valve within the diseased valve. The new valve pushes the leaflets of the dise... Read More

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What is cardiac electrophysiology


Cardiac electrophysiology is a branch of cardiology which deals with studying the electrical activity of the heart.Electrophysiology is usually done for diagnosing arrythmias (irregular heart beat) and their point of origin in the heart which in turn helps to decide the treatment accordingly.It's... Read More

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How do heart transplants work


Heart transplantation involves the placement of a healthy heart from a (brain dead) cadaveric donor into the recipient with end-stage heart disease. The surgery involves: ·         A major incision down your chest. Your breastbone is split in half.... Read More

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What is bypass surgery


Bypass surgery refers to a surgical procedure that helps in diverting the blood flow around a blocked or partially blocked artery of the heart. It is done to create a new pathway to the heart and improving the flow of blood to the heart muscle. During this surgery, a healthy, well-functioni... Read More

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What is Angiography and are there any alternatives for it


An angiography of the heart is an imaging test that looks into the arteries that supply heart with blood. Angiography can detect if there is any blockage in the coronary arteries due to build-up of fat or Build-up of fluid around the heart & damage or injury in the heart valves. Where the bl... Read More

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Why are cardiac ablations done


Cardiac ablation is a minimally invasive heart procedure carried out by an Interventional cardiologist in a Cardiac Catheterization laboratory in order to treat abnormal heart rhythm (Arrhythmia). It is also known as Cardiac catheter ablation or Radiofrequency ablation. It involves use of ra... Read More

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What is TR in cardiology


Tricuspid valve regurgitation forth is a condition where the valve between the two right heart chambers (right ventricle and right chamber) doesn't close appropriately. The breaking down valve enables blood to stream once more into your heart's upper right chamber (right chamber).Side effect... Read More

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What is the best daily diet for a healthy heart


Heart healthy diet What to eat:— Eat unrefined serials such as brown bread, bran flakes as they contain more fiber which delays the absorption of glucose. Foods rich in fiber like dried beans, peas and lentils, fresh vegetables and fruits. Whole grain cereals, breads, brown rice, oat... Read More

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What is the scope of Pediatric Cardiology


Pediatric cardiology is a highly specialized sub-specialty of pediatrics. Certain facts about pediatric cardiologyUnlike adults, heart disease in children are extremely rare.Almost all the heart diseases in children are congenital, unlike in adults where most of the heart diseases are acquired.... Read More

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What is Cardiology


Cardiology is a branch of internal medicine that concerned with disorders of the heart. It deals with the diagnosis and treatment of such conditions as congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, electrophysiology, heart failure, and valvular heart disease. Some other subspecialties of... Read More

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