22Feb, 2017

Enjoy a healthy life after CABG

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We have already discussed a lot about CABG and how it is by-far the best option for a person suffering from heart disease. CABG is a life-saving surgery which restores health and offers the patient a chance to live a longer, better life. But don’t let the word surgery deter you. CABG is an extremely standardized and regular procedure and over the years, it has become extremely predictive in terms of its process, recovery and outcomes. In fact, should you be willing to check the statistics, then, you will find […]
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9Feb, 2017

Fighting CAD in Rural India – Saving our Youth

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Jadhav was a 48 year old mechanic living a perfectly happy life. He was young, he felt he was at the peak of his life and in pink of health and had nothing to worry about at all. He lived with his wife and kid and was extremely popular in his village, where he was born and had lived all his life. This village was in one of India’s remotest corner, and people here were pretty much cut off from everything modern. Everyone knew him as the happy-go-lucky guy who […]
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1Feb, 2017

CABG vs. PCI: Know your choices

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CABG or Coronary artery bypass grafting is one of the two options of treating coronary artery disease (CAD). The other treatment option is percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), which includes angioplasty and stenting. We have discussed both processes to an extent, but individually. Both of these processes help improve the blood flow to the heart, however, there has always been an ongoing debate among medical practitioners and healthcare professionals on the benefits derived from both these processes and how CABG is definitely a better option that PCI! Angioplasty and Stenting These […]
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12Jan, 2017

CAD – Your heart’s call for help – What next?

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Over the years coronary artery disease (CAD), or simply put, heart diseases have increased or rather quadrupled in its existence.  More and more people are being affected by this disease and it has, unfortunately, become the single largest killer of man in modern times. But, there is always a silver lining. Over the last few years, there has been a revolution in the treatment of CAD. Scientists and doctors have discovered a plethora of ways in which CAD can be controlled – thus allowing patients to live an almost-normal, long […]
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5Jan, 2017

The Magic of Running – Clear your Mind

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Runners most often tend to sound like broken records when they talk about the virtues of running. For a long time, they have judiciously defended the virtues of running, reported improved moods and mind-changing effects that resulted from running. According to runners, running fixes almost all problems! Got a creative block? Go for a run. Need to take a decision and not sure about it? Go for a run. Need to elevate your mood? Go for a run. Author Joyce Carol Oates once wrote, “in running the mind flees with […]
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22Dec, 2016

Practical Tips To Switch To A High Protein Diet With Complex Carbohydrates

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We discussed in our previous blog how a low-carb diet is healthy for you and your waistline, ultimately benefitting your heart. We grabbed a lot of eyeballs with that article and also received a lot of questions and requests to elaborate on this topic. Hence, we bring to you this article which discusses a low carb but high protein diet and gives you an idea of what an ideal meal should look like.   What is a low carb-high protein diet? A low carb-high protein diet cuts back on all […]
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19Dec, 2016

Expert Opinions Save Lives – Here’s How!

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Case Study – Dr. Chiranbabu and Dr. Rajesh T R from Sparsh Superspecialty Hospital Choosing the best solution: When expert second opinions save lives. Heart diseases are not limited to adults, nor are they gender specific. 1 in 100 babies are born with a congenital heart defect and while most often they are detected early, in some cases, these problems remain undetected for years. Treating a small baby/child is always tricky and often children suffer for years because doctors refuse to operate on them. Where your child’s heart health is […]
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8Dec, 2016

Heart Disease Prevention Begins From Childhood.

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Heart Disease is one of the most preventable diseases among humans, yet it has single-handedly managed to wipe out a significant chunk of our population. Why? Why is it still one of the most feared of all diseases? Two reasons: lack of knowledge and lack of preventive care. Because people know so little about them, heart diseases usually end up being treated only when they manifest themselves, and sometimes this may be too late. Did you know that even though heart diseases are typically treated for adults, its roots begin […]
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28Nov, 2016

Women and Heart Disease

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Heart Disease – It’s a man’s disease! How many times have we not heard that? It’s time to get the facts straight. Heart Attack is the leading cause of death among women in this century.  90% of women live with one or more risk factors for heart disease or stroke and are not even aware of it. Fewer women than men survive their first heart attack. And, cardiovascular diseases kill approximately one woman every 80 seconds. Surprised? You could be, but it does not change the fact that because of […]
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16Nov, 2016

Atrial Fibrillation – What we should know about it

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Atrial Fibrillation, also known as AFib or AF, is a heart condition that causes our hearts to beat in an irregular and rapid rhythm. Normally, our heart contracts and relaxes to a normal beat, but in AF, the upper chambers of the heart beats irregularly, which can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and heart-related complaints. Even though untreated atrial fibrillation increases the risk of heart-related deaths and is one of the biggest causes of strokes, many patients are unaware that AF is a serious condition.   Symptoms of […]
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