When to see a cardiologist?
If you notice a pattern of heart disease, chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations or dizziness including high cholesterol and high blood pressure, take action and get checked by a cardiologist.
How can you prevent blood pressure?
Lead an active lifestyle, Exercise regularly, Keep yourself at a healthy weight and avoid drinking alcohol and smoking.
What is high blood pressure?
High blood pressure is a common condition that affects the body's arteries. It is also called hypertension. Normal pressure is 120/80 or lower.
How bad is alcohol for the heart?
Excessive alcohol intake can lead to high blood pressure, heart failure or stroke. Excessive drinking can also contribute to a disorder that affects the heart muscle. Alcohol can contribute to obesity and the long list of health problems that can go along with it.
What is Angioplasty?
Procedure to improve blood flow in blood vessels that have become narrow or blocked.
What are the common causes of heart disease?
High-risk factors are: Smoking Having high blood pressure Physical Inactivity High cholesterol High levels of lipoprotein Diabetes Excessive use of alcohol or caffeine Heart problem present at birth.
What are the symptoms of a heart attack?
Chest pain : This symptom can be mild and feel like discomfort or heaviness Pain on left arm and shoulder, neck, jaw, back or down toward your waist Shortness of breath or trouble breathing Nausea or stomach discomfort Anxiety Sweating Feeling lightheaded, dizzy, or passing out.
What is heart attack?
A heart attack occurs when a blood clot blocks blood flow to the heart. It is also called Myocardial Infarction (MI) and is a medical emergency treated without delay.
How much walking or exercise do I need after the surgery?
You have to walk for a minimum of 20-30 minutes daily after surgery, which can be further increased after 4-6 weeks of surgery.
Will I require a Blood Transfusion during surgery?
It depends upon the pre-operative Hemoglobin levels of the patient. If it is above 12gm/dl, the requirement of blood during surgery is 0-1 bottle. But we always arrange four bottles as standby.