Understanding Heart Failure: Symptoms, Causes, and Types

Heart Failure

A recent study conducted by WHO suggests that India is responsible for about 20% of the 17.9 million deaths occurring globally due to cardiovascular diseases. Heart failure cases have shot up exponentially in India in the past few years, especially among the younger category.  Heart failure is a serious, long-term medical condition in which the …

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Aortic Dissection: Understanding Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options

Aortic Dissection

Although uncommon, Aortic Dissection is a life-threatening condition. If no timely treatment is provided, the mortality rate is 1-2 % per hour within the first 48 hours. The aorta is the body’s largest blood vessel, delivering oxygenated and nutrient-rich blood from the heart to other body parts.  The aorta is three layers thick. Any rupture …

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Everything You Need To Know About The Valve Surgery 

Valve Surgery

What Is Valve Surgery?  Your heart is like a pumping machine with four chambers and connecting valves. These valves maintain the optimal blood flow to and from the heart to various body parts. Any damage to the valves can cause serious cardiac issues, affecting the heart’s ability to pump blood efficiently. Valve surgery might be …

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Understanding Aortic Aneurysm Repair Surgery

Aortic Aneurysm Repair

What is an Aortic Aneurysm? The main artery from the heart that carries blood is the Aorta. When there is a weakening in the wall of the aorta, it bulges and may rupture, causing life-threatening bleeding. This condition, called Aortic Aneurysm, can also block blood pumping from the heart to other organs.  Aneurysms are often …

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Understanding Robotic Cardiac Surgery 

Robotic Cardiac Surgery

Robotic cardiac surgery, or robot-assisted heart surgery, uses advanced robotic systems to perform cardiac operations accurately. In this type of surgery, a trained cardiac surgeon controls robotic arms that operate.  Unlike traditional open heart surgery, robotic cardiac surgery requires tiny incisions and is, hence, a minimally invasive surgical method. This approach helps perform complex heart …

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Understanding Keyhole cardiac surgery (Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery/MICS)

Keyhole Cardiac Surgery

Keyhole Cardiac Surgery, also known as minimally invasive surgery, is a cutting-edge approach for performing intricate heart procedures through small incisions. Instead of cutting through the breastbone, as in regular heart surgery, doctors make small cuts between the ribs using specially adapted instruments. This lets them reach the heart without disrupting too much of the …

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Understanding Bypass Surgery (CABG): Benefits, Types, Recovery time, and Risks

Bypass surgery

Bypass surgery, also known by the name heart bypass surgery or coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), is a major operation performed for blocked arteries.  When the blood vessels narrow or are blocked by atherosclerosis (plaque deposition of cholesterol and fat), it cuts off oxygen-rich blood flow to the heart and leads to a heart attack. …

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