Tag: Cardiology

What is a Cardiologist? Cardiovascular Medicine is extensive, wide-ranging, and an onerous clinical specialty. It constitutes a Cardiologist who can work as a front line emergency Interventionist. Also, it comprises of experts in cardiac imaging, device implantation, arrhythmia ablation, pharmacology,…

Is consuming eggs associated with heart or cardiovascular disease (CVD) and increased chances of premature death? A new study in the leading medical journal JAMA states that eggs, the staple breakfast diet is a high source of dietary cholesterol, which has been…

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a genetically mediated, structural defect in the heart which results in an abnormally thickened muscular septum between the right and left ventricles. This thickened septum impedes blood flow out of the ventricles, particularly between the left…

Cardiomyopathy refers to an abnormality in the heart muscle which makes it difficult for the heart to effectively pump blood to the rest of the body. One of the most common causes of cardiomyopathy is ischemia or poor blood supply…

Heart has four valves and they regulate the blood flow into and out of the heart. Heart valves can get damaged over time leading to leaky or narrow heart valves. It is important to identify these symptoms of leaky heart…

A Left Ventricular Assist Device procedure or LVAD is a procedure where a pump is inserted into the heart to help the heart pump properly. It is like a mechanical heart that functions like a real one. It doesn’t replace…

Tricuspid valve repair is a procedure that repairs the tricuspid valve. Tricuspid valve disease is usually apparent at older age and can cause a variety of problems. Some people experience chest pain, pulsations in the neck, abdominal or chest pain,…

Ischemic Cardiomyopathy is a condition that occurs after a heart attack or a heart disease. It weakens the heart muscles and makes it harder for the heart to work properly. Blood cannot reach the parts of the heart that need it,…

A Coronary Angioplasty is a procedure used to open the clogged arteries in the heart. A balloon is inserted into the clogged artery and inflated to open it up. It is often done with a split procedure that is used…

Most people have an aortic valve that has four sections. Some people are born with an aortic valve that only has two chambers. This condition is called a bicuspid aortic valve. People may also be born with one or even…