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    Dr S Padmavati was born in Burma and received training in Cardiology in the UK, USA and Sweden. She is now Director of the National Heart Institute and President of the All India Heart Foundation. She has done research on high blood pressure, coronary artery disease and rheumatic heart disease and has many publications to her credit. She is an Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Cardiology of the University of Delhi. She is the recipient of many awards including Padma Vibhushan, Harward Medical International, BC Roy award, Kamla Menon Research award, and D.Sc (Hon) Madras University, Ph.D(Hon) among many others.

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The danger of a VSD is endocarditis (infection of the heart). We therefore advise closure, at an early age. There is every likelihood of your...

Answered on : 01 Jan 2009

You appear to have mild hypertension. However this must be confirmed by several readings say once in 2 weeks.
You must first try simple...

Answered on : 20 Nov 2008

You may have what is termed 'diastolic hypertension'. This appears to be also mild. Please have a complete check up including routine biochemical...

Answered on : 21 Oct 2008

You are obviously diabetic with a family history and in addition you are grossly overweight. If you want to live your normal span of life and...

Answered on : 12 Aug 2008

Plane journeys are not forbidden for such patients. As a special precaution, if she cannot walk the entire length of the airport terminal, she can...

Answered on : 05 Feb 2007

A causal reading of high levels of BP does not mean you suffer from high blood pressure. perhaps you started treatment too soon and unnecessarily...

Answered on : 23 Jan 2007

There are no special restrictions for R.H.D patients as such. Whatever restrictions are put on heart disease patients, apply to them also. It all...

Answered on : 22 Jan 2007

Chylomicrons are of no significance in a routine lipid profile. They are usually seen after a meal. You can ignore the result.

Answered on : 24 Nov 2006

There is no difference between Ecosprin and Colsprin as far as efficacy is concerned. Ecosprin is more slowly absorbed and does not produce...

Answered on : 19 Jun 2006

From your description, it does not appear to be pain due to the heart. You are perhaps doing too much in the gym. Excessive exercise can cause...

Answered on : 25 Jan 2006
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