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Medical Treatment For Atrial Fibrillation

Medical treatment for Atrial Fibrillation is varied and the deciding factors include the severity of the symptoms, their frequency of occurrence, history of heart disease of the patient etc. The available treatments include medicines, lifestyle changes and certain medical procedures. Medical treatment for Atrial Fibrillation is primarily concerned with the following objectives: Prevention of clot...

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Ablation Treatment For Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial Fibrillation is a peculiar condition affecting the heart, characterized by rapid and irregular heartbeats. These are commonly referred to as arrhythmias and Atrial Fibrillation is the most common type of arrhythmia. The discovery of a safe and effective treatment for eliminating Atrial Fibrillation remained much of a challenge for doctors worldwide. There are many...

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What Are Drug-Eluting Stents?

A drug-eluting stent is a type of stent applied in the case of  diseased or narrowed coronary arteries, gradually releasing a drug to block any cell proliferation that occurs due to the healing tissues around the stent. Usually restenosis occurs even after the artery is repaired, which is the renarrowing of the artery caused due...

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What Is Minimal Invasive Mitral Valve Surgery?

Let us have a brief discussion on the procedure of minimal invasive mitral valve surgery. Firstly the patient’s cardiac monitoring is taken note of and then general anesthesia is given. The surgeon uses a sternotomy to access the heart. Then the bypass is instituted. A cross clamp is then applied to the aorta to stop...

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What Is Endoscopic Vein Harvesting?

Endoscopic Vein Harvesting (EVH) is a procedure wherein the vein is removed safely and in a less invasive fashion. This procedure uses a small video camera and endoscopes in order to keep a track of the removal of the vein harvest. The main surgical procedure for carrying on a bypass surgery involves the usage of...

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What Is Percutaneous Coronary Intervention?

Percutaneous coronary intervention is an interventional procedure, used to open up narrowed segments of coronary arteries in cases of Coronary artery disease (CAD). These segments are stenosed due to the accumulation of cholesterol laden plaques, resulting in atherosclerosis. Percutaneous coronary intervention can be performed to reduce or eliminate the symptoms of coronary artery disease (CAD),...

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Performing Endoscopic Vessel Harvesting Procedure In India

Endoscopic Vessel Harvesting is a safe and least invasive procedure. It uses video camera and endoscopes to monitor the removal of the vein harvest. During a bypass surgery, the healthy blood vessel is used to bypass a blocked or a damaged artery. Today Endoscopic Vein Harvesting EVH is becoming increasing popular and is used during...

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Life Expectancy In Paediatric Heart Transplant

Today heart transplantation is not as uncommon as it was in the past. Besides, with development in science the success rates are even higher, as so is the post-op survival and life expectancy. Today one can estimate a survival over twenty years post a paediatric heart transplantation surgery. Besides, more than 70% of the cases...

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Coronary Angiogram: Uses, Procedure and Risks

Studies reveal that chronic diseases are by far the leading cause of death in the world and their impact is steadily growing. Among them, cardiovascular disease in people aged 35-64 is the leading cause. Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is assuming large proportion in the population due to various factors like change of life styles, lack...

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Percutaneous Aortic Valve Replacement (PAVR)

Percutaneous Aortic Valve Replacement (PAVR) is a new technology used for treatment of aortic valve disease. There are cases where the heart’s aortic valve becomes narrowed thus preventing it from opening properly. This in turn blocks the blood flow from the left lower chamber of the heart to the aorta. In order to maintain the...