What is a minor heart attack?

What is a minor heart attack?

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The doctors refer to NSTEMI or non-ST elevation myocardial infarction as a minor heart attack. In the minor heart attack, the flow of blood through one of the arteries gets temporarily blocked which limits the supply of oxygenated blood to the heart muscles.

As per the doctors, if you have suffered a minor heart attack then it means that your heart didn’t suffer as such damage and still pumps normally.

How to determine the type of heart attack?

It is not possible to determine the type of heart attack by just analyzing your symptoms or their severity. Hence, you must not ignore the possible heart attack symptoms.

However, how you perform after a heart attack depends on how you quickly you react. The sooner you get the medical care the less damage your heart will suffer.

Why consider even minor heart attacks seriously?

Even if your heart didn’t suffer much damage, a heart attack should be viewed as a warning sign. “You are at increased risk for another heart attack or a stroke. It’s time to get serious,” Dr. Gaurav Singhal says.

Your cardiologist will make a plan for preventing another heart attack. But it is you who need to be more concerned regarding it.

“It is most important to know that how you keep your heart and manage your risk factors of heart diseases going forward will impact what happens to you next,” Dr. Gaurav Singhal says. “We urge you to recognize a mild heart attack as an important event and use it to make changes that positively impact your health.”

Dr. Gaurav Singhal, the director of Hridyam Heart Care Clinic, is one of the most promising and emerging cardiologists of Jaipur. At Hridyam, you get the best Heart Attack treatment in Jaipur.

 

What happens during a heart attack?

What happens during a heart attack?

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While a person suffers from a heart attack, the flow of blood towards his heart gets blocked. It mostly happens because of coronary artery disease. After the treatment of a heart attack at the hospital, you can think the problem has been dealt with, but however, a heart attack is a symptom of the underlying heart diseases.

Coronary Artery Disease:

Generally, heart attacks are due to coronary artery disease or atherosclerosis. When the plaque or fatty substances in the blood vessels get accumulated in the arteries, it can block the flow of blood. The constant build-up makes the arteries narrower and stiffens over time.

The blood finds difficulty to reach the heart muscles which cause pain and discomfort, called angina.

As the piece of plaque cracks, it can result in a blood clot, and block the artery. The supply of blood to the heart gets blocked, which ultimately results in a heart attack.

Causes of Coronary Artery Disease:

Generally, while being young, coronary artery disease has smooth walls. But as you get older the inner walls of the coronary artery comes under the attack of substances like smoke from cigarettes, mechanical injury from high blood pressure, cholesterol from several intakes in diet, blood sugar, high blood pressure, obesity, physical inactivity, and many other factors contribute to this.

If you are suffering from any type of heart problem, you should immediately consult a cardiologist near you. If you are looking for heart treatment in Jaipur, then definitely consult Dr. Gaurav Singhal, at HHCC. He is one of the best cardiologists in Jaipur.

Exercises for Heart Patient

Exercises for Heart Patient

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Doing exercise regularly has always been good for your body and internal organs. It strengthens your heart, lowers down the blood pressure, manages the healthy weight of the body,  and also give psychological balance. We are going to explain Heart Patient Exercises.

But before working out, you should consult your doctor first (especially you are having a heart disease), and ask questions like:

  1. How much exercise should I do?
  2. What should be the frequency of doing exercise in a week?
  3. What exercise should I try and what should I avoid?

For a heart problematic person, the person should definitely try cardio or aerobic exercises. These exercises include:

  • Walking
  • Jogging
  • Skipping
  • Cycling
  • Skiing
  • Skating
  • Rowing
  • Dancing

How to do the workout?

For a healthy workout you shouldn’t be as such fast, instead, have a consistent pace.

Begin Slow:  You should not starting working hard in the beginning, as it can cause cramps and even postural deformities in the beginning.

Pace up Gradually: Day by day, start making your workouts more arduous and lengthy. You must be able to talk while exercising if you are not then probably it is more intense for you.

Follow expert tips: You should even consult the workout professionals for better results and meal routines. They can give you tips like:

  • Don’t eat food within one hour before beginning your exercise.
  • Properly warm-up. Don’t start heavy workout immediately, in fact, do some warm-up before beginning strenuous exercises.
  • Cool down after the exercise. Don’t stop suddenly or lie and sit, as it can make you feel dizzy.
  • Sip water before and after the workout.

 

If you are looking for a cardiologist for consulting your heart health, then you must consult Dr. Gaurav Singhal, at HHCC, Jaipur. He is one of the most experienced and best Cardiologist in Jaipur.

What are the symptoms of heart disease in women?

What are the symptoms of heart disease in women?

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Generally, heart diseases are thought to be a problem of men, however, they are almost equally associated with women. As the symptoms of heart diseases can differ in women, so sometimes women don’t know what to take care of.

Symptoms of heart disease in women:

Chest pain is the most common symptom in women as in men. However, women don’t consider chest pain as a noticeable problem and let it go undiagnosed. They consider it pressure and tightness, and in fact, it is possible to have a heart attack with chest pain.

Unlikely to men, women can suffer from heart problem without any chest pain such as:

  • Breath shortness
  • Pain in a single or both arms
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Discomfort in abdomen, neck, and jaw
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Sweating
  • Indigestion
  • Palpitations

Risk Factors:

Like men, there are several risk factors for women which are associated for developing heart problems. Some of the most common factors are:

Diabetes:

A woman with diabetes is having more chances of developing heart disease in comparison to men with diabetes.

Stress and Depression:

Stress and Depression also affects a woman’s heart more than man’s.

Smoking:

Smoking is also a greater factor of heart disease in women as compared to men

Lethargic Lifestyle:

Lack of physical has always been an important factor for heart-related diseases.

Pregnancy Complications:

At the time of pregnancy, high blood pressure and diabetes can contribute to long-term heart problems.

 

If you are suffering from any symptom of heart-related disease, then you must consult the best cardiologist in Jaipur, Dr. Gaurav Singhal, at HHCC, Jaipur.

What are the heart disease risk factors that you can change?

What are the heart disease risk factors that you can change?

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Heart disease risk factors that you can change

Control your blood pressure
Keep your cholesterol level under control
Stay at a healthy weight
Eat a healthy diet
Get regular exercise
Manage stress
Manage diabetes
Get Proper Sleep
Don’t smoke

Dr. Gaurav Singhal, the director of Hridyam Heart Care Clinic, is one of the most promising and emerging cardiologists of Jaipur. He has vast experience in Heart Care Disease prevention & treatment. He is famous for providing outstanding cardiac treatment to his patient. He has done more than 2000 Angiography.

Who requires a TMT test?

Who requires a TMT test?

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TMT test is used to diagnose the functioning of the heart under stressful conditions. In this test, a patient is supposed to walk on a treadmill at a specific speed. During this, the electrical activity of the heart is recorded. The inclination and the speed of the treadmill are also increased gradually throughout the process, so as to increase the stress level and examining the heart performance.

This process is almost similar to an ECG checkup. The patent needs to be bare-chest while walking on the treadmill. Using an adhesive, the electrodes are then struck on the patient’s chest. After installing the electrodes, the patient starts walking on the treadmill and the speed and inclination are maintained by the technician who is conducting the test.

The doctor will take all the reports of the heart before conducting the test. This includes blood pressure, heart rate, and ECG report. If the patient experiences any discomfort or trouble, he/she immediately consult the technician. The normal problems are chest pain, shortened breaths, or fatigue.

After the test, the patient is supposed to lie down and all the reading is then taken.

TMT (Treadmill Test):

It is a very effective test to observe the functioning of the heart in stressed conditions. In this technique, the patient runs on a treadmill set on a specific speed. After this, the doctor takes the reading of the heart.

Who requires TMT test?

The test is to compare blood circulation to blood in rest and stress condition means when you are under optimum physical pressure. It identifies the issues of the heart like CAD (Coronary Artery Disease) when coronary arteries get diseased, damaged or blocked. These are the major blood vessels that supply nutrients, oxygen, and blood to your heart.

This test also checks the condition of your heart after the heart attack and abnormal heart rhythm due to exercise. This test uses an exercise that helps to record extreme shortness in breathing, sudden weakness, dizziness and chest discomfort. It helps to monitor the heart functioning of the patients who have already had a heart attack or angioplasty.

“This test is also significant for diabetics as they have more chances of CAD”. Such patients may also suffer from Ischemia(silent heart muscle problems). This test can act as a lifesaver for diabetics.

Hridyam is one of the best TMT test centre in Jaipur.  They provide effective treatment & accurate results for all heart diseases and above all prevent the heart from future heart diseases.

Dr. Gaurav Singhal is one of the best Heart care specialist doctor in Jaipur who has vast experience in Heart Care Disease prevention & treatment. He is well-known for providing outstanding cardiac treatment to his patient.

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Does your body warn you before a heart attack?

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In today’s lifestyle, we all are consuming unhealthy products directly or indirectly. This ranges from breathing polluted air to eating contaminated or junk food. Our living lifestyle directly impacts our body’s health. These things in sum results in poor performance of several body systems. These include organs mostly, heart, lungs, kidney, liver, brain and other major organs.

In the cardiovascular system of our body, the most prevalent disease is a heart attack. There was a time when a heart attack used to occur amongst the old age persons. But due to the lifestyle changes, it has become amongst the youngsters also.

So as a person of any age, is it possible that my body will show me the signs or will warn me before a heart attack occur?

Yes, it will. In this article, we have mentioned the signs and symptoms by which your body warns you before getting a heart attack. The symptoms are:

  1. Fatigue:

Tiredness or fatigue after exercise or physical activity is common. However, unexplained or unusual tiredness can be the reason for an upcoming heart attack. Extreme tiredness or exhaustion, for some days at a time, can be the symptom.

  1. Abdominal Pain:

An upset stomach, abdominal pains, nausea are also common symptoms. These symptoms are likely to occur in both women and men.

  1. Insomnia:

Unable to sleep at night, or improper sleep is also associated with a heart problem or heart attack. The decrease in oxygen levels due to changes in the heart causes restlessness which can trigger insomnia.

  1. Breath Shortness:

Dyspnoea is the most common symptom of heart problem. When the heart muscle doesn’t work properly, pressure can build up in the lungs which leads to breathlessness.

  1. Irregular heartbeat:

An increase in heart rate is common while the person is excited or nervous, but if it happens in normal situations then it may be a matter of concern. Arrhythmia or irregular heartbeats is the most common cause of heart attack.

 

If you are suffering from heart problems, then you must consult Dr. Gaurav Singhal at HHCC, Jaipur. He is one of the best cardiologists in Jaipur.

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What kind of Precaution given by Heart Specialist?

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Heart disease can happen to anyone and if you don’t keep your heart healthy, you are surely putting yourself at a major risk. No days 9 out 10 people have at least one factor of heart disease and it is something that shouldn’t be avoided. Heart specialist says that the power of prevention from this is in your hands. The lifestyle you lead is the main thing for prevention.

The heart risk factors include depression, too much smoking, and drinking, diabetes, high cholesterol levels, and high blood pressure, too much stressful life and bad diet and nutrients. Smoking is one of the leading causes of heart disease which is followed by obesity and high blood pressure. So it is very essential for all the age groups especially younger ones to keep a look at lifestyle habits. A cardiologist says that heart disease can strike anyone at any stage of life, no matter how active you are.

A cardiologist or heart specialist gives some precautionary measure which is essential to follow to keep your heart healthy. Below are some precautions and change in your lifestyle advice:

Lifestyle Modification:

First and foremost lifestyle change will come when you start working out or when you start doing exercise and meditation on a daily basis. Healthy body weight is important to reduce the risk of heart attacks and it also helps to keep the blood pressure under control.

Brisk walking:

Doing any physical activity daily will help in keeping your heart healthy and fit. You can also go for activities related to aerobic like doing jogging. Apart from this making a daily routine of light exercise like taking the stairs or walking while attending the phone calls also helps.

Avoid smoking:

Smoking is related to one in five deaths from heart disease as it can damage your blood vessels and decrease the oxygen to the heart and boost blood pressure

Diet for Healthy Heart:

Involve more of fiber to your daily diet and add raw vegetables, grains and beans and fruits to your diet. Your body needs 21 grams of fiber daily in a day. Also, consumption of 6 grams of salt in a day is essential.

Cut off the food that contains too much vegetable oil and fat from our diet and also whole fat dairy products should be avoided. Try and stay away from fried food as much as possible and limit the total fat to 30 percent of the total calories for the whole day.

Check Your Health and reduce stress:

Make sure that your blood pressure and blood sugar level are in control and get them to check regularly. Also, maintain the cholesterol levels. Meditation, exercise and healthy eating reduce stress.

Also, there are some precautions given by heart specialists for the patients who have undergone heart surgeries like avoiding wearing tight-fitting clothes and not carrying any heavy things for two to three months after surgery. Also, avoid sleeping on the stomach while you are taking rest and quit smoking and consumption of alcohol.

 

symptoms of Cardiomyopathy

Symptoms of Cardiomyopathy

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In the primary stage of Cardiomyopathy, it can be possible no signs and symptoms shown in the body of the patient. But when the disease enters in the advance stage below symptoms of Cardiomyopathy shown, such as:

  • Breathlessness either you are active or not
  • Swelling in the legs, ankles, and feet
  • Fluid Start buildup in the stomach which causes Bloating
  • Coughing while lying down
  • Dullness in the body
  • Irregular Heartbeat
  • The feeling of discomfort in the chest region of the body
  • Dizziness, lightheadedness, and fainting

These signs and symptoms get worse with time if left untreated. For some people, it worsens quickly while for others it takes some more time. To know more about Cardiomyopathy feel free to read to our blog What is Cardiomyopathy

If you are feeling above symptoms in your body then you can consult it with Dr. Gaurav Singhal an Experienced Interventional Cardiologist in Jaipur.

Cardiomyopathy

What is Cardiomyopathy?

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When it becomes difficult for the muscle of your heart to pump the blood in your body it is known as Cardiomyopathy. As this disease get worsen by the time, the heart gets weaker. Electric Rythm of it also get abnormal that leads to the below diseases

In most cases, This disease is developed due to other diseases, factors, and conditions while in some cases it can be inherited. So it is possible that it can be found in a child whose parents are affected by this disease.

Stress-Induced Cardiomyopathy” popularly knowns as Broken Heart Syndrome is a type of this disease which can occur due to stress and hypertension

 

If you are affected by Cardiomyopathy then you should make an appointment with Dr. Gaurav Singhal an Experience Cardiologist in Jaipur at Hridyam Heart Care Clinic