June 19, 2021
In many cases, ventricular septal defects go completely unnoticed as people with the defect do not show any symptoms. In others, the symptoms may be mild. However, a ventricular septal defect should not be taken lightly. If you or your child are showing symptoms of breathlessness or fatigue, it is a good idea to get a doctor’s appointment at the earliest. Although, there is little reason to worry, especially if the defect is diagnosed in time. There are medications available to manage the condition better. Treatment may also include a minor or major surgical procedure. That doesn’t mean that a ventricular septal defect will affect you in your daily life and restrict your activity. With the right treatment, you and your child can live a full life despite a ventricular septal defect.
March 26, 2021
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) is the damage, deterioration or blockage of the coronary arteries that are located on the heart. The coronary arteries are the main arteries that supply oxygen and nutrients to the cardiac tissues. If these arteries are damaged or blocked, the cells of the heart lack enough oxygen or nutrients to carry out basic biological processes leading to cardiac muscle damage. CAD is a result of coronary arteriosclerosis (a gradual process of the inner lining of the artery wall getting damaged and subsequent buildup of plaque at the site). If not treated in time and diagnosed correctly, CAD can lead to several potentially fatal cardiovascular problems like myocardial infarction (or heart attack).
March 23, 2021
Aortic stenosis is regarded as one of the most common, yet serious valve disease problems. It refers to the narrowing of the aortic valve's opening. This critical condition restricts the flow of the blood from the left ventricle to the aorta. It may also affect the pressure within the left atrium. Some people suffer from aortic stenosis owing to a congenital heart defence known as a bicuspid aortic valve. For most others, this serious medical condition typically develops as one begins to age. With age, the valves are damaged by calcium or scarring, thus restricting the blood flow.