Valvular Heart Disease

If you or your family member has been diagnosed with valvular heart disease by doctor, we at Manipal Hospital Bangalore take this opportunity to educate you on valvular heart disease.Read More

Irregular heart beat

A problem with a speed or rhythm of the heart beat (irregular heart beat) is called Arrhythmia. During an Arrhythmia, the heart can beat too fast, too slow, or in an irregular rhythm. A heartbeat that is too fast is called Tachycardia. A heart beat that is too slow is called Bradycardia. Most Arrhythmias are harmless, but some can be serious or even life threatening. When the heart rate is too slow, too fast, or irregular, the heart may not be able to pump enough blood to the body. Lack of blood flow can damage the brain, heart, and other organs.Read More

High Blood Pressure and Heart Care

What is high blood pressure [hypertension]?

It is extremely disappointing to know after nine months following precious pregnancy that the newborn has a very major cardiac problem and need immediate surgery. It is even more depressing when the mother herself is a medical professional when the mother herself is a medical professional and understands that the risks involved in the operation is very high. This was the situation of the parents of own baby.Read More

Valve Replacement

Why valve is replaced?

Heart valves are like doors in heart chambers that allow blood to flow in one direction only. Different disease processes damage heart valves and make them dysfunctional. When the heart cannot cope with these malfunctioning valves a valve replacement will be needed. The damaged valve is taken out & replaced with an artificial valve. Artificial valves are of 2 types: Read More

Prevention of Heart Disease

Heart disease although is one of the leading causes of death, but we can avoid heart problems in future by adopting a healthy lifestyle today. Here are five heart disease prevention tips we can follow in our daily life. Read More

Transradial percutaneous coronary interventions

In the past last decade coronary angiography and angioplasty (PCI) has taken tremendous strides, mainly access approach has moved away from the routine groin approach (femoral artery) to Transradial approach (forearm approach). Read More