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'Heart and Aorta' [website] is an initiative from Dr. E V John (Senior Consultant and HOD, Cardiovascular Surgery, Sunrise Hospital) to bring the facts about heart and aortic diseases, treatment options and complications to the common man.

​Loss Of Appetite, After Heart Surgery: Blame It On Antibiotics?

September 12, 2018, 0 comments, 44 words

There are several reasons for loss of appetite.Distaste caused by some of the medications (especially antibiotics and painkillers) is a common problem. Acidity caused by stress an..

Atrial Fibrillation Is Common In Mitral Stenosis And Mitral Regurgitation

August 28, 2018, 0 comments, 156 words

Awareness of one’s own heartbeats is known as Palpitation. Valve disorders can present with various types of rhythm disturbances. Extra beats (Premature atrial / Ventricular Cont..

Keeping Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) Away

July 19, 2018, 0 comments, 57 words

Success in keeping CAD (Coronary Artery Disease) away is in manipulating these modifiable risk factors effectively-Stop Smoking and tobacco use completelyControl of Diabetes, Hype..

Tiredness, After Surgery? Heart Is Getting Accustomed To The Changed Scenario

June 28, 2018, 0 comments, 75 words

Tiredness/Fatigue is quite common after a major operation. The body is busy doing the repairing process of the wound.Heart is getting accustomed to the changed scenario. Allow adeq..

​What Precautions One Has To Take During The Recovery Period, After Heart Surgery?

February 15, 2018, 0 comments, 197 words

The precautions one has to take during the recovery period, after heart surgery-Wound care and cleanliness: Wounds have to be kept clean and dry. During bath the wounds can be was..

What About Long Term Lifestyle Modification?

February 14, 2018, 0 comments, 99 words

Yes, this is a very important aspect of long term prevention especially in case of Coronary artery disease, as we all know, Coronary Artery Disease is caused by Atherosclerosis.At..

What To Expect After Heart Operation During First Few Weeks?

February 14, 2018, 0 comments, 558 words

Here, are things to expect after heart operation during first few weeks-Tiredness: This is quite common after a major operation. The body is busy doing the repairing process of th..

Is OPCAB Worth The Pain And Effort?

February 14, 2018, 0 comments, 228 words

Isn’t it interesting to know that the first ever successful bypass was done as a beating heart operation? This was way back in 1964 by a Russian surgeon, Colosev. But since then ..

​How Wounds Heal After Heart Operation?

February 08, 2018, 0 comments, 153 words

Body has a natural resparative process for healing wounds. Generally wounds take about 6-8 weeks to heal completely. Bones may take a little longer. The new tissues will need some ..