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Heart Diseases

Heart Diseases



At Akshjyot Clinic we provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary care to patients suffering from heart ailments. We ensure unparalleled excellence in patient care, education and research.

What is Heart Disease ?

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in India. More than 600,000 Indians die of heart disease each year. That's one in every four deaths in this country.

The term "Heart Disease" refers to several types of heart conditions. The most common type is coronory artery disease, which can cause heart attack. Other kinds of heart disease may involve the valves in the heart or the heart may not pump well and cause heart failure. Some people are born with heart disease.

Are you at Risk ?

Anyone, including children, can develop heart disease. It occurs when a substance called Plaque builds up in your arteries. When this happens, your arteries can narrow over time, reducing blood flow to the heart.

Smoking, eating an unhealthy diet and not getting enough exercise all increase your risk for having heart disease. Having high cholesterol, high blood pressure or diabetes also can increase your risk for heart disease. Ask our doctor about preventing or treating these medical conditions.

What are the signs and symptoms ?

The symptoms vary depending on the type of heart disease. For many people, chest discomfort or a heart attack is the first sign

Someone having a heart attack may experience several symptoms, including :

  • Chest pain or discomfort that doesn't go away after a few minutes.
  • Pain or discomfort in the jaw, neck or back.
  • Weakness, light-headedness, nausea (Feeling sick to your stomach), or a cold sweat.
  • Pain or discomfort in the arms or shoulder.
  • Shortness of breath.

Can it be prevented ?

You can take several steps to reduce your risk of heart disease :

  • Don't smoke.
  • Maintain healthy weight.
  • Eat a healthy diet.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Prevent or treat other health conditions, especially high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes.

How is it treated ?

If you have heart disease, lifestyle changes, like those just listed, can help lower your risk for complications. Our doctor also may prescribe medication to treat the disease. Talk with our doctor about the best ways to reduce your heart disease risk.