Smoking hasn’t decreased despite knowing the fact that ‘smoking is injurious to health.’ Smoking can cause mortality not only in elderly but also in younger populations; moreover, a non-smoker can also be affected by passive smoking. Smoking cessation is an important part of a healthy lifestyle and prevention of diseases; therefore, a physician who advocates…

Last week I was sharing professional stories on the sidelines of a conference at Lucknow with a friend of mine from Chennai. My friend who is a reputed Cardiologist was unhappy about a patient story he had experienced a few weeks ago. Mr. SA, 43-year male presented with a history of chest pain of one-hour…

This evening I had a situation at Latur (I run my out reach cath lab every Wednesday), where a patient travelled from Bhosiri (near Mumbai) to Latur to get an angiogram done by me. He was so pleased to meet me on the cath lab table and had travelled 600 km to get the procedure…

A recent article published in Times of India, Sunday 24 March 2019, headlined “Now Chembur Hospital Doc Says Goodbye to Stents, Blood Thinners, “Near Infrared Light Looks Inside Heart Arteries.” Is it true? The Times article describes the case of three acute heart attack patients, two in their 20s and one in her 30s, all admitted with acute…

What is Ambulatory BP Monitoring? Ambulatory BP monitoring is measuring the blood pressure while an individual is moving around, leading a normal life. Ambulatory blood pressure is usually monitored up to 24 hours. When is Ambulatory BP Monitoring recommended? Ambulatory BP monitoring is not required for all hypertensive patients. It is indicated in certain individual…

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