hearty life

Hearty Life March 2017 Edition

Volume-3, Issue-03

1. Capping of Stent Prices – A game changer

The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has announced on the 13 February 2017 that the price of the stent has been fixed at Rupees seven thousand five hundred for bare metal stent and twenty nine thousand six hundred (plus applicable taxes) for drug coated stent. The exercise for capping stent prices is an arduous one lasting nearly two years. The government I feel has given enough opportunities for the industry to reform itself. But unfortunately it did not happen. The malaise in the system is more than I perceived.


2. Reconstruction of a chronically occluded abdominal AORTA and BIFURCATION

Mr. B, 46-year male, a manual laborer is a known diabetic and hypertensive from Kurnool district. He has coronary artery disease and underwent coronary artery by pass surgery for the same a few years ago. His diabetes and hypertension were well controlled and he has no episodes of angina at rest or on exertion. Ten points about left ventricular non-compaction cardiomyopathy Obstructive sleep apnoea link to cardiovascular disease Obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome is an important health problem which may cause or worsen systemic diseases. OSA should be regarded as an underlying mechanism in cardiovascular diseases. Obstructive Sleep Apnoea is interrelated with inflammation, oxidative stress, endothelial dysfunction, sympathetic hyperactivity, diabetes, metabolic dysregulation in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease processes. Appropriate treatment of OSA reduces cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Treatment mainly focuses on maintaining upper airway patency either with positive airway pressure devices or upper airway appliances.


3. Emerging trends in cardiovascular medicine clinical trails

4. Dr. Sivaramakrishna Iyer Padmavati The first female cardiologist of India

Dr. Sivaramakrishna Iyer Padmavati, 98, widely regarded as mother of cardiology in India, Director of the National Heart Institute, Delhi and the Founder President of the ‘All India Heart Foundation’. She is the first Women Cardiologist of India in 1954 and had done many researches on high blood pressure, rheumatic heart disease, coronary artery and has many publications to her credit.


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