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Wearables in Medicine – Revolution in Patient monitoring

Chronic diseases need periodic, preferably continuous monitoring to prolong survival and reduce hospitalization. Patients at every clinic encounter get their functional and physiological data collected. If we are able to collect this data outside the hospital and get this transmitted […]

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Pneumonia and Heart Disease

Today, 12 November is World Pneumonia day. On this occasion to improve awareness amongst public, doctors and more importantly with cardiac patients, this article is written. Pneumonia is a simple problem – Is it really so? We all assume Heart […]

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Smoking cessation- how a doctor can help?

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 […]

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“Time is muscle” in heart attack

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 […]

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Is skipping breakfast good for health?

It is a common strategy for people to skip breakfast because they are in a hurry or want to lose weight or feel lazy to cook breakfast. About one third of people world-wide skip breakfast. Back in 1917, Lenna Frances […]

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Left atrial appendage occlusion – what is it?

Yesterday, a 71-year active male hypertensive reformed smoker approached seeking my opinion for management of atrial fibrillation using an appendage closure device. He is a retired IAS officer working as a Consultant with an active life style. He has been […]

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In acute heart attack can we avoid stents?

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 […]