Category Archives: Cardiac Problems

Diseases Associated With Dyslipidemia

Dyslipidemia The term indicates any disturbance in your blood lipid levels. Your lipids may be high, low or there may be an abnormality in the ratio of different types of lipids. All these situations come under the broader term Dyslipidemia. Association of Dyslipidemia With Heart Problems Most forms of dyslipidemia are closely associated with heart […]

What Causes Palpitations?

Palpitations – Causes and Management What Are Palpitations? Feeling or perceiving your heartbeats is referred to as palpitations. Normally heartbeat is not felt. They may be felt when they are very rapid, or very loud (stronger than normal) or when they are irregular in their rhythm. Strong beats feel like a pounding sensation in your […]

Long QT Syndrome – Medications to Avoid

Long QT Syndrome (LQTS)- Avoid Certain Medicines Long QT syndrome is a disorder of heart rhythm that causes rapid and irregular heartbeats . The ECG of our heart is a wave sketch of our heartbeats. One single heartbeat involves the contraction  and relaxation of each chamber of the heart, one by one. Heartbeats are essentially […]

Fluctuations in Blood Pressure

Fluctuating Blood Pressure This is a common finding in clinical practice these days. Usually, it is a practice to measure several readings of B.P. in a day and then take the average. However, this method is not correct and ignores the high as well as low surges of blood pressure. The underlying disease may be […]

Atenolol Versus Propanolol

Atenolol Vs. Propranolol Q: I take propranolol. My doctor switched it few months ago from atenolol. I still have some atenolol left. I forgot to get my propranolol filled. Is it OK to take atenolol till I get my propranolol filled tomorrow? Reply: Though, both these medicines are basically beta blockers and have more or […]

High Blood Pressure and Drinking

Effect of Alcohol on Blood Pressure Q: Dear doctor, I am a diabetic and blood pressure person taking tablet since last 3 years. Can I consume 50 ml alcohol every day? Will it give any trouble to me? Reply: Alcohol is not a recommended beverage to be taken. It increases blood pressure, both in short […]