Category Archives: Cardiac Problems

Time Taken To Withdraw From Atenolol

Can You Just Quit Atenolol Q: I am a male of 59 years being treated for hypertension at a local government clinic. I have been taking 25mg morning and afternoon of Atenolol for over a year now and my blood pressure has stabilised to 127/60. They have just told me that there will be no […]

Patient On Mechanical Ventilator- All You Need To Know

Respiratory Ventilator This is the commonest form of life support given in hospitals. This is basically a machine used to assist breathing. When is it Required? In cases where the patient is not able to breathe himself adequately to meet the body needs of oxygen, a ventilator is needed. This happens when you have some […]

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 […]