The Heart

Binge Drinking – Is It Really Worth The ‘Fun’?

There are many of us in India who do not consume alcohol everyday, and only do so from time to time. Parties with friends or a get-together with family members often involve alcoholic drinks, with some crossing over to a higher level of consumption. ‘Getting drunk’ with friends seems to be part and parcel of …

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What is ejection fraction?

When the heart contracts, blood is pushed out of the left ventricle through the aortic valve into the aorta. From the aorta, blood moves to different parts of the body, supplying oxygen and vital nutrients to organs, tissues and cells. The amount of blood that is pumped out of the left ventricle is called the …

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Genetic screening in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is transmitted through genes and can affect children and family members. For this reason, new genetic screening methods have now emerged that can help pick up cases early. In turn, treatment options can be offered to individuals sooner rather than later. How common is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy? It is believed that 1 out of …

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Living with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

If you have been diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or have a friend and loved one  suffering from the condition,  then this post is for you. Firstly, it is important to remember that despite having a diagnosis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, most patients can leave a completely normal life. Most patients will live  a normal lifespan and …

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