Best Doctors in India for Heart Failure Management

Dr. Ajay Kaul

Dr. Ajay Kaul

Heart Surgeon | Chairman & HOD – Cardio Thoracic & Vascular Surgery; BLK Super Specialty Hospital, New Delhi | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Dr. Ashok Seth

Dr. Ashok Seth

Interventional Cardiologist | Chairman, Cardiology – Interventional; Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Dr. K. Madhan Kumar

Dr. K. Madhan Kumar

Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Vascular Surgeon | Senior Consultant – Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery, Apollo Hospitals Greams Road, Chennai | Contact for Appointment & assistance

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Dr. Krishna Subramony

Dr. K.S. Iyer

Pediatric Heart Surgeon | Chief Consultant – Pediatric Cardiac Surgery; Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi, India | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Dr. Mukesh Goel

Dr. Mukesh Goel

Heart Surgeon | Senior Consultant – Cardio Thoracic & Vascular Surgery; Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, India | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Dr. N Sastri

Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeon | Senior Consultant ; Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi | Contact for Appointment & assistance

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Dr. Naresh Trehan

Dr. Naresh Trehan

Heart Surgeon | Chairman & Managing Director – Cardio Thoracic & Vascular Surgery; Medanta – The Medicity, Gurugram, India | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Dr. Praveen Chandra

Dr. Praveen Chandra

Interventional Cardiologist | Chairman (Heart Institute), Interventional Cardiology; Medanta – The Medicity, Gurugram, India | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Dr. Praveer Aggarwal

Dr. Praveer Aggarwal

Interventional Cardiologist | Executive Director – Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology; Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi, India | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Dr. Rahul Chandola

Dr. Rahul Chandola

Heart Surgeon | Associate Director – CTVS & Heart & Lung Transplant; Max Smart Super Specialty Hospital, New Delhi, India | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Dr. Rajesh Sharma

Dr. Rajesh Sharma

Pediatric & Adult Heart Surgeon | Sr. Consultant – Pediatric Cardiac Surgery; Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, India | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Dr. Sandeep Attawar

Dr. Sandeep Attawar

Heart Surgeon | Director & Chairman – CTVS, Heart & Lung Transplantation & Mechanical Circularity Support; Gleneagles Global Hospital, Chennai | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Dr. T Sundar

Dr. T Sundar

Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Vascular Surgeon | Senior Consultant – Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery; Apollo Hospitals Greams Road, Chennai | Contact for Appointment & assistance

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Dr. Vishal Rastogi

Dr. Vishal Rastogi

Interventional Cardiologist | Principal Consultant – Interventional Cardiology; Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi, India | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Dr. Yugal K Mishra

Dr. Yugal K Mishra

Heart Surgeon | Chief of Clinical Services, Head of Cardiac Sciences & Chief Cardio Vascular Surgeon; Manipal Hospital, Dwarka, New Delhi | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Dr. Z.S. Meharwal

Dr. Z.S. Meharwal

Heart Surgeon | Director & Coordinator – Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery; Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi | Contact for Appointment & assistance!

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Heart Failure

Heart Failure is a condition in which heart muscles cannot pump enough blood to meet the body’s requirements. It usually occurs because the heart has become too weak or stiff. It’s sometimes called congestive heart failure.

Causes of Heart Failure

  • Coronary artery disease- In this condition plaque accumulates in the arteries which causes reduced blood flow and can lead to heart attack.
  • Hypertension (High blood pressure)- This can make the heart muscle too stiff or too weak to effectively pump blood.
  • Damaged or diseased heart valves- A damaged valve forces the heart to work harder, which can lead to weakening of heart.
  • Cardiomyopathy- (damage to the heart muscle).
  • Myocarditis (inflammation of heart muscle)- It can lead to left-sided heart failure.
  • Congenital heart defects
  • Diabetes
  • HIV
  • Alcohol & drug use
  • Obesity

Signs & symptoms of Heart Failure

  • Shortness of breath (dyspnea)
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Swelling in the legs, ankles, feet & abdomen
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Persistent cough or wheezing
  • Increased need to urinate at night
  • Fluid retention
  • Lack of appetite and nausea
  • Difficulty in concentrating
  • Sudden severe shortness of breath
  • Chest pain

Diagnosis of Heart Failure

Blood tests

Blood tests are done to look for signs of diseases that can affect the heart.

Chest X- ray

Chest X- ray helps the doctor to see condition of the lungs and heart.

Electrocardiogram (ECG)

Electrocardiogram (ECG) test records the electrical activity of the heart through electrodes that are placed on the skin.

CT scan

CT scan is used to collect images of your heart and chest.

MRI

MRI is done to figure out problems with your heart muscle or the tissues that surround the heart.

Coronary angiogram

Coronary angiogram is used to check blockages in your arteries.

Myocardial biopsy

During myocardial biopsy, a small, flexible biopsy cord is inserted into a vein in the neck or groin to collect small pieces of the heart muscle

Types of Heart Failure

Left-sided heart failure

Left-sided heart failure involves the accumulation of fluids in the lungs leading to shortness of breath.

Right-sided heart failure

Right-sided heart failure involves the accumulation of fluids in the abdomen, legs & feet leading to swelling.

Systolic heart failure

In systolic heart failure, the left ventricle cannot contract leading to a pumping problem.

Diastolic heart failure

In diastolic heart failure, the left ventricle can’t relax or fill fully, leading to a filling problem.

FAQs

1. Can heart failure be fatal?

Heart failure can be fatal if goes untreated. Heart failure is a serious medical condition that requires treatment.

2. Can the symptoms of heart failure be reduced?

Managing heart failure the right way can help to reduce the symptoms and slow down the progression of the condition.

3. Can losing weight help to reduce the risks of heart failure?

Only 5-10% of body weight can help reduce the risk of developing heart disease

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