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Dr. DS Gambhir: Surgical Options In Left Main Artery Stenosis

Bypass surgery preferred over stenting for diabetic patients
Dr. DS Gambhir Leading Interventional Cardiologist Kailash Hospital, Noida on TheRightDoctors.com An analysis on Left Main Bifurcation How Is it Different
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Dr. DS Gambhir

Director - Cardiology

Kailash Hospital, Noida


“The left main artery of the coronary tree is very important because it supplies about 80% of the heart muscles. Any complication during intervention in the left main artery stenosis can be catastrophic,” says Dr. DS Gambhir in an interview with Dr. Rishi Jain. “Depending on whether the obstruction is in one or both the branches of the left main artery- LAD and circumflex, a one-stent or two-stent technique is used. Also, stenting is not recommended when arteries are calcified.” “For a diabetic patient with left main distal bifurcation, bypass surgery is preferred but for non-diabetics, depending on other factors, both methods of operation can be considered. Bypass surgery is also not a good option for the elderly.”


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Could handheld echocardiography replace a stethoscope?

Dr. Hardeep Kaur

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Dr. Hardeep Kaur

Consultant clinical and preventive cardiology

Medanta, The Medicity


Handheld echocardiography cannot really replace a stethoscope but it can definitely help in an emergency for ruling in and ruling out cardiac involvement. Therefore, helps in quick clinical decision making and also reduces the chances of doing unnecessary tests.


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Recent Advances in Echocardiography and their impact on clinical practice

Dr. Navin C Nanda

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Dr. Navin C Nanda

Director of Echocardiography

University of Alabama, USA



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Echo with telemedicine creates a multiple effect

CAD affects 10%of our population over 40 years

Dr. Sameer Srivastava

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Dr. Sameer Srivastava

Head of Non-invasive Cardiology

Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi



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