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Dr. SC Manchanda: Meditation And Yoga: An Effective Prevention And Cure For The Heart

American Heart Association accepts that meditation can reduce blood pressure, the root of cardiac problems.
Dr.S.C.Manchanda,Sr Consultant Cardiologist , Sir Ganga Ram Hospital,New Delhi,Yoga : The Complete Way of Life
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Dr. SC Manchanda

Senior Consultant Cardiologist

Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi


Yoga is more than a few postures or ‘asanas’. It is the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being of a person, says Dr. SC Manchanda in an interview with Dr. Manish Verma. “Yoga promotes a holistic lifestyle which includes exercising, having a vegetarian low-fat diet, quitting tobacco and living stress-free.”Yoga definitely has a big role to play in both preventive and interventional cardiology as it addresses all the major causes of heart problems. “Studies also show that hypertension and diabetes can be treated by yoga, to the extent that in many patients, yoga has done away with need for insulin to control diabetes.”“48% reduction in the mortality of patients with STEMI and a reversal of advanced atherosclerosis is the result of studies done to show the effectiveness of yoga.“Yoga has three components - stretching exercises, breathing exercises and meditation. While not all heart patients can do physical exercises, anybody can do breathing and meditation,” says Dr. Manchanda to clarify concerns over inability of the elderly to practice yoga. The suggestion is, Yoga as a non-pharma cure, when added to the conventional pharmacological treatment for anything from hypertension to STEMI, can do wonders within a three month window.


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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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