Friday, 18 August 2017

Aortic Dissection - Are you at risk?

Aortic dissection is the most common calamity of the aorta. If left untreated, the patient will die within first 24 hours. The aorta is a large artery that carries blood out of the heart. In the aortic dissection, the blood has entered in the wall of the artery between the inner and middle layers. It is due to the tearing in the inner layers of the aorta that allows the blood to pass from the main body of the artery into the wall.  Sometimes tiny vessels supply the blood outside the aorta wall and blood hemorrhages occurred. This can also lead to the accumulation of blood inside the layers of the aortic wall.

Aortic dissection also dangerous when channel blood out of the aorta that causes a fatal rupture in the artery. It may be more serious, if the dissection sends blood into the inner space of the heart or lungs.



Symptoms of aortic dissection

The symptoms of aortic dissection are
  • Chest pain
  • Pain in upper back
  • Breathlessness
  • Fainting
  • Sweating
  • Trouble in speaking
  • Dizziness

Causes for aortic dissection

High blood pressure is the main cause of developing aortic dissection as it causes strain on the walls of the arteries. Anything that can weaken the aortic wall will cause a dissection. It can be abnormal growth of body tissues or accidental injuries. Other causes are
  • Smoking
  • Surgical treatment near the heart
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Chest injuries
  • An aorta with faulty valve
  • Use of drug such as cocaine

It is recommended to visit a doctor if a person feel continues chest pain. A doctor can perform several tests to recognize the problem such as electrocardiogram, chest X-ray, CT scan, MRI scan.

Treatment for aortic dissection

Type A dissection generally needs a surgery. But the treatment of type B aorta dissection mostly treated with medication. In surgery, the torn section of the aorta is removed and replaced with a synthetic graft. The surgery is also replaced damaged heart valve.

Dr. Kuldeep Chulliparambil of Renai Medicity, Kochi is one of the best heart surgeons in Kerala. He has vast experience to treat Aortic dissection.
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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Treating Heart Tumors In Kerala

A tumor is any type of abnormal growth in the body which can be cancerous (malignant) or noncancerous (benign). Cancerous tumors are fast in growing and quickly spread in the other parts of the body. On the other side, benign tumors are slow in growing and generally harmless expanding on the body part where they are located.

Heart tumors are abnormal growths in the heart or heart valves. Heart tumors are divided into two primary and secondary. Primary tumors start growing in the heart and persist there whereas secondary tumors are initiated in the other part of the body and move to the heart. Mostly, heart tumors are benign but it can cause problems due to their size and location. Sometimes, small pieces of tumors fall into the blood stream and are passed to blood vessels and make a way to vital organs by flowing with blood flow.

Causes Of Heart Tumor

  • Abnormal regulation of the cell division
  • Irregularities in immune system
  • Radiation
  • Certain viruses
  • Extreme exposure to the sun
  • Use of tobacco
  • Use of poisonous mushrooms
  • Genetics

Symptoms Of Heart Tumor 

  • Changes in body position
  • Problem in breathing when asleep or lying flat
  • Lightheadedness, dizziness, or fainting
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Tightness in the chest or chest pain
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Changes in finger color
  • Swelling in legs, ankles, or abdomen
Tumors can be detected at the early stage by cancer screenings. The earlier a tumor is detected, the more likely to get a positive result.


Primary tumors are difficult to diagnose as they are rare and its symptoms are similar to other heart diseases or conditions. The diagnosis of heart tumor includes certain tests. They are
  • Blood test
  • Chest X-ray
  • Echocardiogram
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Heart MRI
  • Tomography
  • Coronary angiography

Treatment Of Heart Tumor

  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Medication
Dr. Kuldeep Chulliparanbil of Renai Medicity, is one of the best cardiac surgeons in Kerala.  The doctor who has successfully performed more than a ten thousand heart surgeries offers the Best Treatment for Heart tumor in Kerala.

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