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TAVI: Replacement of heart valve without surgery, successfully carried out at Aster MIMS

03 May 2017
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TAVI or Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation, a totally nonsurgical innovative method to replace a damaged heart valve, was successfully carried out at Aster MIMS this week. Two patients who could not undergo open heart valve replacement surgery due to co-existing health issues were subjected to this cutting edge key hole technique on April 19th.

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IBD: DO YOU KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS?

15 November 2016
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Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which include Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, affect as many as five million people worldwide. The main difference between the two diseases is the parts of the digestive tract they affect. In Crohn’s disease, inflammation can affect any part of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract from the mouth to anus while ulcerative colitis affects the colon and the rectum.

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SOME TYPES OF BLOOD PRESSURE MEDICATIONS

15 November 2016
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While hereditary conditions contribute to the developing of high blood pressure, sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy habits also leads to fluctuating blood pressure in many young people. Extreme levels of high or low pressure can lead to dangerous results like stroke, paralysis and even death.Thus it is necessary that all precautions are taken to keep blood pressure normal. Changes in lifestyle with daily exercise and incorporation of healthy eating habits can go a long way in keeping blood pressure levels normal.

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HOW DOES ‘BAD’ CHOLESTEROL AFFECT BRAIN FUNCTION?

15 November 2016
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Cholesterol is an essential element in the human body that helps in performing many vital functions. The human body has the capacity to produce the necessary amount of cholesterol. However, some cholesterol also gets into the body through the food we eat.

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