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When “Atrium” outgrows “Ventricle” restrictive cardiomyopathy is diagnosed ! by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 12 Dec 2010 1:57pm y A classical restrictive cardiomyopathy . Both atria balloon out as they face stiff resistance from the ventricles Restrictive cardiomyopathy(RCM) is a common form of myocardial disease which was difficult to recognise  in the past.It was also commonly confused with constrictive pericarditis. Today , one can easily recognise this ent ... Read on »
Ignorance at it’s best :The Adrenal connection of dilated cardiomyopathy ? by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Mon 24 Dec 2012 10:55pm The popular clinical  entity Idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy   is often a  “dust-bin diagnosis” . The fact is the word   idiopathic simply reflects  our ignorance. For God nothing is idiopathic . . . he knows how each and every cell  would   behave  . so , when a patient presents with progressive dilatation and  heart failure refracto ... Read on »
Acute coronary syndrome is not a disease of heart ! by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 17 Dec 2010 11:35pm Acute coronary syndrome  is primarily a disease of blood vessel , which perfuses  the heart.  It can even be a disorder of blood, often called vulnerable blood which predispose  for intra- coronary thrombus . Mind you  , heart is an innocent bystander ! to the onslaught of  coronary atherosclerosis ! Hence , we  often use two termi ... Read on »
PPAR-Delta: Dagger in the Heart of CAD by Dr. B G Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 4:03pm (Proteins = amino acids) PPAR-Delta is part of the family of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs). This receptor family is responsible for cueing in environmental nutrients. In evolutionary terms, survival depended on nutrients in the environment and the ability for the human body to adapt to low nutrients vs ... Read on »
3 minutes crash course on ventricular ectopic beats (VPDs) by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 09 Jul 2009 4:45pm Ventricular ectopic beats are the most common cardiac electrical abnormality for which cardiologist’s consultation is sought.VPDs are one of most benign observations in ECG and  and almost every  heart experiences it. In 24 hour holter recordings it was reported up to 25% of healthy  individuals . In spite of this ,  the fear of  noting a ... Read on »
How to estimate LV ejection fraction rapidly at the bedside , without echocardiography ? by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 12 Mar 2010 6:38am The LV ejection fraction ,  is  the most revered medical parameter for both physicians and cardiologists.There are anesthetists and surgeons , who  do not  operate  a  cardiac patient  without knowing it.There are  physicians  who  do monthly assessment of EF in their patients  with dilated  cardiomyopathy. Now ,every one is interested to k ... Read on »
A critical approach to management of Refractory cardiac failure ! by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 15 Jul 2012 11:30am Caution: This is a fairly lengthy article . Optimal Reading time  15  minutes Cardiac failure is a progressive systemic disease  ,  even though the primary problem originates in the heart .Most of the symptoms and clinical features are related to Neuro-Endocrine activation instigated by poor pumping function.When the diminishing cardiac ... Read on »
What are the mechanisms of mitral regurgitation in HOCM ? by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 12 Aug 2011 1:37am Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy(HOCM)  is a relatively common inherited myocardial disease.Since it predominately involves  LV myocardium and we know LV muscle mass is an integral part of  mitral valve apparatus , it is natural HOCM  has a major  impact on   mitral valve function . The mechanism  of MR in HOCM is attributed to the follow ... Read on »
NUTRITIONAL PROFILE: Glutathione Depletion and Blocked Methylation Cycle (Post 10) by Carlitos G. Patient Expert Posted Tue 20 May 2008 11:56pm Remember that this is juat a post of my blog, and it evolves, so to see the full story go to: (English) or (Spanish) My current doc: Josepa Rigau Av Catalunya, 12, 3º, 1ª 43002 Tarragona Spain +34977220358 (I do recommend! hoeopathy and biological medicine, significant improvement) ... Read on »
Man made confusions in labelling ventricular tachycardia ! by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 24 Feb 2011 12:23pm How to name  a ventricular tachycardia ? This  continues to be a  favorite past & present  time of  modern-day cardiologists. Especially ,  VTs associated with structurally normal heart  suffers with this  protracted problem .Widespread use of  EP study has not solved the issue as yet. The   VTs that arise from the left ventricle in an ... Read on »