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26th February 2010, Friday
Well–known fashion designer Rohit Bal suffered a heart attack and was admitted to Medanta Medicity in Gurgaon. Bal, 42, popularly known as ‘Gudda’ in the fashion industry, has been described as master of fabric and fantasy. Apart from designing for many Bollywood celebrities, Bal also has several international clients like Uma Thurman, Cindy Crawford, Pamela Anderson, Naomi Campbell and Anna Kournikova to name a few. He has been a brand ambassador of Omega watches since 2001 and has ventured into the hotel business by launching two restaurants – Veda and Cibo – in the capital. We will discuss trhe subject of CAD in the young.
What is CAD in the young?
Coronary artery disease (CAD) primarily occurs in patients over the age of 40 but younger men and women can be affected. Most use an age cut–off of 40 to 45 years to define ‘young’ patients with CAD.
How common is young CAD?
Advanced coronary atheromata is seen in 2 percent of men (aged 15 to 19). An advanced lesion is seen in 20 and 8 percent of men and women aged 30 to 34, respectively and 19 and 8 percent, respectively, have a ≥40 percent stenosis of the left anterior descending artery.(Autopsy studies)
How common is young MI?
In the Framingham Heart Study, the incidence of an myocardial infarction (MI) over a 10 year follow–up was 12.9/1000 in men 30 to 34 years old and 5.2/1000 in women 35 to 44 years old. In other studies, 4 to 10 percent of patients with MI were ≤40 or 45 years of age.
What is the risk of CAD with age?
What are the risk factors in the young?
Young patients with MI usually have multiple risk factors for coronary heart disease (CHD).
Dr KK Aggarwal
Question of the day
With the baby lying on the parent’s lap, head to the left and looking up, the parent slips the left hand under the baby’s head and neck and the right index and middle fingers over the left side of the baby’s stomach, just under the ribs. While lifting the baby to a sitting position with the left hand, pressure is applied with the fingers of the right hand, which positions the air bubble in the baby’s stomach so it can easily go up the esophagus and out of the mouth. Sometimes big gulps of air come out, other times only small amounts come of out each time. The maneuver is repeated as needed. Doing this maneuver before, during, and after every feeding––as well as any time the baby is fussy––often prevents and relieves colic. And since it is even easier to push air out of a happy baby’s stomach, doing this little maneuver whenever he or she is picked up is especially helpful.
Dr Good Dr Bad
Formulae in Critical Care
Milestones in Neurology
Mistakes in Clinical Practice
Write legibly. Most prescription errors are due to bad handwritings.
1–7 April Prostate Disease Awareness Week: Prostate SMS of the Day (Dr Anil Goyal)
The common diseases of prostate glands are Benign Prostate Hyperplasia, Carcinoma Prostate, Chronic Prostatitis and Prostatic Calculi.
Reducing risks of developing kidney diseases
Do not take NSAIDS on a regular basis: Common NSAIDs such as ibuprofen are known to cause kidney damage and disease if taken regularly. Such drugs do not pose significant danger if the kidneys are relatively healthy and one uses them for emergencies only, but if one is dealing with chronic pain, such as arthritis or back pain, one should work with the doctor to find a way to control pain without putting the kidneys at risk.
Kidney terms (Dr G M Singh)
Lab test (Dr Navin Dang)
Prevent congenital abnormalities. Get your patients screened for thalassemias and abnormal hemoglobinopathies by HPLC.
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Stress Management Workshop (April 17–18)
A stress management workshop with Dr KK Aggarwal and Experts from Brahma Kumaris will be organized on April 17–18, 2010.
Organizers: eMedinews, Brahma Kumaris, Heart Care Foundation of India, in association with IMA New Delhi Branch and IMA Janak Puri Branch
Venue: Om Shanti Retreat Center, National Highway 8, Bilaspur Chowk Pataudi Road, Near Manesar.
Timings: On Saturday (2pm onwards) and Sunday (7am–4pm). There will be no registration charges, limited rooms, kindly book in advance, stay and food (satvik) will be provided. For booking e–mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or sms to Dr KK Aggarwal 9811090206/ BK Sapna 9811796962