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Max Institute of Cardiac Sciences strives to provide patients with expert treatment and care. We believe in offering the patients with an ethical and open environment to recover. Our team of expert cardiologists and cardiac surgeons believes in carrying out an in-depth investigation of patient condition taking into account patient’s complete medical history, therefore strategizing a tailored treatment and recovery plan for each.

Our expertise in cardiac care helps us in caring for patients with heart disease by providing complete all-round care. From diagnosis, prevention, treatment, surgical care to cardiac rehabilitation and wellness services, we look after your heart A to Z.

Why Women are Different from Men at Heart-Even Electrically

June 10, 2015 0 45 2 minutes, 59 seconds read

Electrical Explanation for Gender Differences

The fact that heart of a woman is electrically wired differently from men should come as no surprise. The development of every part of the body is determined genetically, and modified by the sex hormones. The heart works through an electrical system that we can measure on the surface with the ECG.

Women Have a Faster Baseline Heart Rate than Men

On an average, women tend to have a faster baseline heart rate than men. This difference is seen in girls, as young as five years old.

Women’s ECG Readings may be Different

Women are more likely than men to be seriously affected by either congenital or acquired QT (a segment in ECG) prolongation which puts them at an increased risk for drug-induced torsades de pointes (a life threatening arrhythmia). The hormone (androgen and estrogen) levels may explain the gender differences in QT interval. Caution to be used in women when prescribing drugs like antibiotics, antifungals, antidepressants, anticonvulsants and antiarrhythmics that can precipitate QT prolongation as a side effect. It is not unusual to find congenital long QT syndrome as a cause of syncope and sudden death in young women.

Differences in abnormal heart rhythms in men and women

Delayed or missed diagnosis of an arrhythmia is a significant problem for women. Often, symptoms can be mistaken for other conditions including panic, stress, and anxiety and are usually not evaluated as cardiac problems.

  • PSVT – a rapid heart rate that originates from upper chamber of heart is more commonly seen in women, completely curable but commonly “missed” diagnosis.
  • Sinus Node Dysfunction – a slow heart rhythm that originates once the main pacemaker of heart becomes diseased, more commonly seen in women but often diagnosed late.
  • Atrial fibrillation - One of the most common irregular heart rhythms in women associated with valvular heart disease and an increased risk for stroke and cardiovascular death as compared to men older than age 75. However, women are less likely to receive anticoagulation and ablation procedures compared to men.
  • Sudden cardiac death (SCD) - It is a sudden, unexpected death caused by loss of heart function. SCD occurs almost as frequently in women as men and is related to about 400,000 deaths per year in women worldwide. It has been seen that while the majority of women who had SCD had no prior history of cardiac disease before death, they had at least one cardiac risk factor (smoking, hypertension or diabetes). Family history also played a role in increased risk if one parent died of heart disease before age 60. The majority of SCD in women was related to an abnormality of the heart rhythm (88%). This reinforces the need for careful screening of heart disease risk factors in women and managing these concerns even without symptoms being present.
  • Paradoxical Scenario-Both men and women have been shown to derive an equal survival benefit from implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) and cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) (both devices used in heart failure scenario), although these devices are significantly underutilized in women. Women also appear to have a better response to cardiac resynchronization therapy in terms of reduced numbers of hospitalizations and more robust reverse ventricular remodeling. Electrophysiologists are cardiologists with extensive specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm problems. Electrophysiology department at Max Healthcare Superspeciality Hospital, New Delhi headed by a Women Cardiac Electrophysiologist, Dr Vanita Arora performs over 1000 procedures every year and the program has grown into one of the most experienced lab in the country. We have become the "go to" resource within the field of arrhythmia management and care.

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Be Heart Healthy

April 9, 2014 0 51 1 minute, 36 seconds read

Every 36 seconds, one person dies from heart disease. Therefore, it's imperative to learn all you can about heart health. What causes a heart attack? It occurs when the blood flow to a part of the heart is blocked, often by a blood clot.

This happens because coronary arteries that supply the heart with blood slowly become thicker and harder from a build-up of fat, cholesterol and other substances called plaque.

If the plaque breaks open and a blood clot is formed that blocks the blood flow, a heart attack occurs. Here are some of the symptoms of a heart attack: Uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, or pain in the centre of your chest. It lasts more than a few minutes, or goes away and comes back.Pain or discomfort in one or both arms, your back, neck, jaw or stomach Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort You or someone you know has chest discomfort, especially with one or more of the above signs, don't wait more than five minutes before calling for help. Call the emergency medical services (EMS) in your area or get to a hospital immediately. Check out the best heart hospital in Delhi.

How can I recover from it? You may only be in the hospital for a few days but your recovery involves making changes in your daily life. Start by modifying your lifestyle to reduce your risk of having another heart attack.

Don't smoke, and avoid inhaling second hand smoke as well Maintain a healthy diet that's low in saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol and salt Exercise at least 30 minutes on most or all days of the week. Aim to keep your weight in the normal range Take your medicines as prescribed and control your blood sugar if you have diabetes Talk with your doctor about what physical activity you should be indulging in and avoiding altogether Joining a cardiac rehabilitation programme can help too.

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Dr. Vivek Kumar

Dr. Vivek Kumar
Consultant – Cardiology
Dr. Vivek Kumar
  • Life member CSI
  • Life member Delhi CSI
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Work Experience: 
  • 7 years post DM - Cardiology
  • Previously worked as Junior Consultant, Delhi Heart Lung Institute, New Delhi
  • Worked as Associate Consultant, MSSH, Saket, New Delhi
  • Experience in non-interventional cardiology
  • Experience in procedures –
  • Trans radial angiography and angioplasty
  • Complex angioplasties including rotablation 
  • Balloon mitral valvoplasty 
  • Peripheral angiography & peripheral angioplasty
  • IVC filter placement
  • IABP
  • Temporary pacemaker implantation & permanent pacemaker implantation including ICD and CRTD implantation
  • EPS
  • Structural Heart Intervention – TAVR & MITRA clip
Education & Training: 
  • M.B.B.S. - Completed in 2006, Nmch, Patna
  • Awarded Gold medal for being over all topper in final year 
  • MD (MEDICINE) - Completed in 2009, Institute of medical sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
  • DM (CARDIOLOGY) - Completed in 2012, Institute of medical sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
  • International Preceptorship in Structural heart intervention – TAVR & MITRA clip - Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA
Duration Of OPD: 

   Max Multi Speciality Centre, Panchsheel Park

  • Mon & Thurs: 2 pm - 4 pm
  • Tues: 8.30 am – 4 pm
  • Fri: 4 pm - 6 pm

Dr. Ashok K. Gupta

Dr. Ashok K. Gupta
Senior Consultant-Cardiothoracic Surgery
Ashok K. Gupta
  • Life member of Indian Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons
  • Life member of  society for Heart failure  & Transplant
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Biographical Sketch: 

Dr.Ashok K Gupta is having 20 years of experience in managing complex cardiovascular and thoracic surgeries. His area of expertise are CABG, Beating Heart CABG, Total Atrial Bypass, Complex CABG and many more. He is a life member of Indian Association of Cardio Thoracic Surgeons.


Education & Training: 
  • MBBS
  • MS (Gen Surgery)
Awards Information: 
  • Done over 5000 Cardiac procedures including total Arterial bypass, Minimally invasive surgeries and Thoracic surgeries
Speciality Interest: 
  • CABG
  • Beating heart CABG
  • Total arterial bypass
  • CABG in poor LV function
  • Complex CABG
  • Mitral Valve repair
  • Minimally invasive Valve replacement
  • Bentall's Procedure
  • Minimally Invasive Surgeries
  • Heart Failure Surgery like heart transplant ECMO and LVAD
Duration Of OPD: 

   Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket

  • Mon to Fri :- 9 AM to 12 PM

   Max Hospital, Gurgaon

  • Mon, Wed, Fri :- 3 PM to 5 PM

Indian Youth in the radar of heart diseases due to diabetes

November 14, 2018 0 3 minutes, 16 seconds read

Diabetes is caused when the blood glucose levels in the body is higher than normal. Body breaks the food into glucose and carries it to all the cells of the body which is converted to energy using insulin (hormone). There are two types of diabetes namely Type 1 – when body doesn’t make enough insulin and type 2- when body doesn’t use insulin properly.

The higher the person’s blood sugar level is the higher the chances of developing heart diseases. Compared to people who do not have diabetes, people having diabetes are at an elevated risk of heart disease even at young age.

Diabetes affects heart disease risk in three major ways.

Just like smoking, hypertension and high cholesterol, diabetes itself is a serious risk factor for heart disease. People with T2DM are at same risk of suffering a cardiac arrest or heart attack like those who have history of heart attack.

Diabetes when combined with other risk factors like obesity, overweight and metabolic syndrome causes harmful physical changes to the heart. People with history of cardiac disease treatment like bypass grafting, angioplasty etc tend to have less success if the blood sugar level is uncontrolled.

Diabetes increases the risk of heart diseases as it raises the cholesterol levels in the blood and hardens the arteries, a condition known as atherosclerosis. Moreover, diabetics are overweight which furthermore worsens it and raises the risk to heart diseases.

  • 1. Coronary Heart Disease – with raised cholesterol levels in diabetics, plaque builds up inside the coronary arteries that supplies oxygen rich blood to the heart. This plaque narrows the coronary arteries and reduces the blood flow to the heart muscles and can lead to clot formation. This lead to blockage of blood flow causing chest pain, irregular heartbeats, heart attack and even death.
  • 2. Heart Failure – when the heart is unable to pump blood to meet body’s requirements, it puts load on heart muscles leading to heart failure. This doesn’t mean that the heart has stopped working but its pumping ability has reduced. This is a serious medical condition that can make you easily tired, limit your activities and weaken the heart muscles with time.
  • 3. Cardiomyopathy – this disease damages the structure and functioning of the heart in those who have diabetes. The disease can lead to heart failure and abnormal beat.

What causes heart disease due to diabetes?

  • 1. Atherosclerosis – plaque builds up inside the arteries and progresses with age. Following factors damage the inner layer of the coronary arteries –
    • High Blood Pressure
    • Smoking
    • Uncontrolled diabetes
    • High cholesterol levels in the blood
  • 2. Metabolic Syndrome – a group of risk factors that raises CHD and T2DM
    • Obesity causes changes in body fat and the way body utilizes insulin.
    • Chronic inflammation raises the risk of CHD and heart diseases

Controllable risk factors

  • Unhealthy cholesterol levels in the blood – high levels of LDL and low levels of HDL
  • Hypertension – high levels of blood pressure (above 140/90mm Hg)
  • Smoking – damages and tightens the blood vessels, diminishing the blood supply to all parts of the body.
  • Obesity – leads to diabetes and other heart diseases
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Stress
  • Following an unhealthy diet.

Risk factors that cannot be controlled

  • Age- with increasing age the risk of heart diseases also doubles
  • Gender – at younger age men are more prone to heart diseases than women
  • Family history of heart disease
  • Preeclampsia

How to treat heart disease due to diabetes?

The main goal to treat heart disease due to diabetes includes:

  • Controlling diabetes and high blood pressure & Cholestrol
  • Relieving chest pain and heart disease symptom
  • Preventing or delaying heart disease complications
  • Repairing heart and coronary artery damage

Treatment involves lifestyle changes, medicines and surgical procedures.

1. Lifestyle Changes

  • Follow healthy balanced diet
  • Maintaining a Healthy Weight
  • Being Physically Active
  • Quitting Smoking
  • Managing Stress

2. Medicines

  • Treatment for Heart Failure
  • Blood Sugar Control
  • Blood Pressure Control
  • Cholestrol Control

Controlling blood sugar levels is good for heart health.

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Dr. Vikas Kumar Keshri

Dr. Vikas Kumar Keshri
Senior Consultant – CTVS
Dr. Vikas Kumar Kesri
  • Association of Surgeons of India (ASI)
  • Indian Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons (IACTS)
  • Indian Society of Thoracic Surgeons and Trust (ISTST)
  • Society of Paediatric and Congenital Heart Surgeons (SPCHS)
  • Fellow of American College of Surgeons (ACS, USA)

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Biographical Sketch: 

Dr. Vikas Keshri has been trained in cardiothoracic and vascular surgery at the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). Over the past eight years, he has been associated with high volume cardiothoracic centres performing complex congenital, aortic, minimally invasive as well as adult cardiac procedures including heart transplant.


Work Experience: 
  • Senior Resident: All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
  • Consultant CTVS: The Mission Hospital, Durgapur (WB)
Education & Training: 
  • M. Ch. (CTVS) - All India Institute of Medical Sciences, (AIIMS) New Delhi
  • M. S. (General Surgery) - T. N. Medical College & BYL Nair Ch. Hospital, Mumbai
  • M.B.B.S. - Govt. Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai
Speciality Interest: 
  • Beating heart CABG
  • Valve repair surgery
  • Surgery for congenital heart disease
  • Paediatric heart surgery
  • Minimally invasive cardiac surgery
  • Heart Failure Surgery and Heart Transplant
Duration Of OPD: 

   Max Super Speciality Hospital, Patparganj

  • Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri , Sat : 2:00pm – 5:00pm
  • Wednesday 12:00pm – 4:00pm
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