Myths & FAQ’s

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Usual myths
that people believe

Not all myths are true. Some are closer to reality.

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  • I am young. So, I need not worry about any heart disease.
  • Heart attacks happens in man.
  • I will know if I have heart problem
  • I should not exercise, if I have a heart problem.
  • I should eat very little fat, if I have a heart disease.
  • If I am on a cholesterol lowering drug I can eat anything.
I am young. So, I need not worry about any heart disease.

The trend is changing now as the elderly appears to be healthier than younger generation. Different types of stress have changed the statistics. So if you have some new symptoms, then get the investigations done. Always have baseline heart examination including cholesterol and ECG and follow doctor’s advice.

Heart attacks happens in man.

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of U.S. women, causing more than 460,000 deaths annually. So, irrespective of gender, always have baseline heart examination including cholesterol and ECG.

I will know if I have heart problem

Not necessarily because heart attack can be a silent killer. A thin person can have high cholesterol. The symptoms of tiredness, nausea, sleep disturbances, chest heaviness after routine or heavy work should be investigated.
Putting all of this in context is important. Not all unusual symptoms leads to heart disease. But if you have risk factors, pay attention to how you feel. New or changing symptoms, even if not typical, could be a sign of danger.

I should not exercise, if I have a heart problem.

Contrary to this you should do moderate exercise for about thirty minutes every day. Though, it has to be recommended by doctor and should be tailor made for you.

I should eat very little fat, if I have a heart disease.

You should reduce the amount of saturated, partially hydrogenated fat and trans fat. But do eat low fat dairy products, nuts, olive oil, and fishes high in Omega 3 fatty acids.

If I am on a cholesterol lowering drug I can eat anything.

Cholesterol comes in blood mainly from two sources, food and through liver. Cholesterol lowering agents like Statins reduce the amount of cholesterol made by the liver. This causes reduction in the level of cholesterol, which, in turn, reduces the amount of cholesterol deposited in your arteries. If you take a statin and continue to eat foods that are high in cholesterol plus saturated fat, the drug will not be effective, and your cholesterol level will not fall, and may even rise. So be always be aware of your eating habits.


  • Diabetic medication will prevent heart attack.
  • After years of smoking, even if I quit smoking, my risk of heart attack will not reduce.
Diabetic medication will prevent heart attack.

In diabetics, the anti diabetic agents will protect against the micro vascular complications but not macro vascular complications. The big blood vessels also get atherosclerotic and diseased. By maintaining blood pressure and cholesterol we can reduce the risk of heart attack.

After years of smoking, even if I quit smoking, my risk of heart attack will not reduce.

After the first year of quitting, the risk of heart attack comes down by almost 50% irrespective of your age, number of cigarettes or number of years you have smoked, and by the end of ten years, it is almost similar to a nonsmoker.


Myths and Fears about Cardiac Sugery.

  1. Patients are afraid about infection risk which is almost nil nowadays with latest asceptic techniques in Operating theatres and Intensive care wards
  2. Patients are worried about getting back to active life after cardiac Surgery. Within 6 to 8 weeks, patients are back to normal life. Patients start to walk home after 5 days of surgery.
  3. Pain, is very much manageable after cardiac surgery with simple Paracetamol 4 times daily.
  4. After bypass surgery, patient can have a normal life span.


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Frequently
asked questions

To save your precious time, here is a list of questions we get asked.

  • What is the purpose of this site?
  • What are heart ailments?
  • Can I start all these measures together?
  • I do not have any risk factors, why should I follow these methods?
  • What is ‘Evidence based treatment’?
  • What is heart rejuvenation?
  • Is this site only for heart?
  • Are we supposed to follow only given practices?
What is the purpose of this site?

Heart attack and sudden death are becoming more prevalent in 20 to 50 years of age. This site provides long term and short term tools to address cardiac issues as well as lifestyle modifications.

What are heart ailments?

Heart ailments are different types of heart diseases.

Can I start all these measures together?

Slowly include these methods in your daily routine over a period of three to four weeks. Abrupt changes in lifestyle or diet can cause a shock to the system. For instance you can start with one glass of warm water in the morning and slowly go on increasing to four glasses over a period of two to three weeks.

I do not have any risk factors, why should I follow these methods?

To maintain a good health, boost up your immunity and energy levels.

What is ‘Evidence based treatment’?

‘Evidence based treatment’ is the advise on treatment for various heart diseases given by the world wide research based recommended guidelines from authoritative heart associations.

What is heart rejuvenation?

Health is a Holistic concept. These are the ancient practices which are again gaining momentum because of their curing abilities. They help to vitalize the human beings by increasing immunity.

Is this site only for heart?

It is for your overall health improvement. Go through all the topics carefully that addressed issues like acidity, constipation, cough and cold, back pain, headache or migraine, neck pain, shoulder pain, knee pain and foot pain.

Are we supposed to follow only given practices?

This site is to give insight in the vastness of the subject of prevention. Adopt the given practices for better health.





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