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Padma has completed the Physician's Assistant course in Madras Medical Mission College. She has written on health and lifestyle for Medindia.
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Heart diseases that are present at birth are called “ Congenital heart diseases”.
Palpitations are unpleasant sensation of one’s own heartbeat.
Patent Ductus Arteriosus is a congenital defect of the heart where the fetal passage between pulmonary artery and aorta remains open and causes excess pulmonary blood flow.
Cardiac catheterization is a radiological procedure for both diagnosis and treatment of heart conditions. It involves the insertion of a long thin flexible tube called catheter a vein or an artery to the heart.
Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) or heart bypass surgery is an open heart surgery to relieve the blockages of the arteries of the heart. Coronary artery bypass surgery lasts up to 3 to 6 hours.