Author Archives: Gomathi Sundar

Intensive HbA1C control yields long-term benefits in type I diabetes mellitus

Though type I diabetes mellitus (T1DM) is not a public health problem in India, it is still a challenging disease for the physicians dealing with patients affected with it. Given the patient’s age of its onset, physicians and parents alike are deeply concerned about the long-term complications of the disease… 

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The role of intensive blood glucose therapy in diabetic patients undergoing cardiovascular surgery

Hyperglycemia is a known risk factor for increased risk of mortality and morbidity in critically ill patients. Good glycemic control is associated with improved outcomes in these patients but, there is no consensus on what level of glucose is to be defined as a “good” level. In India, and globally,… 

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Cardiovascular Diseases in Pregnancy

Pregnancy, irrespective of the gravidity is an anxious period for a woman and the anxiety could be compounded manifold if there is a concomitant cardiovascular disease (CVD). In such situations, risk stratification and counseling become challenging tasks for the attending physician. India is on par with the western world in… 

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The impact of dengue fever on the heart

The alarming rise of dengue fever in India in recent years is a cause for serious concern. Dengue infection, though largely self-limiting is considered a dreaded disease because of its potentially fatal complications in a proportion of patients. Cardiac manifestations in dengue are reported infrequently but can be some of… 

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Haemoglobin A1C for coronary heart disease risk stratification in non-diabetic patients

Diabetes is one of the top chronic diseases in India and it is well known to have a correlation to coronary heart disease through the Haemoglobin A1C (HbA1C) marker. HbA1C, a clinical marker of glycated haemoglobin, is increasingly being used to diagnose diabetes. As it is a time-integrated marker, it… 

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