Dr. KK Aggarwal

President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks

Recipient of Padma Shri, Vishwa Hindi Samman, National Science Communication Award and Dr B C Roy National Award; National President, Indian Medical Association, Gold Medallist; Limca Book of Record Holder; President, Heart Care Foundation of India. ;A physician, cardiologist, spiritual writer and motivational speaker, Dr KK Aggarwal is the National President of the Indian Medical Association. He is also the founding Trustee and President of Heart Care Foundation of India. He is also the Editor in Chief of the IJCP Group of Communications and eMedinewS. ;Dr KK Aggarwal has received four National Awards namely the Padma Shri, Vishwa Hindi Samman, National Science Communication Award and Dr BC Roy National Award. He is also a Limca Book of World Record holder for the maximum number of people trained in the lifesaving technique of hands only CPR in one go. He has been a Gold Medalist from Nagpur University.;Presently he is also a Senior Physician, Cardiologist and Dean Board of Medical Education, Moolchand Medcity; An advocator of preventive and universal healthcare, Dr KK Aggarwal has pioneered leading health initiatives in the country such as starting clot-dissolving therapy for acute heart attacks in 1984 and bringing the technique of Colour Doppler Echocardiography to North India in 1988. ;He has also been instrumental in conceptualizing and organizing unique consumer driven health awareness platforms such as The Perfect Health Mela and the Run for your Heart.;Dr KK Aggarwal is also a medical and Vedic writer and has contributed articles to several books including the International Textbook on Echocardiography and Journals. He has also produced and co-directed TV programs for channels such as DD News, DD Bharti, DD India, Lok Sabha TV and Zee News.

Contributions

  • How do we reduce the menace of mosquitoes?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss about reducing the threat of mosquitoes. Dr. Aggarwal tells us that the Aedes mosquito grows in daytime. They are less on the floors but can be found on roof, in the water containers and the tanks.

  • Is there any formula to treat dengue fever?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, will talk on whether there is any formula to treat dengue fever. Dr. Aggarwal states that there is a formula of 20 which is created by him to differentiate between a simple and severe dengue. He will also explain the formula of 20 in details. After confirming the hematological and biochemical findings by the formula of 20, it shows capillary leakage and signs of severe dengue.


    Dr. Aggarwal further talks on when dengue is confirmed, immediately give the patient any fluids such as lemon water with salt and sugar or ORS water, etc. Give the patient 20ml/ kg of body weight and then reduce it to 10ml/kg of body weight. Continue giving the fluids till the patient passes urine and make sure that the patient passes urine every few hours for the next 48 hours. 

  • How do we take care of the dengue menace or mosquito menace?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk about care to be taken against the dengue or mosquito menace. He says that we need to take care of all the mosquitoes which cause malaria, dengue, chikungunya, filariasis, etc. Dr. Aggarwal also states that the mosquito, their larva, should be searched everywhere, in each corner of the house, in the water tanks and in and around the house and should be destroyed.

  • Can we explain the chanting of Aum, AM, Amen, Amin, Khong Scientifically?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will explain the chanting of Aum, AM, Amen, Amin, Khong scientifically, in this video. He explains that whenever we have physical pain, the body produces a sound which is a vowel A, E, I, O, U. He further says that there are studies available which shows that whenever we chant a vowel, body produces interleukin-2 which is 200 times stronger painkiller than aspirin. Also, when we weep, our body produces a sound which is known as nasal consonant which he explained by Dr. Aggarwal. Hence, in pain when we chant these seed mantras with a vowel and nasal consonant, these are physical and spiritual healers.

  • How should we manage a patient with Dengue Fever?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, will explain how to manage a patient with dengue fever. In case of mild dengue, give 500 ml of fluids immediately and ask the patient to hydrate himself later. Dr. Aggarwal further says that check for the pulse whether it is dropped, hematocrit findings and platelets count. He will also explain when to transfuse platelet.


    In case of severe dengue, 1500 ml fluids immediately followed by enough fluids to pass urine every few hours. If there is rapid fall of pulse with rise in hematocrit findings, low platelet levels without any bleeding does not require platelet transfusion.

  • Should every patient of dengue be admitted?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk on whether every person with dengue requires admission. He says that there is no need for each patient to get admitted. Dengue is never serious in presence of fever. It becomes serious when fever is subsiding and the in next two days, leakage of plasma or capillary leakage can happen.


    Intravascular dehydration takes place due to capillary leakage. Even if there is a rapid loss of platelets and rapid increase in haematocrit with no bleeding, no need of admission. Only in case of visible major bleeding, admission is required.

  • Is MDR TB a public health emergency?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, talks about MDR TB as a public health emergency. He says that it is a medical emergency. The primary MDR nation-wide is 2 % and in Mumbai and nearby areas, it is more than 10%. In such scenario, health care workers and doctors are at risk. Dr. Aggarwal will explain the primary MDR TB. He will also discuss that Indian Medical Association is taking up the project to eradicate TB.

  • Are medical interns exploited?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk on the exploitation of the medical interns. He discusses that the medical interns are not treated uniformly across the country. The stipend given to them is very less in spite of working day and night. 


    Dr. Aggarwal urges that medical interns should be provided snacks, sleeping space, availability of electronic library and their stipend should not be less than Re. 30,000. He also suggests all medical colleges, hospitals and Medical Council of India and Ministry of Health to make the necessary arrangements and increase their stipend.

  • Can doctors sell medicines?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss whether doctors can sell medicines or no? He states that in one of the section of Medical Council of India, it is mentioned that it is not unethical for a physician to prescribe or supply drugs, remedies or appliances as long as there is no exploitation of the patient. If the patient doesn’t wants medicine from him, he cannot force the patient. Also, the doctor has to sell the drug at MRP and if it is cheap outside, then the doctor should allow him to buy it from outside. 


    It is also mention that the doctor can arrange medicines for the patients and is duty bound to explain what medicines are been given to him.

  • What is the MCI stand on euthanasia?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, talks about euthanasia and what is the MCI stand on it. There is a section about euthanasia in Medical Council of India and it is unethical to practice in India. But in specific occasions, the question of withdrawing supporting devices to sustain cardiopulmonary function such as ventilators, oxygen therapy, etc. will be decided by a team of doctors of the patient. They will decide whether to withdraw these devices or not depending on the patient’s condition.

  • Are miss beats always a cause of concern?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will explain why miss beats are a cause of concern. These are premature contractions or extra beats. One of the beat might be of lower strength and the next beat will be of higher strength and it feels as if a miss beat.


    He further tells that if any miss beat comes with exertion then it might be a sign of underlying heart disease. Miss beats which comes on rest and disappears on exercise are to be ignored.

  • Which is more serious: LBB or RBB?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss which is more serious LBB or RBB. He explains that right bundle block (RBB) is not an emergency and can get investigated over a period of time. But left bundle block (LBB) is abnormal and needs investigation immediately. He further adds that not to ignore LBB in ECG as it could be an acute myocardial infarct. In some patients, LBB could be the only sign of myocardial infarction if the patient is symptomatic.

  • What is cha cha, pa pa, ka ka test?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will explain cha cha, pa pa, ka ka test, in this video. He explains that these test are used in Neurology. If the 12th nerve is impaired then the patient wont be able to say cha cha, 7th nerve impairment then wont be able to say pa pa and 9th and 10th nerve impairment then patient won’t be able to say ka ka. Thus, Dr. Agarwal says that if a person can say cha cha, pa pa, ka ka, then most of his cranial nerves are normal.

  • How do we check for cognitive functions?

    This video talks about how to check cognitive functions by Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications. He explains that 5 things need to be checked:


    1. Immediate memory: While talking suddenly divert the topic and ask him what they were talking about. 
    2. Calculation: Ask him reverse calculations. A person with cognitive impairment won’t be able to do the calculations.
    3. Language: Let the patient read or write something. He might not read or write correctly in case of cognitive impairment. 
    4. Reasoning: Ask simple questions to check whether he can reason out or not or ask about relations, etc.
    5. Disorientation: The patient with cognitive impairment will not know the directions of the familiar places. 


    Dr. Aggarwal will explain these 5 points of cognitive impairment in patients and how to diagnose it.

  • Can doctors be charged under section 269/270 of the Indian penal code?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, will talk about whether doctors are charged under Section 269/270 of the Indian Penal Code. The 269 section explains the simple negligent act of doctors which can spread infections dangerous to life can be punished with imprisonment of 6 months or fine or both.


    Dr. Aggarwal further describes how a doctors act be negligent. Also, section 270 explains any malignant act which anyone knows to spread infections dangerous to life can be punished with imprisonment or 2 years or fine or both.

  • What is IMA Khadi Policy?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, will talk about Indian Medical Association (IMA) Khadi policy in this video. IMA is promoting khadi in routine by the doctors. Doctors should use more often khadi dresses or at least a khadi apron. Dr. Aggarwal further explains that the khadi is not only swadeshi but also last longer and is easy and is health friendly to use. He will further discuss the concept of launching khadi in the medical conference and the doctors attending will also wear khadi aprons.

  • What is IMA non- violence policy?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, will discuss about the IMA non-violence policy. The policy states that IMA has a zero tolerance for patients or their relatives to indulge into violence. 


    Dr. Aggarwal further states that doctors are protected by the various state laws. The patient doesn’t have any right of violence on doctors or medical establishments. He also states that non-violence approach should also be present in doctors also which is in terms of non-violence in mind, actions, thoughts and speech. Doctors need to follow the principle of humanity. Also, every doctor should be a role model to the society in terms of health care.

  • Can non-medical persons practice modern medicine after a short-term bridge course?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, will talk whether non-medical persons can practice modern medicine after short-term bridge course. Modern medicine are not allowed to practice after short-term bridge course as they are scheduled drugs. These drugs needs to be monitored and they can have toxicity. He further says that any doctor who has just learned pharmacology during his MBBS, should not be allowed to prescribe medicines. He will further discuss about the internship in which the intern while prescribing drugs are monitored. Non-medical persons should not be allowed to practice medicine as it might cause harm to the society.

  • Can doctors be charged under IPC section 308?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, will talk whether doctors can be charged under IPC Section 308. Section 308 is an attempt to commit culpable homicide. It states that whoever does any act with such intention and under such circumstances that if it caused death, he would be guilty of culpable homicide and would be punished with imprisonment of 3 years or with fine or both. 


    Dr. Aggarwal explains whether it has caused damage to the patient due to the doctor’s or administrator’s negligence then he can be charged under IPC Section 308. Also, each doctor should keep all the necessary facilities and equipment such as oxygen machine and cylinder, ambubag, resuscitation first aid kit etc.

  • What is an ideal bed occupancy rate?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, will discuss about what is an ideal bed occupancy rate? He states that the ideal bed occupancy rate should be less than 85%. More than 85%, would increase the risk of harm which includes hospital acquired infections like methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and clostridium difficile. 


    He further states that in any hospital if the occupancy rate is more than 85% then it is not an ideal hospital to get admitted. Many hospitals have 3 patients in one bed, the resources available are distributed to many more patients, and hence all patients suffer. So government should take the necessary step regarding the bed occupancy rate and send the patients to nearby panel hospitals and take care of their expenses.

  • Why are ethics different for doctors and medical establishments?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, talk about ethics which are different for doctors and medical establishments. The medical establishments and doctors have different ethics. For example, doctors can’t advertise bit medical establishments can. Doctors are not allowed to give cuts/commission but establishments are doing so. Dr. Aggarwal further states that there should be a uniform code of ethics or non-doctors should not mange or control doctors.

  • What is the new medical emblem?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, will talk about the new medical emblem, in this video. A medical emblem which is 90% red sign, Dr written in it, has been designed by Indian Medical Association for doctors of modern medicine. A non-MBBS doctors cannot use it. All MBBS doctors should start using it, promote it and communicate to the public. This medical emblem can help public differentiate the modern doctors from non-doctors. The visiting cards, letterheads and clinics of the doctors should have this medical emblem.

  • Is the Patient-Doctor Relationship a Contract of Service?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, will discuss about patient-doctor relationship as a contract of service. He state that it is a contract of service. Whatever is agreed upon will be a legal liability on both doctor and a patient. Any breach of duty resulting into a damage will be liable for compensation. Dr. Aggarwal will also discuss certain points regarding the doctor-patient relationship.

  • What is importance of the number 9 in medical practice?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, will talk about the importance of the number 9 in medical practice. The number 9 is very important to doctors as for 9th of every month, pregnant women should be taken care for the next nine months and should check for 9 parameters of investigations. 


    He further states that at 9th month of pregnancy, the paediatricians should be involved and educate them about breastfeeding especially in the first hours. Hence, he emphasizes that on 9th of every month, the doctors should take care of antenatal care to reduce maternal mortality and neonatal mortality in the country.

  • What is IMA 950 campaign?

    The video talks about Indian Medical Association (IMA) 950 campaign by Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications. It is a campaign in which the female to male ratio should be brought back to 950. This can be attained if female foeticide can be stopped and nobody indulges into it.


    He also mentions that IMA has a zero tolerance to female foeticide. If any IMA member is found to do female sex determination or female foeticide, then IMA will terminate his membership from IMA and will file a complaint against Medical Council regarding that person.

  • What is IMA digital payment initiative?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, will talk about IMA digital payment initiative, in this video. Every doctor in the country should be digital savvy and should accept only digital transaction while checking the patient. He further explains this information in on the Government of India website and can get details about it. Government of India is providing free software to the doctors where they can also link their bank accounts with it.  Doctors can also put credit card machines in their premises.

  • What is IMA Aao school chale program?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, talks about IMA Aao school chale program. IMA suggests that every doctor on 5th of every month should attend a school assembly. The doctor should ask for few minutes from the school principal and speak 10 points on a particular disease which is of a public health concern. Children are the brand ambassadors of the family. To prevent epidemics and public health concerns, health education of children is very necessary for betterment of society.

  • What is IMA PVPI helpline number? Helpline number: 9717776514

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, will talk on IMA PVPI helpline number. Every doctor in the country is supposed to have this helpline number: 9717776514, recorded on his phone. Whenever the doctor comes across any adverse reaction to a vaccine, drug, device, blood product or any herbal compound, it should be reported.


    Dr. Aggarwal further informs that it is important to know whether these drugs are safe or not. It is mandatory for a surveillance program of the drug. If the doctor suspects any side effect of the drug, then he should call this number.

  • Should doctors also get vaccinated?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, will talk about whether doctors should also get vaccinated or not. Doctors should also get vaccinated. Adult vaccination is necessary for health care workers. Doctors need to have annual flu vaccinations in the month of September – November. Also, pneumococcal vaccine is necessary to be given. Hepatitis B vaccine should be given three doses and thereafter every 5 years. Every 10 years, tetanus vaccination should be taken. 


    Dr. Aggarwal also tells that all the doctors should be vaccinated for shingles which is an adult herpes zoster. All female doctors who are not married should be covered for rubella which can be troublesome during pregnancy after marriage.

  • Should doctors undergo annual health check-ups?

    This video talks on whether doctors should undergo annual health check-ups by Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications. It is very important for doctors should go annual health check-ups as they are more prone to infections than general public. They are more prone to heart attacks, paralysis, hypertension, diabetes, obesity etc. Also, they are more prone to addictions due to overwork and are stressed a lot. 


    Dr. Aggarwal says that the health check-up should be extensive, every possible test should be done to avoid the future complications. Doctors should take care of their health as they care for the society.

  • Should doctors pledge their organs first?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, will talk on whether doctors should pledge their organs. He says that unless the doctors pledge their organs, the public will not do so. We need to donate cornea, body organs and tissues in brain death. Doctors should promote donation of organs in the society. He further encourages doctors to pledge under the IMA scheme.

  • What is the formula of 80 for lifestyle disorders?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, will discuss the formula of 80 for lifestyle disorders. He says that if a person wants to live up to 80 years without any lifestyle disorders, then there are 80% chances to live till that age if the formula of 80 is followed everywhere.


    He further will explain that the LDL cholesterol, fasting blood sugar, abdominal circumference, the heart rate and the lower blood pressure should be less than 80. Walk 80 minutes a day, brisk walk 80 minutes per week and walk at least 80 steps in a minute. Also, parasympathetic slower and deeper breathing 80 cycles in a day. He will also further speak on blood donation and how much one should spend time on themselves. Also, he will talk about certain medications and food habits.

  • Is there a science behind chanting the word OM?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, will talk on whether there is a science behind chanting the word OM. He says that OM is no more a religious word, it has a medical significance too. He will explain that in pain, the patient makes sound which are vowels A, E, I, O, U.


    Dr. Aggarwal will further discuss that the literature says that the chanting of the vowels produces interleukin 2 which is 200 times more potent than the painkiller aspirin. He will also discuss about nasal consonants which the patient generally use during weeping. Also, chanting OM is a physical mantra for body and spiritual relaxation.

  • Can Bhagvat Gita be used as a counseling procedure?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, will talk on whether Bhagvat Gita can be used as a counselling procedure. He says that it can be used for counselling as it is filled with complete counselling session also known as cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT). In mental conditions, there are multiple sessions of CBT done.


    Dr. Aggarwal also relates the listening skills of the doctor to the Bhagvat Gita. He will further describe how each chapter is related to the metal conditions of the patient and how to manage it accordingly.

  • Can we scientifically explain Lord Ganesha apart from being a God?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, will scientifically explain Lord Ganesha apart from being a God. In modern medicine, whenever there is an obstacle, try to think big and different. The big ears symbolizes that listen to everybody. Also, categorize all information gathered into good and bad. Dr. Aggarwal will explain each feature of the Lord Ganesha with medical advice.

  • Maa Saraswati goddess of education - Can she be scientifically described?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, will scientifically describe Maa Saraswati goddess of education. He explain that God is within us and we generally try to possess the qualities of them. He will co-relate the strengths of the goddess with the education. Also, he will discuss each of her attire and how it denotes with the education and qualities of a good teacher.

  • Why do we describe Lord Krishna as a person who is a leader par excellence?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, will describe about Lord Krishna as a persons who is a leader par excellence. He describes these attributes with vastness, vigour and humility with the colours of Lord Krishna. If you have humility in you and have no ego within you, then all the impossible things are possible.

  • What are the leadership lessons we can learn from our Gods?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, answer "What are the leadership lessons we can learn from our Gods"
  • Can mourning detoxify you?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, answer "Can mourning detoxify you"
  • What is Dr KK Aggarwals aduait ramayana?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, answer "What is Dr KK Aggarwals aduait ramayana"
  • Why do we do a santoshi ma vrat?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, answer "Why do we do a santoshi ma vrat"
  • What is the science behind a true medical fast?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, answer "What is the science behind a true medical fast"
  • Is it right for a hospital to admit two patients in one bed?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, will discuss whether it is right for hospital to admit two patients in one bed. No hospital should have bed occupancy of more than 85% and two patients in one bed are not allowed.


    Dr. Aggarwal will further talk that this can lead to infections. The resources of the hospital such as doctors, nurses, drugs and other facilities are for the 85% occupancy. If the occupancy is more than all patients will suffer and are deprived of essential facilities.

  • Can a hospital admit two patients in one bed?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, will talk on whether a hospital can admit two patients in one bed. No hospital can admit two patients in one bed as the ratio of patients to doctor, nurses, drugs and other facilities is according to the 85% of bed occupancy. 


    Dr. Aggarwal also discusses that the chances of hospital acquired infections are more if the bed occupancy is more than 85%. He further talks how it compromises the safety and quality of healthcare. He will also talk that the state should provide emergency bed to the public and if they can’t then there should be facility of transferring patient to the nearby hospital and the state government should take care of the expenses.

  • Is it right for doctors to be implicated under Section 308?

    The video talks about whether it is right for doctors to be implicated under Section 308 by Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications.  The section states that whoever does any act which such intention by an act caused death and is guilty of culpable homicide will be punished by imprisonment of three years or fine or both. He will talk about two cases where doctors were punished under this section 308 in Gorakhpur.

  • Should every case of encephalitis be treated?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, will talk on how every case of encephalitis is treated. He explains that all patients of acute encephalitis syndrome who survives the first 24 hours then there are high chances of survival. He also tells that all encephalitis should be treated at least the ones which are treatable and are manageable. They should be treated with IV or oral antibiotics. 


    Dr. Aggarwal will also talk about if the MRI shows changes of herpes simplex; they should be given intravenous antiviral acyclovir drugs. Also he will talk about how to investigate for scrub typhus encephalitis in all patients of encephalitis.

  • What is IMA non-violence policy?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, will talk about the IMA non- violence policy. He will explain that violence is hurting someone by thoughts, words and action. Indian Medical Association policy is a request to all the patients in the community not to indulge into violence if they are not satisfied with the treatment. 


    Dr. Aggarwal will also highlight that non-violence should also be practiced among doctors. As doctors are role model in the society, they should practice medicine with humility with all their patients.

  • Why is trans-fat bad for the heart?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, will explain why trans-fat is bad for the heart in this video. Transfat is any oil which is hydrogenated, liquid oil is solidified. Hydrogenated transfat increases LDL cholesterol which is bad for health and will decrease the HDL cholesterol. He will also discuss that pure ghee will not decrease HDL even if it increases LDL cholesterol. Transfat is bad and the meal should not have more half gram of transfat or it should be transfat free.

  • What is the easiest way to remember balanced diet?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, will discuss the easiest way to remember balanced diet. He says that the easiest way to remember is to match all seven colours and six taste in diet every time you eat. He further explains that every colour is a vitamin and he will discuss the different colours of food items. Also, he will explain the six different tastes and their benefits. Thus, a balanced diet with moderation is very essential.

  • When do you tend to eat extra calories?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, will talk on when is the tendency to eat extra calories in this video. The normal tendency to take extra calories is when the food is tasty, in a party, in a restaurant especially buffet where more intake of food is taken. In a party and restaurant, generally 500 calories are eaten in extra. Take a round at buffet or a party, and decide what to eat to avoid overeating.

  • What is the principle of heat it, boil it, cook it, peel it or forget it?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, will talk about the principles of heat it, boil it, cook it, peel it or forget it. Whenever you eat out and not sure about the food hygiene then follow this principle of heat it, boil it, cook it, peel it or forget it.


    He further says that any food which is served hot will not have any infection, boil the liquid as it will be free from infection. Also, anything which is cooked freshly will be free from infection. And still you are not sure; eat frits which can be peeled such as orange or banana.

  • Do wild animals get heart attacks?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, will talk whether wild animals get heart attacks or no. Wild animals do not get heart attacks but pet animals do get because they start living the lifestyle which human beings are living. Wild and jungle animals live according to the law of nature so they don’t get heart attacks. Dr. Aggarwal also says that heart attacks can be prevented if we live according to the law of nature. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables which is the law of nature and do not convert them to third or fourth generation.

  • How do I check whether an en elderly person is fit to drive?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, will discuss how to check whether an en elderly person is fit to drive. He will explain that tell the elderly person to bring a newspaper at a 14 inches apart or at arm’s length and ask him to read. If he can read then his near vision is normal and he is fit to drive the vehicle. He further states that this test is applicable for all ages.

  • How do I screen whether my vision is normal for purpose of driving?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, will explain how to screen whether vision is normal for purpose of driving in this video. It is a simple test, go to a road and watch any car or vehicle standing 20 meters away. If you can read the car’s plate number from a distance of 20 meters, then your vision is normal for driving.

  • How do you decide whether a person, especially an elderly, is fit to drive?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, will explain how to test whether a person, especially an elderly, is fit to drive. It is a very simple test and any health worker can do it. Make the patient sit or stand near a chair and ask him to walk for ten feet and come back and sit in the chair again. The time taken should be less than 15 seconds. If the time taken is more than 15 seconds then his reflexes are slow and are not fit to drive the vehicle.

  • What are optimal vitamin D levels in Indian population?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, will discuss about the optimal vitamin D levels in Indian population in this video. The vitamin D levels should be between 20 – 40 nanograms/decilitre. For healthy population, the levels should be more than 20 ng/dl. He tells us further than for elderly people or people who have bone disorder, the levels should be more than 30 ng/dl is required. He will further inform that having more than 40 ng/dl will give no advantage. And if the levels are less than 10 ng/dl, then immediate supplements are required.

  • What is the recommended vit D dose?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, will discuss about the recommended vitamin D dose. The normal requirement is 600 – 1000 IU daily for no risk individuals under the age of 50 years of age. And in high risk group it should be 800 – 2000 IU daily. Indians fall in this high risk group and the recommended dose is 2000 IU per day or 60,000 IU per month. He will also explain whether larger doses have toxicity or no and levels less than 20 ng/dl requires immediate supplementation.

  • How do you treat or supplement vit D deficiency patients?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, will discuss about to treat or supplement vitamin D deficiency patients in this video. There are different protocols for the treatment. One of the protocols is that if the levels are less than 10 ng/dl then give 60 K IU of Vitamin D3 once in a week for 8 weeks followed by a maintenance therapy.  Dr. Aggarwal will also explain how much doses is required in obese and mal-absorption syndrome patients. The parenteral Vitamin D should not be the first line of treatment.

  • How often should I get my vit D level?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, will discuss how often should one get vitamin D levels checked. Unless there is obesity or mal-absorption syndrome or he is on anti-tubercular treatment or with symptoms of osteomalecia , then it should be checked. There is no need for monitoring unless the doctor feels that the levels are dropping and after 3-4 months the test can be done while on maintenance therapy.

  • Do all patients require vit D level monitoring?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, will discuss whether all patient require vitamin D level monitoring. It is recommended that all patients with liver disease should be checked for vitamin D deficiency. He further explains that if the level are less than 20, then they should be put on 2000 units per day for the next four months. After four months, maintenance doses are continued which is 1000 units per day. The liver disease patient have to continue vitamin D supplements for life long.

  • Do all patients with chronic kidney disease need vit D supplement?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, will talk on whether all patients with chronic kidney disease require vitamin D supplement. Every patient of chronic kidney disease needs a Vitamin D supplementation. 2000 units per day are the recommended as maintenance dose. If the levels of vitamin D are low than 20, then 60000 units per week for 8 weeks is recommended. Serum calcium levels should be monitored every three months. Maintenance dose of 60000 units per month should be continued.

  • Do we need to check all patients with chronic kidney disease for vitamin D deficiency?

    The video talks about whether all patients with chronic kidney disease need to be checked for vitamin D deficiency by Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications. He confirms that all patients with chronic kidney disease should be checked for vitamin D levels. 


    Dr. Aggarwal further states that if the patient cannot afford to do the test then directly put him on 60000 units of Vitamin D supplements per month. The patient should be checked for calcium levels every three months which is affordable by all patients.

  • Do we check for vit D level in pregnancy?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, will talk about vitamin D level in pregnancy. If the pregnant woman can afford then vitamin D test can be done but is not mandatory. Ideally after 12 weeks of pregnancy, the test can be done. Dr. Aggarwal will further discuss that supplementation should be started after 12 weeks of pregnancy and the dosage should be 1000 units per day. Dosage up to 5000 units is safe in pregnancy. Hence, supplementation of vitamin D is essential in all pregnant women after 12 weeks to avoid congenital vitamin D deficiency in children.

  • When do you decide whether an asthmatic need admission?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, will explain when an asthmatic need admission in this video. If the asthmatic patient speaks full statement while suffering from the asthma since 2 days, then it is a mild asthma attack and requires OPD management. He explains in such mild cases no hospitalization is required. 


    He further will explain that if an asthmatic person is speaking with broken sentences then he requires immediate admission for stabilization. If an asthmatic person is speaking in broken words then this is an emergency which requires oxygen and hospitalization. Ask the patient to reach the emergency department of the nearest hospital.

  • How do I know whether I am fit to travel?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, will discuss when it is fit to travel. A six minute walk test is conducted to decide whether a person is fit to travel or not. Dr. Aggarwal explains that if a person is able to walk 200 metres in 6 minutes then he is fine and if he can walk more than 500 metres then he is fit. After the six minute walk test, if the oxygen saturation is less than 4, he is not fit and needs to get checked. 


    Dr. Aggarwal also says that if the haemoglobin is less than 8.5 grams then the person may require supplemented oxygen during the air travel. Also, if the flight is more than 8 hours or is covering a distance of more than 500 kilometres, then he is likely to get a pulmonary embolism and a DVT. Such patients require a DVT prophylaxis and stand every few hours and need to be hydrated during the flight. 

  • What is the formula of two to classify the severity of asthma?

    The video will talk about the formula of two to classify the severity of asthma by Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications. If any asthmatic gets an more than two attacks of asthma at night in a month or more than two attacks of asthma during day time in a week or he finishes more than two canisters of asthma inhalers in a year then he needs persistent asthmatic treatment and inhaled corticosteroids. 


    Dr. Aggarwal will also talk on how to decide whether canisters will last long. If two puffs twice a day are used then the canister will last for 30 days. Such patients who use two puffs twice a day have chronic persistent asthma and will require continued treatment of asthma with a maintenance therapy of corticosteroids.

  • What is the formula of 20 while working on computer?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, will discuss the formula of 20 minutes while working on computer. He explains that after working on the computer for 20 minutes, turn your head and look at an object 20 feet away for 20 seconds. Also blink your eyes twice. In the next 20 minutes of time, get up and walk for 20 steps or look at a distance and exercise while stretching the back. This is the formula of 20 explained by Dr. Aggarwal to avoid fatigue of the eyes and body.

  • Matter & Energy Together?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in- chief, IJCP Publications will talk on matter and energy. He will explain that at the level of quantum visit, all matter is nothing but energy. Human being is made up of matter and energy.

  • What is Bija Sound?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in- chief, IJCP Publications, will explain about bija sounds. Dr. Aggarwal explains that at the top of the mountain, the natural breeze has its natural sound which is called as bija sounds. These sounds are healing sounds and are in the form of waves. He will further explain how wave energy synchronizes with human body which is also a form of energy.

  • What about AED in Mountains?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in- chief, IJCP Publications, will talk about automatic external defibrillator (AED). He will explain that at the top of the mountains, people are likely to get angina or cardiac arrest. Hence it is important to know CPR and the AED machine is placed at the mountain place to avoid any emergencies.

  • What is Clouds Consciousness?

    The video talks about clouds consciousness by Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in- chief, IJCP Publications. He will explain our consciousness is covered by mind-intellect-ego. And the cloud is like a sympathetic state of mind and to go to parasympathetic state of mind, a person has to learn how to concentrate which can be learned by the art of meditation.

  • Should doctors Fight for 1 Voice?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief, IJCP Publications, will talk on fight for one voice in this video. He discusses that if IMA has to progress, then there should be a uniform code of conduct among the doctors, pharmaceutical industry and the medical establishments. If the patients are managed by non-doctors having a different code of conduct then it will be very difficult to provide service in the community.

  • What about Rise & Shine to IMA?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief, IJCP Publications, will discuss about rise and shine regarding IMA. He explains that to have unity, one voice is needed. A single code of contact between the doctors, the medical establishments and the pharmaceutical group is required.

  • What is the difference between Shruti vs Smriti in Vedas?

    The video talks about Shruti vs Smriti in Vedas by Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief, IJCP Publications. Shruti is the original knowledge about self and smriti is the interpretation of that. He will further explain these in Vedas. During olden times, the stories of Vedic knowledge were spread in the form of songs and stories. These stories are known as purans. There are lots of purans. In today’s world, the original articles are Shruti’s and the review articles are Smriti’s.

  • How do we understand Faith?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief, IJCP Publications, will discuss about faith. He will explain about faith in modern medicine known as Qualia. Qualia is a subjective experiences which are stored in the universe. There are multiple experiences stored in one area. Dr. Aggarwal will explain this concept with examples. All the experiences of our five senses are also stored in any area or shrine, or church or masjid or temple.

  • What is the State of Consciousness?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief, IJCP Publications, will explain the state of consciousness in this video. There are four state of consciousness: two are parasympathetic and other two are sympathetic. He will further discuss the two sympathetic states which are awake and dream state. He will also discuss the parasympathetic states which are deep sleep and meditation state. He will explain these along with the modern medicine too.

  • What about the Dawn & Durable Protest on 2nd October?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief, IJCP Publications, will talk about Dawn & Durable Protest. He will talk about inter ministerial demands to be accepted by the government. The Ministry of Health in PCNPCDT should accept the amendments suggested. He will further highlight the point as to why inter ministerial committee should be formed and amendments are necessary and government should look into this matter and if not, then they would protest against it.

  • Should doctors spend one year in learning?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief, IJCP Publications, will discuss whether doctors should spend one year in learning or not. He answers saying yes, doctors should spend one year in learning to practice strict discipline with faith and should also practice self learning.

  • All about 3 Monkeys & Spiritual Health?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief, IJCP Publications, will discuss about how the actions of three monkeys are related to spiritual health. He further talks that in Upanishads, it is mentioned that see, listen and speak auspicious. Hence, the three monkeys of Mahatma Gandhi are originated from the Upanishads.

  • Should we Never Go Empty Hand?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief, IJCP Publications, will talk about never to go empty hand in this video. He explains that you should not go empty handed when you are visiting a king, a physician or a teacher. It implies that medical knowledge, education is not free. Even the higher authority demands taxes from the society.

  • What is the Sound of the Nature?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief, IJCP Publications, will talk about the sound of nature. He will discuss about bringing back the natural sound of nature, birds. He further explains that if we sit under a tree and be in nature, lot of meditative thoughts come and can benefit us. He tells us if we want to learn something, we should explore nature, spend time and lots of creativity will develop in us.

  • What is the Parasympathetic State of Universe?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief, IJCP Publications, will talk on parasympathetic standpoint regarding universe in this video. In parasympathetic state there is stillness and will discuss it with example.

  • What is the Sympathetic Stand of Universe?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief, IJCP Publications, will discuss the sympathetic viewpoint regarding universe. He will explain that how to be in touch with your consciousness. The sympathetic thoughts are generally desires, likings, etc. and are same every day. He will also explain that sympathetic state of mind. Sympathetic to parasympathetic state can happen in deep sleep or in a state of meditation.

  • Do we Live After Life?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief, IJCP Publications, will discuss live after life in this video. He will speak about doing good karmas so that people should remember us after death also. He will also speak of donating organs which denotes of staying alive in someone else’s life.

  • What are Natural Bija Sounds?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief, IJCP Publications, will talk about natural bija sounds. The sound produced by nature is known as bija sounds. Waterfalls and mountains produce natural sounds. He will explain that in scientific language, chanting of a vowel produces interleukin 2 which is a physical and spiritual healer. The sounds of nature are healing sounds.

  • Can you link Isha Upanishad & Health?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief, IJCP Publications, will discuss about Isha Upanishad and health in this video. He explains that God is everywhere in every living being. Also he tells us that be contented with whatever you have and do not have an eye on money of others. Also do not have the desire of taking money of others. This concept is in every religion. It also reflects that if money is earned in an unrighteous way then it is not going to last for more than 8 years.

  • What about the Tortoise & the Art of Withdrawing?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief, IJCP Publications will explain the concept of tortoise and art of withdrawing. He explains that as the sun rays expand in the day time and withdraw themselves in the night. Similarly, the tortoise also withdraws in this manner. He further explains that think differently like a fish but learn to withdraw like a tortoise. To be successful in life we need to withdraw our senses and live a disciplined life.

  • All about Understanding Four Yugs?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief, IJCP Publications, will discuss about four types of yugs in this video. There are four yugs: Satyug, tretayug, dhawparjug and kalyug. If you have all four yugs then you are satapyogi. He will also explain each yug in details.

  • What about Violence on Doctors in Bangladesh?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief, IJCP Publications, will talk about violence on doctors in Bangladesh. There are lot of incidences of violence happening in Bangladesh. The reasons are that patient are not satisfied and they have grievances that doctors should cure the patients at any cost. The medical association in working on these issues to prevent violence on doctors.

  • What about Violence on Doctors in Pakistan?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief, IJCP Publications, will discuss on the topic of violence on doctors in Pakistan in this video. In Pakistan, there are lots of problem regarding the violence on doctors and paramedics. He will talk about the doctor-patient relation. Patients feel that doctors are negligent towards them and then they generally start destroying the hospital.

  • Is happiness in my hand?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief, IJCP Publications, will talk on the topic of happiness in our hand. Happiness is in our hand. Only 10% of happiness is not in our hand. In 45% of situation, we use our actions of our choice for happiness. In other 45% of our happiness depends on our past experiences. Dr. Aggarwal will further explain that based on our past experiences we can modify our actions.

  • What is the meaning of a Doctor?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief, IJCP Publications, will explain the meaning of doctor in this video. Doctors are considered next to god in India. The two characteristics of medical profession are welfare of all and no harm to be done to anyone. Doctors take the oath to help everyone, community and the whole humanity to take away the sufferings. He will further explain that no doctor should harm the patient and use his knowledge for the betterment of the community.

  • What does Bali (sacrificing of life) Mean?

    The video talks about the sacrificing life by Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief, IJCP Publications. He will explain the philosophy behind the ‘bali’ which means sacrificing life. Animals are generally sacrificed for certain desires. In olden days, which ever animal you sacrifice that property of that animal is within you. There is upper brain and lower brain, the lower brain has animal kind behavior and we need to sacrifice that. It shouldn’t be actually sacrificing some animal.

  • Why was sati prevalent in our country?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief, IJCP Publications. Will discuss why sati was prevalent in our country. The whole sati concept was based on advait philosophy. After the death of the husband, the wife has to burn her sexual desires. Burning of sexual desires in mythology is depicted as burning fire. The women has to burn herself to the fire of knowledge and shift her sexual energy into the spiritual energy.

  • Is there any science explaining Amarnath Ki Yatra?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief, IJCP Publications will explain the science behind "Amarnath Ki Yatra" in this video. He will explain the first you let go your sexual and non-sexual desires, then you let go your expectations, then let go your ego and then your attachments towards your family and then let go your worldly desires. After this, you are in deep meditation shifting from parasympathetic to sympathetic mode.

  • Why are the doors of a temple always of a smaller height?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief, IJCP Publications will talk on why the doors of a temple always of a smaller height. You need to bend yourself before entering a temple. This is the fundamental principle of advait philosophy, spirituality and shifting oneself from parasympathetic to sympathetic mode.

  • What does lotus mean in Mythology?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief, IJCP Publications will explain the meaning of lotus in mythology in this video. In advait philosophy, lotus basically means detached attachment. It means you are attached till the person, material, situation etc. is with you and you are detached when you are separated from it. A doctor has to have the quality of detached attachment.

  • What are the lessons learned from Maa Saraswati?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief, IJCP Publications will talk about the lesson learned from "Maa Saraswati". In advait philosophy, it is considered that God is within me which means "Maa Saraswati" is within me. It depicts that she will look after the weaker child first as a mother, white colour saree means education should be based on truth. He will further explain each aspects related to present age.

  • What is the importance of puffed rice in Mythology?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief, IJCP Publications will describe the importance of puffed rice in mythology in this video. Puffed rice has low glycemic index, more volume, hence better than regular rice. In advait philosophy, puffed rice means your desires are fulfilled. He will give examples from mythology and explain the concept in details.

  • Is there a science behind the 100 monkey effect phenomena of the phenomena of a critical mass?

    The video will talk about the science behind 100 monkey effect phenomena by Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief, IJCP Publications. A public awareness is created by the concept of viral which is called critical mass. When critical mass is achieved any fact can become viral and start spreading in the society. The critical mass is originated from 100 monkey phenomena. He will further explain this concept in details.

  • Is there a science behind Mahamrityunjaya Mantra or Gayatri Mantra?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief, IJCP Publications will talk about the science behind "Mahamrityunjaya Mantra" or "Gayatri Mantra". He will explain the science behind these mantras. In times of difficulties, we need to look out for options and think differently and your mind will give you multiple options.

  • Is it correct that whenever you visit temple; nandi the bull is always present at the entrance?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief, IJCP Publications will talk on the topic of the bull whenever you visit the temple and the science behind it in this video. The bull depicts the sexual desires. When you go to the temple for relaxation, the bull or nandi has to be kept outside which means our sexual desires has to be kept outside the temple before entering it.

  • Is there any alternative definition for YOGA in modern medicine?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, will discuss if there is any alternative definition for YOGA in modern medicine


    In modern medicine, Yoga can be described as a journey from sympathetic to parasympathetic mode. There are two systems in our body, sympathetic and parasympathetic. Sympathetic symbolizes wear and tear and parasympathetic symbolizes healing. 


    Dr. Aggarwal explains that when we try to shift ourselves acutely or chronically and try to live a parasympathetic lifestyle, this is known as YOGA.

  • Can various systems of medicine be described in one language?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, will discuss whether various systems of medicine can be described in one language


    Yes, we can describe various systems of medicine in one language. The whole universe is made up of 5 elements: air, space, fire, water and earth. Dr. Aggarwal will explain how these five elements are used in different system of medicines such as Naturopathy, Ayurveda, Homeopathy, Unani, etc. All these systems of medicines act at different levels. They can be combined and worked together if we understand the whole system of medicine.

  • Is there a genesis of anger, which can be explained by modern medicine?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications will discuss about this topic.


    Yes, the genesis of anger can be explained by modern medicine. It is very important to understand the thought process. Thoughts arises from nothing which is a space where thoughts comes as a wave and these thoughts are analysed in the mind by the intellect.

     

    Dr. Aggarwal further discusses that the thoughts are re-analysed by ego and personalised based on past or new experiences. After the thoughts are personalised, the brain sends signals for hands and legs to take action. He will explain the cycle of action-memory-desires and when desires are not fulfilled, it leads to anger. He will also explain different types of anger and their end results.

  • I am the Best should be interpreted as EGO or a spiritual statement?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, will discuss whether the saying, I am the Best should be interpreted as EGO or a spiritual statement


    Dr. Aggarwal tells us it can be both. If we are saying that I am the best with a pride to defame someone than it is ego. And if the internal feeling is of I am the best then it is denoted as spiritual. The term generally means a belief within your conscience. He will explain this statement with examples. We should have faith in ourselves and never to suppress out inherent qualities.

  • How should we choose affordable drugs?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, will talk about the most commonly asked question on how to choose affordable drugs 70% of the cost of treatment is on drugs. Two types of drugs are present in the market: patented and generic. He will explain these two class of drugs.


    Dr. K K Aggarwal will also discuss the problems of the healthcare costs and how to decide in choosing an affordable drug. Generic drugs in India are available at three different prices by the same company, same molecule same quality and same manufacturing cost. It can be sold in the name of generic-generic, trade-generic or branded-generic. He will also explain these different types of generic drugs.


    Dr. KK Aggarwal will also discuss about NLEM (National List of Essential Medicines) and non - NLEM drugs.

  • Should heart patients take folic acid supplementation?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss whether heart patients take folic acid supplementation. In India, generally folic acid deficiency is very common as there is no mechanism for food fortification. If the patient is at risk of stroke then folic acid supplementation should be given everyday. He will further explain which vitamins are essential.

  • In mild acidity, How should we proceed?

    The video talks about mild acidity and its management by Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks. In gastro-enteral reflux disease or GERD, there are two types of gastritis: erosive and non-erosive gastritis. Accordingly to the clinical presentation, Dr. Aggarwal will discuss the medications to treat the condition.

  • Is Hepatitis C curable?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk whether hepatitis C is curable or not. He confirms that hepatitis C is curable unlike HIV and hepatitis B. it requires a long term management. He will discuss the medication given in Hepatitis C positive patients in details. The treatment is given for three months and the patient should avoid alcohol. He should be also treated for fatty liver and insulin resistance.

  • Can folic acid deficiency develop over weeks or months?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will explain about folic acid deficiency. He confirms that the folic acid deficiency can be over weeks and months. The body stores only 5 to 10 mg of folic acid and the daily requirement of folic acid is 400 mcg. He will discuss a formula for folic acid deficiency: 200 mcg or 2 mg is equivalent to 400 mcg received from food. Oral supplements can treat folic acid deficiency quickly.

  • Can a person with acute appendicitis have normal appendix during surgery?

    The video will discuss about whether a person with acute appendicitis can have normal appendix during surgery by Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks. In 15% of the cases, the appendix can look normal during surgery. Surgery can be done with a suspicion of appendicitis or the appendix can have a microscopic inflammation which can be detected with histopathology. He will also explain the protocol to be followed before appendectomy.

  • What is AHI?

    The video will explain about AHI by Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks. Apnea–Hypopnea Index is measured to indicate the severity of sleep apnea. He will explain the parameters of the study and the values according to the saturation levels. If AHI is more than 5 and is symptomatic then he needs treatment. And if the AHI is more than 15, then he needs treatment.

  • Management of acute uncomplicated cystitis?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk about acute uncomplicated cystitis in this video. Dr. Aggarwal says that the current recommendations is nitrofurantoin three times a day for 5 days or trimethoprim sulfamethoxazole twice a day for 3 days. Phosphomycin single dose is reserved for patients who cannot tolerate nitrofurantoin or Septran group of drugs.

  • Explain the checklist in emergency for a patient with stroke?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk about the checklist of emergency management in a patient with stroke in this video. Aspirin should be started within 48 hours, DVT prophylaxis, and start statins as early as possible. Within 1 hour TPA is given. Dr. Aggarwal will further talk about the time limit and what should be done within 24 hours. He will also talk about the parameters which are needed to be stabilized.

  • Surgical management of acute appendicitis?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss about the acute appendicitis and its management in this video. Patient with acute appendicitis should be operated within 12 hours. He will further explain that any surgery done after 48 hours has surgical related infections. In non-perforated, uncomplicated, acute simple appendicitis should be operated in less than 12 hours.

  • In which situations of carbon monoxide poisoning is the patient shifted to hyperbaric oxygen?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk about the situations of carbon monoxide poisoning and when is the patient shifted to hyperbaric oxygen. Carbon monoxide poisoning is generally lethal but there are times where they are survived and have end organ ischemia, severe metabolic acidosis, overt respiratory failure, etc. In all these situations, hyperbaric oxygen is necessary.

  • Explain overnight pulse oximetry?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will explain overnight pulse oximetry in details in this video. Many a times, the patient’s overnight oxygen desaturation needs to be checked. It is generally done in patients with asthma, sleep apnea, COPD, heart failure, etc. and check for more than 4% desaturation. If the patient has more than 10 levels of desaturation levels in an hour then it is a positive desaturation index.

  • In a patient with paralysis, is the acute rise in blood pressure treated?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk about whether in a patient with paralysis, they should treat the acute rise in blood pressure. If the doctor is contemplating in giving TPA, then keep the systolic blood pressure below 165 mmHg and diastolic blood pressure below 110 mmHg. He will further state that the blood pressure should be kept below 180/105 mmHg. He will also discuss the treatment or management if no TPA is given and the patient is on conservative treatment.

  • Explain about oxygen desaturation index?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will explain about oxygen desaturation index. The oxygen desaturation index (ODI) i s typically measured as part of standard sleep studies, such as a diagnostic polysomnogram. It is done in person’s with heavy snoring with sleep obstructive apnea. It is in how many hours the person develops a oxygen desaturation level of more than 4 %. He will further explain the evaluation of such patients.

  • What is obstructive sleep apnea?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will explain in details about obstructive sleep apnea in this video. It means the patient has snoring and with it he also has episodes of apnea spells. The person’s respiration stops during sleep and can be checked by a sleep study. Dr. Aggarwal will further explain the parameters of sleep apnea tests and the abnormal values.

  • Which patients need oxygen during air travel?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will tell which patients need oxygen during air travel in this video. If the patient’s SPO2 level is more than 95% then he is fit for air travel and can travel without the oxygen requirement. If the SPO2 level is less than 92% then oxygen is needed during air travel. He will further talk about 6 minute walk test.

  • At what levels, oxygen is given?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss the levels at which oxygen is started. He says that this question is asked by nurses or junior doctors whether each patient has to be started oxygen when admitted in the hospital. The indication for oxygen is when the SPO2 level is less than 88%. SPO2 level is abnormal if it is less than 95%.

  • In a patient with COPD, How should we evaluate whether the patient is stable?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk about the evaluation in a patient with COPD. He says that in every patient of asthma or COPD, they are made to walk for 6 minutes and measure the distance travelled during these 6 minutes. The baseline SPO2 levels are checked along with before and after walking. If the SPO2 levels falls more than 4%, then he is not stable.

  • Do women get heart attack?

    The video will discuss whether women get heart attack by Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks. He says that in India, women are getting heart attack before menopause. Deaths due to heart disease is more than breast cancer in women. Heart attack symptoms in women maybe atypical and not classical chest pain symptoms. Angioplasty is delayed as there women do not go for check up in the hospital. Heart awareness should be done in women.

  • What are the components of informed consent?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss the components of informed consent in this video. Informed consent means in details a doctor has informed the patient about the procedure, benefits of the particular procedure and the likelihood of success. The doctor should also discuss about the complications of the procedure and the necessary steps which would be taken.

  • Can vitiligo go for a spontaneous remission?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk about spontaneous remission in vitiligo. He says that vitiligo has a spontaneous remission. In almost 70 – 80% of vitiligo patients, the disease starts before the age of 30 and it is a chronic relapsing disease. In 20% of cases there is a spontaneous remission.

  • What is FAST?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will explain about FAST acronym in this video. FAST is an acronym for early diagnosis of stroke or paralysis. F means facial dropping, A means weakness of the upper or lower arm, S means speech difficulty and T means time denoting how long these symptoms were present. If these symptoms are present for an hour and a clot dissolving medicine is given immediately then stroke can be reversed. This period is known as the golden hour. He will further talk about the second window period which is of 4.5 hours in which the TPA or clot dissolving medicine should be given.

  • Who can take the consent?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss about consent and who can take it. The consent taken cannot be delegated to the other staff, physicians or any other junior doctors. It has to be taken by the treating or operating doctor as he is authorized for it. He will talk about a case which was in favor of the patient.

  • When should we remove gallbladder in a patient with acute cholecystitis?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk about the gall bladder surgery in a patient with acute cholecystitis in this video. If a patient has an acute cholecystitis or gangrenous cholecystitis, then laparoscopically gall bladder should be removed within 72 hours. An after 72 hours, an open laparoscopy operation should be done. If the patient has a comorbid condition, then it is better to wait and operate after 6-8 weeks of stabilization.

  • Is a cholesterol value reliable, does it vary from lab to lab?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss about the cholesterol results from different laboratories. He says that cholesterol test can vary from lab to lab, time to time and in summer and winter. It can vary upto 14% in different laboratories. Also, 4-14% variation can be due to fever, stress, etc. he will further discuss about the different components of cholesterol tests.

  • Can heart patients take viagra like drugs?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk whether heart patients can take Viagra drugs in this video. All heart, diabetic, high cholesterol patients can take Viagra like drugs. Even patients after angioplasty and bypass surgery can take these drugs. These patients can enjoy their normal marital relationship. Before taking these drugs, these patients should consult their cardiologists or physicians.

  • What is vedic bath?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will explain about vedic bath. During vedic period, it was said bath should be taken with water, milk, yogurt, ghee, honey and sugar. After having bath with lukewarm water, apply a series of natural compounds such as yogurt, milk, ghee, honey and sugar. He wwill explain the importance of each components. He will also explain the difference between modern bath with vedic bath.

  • If you are going for an elective surgery, should you stop smoking?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss about smoking and elective surgery. He says that you need to stop smoking 6 to 8 weeks before the surgery for the benefits. If you smoke till the date of surgery, then it can result in chest infections, complications, etc.

  • Should all asthmatics be given flu vaccines?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss whether all asthmatics should be given flu vaccines in this video. He confirms that they should be given flu vaccines. Children more than 4 years have recurrent wheezing and along with children, adults and geriatrics age group should be given flu vaccine annually just before the season of flu. He will also inform that it is given in diabetics, heart patients and COPD patients. 

  • Is it true that Zika cases has been seen and observed in India?

    The video talks whether Zika cases has been seen or observed in India by Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks. He says that many cases were proved to be existing in India last year. Hence, he urges all doctors in the country, if they find any low grade fever associated with macular popular rash, pain in small joints of the hand and non-purulent conjunctivitis, then they should suspect Zika virus and immediately inform the public health authority.

  • Can ebola be treated as a category 1 bioterror agent?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk about whether ebola can be treated as category 1 bioterror agent in this video. The UN, WHO, and the International experts have declared that Ebola is category 1 bioterror agent. It is the most virulent infection in the body, presenting like an ordinary fever and rapidly developing unexplained nausea, vomiting and hemorrhage leading to severe dehydration, loss of fluids, multi-organ failure and death. He will further discuss the diagnosis of Ebola.

  • Is there any relationship between smoking and inflammatory bowel disease?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss about any association between smoking and inflammatory bowel disease. Inflammatory bowel disease is also known as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Smokers are more prone to Crohn’s disease and have more chances of relapse. Hence, Crohn’s disease patients should quit smoking. In ulcerative colitis, transdermal nicotine patch is used for treatment in relapse or reoccurrence.

  • What is the golden period in stroke?

    The video talks about the golden period in stroke by Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks. The golden period of stroke is the 90 days in which there is maximum recovery of the patient. The patients should do everything possible to have fastest recovery in this 90 days period whether from medicines or rehabilitation.

  • Is a zero watt red bulb necessary for a better sleep?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk regarding better sleep and is there a need for a zero watt red bulb in this video. There are two type of light: blue and red light. Blue lights are of day time light such as, TV, computer, cameras, etc. these lights improves mood and reaction time. Blue light affects sleep. If you need light while sleeping, then a zero watt light can be used as it will not affect the circadian rhythm and not affect you sleep.

  • Is it necessary to cut hair with a razor before any surgery?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk about cutting hair with a razor before any surgery in this video. He says that we should not cut hair with razor as it can cause micro-injuries or micro-abrasions and has more chances of surgical site infections. Clippers or depilatory creams or hair removing creams can be used to remove hair.

  • Is it necessary to screen all patients for colorectal cancer?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss about the screening of patients for colorectal cancer. It is a fact that colorectal cancer up to the age of 40 years is uncommon. After the age of 40 years, everyone needs screening. It takes almost 10 years for a colorectal cancer to develop. He will describe how it starts from a polyp and goes on increasing and becomes malignant.

  • How should we classify and treat clostridium difficile infection?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss about the classification and treatment of clostridium difficile infection. It is a hospital acquired infection also seen in community acquired infections. It can be non-severe, severe or fulminant. Dr. Aggarwal will further explain each type in details. Patients with clostridium difficile requires immediate antibiotic treatment. The preventive measure for this infection is hand wash with soap whenever possible.

  • Explain the classification of asthma without any investigative tools?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss about the classification of asthma without any investigative tools in this video. He will explain that we can diagnose the severity of asthma patient on phone by asking him to speak. If the patient can speak the whole sentence, then it’s a mild asthma. If the patient breaks his sentence into two or three, then it’s a moderate asthma. And if the patient breaks a sentence in every word, then it’s a severe asthma.

  • When a chest pain is not because of heart disease?

    The video describes about the chest pain which are not related to heart pain by Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks. Any chest pain which can be localized by a finger cannot be a heart pain. Heart pain is diffuse and the patient will show with a whole palm the area which is having discomfort. Also, he will further explain that any pain lasting less than 30 sec is not a heart pain.

  • Is smelly urine a sign of diabetes?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk on the topic whether smelly urine is a sign of diabetes in this video. Smelly concentrated urine can be a sign of diabetes in people whose urine was not smelly earlier. Any abnormal sign or smell should be evaluated for diabetes.

  • What tests are done to diagnose acute appendicitis?
    The video will discuss the tests done for diagnosing acute appendicitis by Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks. Plain CT scan can be the choice of investigation to diagnose appendicitis if there is no perforation or a contrast CT scan if perforation or abscess is suspected. The diagnostic feature is double wall thickening of more than 6mm and appendicular wall thickness of more than 2mm. Low radiation CT scan should be the preferred choice of investigation in acute appendicitis.
  • Discuss the management of asymptomatic gallstones in the diabetic patient?
    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss the management of asymptomatic gallstones in the diabetic patient in this video. Diabetic patient with silent gallstones shouldn’t be operated. Prophylactic cholecystectomy is not indicated unless the gall stones are more than the size of 3 cm or porcelain gall bladder is present, etc.
  • What can happen if gallstones are left untreated?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss about gallstones left untreated. Majority of patients with gallstones will not develop symptoms. Only 15% will become symptomatic in 15 years of follow-up. No prophylactic surgery is needed as surgery might carry risk.
  • Discuss the differential diagnosis in biliary colic?
    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss the differential diagnosis in biliary colic patient in this video. The differential diagnosis of biliary colic are cholecystitis, pancreatitis and choledocholithiasis. Whenever asymptomatic patient becomes symptomatic, he will present with a biliary colic. He will further explain the colic and how it is presented in such patients.
  • How should we manage biliary colic?
    The video will discuss about biliary colic by Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks. Once the person develops a biliary attack, he must be operated to remove the gall bladder unless there is comorbid condition present and the risk of removing it is higher. 70% of the patients with biliary colic will develop recurrent symptoms in the next two years.
  • What is an asymptomatic gallstone?
    In this video, by Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss about the asymptomatic gallstones. Asymptomatic gall stones are also known as incidental gallstones which are found in routine health check-up. The percentage of occurrence of complications or symptoms is very low hence prophylactic surgery should be avoided in asymptomatic patients.
  • When should we give aspirin in acute MI?
    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss when to give aspirin to a patient in acute MI in this video. When a heart attack is suspected, then chewable 300mg of aspirin is given or is dissolved in water and given. The scientific literature states that after the diagnosis is confirmed, aspirin has to be given or in high suspicion of MI it is given. High dose is avoided as it can cause acidity.
  • Do you take aspirin for a heart attack?
    The video will discuss about aspirin during heart attack by Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks. In a heart attack, 300mg of aspirin is given to chew or dissolved completely in water. Along with that 80mg of atorvastatin is given. Dr. Aggarwal will further explain the various drugs given for different management for heart attack patients.
  • Can aspirin be given in an ambulance or at home in patient suspected to have had a heart attack?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss whether an aspirin can prevent a heart attack if given in ambulance or at home if suspected to have heart attack in a patient.  At the diagnosis of a heart attack, the patient should be given water soluble 300mg of aspirin wherever the patient gets it. All heart patients should keep the strip of aspirin in their pocket or at home or in car or office. All doctors should also keep a strip in their clinic or car.
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  • Should DCGI (Drug Controller General of India) take back febuxostat drug from the market?
    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk on the topic whether DCGI (Drug Controller General of India) should withdraw febuxostat from the market in this video. Febuxostat is given to reduce uric acid in the body. It is often misused drug in our country. If the uric acid levels are more than 10 and patient is asymptomatic then no need to treat them. High uric acid is the indicator of metabolic syndrome. It is been rejected twice by USFDA stating that it causes cardiovascular complications.
  • What is mantra meditation?
    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk on mantra meditation in this video. It is a type of meditation where mantra is used as a type of vehicle to calm down mind, thoughts and brain. He will talk about a study being conducted in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and insomnia patients, eight weeks treatment of mantra meditation was helpful in reducing anxiety and PTSD symptoms.
  • Are nuts effective in management of diabetes?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss the beneficial effect of nuts in diabetes patients. All nuts such as walnuts, pistachios, cashew nuts, almonds, etc. are good for heart as they have no cholesterol in it. A study has shown a report that 3 tsp of daily consumption of walnut can lower the chances of developing diabetes. He will also explain how it is benefited in patients with metabolic syndrome.
  • Is it difficult to treat dementia in diabetes?
    The video will discuss whether it is difficult to treat dementia in diabetes by Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks. Dementia is diabetes is very common. Fluctuations in sugar levels can also lead to dementia. In one of the Sweden study, metformin given in elderly diabetic patient unless contraindicated will reduce the incidence of dementia in them.
  • What is the Vedic significance of traditional Hindu marriages?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss the Vedic significance of traditional Hindu marriages. According to Advait philosophy, Hindu marriages involve three rituals. These are horse riding, varmala i.e. exchange of garlands and the pheras. There are four pheras. He will explain each rituals with examples and their significance.
  • What is Agni in Vedic science?
    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss the role of Agni in Vedic science in this video. He will talk about the Vedic Agni which denotes the digestion of emotions and senses. He will also explain that according to Advait philosophy Agni means which converts anything into ash. Ash means essence. He will further explain the significance of it in different kind of rituals.
  • What is the significance of the Mahamrityunjaya and Gayatri Mantra?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss the significance of the Mahamrityunjaya and Gayatri Mantra. He explains that the whole mantra talks about Lord Shiva’s third eye. Third eye means opening of the mind. The mind gives multiple options. He will explain the principle of three H’s. Ask head to give options, then ask heart to select one of them and then order your hands to implement it.
  • How can you get the most out of the Mahamrityunjaya and Gayatri Mantra?
    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk about the Mahamrityunjaya and Gayatri Mantra in this video. He will explain this giving an example and about using the third eye for more options. And then ask the heart which is the best option.
  • How should we think differently?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will explain how to think differently in any situation. He will explain the Vedic examples of thinking differently. There are options of thinking such as thinking differently, thinking positively or thinking negatively. He will explain this with mythological example.
  • Who am I?
    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss the concept of who am I in this video. He will explain this with Advait philosophy. According to it, God is within me and our actions should be directed towards conscience. He will explain the concept that body is made up of five basic elements. The elements are of nature which forms human body and are responsible for three actions such as movement, metabolism and structure.
  • What is the Vedic conception of sound?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, answer "What is the Vedic conception of sound"
  • Why hindu weddings take place at night?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, answer "Why hindu weddings take place at night"
  • If a lizard accidentally gets cooked in food at a party, what should you do?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will speak if a lizard accidentally gets cooked in food at a party then what should be done. Lizards are non-poisonous but their skin carries salmonella infection. If a lizard gets accidentally cooked in food, nothing will happen if you are unaware of it. If the person comes to know later, then he might start vomiting because of fear.
  • Is it necessary to give a rabies prophylaxis after a rodent bite?
    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss whether it is necessary to give a rabies prophylaxis after a rodent bite in this video. It is not necessary to give rabies prophylaxis after exposure to rodents bite such as guinea pigs, mice, rabbits, hare, etc. There is no transmission recorded from these animals to humans. Rabies occurs from monkeys, dogs and bats but not from rabbits and rats.
  • In a foreigner traveller, should a single episode of loose motion be considered as travelers...?
    The video will discuss whether a single episode of loose motion can be termed as traveller’s diarrhea in foreigner traveler by Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks. If a foreign traveler is been exposed to Indian environment and develops a single loose motion it means a traveler’s diarrhea. Antibiotics might shorten the diarrhea duration. Also, 200 ml of ORS liquid should be given. Also, when on ORS, foreigners should pass urine every few hours.
  • Define hypotension?
    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will explain about hypotension in this video. Hypotension means low blood pressure. It is an important aspect of shock causing low blood pressure. By definition, it means less than 90mmHg of systolic blood pressure. He will also explain about relative hypotension where there is a drop of 40 mmHg of systolic pressure. Relative hypotension is the commonest cause of ischemia of kidneys. He will further explain about orthostatic hypotension too.
  • LBB vs RBB: What will you ingore in an ECG?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss about LBB vs RBB in an ECG. He says that never to ignore LBB occurrence in an ECG. LBB should be investigated. If it is an acute LBB, it is a sign of myocardial infarction. If it is a chronic LBB, then it might be some cardiomyopathy or low ejection fraction.
  • For an executive health checkup, what is the preferred liver function test?
    The video explains about the preferred liver function test for an executive health check-up by Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks. Generally SGOT and SGPT are tested and the ratio between the two test is been checked. SGOT can be more in alcoholic liver disease, hepatitis C, etc. He will talk about the ratio results and the associated liver diseases.
  • Is there any guideline recommend normal SGOT and SGPT levels?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk about any guideline recommended for normal SGOT and SGPT levels. He says that it is a very controversial issue as many laboratories state that up to 40 is normal. Any increase in SGOT and SGPT levels needs to be evaluated. He will discuss the normal values of both the levels. The normal SGPT levels are 29 in males and 22 in females and average level is 25.
  • Can SGOT/SGPT level demonstrate the extent of liver damage?
    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss the SGOT/SGPT level in the extent of liver damage in this video. In SGOT or SGPT elevation, it is classified as mild to moderate elevation or a marked elevation or a massive elevation. He will also discuss the values regarding the same. In case of massive elevation, it is mostly due to drug-induced or ischemia induced. In marked elevation, it is mostly viral hepatitis or drug induced hepatitis.
  • What is acute liver injury/failure?
    The video will explain about acute liver injury/failure by Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks. Acute liver injury is characterized by acute hepatocellular injury with liver tests more than 10 times than the upper limit. The SGOT and SGPT levels might be more than 200. In such patients, prothrombin time is also checked whether it is prolonged.
  • What is the importance of a persons waist to hip ratio?
    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk on the importance of a persons waist to hip ratio in this video. There is no added advantage of waist to hip ratio as compared to abdominal circumference. Abdominal circumference more than 90 cm in women and 80 cm in men is not normal. The American Association guideline states that waist to hip ratio doesn’t have any advantage.
  • What are the levels of SGOT/SGPT in alcoholic and non-alcoholic patients?
    The video will discuss the levels of SGOT/SGPT in alcoholic and non-alcoholic patients by Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks. In alcoholic liver disease, the SGOT levels will be less than 8 times the upper limit of normal level and SGPT will be less than 5 times the upper limit of normal levels. In non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, both SGOT and SGPT levels will increase by 4 times the upper limit of normal levels.
  • How should we measure abdominal obesity?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk on abdominal obesity.  The abdominal circumference is measured by a measuring tape at the level of iliac crest. If it is more than 102 cm in men and 88 cm in women internationally and more than 90 cm in men and 80 cm in women in India then it is abdominal obesity or central adiposity. He will further discuss about the lifestyle disorders caused by abdominal obesity.
  • What is the normal range of SGPT and SGOT in cirrhosis patient?
    style="text-align: left;">Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss the normal range of SGPT and SGOT in cirrhosis patient in this video. There can be normal range of SGOT and SGPT levels in cirrhosis patients. Therefore, never ignore cirrhosis of liver even if these values are normal.
  • What is weight history?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss about the weight history. The value of weight at different ages is important to check obesity. The age and weight ratio is very important in children. If weight increases rapidly in the first 10 years of life then these children are more prone to diabetes in adulthood. He will further discuss if there is any sudden increase of 5 kg of weight or obesity before the age of 40 years, then these adult are more prone to diabetes.
  • How is geriatric practice different?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will explain how geriatric practice is different. A checklist is needed for geriatric practice. Geriatric group takes polypharmacy including herbal medicines. They have a tendency to fall so it is necessary to prevent fall in them. Also, we need to check for gait stability, vision disorder, deafness, co-ordination in their walk. The doctor should also check for their cognitive function, dementia, depression, etc. According to the comorbidities of the patient, the treatment should be initiated.

  • How should we check for cognitive function?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss about the investigations related to cognitive function in this video. There are five tests to diagnose cognitive function. Immediate memory – while talking suddenly divert the patient, the patient will forget about the talking. In this, there can be impairment of naming objects or names. Also ask about calculation, they might forget the calculation. Ask for near or far distinguishing object. Also, patient with cognitive impairment cannot reason out and might have impaired language.

  • What is affordable health care?

    The video talks about affordable health care by Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks. It is the safe and quality assessable health care which is accountable and available to everyone with value for money. Affordable health care is both for masses and classes. Dr. Aggarwal will further explain these with examples.

  • What is PSA velocity?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will explain PSA velocity in this video. It is the change in the PSA level over one year. Rapid and aggressive rise in PSA levels may indicate cancer. He will also explain the values of PSA and its significance. He will talk about the cutoff levels of PSA velocity too.

  • What is residual urine when we examine ultrasound of a prostate?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk about the residual urine during ultrasound of a prostate. Whenever a patient show prostatic symptoms, then residual urine is checked before and after full voiding. If the urine retained is less than 25% of the pre-void volume, don not get concerned. Only more than 25% volume of residual urine needs treatment.

  • How many organs and tissues can be donated by a person?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss about how many organs and tissues can be donated by a person in this video. A living person can donate kidney, liver and a brain dead person can donate heart, kidneys, liver, lungs, pancreas, intestines and thymus. Apart from this, a person can donate bones, tendons, cornea, skin, heart valves, veins and nerves too.

  • What is takayasu disease?

    The video will discuss about the takayasu disease by Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks. It is a rare autoimmune disorder which is dominant in women in between 10-40 years of age. This is a chronic autoimmune disease which can be managed well with steroids. Investigations including ESR and CRP are done regularly and treatment is initiated. He will further explain the symptoms and diagnostic evaluation of this disease.

  • Should all patients with a cyanotic or cyanotic heart disease needs infective....?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss whether all patients with a cyanotic or cyanotic heart disease needs infective endocarditis prophylaxis. All patients with cyanotic congenital heart disease which are unrepaired needs infective endocarditis prophylaxis. He will also discuss the conditions of repaired congenital heart disease which needs prophylaxis.

  • Should patients with complex cyanotic congenital heart disease be put on prophylaxis....?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk on whether patients with complex cyanotic congenital heart disease should be started with prophylaxis for infective endocarditis in this video. All unrepaired cyanotic congenital heart disease as well as repaired congenital heart disease with residual shunts or valvular regurgitation at the site or adjacent to the site of prosthetic device, etc. needs prophylaxis for infective endocarditis.

  • What is stable coronary artery disease?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will explain about stable coronary artery disease. In stable coronary artery disease, the symptoms are predictable and producible. Predictable symptoms means walking a particular distance might precipitate angina symptoms and on rest the symptoms disappear. If the patient is asymptomatic, the next step is thread mill test or stress test. He further says that if patient is stable and has no symptoms then medical management can be continued.

  • Should persistent tachycardia be noticed or taken care of?

    The video will discuss about persistent tachycardia by Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks. Persistent tachycardia means a heart rate of more than 100 per minute at the time of presentation or more than 90 per minute in the last 24 hours. Anemia can cause tachycardia which is reversible. Also, check for thyroid disorders, angina and diabetes. Dr. Aggarwal will also talk about inappropriate sinus tachycardia which is more than 100 per minute.

  • What is prognosis of TAPVC (Total anomalous pulmonary venous connection) type of cases?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss the prognosis of Total anomalous pulmonary venous connection in this video. He will discuss a case of a six month old baby who was diagnosed with mix TAPVC with enlargement of right atrium and right ventricle. He further says that early surgery is needed for such babies so that they can live a normal life.

  • A patient is suffering with rheumatic heart disease, mitral stenosis and tricuspid regurgitation...?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss about a patient who is suffering from rheumatic heart disease, mitral stenosis and tricuspid regurgitation in this video. He further says that rheumatic heart disease is not progressive after the age of 35 years. E will explain the symptoms of rheumatic heart disease and mitral stenosis along with other underlying possible causes. In such patients, pulmonary artery pressure should be controlled.

  • What is critical congenital heart disease?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will explain about critical congenital heart disease. He says that 1% of the new born children born suffer from congenital heart disease and 25% of them may have critical congenital heart disease. Critical congenital heart disease generally requires catherter based intervention or surgery within one year of life. He will further tell that 70% of such babies can be diagnosed on day one but remaining 30% cannot be diagnosed.

  • Which types of ASD require surgical intervention?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss about the types of ASD which requires surgical intervention in this video. He says that all types of primary ASDs need surgical intervention. He will further explain the types too. If the ASD is secondary, consider the option of device closure or surgical closure. But in primary ASDs, surgery is only the option.

  • How often we follow up a patient with mitral stenosis?

    The video will talk about the follow up of a patient with mitral stenosis by Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks. In the mitral valve stenosis, if the area is more than 1.5 cm2 and the patient is asymptomatic then a follow-up is needed every 3-5 years. If the valve area is between 1-1.5 cm2 then follow up every 1 -2 years. If the mitral valve is less than 1 cm2 then follow up annually.

  • How should we diagnose influenza or flu?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss about the influenza or flu and how to diagnose it. Cough and cold with fever is known as influenza or flu. Cold and cough without fever is an allergic condition. Sore throat with fever and no cold and cough is bacterial sore throat which needs antibiotic management. The simple way to remember flu is no fever no flu.

  • Can you get a heart attack from the flu?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk on the topic of heart attack from the flu in this video. In the first week of developing flu, the chance of having an acute heart attack is significantly high in all heart and diabetic patients. Such patients should be immediately treated with antiviral medications. He will also talk about this evidence published in a recent study.

  • Would a patient with normal CRP have high ESR?

    The video will discuss about a patient with normal CRP having high ESR by Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks. He confirms that high ESR can be present with normal CRP levels. Generally, in inflammatory process both the values are increased. In monoclonal immunoglobulin, there is increase in ESR level but CRP levels are normal. A positive CRP indicates a secondary infection.

  • What is Non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV)?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks will explain about the non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV). Nowadays, patients are put on the non-invasive positive pressure ventilation unless indicated otherwise. All patients with cardiogenic pulmonary edema or type 2 respiratory failure, the NPPV is sufficient unless they have altered mental status, abundant secretions or unexplained vomiting. Almost 60- 90 % of the cases can be managed by non-invasive ventilation procedure.

  • What will happen if ESR is increased?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss about increase if ESR values in this video. In India, increased ESR can indicate TB. When there is active tuberculosis, ESR can be more than 100. High ESR can also be seen in thyroiditis. Also headache or pain in temporal artery or temporal arteritis can have high ESR of 1400 and also internal malignancy can have ESR more than 100.

  • How can we prevent medical errors?

    This video will explain about preventing medical errors by Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks. Doctors have to take care regarding wrong medications, wrong dose, or given in a wrong place. Dr. Aggarwal will give few tips to avoid these errors. Never give telephonic orders. Always write 0.4 instead of .4 and if it is 4 write 4 instead of 4.0 to avoid errors regarding dosing. He will further explain more tips giving examples.

  • What Causes of SGOT and SGPT indicator increase?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will explain the causes of SGOT and SGPT indicator increase in this video. Viral hepatitis can lead to SGOT and SGPT levels to increase above 1000. Also, in dengue hepatitis, the levels can increase. The most common infection is viral hepatitis A or E in which the levels are elevated. He will also discuss about ischemic hepatitis and the levels in this condition.

  • Is CRP, ESR and procalcitonin reliable to diagnose the sepsis?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss the prognostic tests to diagnose sepsis. CRP and ESR levels indicate the severity of inflammatory process but are not specific to any particular disease. Procalcitonin levels may indicate inflammatory or inflammatory infections or neoplasia. If CRP is negative then high sensitivity CRP is done. He will discuss the values of these parameters which are normal or abnormal.

  • What are the normal CRP levels?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss the normal CRP levels in this video. When CRP is negative then a high sensitivity CRP test is advised. CRP levels can vary according to age, sex and races. There are formulas to calculate the levels. It is general age divided by 50 in males. In females, it is age divided by 50 plus 0.6. The normal value of CRP is less than 0.3 gram/dl is normal and more than 1 means inflammation. In between 0.3 to 1 is low grade inflammation.

  • Should all patient of CKD be given iron?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss whether all CKD patients be given iron. Many of CKD patients are on erythropoiesis stimulating agents as they might be suffering from iron deficiency anemia and respond to IV iron. Two tests are done in these patients: serum ferritin and transferrin saturation. He will explain the values and their indication.

  • Is it true whether missed beat are always dangerous?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk about the missed beat in this video. Occasional missed beat can be normal. Those miss beats which disappear on walking and exercising are normal and those which appear on exercise are abnormal. Such abnormal beats need evaluation.

  • Role of Levamisole in children with steroid dependent and relapsing nephrotic syndrome?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss about the role of levamisole in steroid dependent and frequently relapsing nephrotic syndrome. Levamisole is good in children with relapsing nephrotic syndrome according to one study. Instead of long term steroids, they can be given levamisole therapy. Also, he will further state that less relapse are seen with levamisole as compared to steroids.

  • How work stress is associated in heart disease and diabetes patients?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss the association between work stress in heart disease and diabetes patients. Stress is directly linked as a risk factor in heart disease and diabetes patients. Work stress is basically a high demand of work with little or no responsibility. Work stress leads to depression, increase in sugars, hypertension, atherosclerosis, etc. Whenever there is stress, act and don’t react to avoid further complications.

  • How does a family history affect my risk for heart disease?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk on the topic of whether family history has a risk of developing heart disease in their offspring’s in this video.  If there is a strong family history of heart problems in any person then he is prone to develop it. But if the risk factors are known, then it can be reduced by taking proper care. Risk factors such as obesity, high cholesterol should be managed with lifestyle modifications. Also, quitting smoking and reducing alcohol can also benefit.

  • Is there any new drug in the treatment of influenza?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss about any new drug treatment for influenza. Research is going on for one day pill for influenza. Generally, influenza medicine is given within 48 hours for 3 days twice daily. Certain medicines are approved in Japan and USA for influenza. He will further discuss that Indian pharmaceutical should seek approval for such medicines in India.

  • What treatment options are available for patients facing a brain tumor recurrence?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss the treatment options available for patients with brain tumor recurrence in this video. In a study, it is shown that genetically polio virus can be a useful drug in the treatment of grade 4 brain tumor. The study results showed that 21% showed regression of the tumor. Hence, genetically modified polio drug can be a future anti-cancer drug.

  • How do you prevent rheumatic fever?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk about the prevention of rheumatic fever. With each episode of rheumatic fever, rheumatic heart disease becomes more serious. Prevention of streptococcal sore throat is necessary. Hence, prophylaxis is very necessary for such infection with penicillin or azithromycin or the protocol which is mentioned regarding the streptococcal sore throat infection.

  • How long can we give penicillin prophylaxis to treat rheumatic fever?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss the penicillin prophylaxis for treatment of rheumatic fever. The prophylaxis of penicillin depends on the risk of severity and recurrence of rheumatic fever. Simple rheumatic fever with no carditis can be given prophylaxis for 5 years or till the age of 21 years whichever is longer. Rheumatic fever with carditis can be given for 10 years. He will further explain the treatment if there is residual lesion with rheumatic fever.

  • Can marijuana be used as a drug in epilepsy?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss whether marijuana can be used as a drug in epilepsy in this video. Researches are going on and the USFDA has approved the first marijuana based drug for resistant epilepsy. Some Ayurvedic physicians do use marijuana for treating various neurological disorders.

  • Significance of Fasting - Santoshi Mata vrata?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will explain the significance of fasting. It is a vrata or fasting done by single and married women. He will also explain the scientific significance of this fasting. Indian women are usually anemic and due to this they cannot fulfil marital relations with their husband. They also have a high chances of abortions. Hence, jaggery taken on empty stomach with chana is full on iron and proteins.
  • Why is it forbidden to eat onions and garlic during the festival/fasting?
    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, discusses the reason for not eating onions and garlic during festival/fasting in this video. During spiritual fasting, it is important to be in touch with inner conscience and be happy and experience peace. There is a shift from sympathetic to parasympathetic mode. He will explain the mythological importance behind it as onions and garlic are under-rooted which has to be avoided.
  • Why eating onion and garlic is prohibited and not potatoes during fasting?
    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss why potatoes are allowed during fasting in this video. He explains that anything underground shouldn’t be eaten raw, it should be cooked. During fasting, if anyone wants to eat potato can cook and eat it.
  • Where does our soul go after Death? Do swarg and narak exist?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss about where soul goes after death. According to Hindu philosophy, whatever thoughts are present during death will decide the destination of your next birth. He will futher explain the mantras and the ritual done during the last time for the positive thoughts.
  • What is the origin and significance of the joined hands used in Hinduism as a form....?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, answer "What is the origin and significance of the joined hands used in Hinduism as a form of greeting/prayer"
  • How did the Indian tradition of touching ones elders feet originate? What is the significance....?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, answer "How did the Indian tradition of touching ones elders feet originate? What is the significance behind the custom"
  • Why many people dont eat Rice on Ekadshi?
    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss the concept of not eating rice on ekadshi in this video. This was more followed in old era and had significance during that time. The scientific explanation is that during olden days, worm infestation was high. During ekadshi no rice and water is practiced. When thirsty worms are irritated and if rice is eaten they can lead to stomach related problems.
  • Why people say that Bili Ka Rasta katna is a bad omen?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk about the bad omen about cat crossing the road. The scientific explanation is that it relates to those era when plague was prevalent. Whenever the cat is seen in a particular area it was denoted that rats must be present in that area and hence the disease. Nowadays leptospirosis etc. are more prevalent. This myth in today’s era is not applicable.
  • What is the Ashwamegh Yagya?
    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss about Ashwamegh Yagya in this video. Yagya means a type of karma where you are attached to the karma but detached to its results. He will explain the qualities of the king during old times. The king has to be perfect like King Dasharath. He will further explain about the different aspects of a king related to this yagya.
  • Explain the concept of Gandhigiri?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss about Gandhigiri. He will explain the four principles of it. He will explain the concept of truth with the three monkeys of Gandhiji. The other most important principle is non-violence. Also, he will further talk on the righteousness and welfare of the public.
  • Why is Shiva Called Neelkanth?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk on the topic of Shiva also known as Neelkanth. According to the Advait philosophy and scientific explanation, no-fulfillment of desires lead to anger. Anger can be in or out. It can be suppressed which can lead to acidity, asthma, heart problems, depression, etc. Anger can be expressed or thrown out and can lead to aggressive behavior, suicide, homicide, destruction. According to Shiva, don’t throw anger in or out but hold it temporarily in the throat.
  • How can I tame my mind?
    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss about taming the mind in this video. The taming of mind starts from the school age. Negative thoughts are to be tamed with positive thoughts. He will further discuss how to tame it with examples such as don’t take alcohol, tobacco, stress, etc. Neutralize the thoughts with positive thoughts. Think differently and opposite. He will also discuss about parasympathetic and parasympathetic mind.
  • Definition of Stress?
    The video will explain about stress by Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks. Stress is defined as the reaction of body and mind to an interpretation of a known situation. Stress has three components, there should be a known situation, interpretation and reaction of the body and mind. It is the sympathetic response of the body. He will further explain the stress management technique. Ask mind for multiple options and ask heart to choose one of them.
  • What is Right Speech?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss about right speech. Right speech is based on firmness and truthfulness. Always speak truth and if not don’t speak. Your speech should be kind and not hurting. If all the basic principles are followed, it becomes a right speech. The speech should be necessary and kind.
  • What is the definition of expressive writing?
    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss about expressive writing in this video. Whenever the negative thought comes, there is one more way to get rid of it by repeated expressiveness. It means you can express your guilt, negativity in the mind by which you can be guilt free. It can be done by writing which is known as free writing. It can be done before sleeping. Write and then dispose it or burn it. Also, it can be done by talking to someone unknown person.
  • I am the best?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk about the concept of I am the best. According to the Vedic philosophy, it is said you are born after 84 species and therefore are special and best. If you are born as human being means God has been great with you. He will further explain about each and every human being who is different and born with unique talent.
  • What are the Principles of the Bhakti?
    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss the principles of bhakti in this video. There are three basic principles of bhakti: duty, devotion and discipline. It is said that if you follow these principles then you will succeed in life. He will further talk about karma and duty and remain detached with results.
  • What are the five obstacles to your success?
    The video will talk about the five obstacles to your success by Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks. He explains each obstacles according to Bhagavad-Gita with examples. There should be disciplined life, forgiveness to oneself and others. He will also highlight the fact that learn to be contented with what you have. Also, he will talk about humility.
  • How does negative thoughts affect your life?
    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss about negative thoughts affecting our life in this video. Negative thoughts means absence of positive thoughts. Negative thoughts can be removed or neutralized. He will explain the three Vedic ways of neutralizing the thoughts.
  • Can you cure congenital heart disease?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk on the topic of congenital heart disease in this video. He will discuss about a patient’s case who is of 9 years and has a ASD of 4.1 mm, ejection fraction is normal, aortic regurgitation is significant. Outlet muscular VSD should be given a chance to close on its own or spontaneously or else surgery is advised

  • Is double valve replacement is superior to aortic valve replacement with mitral valve repair?

    The video will discuss the double valve replacement and aortic valve replacement with mitral valve repair by Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks. According to literature, single valve replacement is always better than double valve replacement. In severe cases, double valve replacement can be done but always try to salvage one valve.

  • Can dabigatran prescribed in patient with valvular atrial fibrillation?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks will discuss whether dabigatran can be prescribed in patients with atrial fibrillation in this video. Dabigatran should not be used in mechanical prosthetic heart valve. Warfarin is given in such patients and INR has to be maintained above 3. He will further explain the complications also.

  • What is considered a large ASD?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will explain about large ASD. A small ASD of less than 6mm can wait for 5 years for its spontaneous closure. Moderate ASD is 6-8 mm in diameter and large ASD is more than 8 mm in diameter. Large ASD usually requires correction as it will not close spontaneously.

  • What is best treatment for LAD Blockage 80-90%?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss the best treatment for LAD Blockage 80-90% in this video. LAD Blockage patients can undergo stenting. If the patient is stable, then can undergo a medical management trial. After medical treatment, then can be evaluated further according to the patient’s condition.

  • What is the management of tachycardia?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss about tachycardia. Inappropriate tachycardia is more than 90 beats per minute. Investigate for anaemia and thyroid disorders. If anaemic, then correct the patient’s haemoglobin levels. After correction of anaemia still the patient has tachycardia, then start with short term betablockers to avoid increase in blood pressure.

  • What should be the duration of dual antiplatelet therapy?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk about the duration of dual antiplatelet therapy given after LAD stenting. Most of such patients are put on the combination of clopidogrel and aspirin during stenting. The dual antiplatelet drug should be re-evaluated every six months. After six months, if the patient is at low risk of bleeding and has tolerated the medicine then should be continued for more 18 months. After this, only aspirin can be continued.

  • What happens when an artery gets blocked?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk on the topic of a blocked artery in this video. If the patient is asymptomatic, then can be put on medical management and lifestyle modifications such as reducing weight, exercise, control of blood pressure and sugar levels. If the patient is symptomatic, then a bypass surgery is indicated.

  • What is meant by collateral circulation?

    This video will explain collateral circulation by Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks. Anastomotic channels, also known as collateral vessels can develop in the heart as an adaptation to ischemia. When there is insufficiency of blood flow, the body might try to develop collaterals in the coronary circulation. They serve as conduits which bridges severe stenosis. There are two classes of collaterals: capillary and coronary. Dr. Aggarwal will describe in details both these collaterals.

  • What is interatrial septal aneurysm?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will explain about interatrial septal aneurysm in this video. It is the mobile interatrial septal tissue in the region of fossa ovalis with excursion of 10-15mm during cardio-respiratory cycle. If the atrial septal is mobile and excursion is more than 10-15mm then it is called as an aneurysm of the interatrial septum. He will further discuss about the types also.

  • Who is eligible for the treatment?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk on the treatment eligibility. He will discuss about a case with chronic total occlusion in one of the coronary artery. All patients who undergo coronary angiography, 33% of the report will show that one of the artery is 100% blocked. Also, a person who is treated with clot dissolving therapy after a heart attack will show total occlusion in one of the artery after 6 months in 30% of the cases.
  • Definition of stable angina?
    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss about ASD surgery in this video. He will discuss the case about atrial septal defect. He will further discuss whether such patients require angiography before the surgery. There are two conditions whether the patient has coronary artery disease or undergoing device surgery in presence of pulmonary arterial hypertension. Angiography is required in such cases if there is a device surgery with pulmonary arterial hypertension.
  • Relationship between carditis and Barretts esophagus?
    The video will discuss about stable angina by Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks. Stable angina refers to chest discomfort which occurs predictably and irreproducible on certain amount of exertion and relieved by rest or sublingual nitroglycerin. He will further explain it with example.
  • How is the need for heart bypass surgery determined?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss whether carditis recur. He says that it can recur. The presence of cardiac involvement in rheumatic fever can cause carditis to recur. If in the first episode of rheumatic fever, carditis is not present then, in second episode it will not occur. And if there is cardiac involvement in first episode of rheumatic fever then every time carditis will recur worsening the existing carditis.
  • How rare is dextrocardia?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, answer "How rare is dextrocardia"
  • Some common worries about angina?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, answer "Some common worries about angina"
  • What is the most common cause of aortic regurgitation?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, answer "What is the most common cause of aortic regurgitation"
  • Characteristics of angina?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, answer "Characteristics of angina"
  • Common origin of all three coronary arteries?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, answer "Common origin of all three coronary arteries"
  • Coarctation of the aorta in children?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, answer "Coarctation of the aorta in children"
  • What are 6 different tastes of food?
    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will describe the different taste of food in this video. Only in Ayurveda and Vedic science, six different taste of food are mentioned. Sweet, sour, salt, astringent, pungent and bitter are the different tastes. Rice, potatoes, sugar, etc. are sweet in taste and they nourish the body. Sour food increases the acidity. Salty food is high in sodium and potassium. Astringent food are rajma and radish. Pungent food are chillies, black pepper, etc. Bitter foods are bitter gourd, neem etc.
  • Which food contains cholesterol?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will tell us which food contains cholesterol. Cholesterol is present in dairy products and meat. Foods derived from plants have zero cholesterol. Nuts such as almonds, walnut, raisins, cashew, etc. have zero cholesterol as they are from plant origin.
  • How do I decide that any oil, butter or ghee is saturated or unsaturated?
    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, discusses about saturated and unsaturated butter in this video. Any fat liquid at room temperature will be unsaturated and any fat solid at room temperature is saturated. Whatever is solid will also get solid inside the body.
  • How do I decide which foods produce gas inside the body?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, talks about foods which produces gas in the body. Ayurveda and Vedic science explains this concept. It says that any food which can be split into two equal parts will produce gas if eaten raw or without soaking them in water. Dal, pulses, beans, rajma, etc. are gas producing foods. They need to be soak for few hours before cooking. While cooking these foods, asafoetida or hing is added as it has anti-gas effect.
  • Many people complain of gas in their abdomen and dyspasia, is it related to tamasic, rajasic,....?
    The video talks about dyspepsia and gas and the reason behind it by Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks. He will explain according to Ayurveda, tamsik foods if eaten raw or without soaking will produce some kind of dyspepsia. He will further explain which foods are tamsik and how to convert them to satvik.
  • How is Irritable bowel syndrome related to stress?
    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss about irritable bowel syndrome related to stress in this video. He will explain it according to Vedic philosophy. When a thought arises from a disturbed state of mind, the thought is analyzed in the mind by the intellect then personalized by the ego and then order is given to body for action. Action is stored in the form of memory and memory will lead to desires and then actions again. If the desire is not fulfilled then it lead to suppressed anger which can result in a gastrointestinal chemical leading to IBS and other conditions.
  • Differentiate progressive and non-progressive coronary artery disease?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss about progressive and non-progressive coronary artery disease and its differentiation. Progressive coronary artery disease is defined as new obstructive or non-obstructive coronary artery disease in a previously diseased free vessel. Such patients have more LDL cholesterol and uncontrolled blood pressure. He will further discuss the management of progressive coronary artery disease.

  • Five Obstacles to Spiritual Growth?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk on five obstacles to spiritual growth in this video. The five obstacles are desire, anger, greed, attachment, pride or ego. He will explain the antidotes for each obstacles with examples. Also, practice don’t speak wrong or do wrong or hurt anyone. Also you should forgive yourself and others too.

  • What are the considerations for heart transplant?

    The video talks about heart transplant considerations by Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks. According to the literature, the considerations for heart transplant are: whether the patient is in cardiogenic shock, intractable arrhythmia, refractory congenital heart disease, refractory angina, or class IV heart failure. If the patient is stable then it is not necessary that heart transplant is needed and multiple options can be considered.

  • Can stress and anxiety cause heart palpitations?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss whether stress and anxiety can cause heart palpitations. If a person has heart palpitations and migraine like symptoms in absence of anemia, anxiety, thyrotoxicosis, then the drug of choice is the betablocker. He will further explain that propranolol is FDA approved and the drug of choice in such situation.

  • When should we operate a person who has large hole in the heart?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss the symptoms of hole in heart in this video. He will discuss about a patient with eisenmenger syndrome, sub-aortic VSD, a hole between the two ventricles of the heart and high pulmonary artery pressure. Such patients might have desaturation on exercise. Dr. Aggarwal will also discuss the symptoms present in this patient and how to manage it.

  • Is intervention necessary in rheumatic heart disease patient with mitral stenosis?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss about the rheumatic heart disease and its management. If the patient is symptomatic and valve area is less than 1.5 then balloon valvotomy or mitral valve repair. If the patient is asymptomatic then follow up is needed every one to two years. Also, rule out other possibilities of breathless such as anemia, thyroid problems, lung function test, etc.

  • What is the surgical mortality in patients with ASD?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss about the mortality rate in ASD patients. In absence of high pulmonary pressure the mortality rate in less than 1 % in such patients and life expectancy is normal.

  • What are the complications of rheumatic heart disease?

    This video will about the complications of rheumatic heart disease by Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks. In the first episode of rheumatic fever, there are 50% chances of involvement of heart and might develop rheumatic carditis. If the patient has more than one attack of rheumatic fever then 75% of chances of developing heart disease. The complications are fibrosis or mitral stenosis. Dr. Aggarwal will further explain the complications in details.

  • Should angioplasty be performed in coronary artery obstructive disease?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk about angioplasty in coronary artery obstructive disease in this video. He will explain that before any procedure, hemoglobin levels should be checked. Inappropriate tachycardia can be due to anemia. He will further explain the tests done in such patients and after correction of the parameters if the patient is stable then should put them on medical management.

  • What is the management of triple vessel disease?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss about the management of triple vessel disease. He will discuss about a patient who had undergone total and complete arterial revascularization. He will also talk about T and Y graft procedure.

  • What is chanakya neeti?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk about chanakya neeti. He tells us that it is the 8 years cycle of corruption. Whatever you earn on earth has to be based on righteousness. If you earn money with corruption then that money will last only till eight years. It is been said by chanakya in his chanakya neeti.

  • What is the spiritual prescription of peace?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss about spiritual peace. He explains that if we remove ego and desires, then peace of mind is possible. He will also explain how desires takes place in a person’s mind. If desires are not fulfilled then it leads to anger. Ego is a personalized desire and expectation. He will further explain the consequences of ego if it is hurt.
  • What do you mean by the word Impossible and how do we get its spiritual prescription?
    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will explain the word “Impossible” with spiritual prescription in this video. He explains that there is no word as impossible and one should divide this words into three parts: I M Possible. He states that it’s a combination of these three words. Nothing is impossible in this world. He will further explain with spiritual guidance about the word “impossible”. This is gained from humility as per the spiritual guidance.
  • What represents Meghnath or Indrajeet in Ramayan in the allovedic language?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk about represents Meghnath or Indrajeet in Ramayan in the allovedic language. Alloved means interpretation of vedic science in modern medicine. Meghnath represents the rajsik behavior. He will explain the rajsik dominant diseases and the treatment is by controlling the mind.
  • Who was Vaidya Susain in the epic Ramayan?
    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk about Vaidya Susain in Ramayan in this video. Vaidya Susain was the Ayurvedic doctor of Lanka where Ravan used to stay and rule. He was the official doctor of Lanka. He was brought to treat Lakshman who was unconscious. He will further explain that how the principle of medical ethics came into practice. A doctor is supposed to treat irrespective of caste, creed, religion, etc.
  • What is the description of Savitri Satyavan in our mythology?
    The video talks about the description of Savitri Satyavan in mythology by Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks. Satyavan was married to Savitri. She marries Satyavan even after knowing that he is at a high risk of sudden death. When he had a cardiac arrest, she fought with Yamraj and brought him back. Dr. Aggarwal will relate this story to the modern medicine and explain Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with respect to this story.
  • Is there any explanation in adwait Ramayana of Dr K K Aggarwal that Shabri has given a used....?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will explain about the Shabri in adwait Ramayana. When mind and soul are been diverted with greed then body is controlled by the ego. The mind and soul needs answer to kill the ego. There is an inherent power in the body to decide what is bad or good. In adwait Ramayana, Shabri basically represents the power of discrimination.
  • Is there a scientific answer to Chaturmass?
    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will give an explanation about Chaturmass in this video. Chaturmass is observed in Vedic science in Hinduism and Jainism for four months from July onwards. It is a tradition of fast. The scientific explanation is during this period there is a tendency for abdominal discomfort. He will further explain in details about it related to desires.
  • What was the role of the bear Jambvantha in the adwait Ramayana of Dr. K K Ramayana?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss the role of the bear Jambvantha in adwait Ramayana. He will give a scientific explanation about it. Whenever you focus and have determination then you can get connected. In Ramayana, the Jambvantha represents one’s intent. The intent given here is being powerful and using the information for betterment. Meditation is incomplete without intent.
  • What does Khumbhkaran signify in the adwait Ramayana of Dr. K K Aggarwal?
    The video will explain about the significance of Khumbhkaran in the adwait Ramayana by Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks. Khumbhkaran signifies the tamsik state of mind as per the Alloveda. Tamsik is destructive and when it overpowers one’s body can lead to tamsik diseases like obesity, diabetes, hypothyroidism, etc. Tamsikness is killed by consciousness.
  • Who was Raja Dasrath in Dr K K Aggarwals adwait Ramayana ?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, answer "Who was Raja Dasrath in Dr K K Aggarwals adwait Ramayana"
  • Atrial Septal Defect Treatment & Management?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, answer "Atrial Septal Defect Treatment & Management"
  • What is spirituality? How can one awaken spiritual powers?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, answer "What is spirituality? How can one awaken spiritual powers"
  • What is the meaning of Sikh phrase Ik Onkar?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, answer "What is the meaning of Sikh phrase Ik Onkar"
  • Movement Disorder: Understanding the Ayurvedic Approach?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, answer "Movement Disorder: Understanding the Ayurvedic Approach"
  • 5 Easy ways to restart your metabolism with Ayurveda?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, answer "5 Easy ways to restart your metabolism with Ayurveda"
  • The Understanding of Cough disorder in Ayurveda?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, answer "The Understanding of Cough disorder in Ayurveda"
  • The Different Aspects of Vayu, Vata and Prana?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, answer "The Different Aspects of Vayu, Vata and Prana"
  • The Four Varieties of Agni?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, answer "The Four Varieties of Agni"
  • Common Cold - The Ayurvedic Way of Treating It?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, answer "Common Cold - The Ayurvedic Way of Treating It"
  • The Seven Dhatus (tissues) in Ayurvedic Medicine?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, answer "The Seven Dhatus (tissues) in Ayurvedic Medicine"
  • Does CT scan dose matters?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks with Dr. Manish Gupta, Radiologist, will discuss about the CT scan radiation dosage. He will explain that the number of slides on a CT scan will not have any effect to radiation exposure. The newer slides have newer technologies which might reduce the radiation dose. He will talk about the different parameters available on CT machine and the technologists decide the amount of radiation dosage administered to the patient.

  • What to do Ultrasound, CT or MRI with Dr Maneesh Gupta?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks with Dr. Manish Gupta, Radiologist, will discuss about ultrasound, CT scan or MRI. He will talk about ultrasound and when it is indicated such as abdominal pain, gallbladder and kidney problems. Almost for every indication ultrasound is indicated. And as compared to cost, it is affordable than MRI. He will further discuss about the MRI and CT scan also.

  • Kaikeyi & Manthara in Ramayana?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, answer "Kaikeyi & Manthara in Ramayana"
  • What happened to Surpanakha in Ramayana?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, answer "What happened to Surpanakha in Ramayana"
  • What are 4 Vedas of Hinduism?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, answer "What are 4 Vedas of Hinduism"
  • Four Mahavakyas: Essence of the Upanishads?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, answer "Four Mahavakyas: Essence of the Upanishads"
  • What does Tanmatra mean?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, answer "What does Tanmatra mean"
  • Definition of Aura?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, answer "Definition of Aura"
  • How should we balance my mind?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, answer "How to balance my mind"
  • What does it mean to be in the present?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, answer "What does it mean to be in the present"
  • Understanding vatta, pitta and kapha in ayurvedic terms?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, answer "Understanding vatta, pitta and kapha in ayurvedic terms"
  • What is ayurvedic digestion?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, answer "What is ayurvedic digestion"
  • Can we define the process of death?
    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, answer "Can we define the process of death"
  • When to intervene when one artery of a patient is 100% is blocked?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss about intervention process in a patient whose artery is 100% blocked. He will discuss a case with stable angina and angiography shows single vessel right coronary artery 100% blocked. In chronic total occlusion, stenting is warranted when the following three conditions are met:


    • The occluded vessel is responsible for the symptoms.
    • The myocardial territory of the occluded artery is viable.
    • The likelihood of success is more than 60% with estimated rate of death and heart attack less than 1% and 5% respectively.
  • How common is atrial fibrillation in underlying rheumatic heart disease?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss about atrial fibrillation in underlying rheumatic heart disease. He says that atrial fibrillation is very common in rheumatic heart disease patients. He will further discuss the other conditions in which it can be present. Atrial fibrillation in present in 70% of mitral stenosis, mitral regurgitation and tricuspid regurgitation patients. In isolated mitral stenosis, it is present in 29% of cases and in mitral regurgitation, it is present in 16% of the cases.

  • In what circumstances does a patient require cardiac transplant?

    The video will discuss the circumstances in which a patient requires cardiac transplant by Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks. He will discuss the circumstances in which cardiac transplant in suggested as per the literature:


    1. Cardiogenic shock
    2. Persistent class IV heart failure
    3. Severe angina
    4. Life threatening arrhythmias 
    5. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
    6. Refractory congenital heart disease
  • What is feasible, double valve replacement versus single valve replacement or other valve repair?

    The video will discuss about double valve replacement versus single valve replacement or other valve repairs by Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks. In any patient if two valves are damaged, then feasibility is checked to repair one valve and replace the other. In every case of rheumatic heart disease or mitral stenosis, refer the patient to a surgeon to evaluate first because single valve replacement is always better than double valve replacement.

  • When to intervene in pulmonary stenosis?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk about the intervention in pulmonary stenosis in this video. Pulmonary stenosis can be mild, moderate or severe. Dr. Aggarwal will explain the gradients respectively. If the pulmonary valve velocity is less than 3 meters, it is mild. If it is more than 4 meters per second then it is severe. And in between 3-4 meters per second then it is moderate. The patient has to be reevaluated every three months. If it is mild, then do not intervene immediately.

  • How eighty four lakh yonis of Hinduism does is related to a human body?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss about eighty four lakh yonis of Hinduism. According to Hindu mythology, after going through eighty four lakhs yonis, one gets the birth of a human. In Adwait philosophy, if one has thoughts and behavior like an animal, then he will be born in a family who has similar animal instinct or behavior. If a person has good thoughts whole life, then during death he will have similar thoughts.

  • What does the word Tejaswibhava or Ojaswibhava signify for a human body?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss about Tejaswibhava in this video. Whenever you see a person and there is brightness and energy around him then they are known as “Tejaswibhava” or “Ojaswibhava”. The energy levels of the body depends upon the way of living and eating fresh and healthy food. Dr. Aggarwal will further discuss the scientific significance of it.

  • Can a baby hear inside the womb of a mother?

    The video will discuss on whether a baby can hear inside the womb of a mother by Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks. He says yes, the baby can hear the mother’s voice. There are studies which has shown that on music the baby kicks in the womb. Parents should continue talking to the baby because when the baby comes out, he develops a close bond with them.

  • How should the Attachment and Detachment be practiced by a person?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss about attachment and detachment in a person in this video. He explains that one should get attached to actions and detach to the results. He will give examples from Bhagvadgita and Islam while explaining this concept. One should be detached from the results and willing to sacrifice the attachment. One should practice detachment exercise atleast once a week.

  • What are the important rituals of a marriage that should be done by the families?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss the important rituals of a marriage that should be done by the families. Marriage means bonding of two families. One of the most important ritual is climbing the horse. He will explain the significance of this ritual. The second ritual is varmala in which both the bride and groom has to bend in front of each other. And the last one is four pheras, Dr. Aggarwal will further explain about its significance.

  • What medical treatment should be given to a patient with stable and unstable angina?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk about the medical treatment given to a patient with stable and unstable angina in this video. He will discuss a case of symptomatic angina. He further says that failure in adequate medical treatment in providing the required quality of life is indication for further intervention.

  • Is teleportation possible for a human body?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss about teleportation in a human body. He will explain this through mythology as energy and particle of matter and made up of photons. He will explain the concept of particles and waves with quantum theory. He further says that scientists have discovered that a single photon can be transferred from one place to another. Also, multiple photons can be teleported to another place.

  • Will same type of disease spread in every Indian, yes or no?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss whether same type of disease spread in every Indian in this video. He says that not necessarily, each person according to the race might present the same disease in a different way in different states. Some diseases will be more in some race and less in another race. So whenever there are trials conducted, all four races of people are included in the study for proper results.

  • Is solar eclipse harmful to the health?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss whether solar eclipse is harmful to the health. Dr. Aggarwal will explain this with Vedic philosophy science. In non-dualism followers, they need evidence regarding this and for followers of Vedic philosophy, they will believe the rituals or sayings of their pandits. According to modern medicine, there is no data which shows that exposure of a person to solar eclipse harms the body. Also, there is no evidence to show that it causes fetal abnormalities in a pregnant lady.

  • What is mosquito sutra?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk about mosquito sutra in this video. He will talk about vector borne diseases like malaria, dengue, chikungunya, Zika virus, etc. He says that there are mosquitoes which grow during daytime, evening and night time. The mosquito sutra is that one should kill them inside the house as well outside the house, wherever possible because they spread everywhere.

  • What are vibratory sounds?

    The video discusses about vibratory sounds by Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks. The sounds which vibrate our body, bones, autonomic plexus system are vibratory sounds. He will further explain in details and the sounds through nasal consonants. If you touch your head or throat, you can feel the vibrations. He will also discuss how through chanting one can shift from parasympathetic to sympathetic state.

  • What is the genesis of the word lunatic?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will explain the word lunatic and its origin. The word lunatic has originated from the word lunar which means moon. He will explain about the lunar cycle which is from full moon to new moon. During the full moon, according to the Vedic literature, the mind gets disturbed. Lunatics behave differently during full moon. In full moon, there is water retention and are easily angered due to turmoil of thoughts. During new moon, there is more depression and dreams of negative thoughts or things.

  • Can a MBBS doctor write drugs like Liv 52?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk whether MBBS doctor can prescribe Liv 52 drugs in this video. There are two types of drugs:  scheduled drug and non-scheduled drug in Drug and Cosmetic Act. Schedule drugs are modern medicine drugs. Nonscheduled drugs can be advertised, can be sold without license and can be self-prescribed. Liv 52 and other Ayurvedic drugs which do not come under schedule E drugs are over the counter drugs and can be sold by anybody. Also, these drugs don’t need license to be sold. Liv 52 can be prescribed by any system of medicine.

  • Can doctors give telephonic consultation to the patients?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss whether doctors can give telephonic consultation to the patients. He says that the answer is both yes and no. if I have not seen the patient and have not examined the patient, then it can be risky. Such telephonic consultation can been illegal and charged in court. Telephonic consultation is allowed if you know the patient or have examined. Dr. Aggarwal will give examples and explain when it is allowed for telephonic consultation.

  • In pregnancy, can we give Viagra?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk whether Viagra is given in pregnancy in this video. Viagra should not be given during pregnancy. The drug is generally prescribed for erectile dysfunction and to increase the blood flow in the pulmonary artery circulation in patient with pulmonary hypertension. Many people have their sayings that it will increase the placental flow and prevent IUGR. A trial in Holland has reported that it was not useful and more neonatal deaths were occurring.

  • What precaution should we take when we are dealing with the patient of acute heart attack?

    The video will discuss about the precautions to be taken while dealing with the patient of acute heart attack by Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks. Ask the history of Viagra like drugs such as sildenafil etc. Sometimes, patient might not give you the history of such drugs. In case of acute heart attack, if nitrates is given then it can react with the Viagra like drugs and pose danger and lead to complications.

  • Is loneliness harmful?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk whether loneliness is harmful in this video. There are enough literature available which reports that people who are lonely have more heart attacks, premature deaths, dementia, stroke, etc. He further says that in a joint family chances of loneliness are less. Loneliness can lead to depression and can cause health related complications. He will further discuss the basic needs of life. People generally want to talk to someone to share their emotions. A companion or friend is needed in each one’s life.

  • How to explain starvation death?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will explain about starvation death. Starvation death are common, it might be suicidal, homicidal, torture or nutritional deficiency such as malnutrition. The body has a defense mechanism. When one starts starving, the body uses the glucose and when glucose is over, body starts metabolizing the fats of the body. After fats, proteins are metabolized and the person is emaciated. If the weight loss is more than 40%, it may lead to fatality. He will further explain how many days the person can live without water or food.

  • What is right action?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk about the right action in this video. He will explain that according to Buddhism, right action should be based on truth, whether it is necessary, will it bring happiness to me and others. Hence, any action should benefit the society and is based on truth. If the action is not necessary then don’t do it. Also, any can which is beneficial but not necessary, can be done.

  • Is there any scientific explanation of Guru Purnima?

    The video will show any scientific explanation of Guru Purnima by Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks. He will explain through the Hindu calendar in which days it is celebrated and the reason behind it. Generally, in India, teachers are worshipped and the students follow them. They need teacher’s guidance to solve the difficult situations in life. He will explain the two ways of looking at a guru or teacher.

  • What is the purpose of life?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk about the purpose of life in this video. The purpose of life is based on four pillars. He will explain in details about dharma which hold people together, earth is earning which denotes righteous earning. He will further discuss about kaam means desires and moksha means inner happiness. Any money which is earned righteously to fulfill desires and which gives happiness is the purpose of life. To know our purpose of life do a mindful meditation or breathing.

  • What is mindfulness eating?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk about mindfulness eating. Mindfulness means living in the present and mindfulness eating means conscious eating. In this, one is only concentrating on eating with all the five senses. You should not be distracted with external factors such as TV, Facebook or whatsapp. You should see the food and the colour, smell the food and then touch the food. When you start eating feel the sound of teeth grinding the food and then enjoy the taste of the food. Each food bites is to be chewed 15-20 times.

  • While meditating, should I meditate in a specific place?

    The video discusses whether meditation is done in any specific place by Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks. He says that ideally one should meditate in a specific place and will explain the reason behind it according to philosophy. An atmosphere of spirituality is required along with silence. Avoid all the diversions of five senses. Smallest trigger should be avoided as it can stimulate the sympathetic nervous system. Mind and body should be shifted to parasympathetic mode.

  • Is it necessary for every person to become spiritual?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk on whether every person has to become spiritual. Spirituality does not mean following any rituals or religion. Spirituality means shifting one’s awareness from sympathetic to parasympathetic mode. There should be a balance in both modes otherwise lifestyle disorders develop. Our average time should be more towards parasympathetic mode, more relaxation and healing is experienced. He will further give tips to lead a healthy and positive life.

  • Is spirituality same as religion?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss whether spirituality is same as religion in this video. Both are different but the goal is same. The goal of spirituality is to shift from disturbed state of mind to an undisturbed state of mind. Inner happiness is spirituality. To attain spirituality, there are multiple paths. One of the path is religion and it talks about meditation and focusing our concentration in the present and removing the negativity. He will give examples of different religions.

  • Why is temple always located far and on the mountains?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk about why temples are located far on mountains. Temple is a destination where we go with a disturbed state of mind to attain peace. He explains that while one reach near the temple, there should be enough time to let go desires, expectations, ego, attachments and worldly desires. The path to reach should be undisturbed.

  • What is Spiritual Seekers?

    The video will discuss about spiritual seekers by Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks. Everyone cannot become a spiritual seeker. He will explain this according to the Vedic literature. He will give the classical example of spiritual seeker. The spiritual seeker should have knowledge and wisdom and ability to convert hearing into listening, listening into understanding and understanding into wisdom.

  • Meaning of Prakriti?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will explain the meaning Prakriti in this video. Prakriti is been used many times in religious books and Vedic literature. It basically means manifestation. It is the matter and non-matter, wave, particle. It signifies that it is matter and has the potential to connect to non-matter. The purpose of life is to shift from matter to non-matter on periodic basis.

  • What is a spiritual healing?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss about spiritual healing. According to Dr. Aggarwal, mind state should move from sympathetic to parasympathetic mode for inner healing or spiritual healing. Our body has the capacity to produce each and every drug. For this level, one has to neutralize or reduce our desires, ego, noise, attachments, etc. We have to mediate to attain this level of spiritual state. He will further give examples for inner and soul healings and ways to attain it.

  • Angina - causes, symptoms and treatment?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss the causes, symptoms and treatment of angina. He will further talk about when to intervene in angina. Failure of adequate medical treatment to provide wanted quality of life or better quality of life, such cases requires intervention. Dr. Aggarwal will discuss the case of the triple vessel disease with one artery completely block. Such patients require bypass surgery.

  • What is inappropriate sinus tachycardia (IST)?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk about inappropriate sinus tachycardia (IST) in this video. In young females, without thyroid disorders or anemia, the heart rate is more than 100 beats per minute and mean heart rate of 24 hours is more than 90 beats per min or with slight exertion, the heart rate is inappropriate. This is known as the sinus inappropriate tachycardia. These people are generally symptomatic, have palpitations, etc. they are treated with meditation and breathing exercises as there is no active disease present.

  • What is the potassium level in cardiovascular patients?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk about the potassium level in cardiovascular patients. In patients with low ejection fraction, eGFR has to be checked. To reduce the potassium levels, certain precautions has to be taken. Painkillers needs to be stopped as many of them might contain potassium. They should be given low potassium diet. He will further explain about the low potassium diet.

  • Medical management of chronic stable angina?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk about medical management of chronic stable angina in this video. He will discuss a case of triple vessel disease and premature heart disease. The drug of choice is beta blockers if not contradicted. It should be given in such a dose where after exercise, the heart rate shouldn’t exceed 90 beats per minute and the resting heart rate shouldn’t be less than 60 beats per minute. If the patient is taking any alternative medicine then modern medicines dosage should be adjusted.

  • Free Treatment to EWS Category Patients?

    The video talks about the free treatment to EWS category patients by Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks. He will talk about economical weaker section people suffering from heart disease. In Delhi, the government has a rule that the EWS category patient are treated and operated for free if their annual income is less than 3 lakhs per annum.

  • What are the types of heart disease?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will explain the types of heart disease. He will explain about stable and unstable angina. Also, first medical treatment is given to the patient and if he is stable then continue and should be followed regularly. If the patient is not better and has angina symptoms on exercise then surgical management such as stenting is planned if the patient has blockages.

  • What Is Congenital Heart Disease?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk about the congenital heart disease in this video. It is present since birth. Almost 1% of the babies born have congenital heart disease and 0.25% of them have critical congenital heart disease. These babies require surgical management or intervention in first year of life. Such babies before the discharge should get check by pulse oximeter and if it is low, necessary steps should be taken.

  • Difference between an embolic stroke and a thrombotic stroke?

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will talk about the difference between an embolic stroke and a thrombotic stroke. He will discuss a case of rheumatic heart disease, mitral stenosis and brain stroke. Embolic stroke is usually with sudden onset causing paralysis. They have more hemorrhagic manifestations.

  • Constrictive pericarditis – prevalence, causes and clinical presentation?

    Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss about constrictive pericarditis and its clinical presentation in this video. He will discuss about pleural and pericardial effusion case with T.B and hypothyroidism. Inflammation of pericardium and pericardial fluid is known as pericarditis. There is constriction of the heart. Medical management with aspirin or steroids are given to treat pericarditis. And if symptoms are not better than surgery has to be done.

  • Dr K K Aggarwal - Sameer Malik Heart Care Foundation Fund to Support Free Heart Care Interventions.

    In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Group Editor in Chief MEDtalks, will discuss about the free heart care interventions. Dr. Aggarwal will talk about Sameer Malik heart care Foundation fund. This organization helps patients who cannot afford heart surgery. It supports such patients and collects money through funds and help in treating economically poor heart patients.