Caring For Your Heart
Welcome to my website, I’m Dr Sanjay Gupta and I believe that high quality reliable jargon-free information about health should be available at no cost to everyone in the world.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Consultant Cardiologist & Heart Specialist
I’m Dr Sanjay Gupta, a Consultant Cardiologist with specialist interest in Cardiac Imaging at York Teaching Hospital in York, UK.
I’m currently working as a full time cardiologist, which includes two busy cardiology outpatient clinics per week, coronary care ward rounds and ward based in-patient responsibilities.
Latest Blog Posts
I believe in the concept of holistic and jargon-free medicine. In the blogs below you will find that I cover a wide range of topics which include important lifestyle tips for heart health, common heart conditions such as a atrial fibrillation and poorly understood conditions such as ectopic heartbeat and POTS.
How to wean off Beta-blockers
A lot of people have contacted me and asked me as to how to safely stop Beta blockers and therefore I thought I would do a quick blog on this subject. I would like to stress that you should only alter the dosage or stop Beta-blocker usage with the explicit consent of your usual healthcare provider [...]
Today’s video is on the subject of stroke and in particular cryptogenic strokes. A stroke is often a devastating occurrence for several reasons: A stroke can be life threatening and stroke is widely recognised as a leading cause of death worldwide A stroke can be disabling and can destroy a person’ [...]
Pericarditis refers to inflammation of the pericardium The pericardium is a sac within which the heart sits. This sac has 2 layers- known as the visceral and parietal layers separated by a potential space which contains about 10-50mls of fluid. Acute inflammation of this sac is known as acute perica [...]
The three things that can go wrong with the heart
At first glance, the subject of heart disease can seem exceptionally complex - consisting of several different conditions, medical jargon and very scary sounding terminology. However when we really examine heart disease closely there are in general mainly 3 things that can go wrong with the heart a [...]
The Great Medication Lottery
A lady in her 60s recently consulted me. She was extremely concerned because she was facing a dilemma and she did not know what to do. Basically she had been to see her GP and because her cholesterol was found to be a little on the higher side, she was being strongly advised by her GP to take a Stat [...]
MINOCA : When a heart attack is not a heart attack
The term MINOCA stands for Myocardial infarction with non-obstructive coronary arteries. I'll try and explain this a bit better by using a case study. A 50-year-old lady was admitted to my hospital with crushing chest tightness. She had an ECG which suggested changes in keeping with a lack of blood [...]
If you need to meet an expert cardiologist sooner than can ordinarily be arranged, you can arrange to meet me privately at the Nuffield Hospital in York. I will carefully listen to what’s been troubling you and ask you the questions that help me to better understand the nature of your problem. I can then examine you to assess how well your heart functions and organise cardiological investigations so that I can give you an informed, expert opinion on your problem. If you need any treatment, then I can discuss the options with you and make the necessary arrangements.
Sometimes, it’s helpful to discuss your situation with an expert and now if you just want to talk through your situation and your feelings with a consultant cardiologist, then you can now arrange a telephone consultation with me to help you better understand your problems and help you to develop a sense of certainty about the way forward. I work in York and so if you want to talk to me, without needing to travel to York, then just fill in the contact form further down this page registering your interest for a telephone consultation and we can arrange a telephone call for a time that suits you.
Some people want to meet me but it’s not always convenient for them to travel to York. So, for that reason, I am using modern technology to help you to talk to me face to face by using web cameras for us to hold a consultation to help me discuss your problem with you and better understand what is going on with you. Obviously, I wont be able to examine you or organise any investigations, but I will be able to help you understand what is happening to you. So, if you want to arrange a virtual face to face meeting, simply fill in the contact form below.
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