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Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD)

SCAD is an uncommon but potentially dangerous cause for heart attacks in young patients and especially young women (less than 50 years of age). Most heart attacks occur because of a blockage in the lumen of a coronary artery. This is usually because of a build-up of atherosclerotic plaque over a number of years and this is why heart attacks are more common in the elderly. In SCAD, however, the pro [...]

Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome

Wolff Parkinson White syndrome is an unusual heart rhythm condition in which patients can develop sudden onset of fast heart palpitations. These can be associated with light-headedness/dizziness, blackouts, chest pain and in very rare cases, sudden death. However, the good news is that this is a completely curable condition. In this video, I will try and hopefully give you some insight into this i [...]

Implantable loop monitors

My name is Sanjay Gupta. I am a cardiologist in York. My Facebook page is YORKCARDIOLOGY1 and my website is www.yorkcardiology.co.uk. In this video, I discuss implantable loop recorders and how they can help pick up the cause of your palpitations or blackouts. [...]

peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM)

In this video, I discuss peripartum cardiomyopathy which is characterised by the development of heart failure in pregnancy. What is peripartum cardiomyopathy? This is also known as pregnancy-associated cardiomyopathy and is a relatively uncommon condition which affects women either late during pregnancy or within 5 months of giving birth and is characterised by the development of heart muscle weak [...]

By |April 25th, 2019|Vlog|0 Comments

Is my abnormal heart rhythm dangerous?

In this video, I tell you about those features which make an abnormal heart rhythm dangerous. The first is 1) How sustained the heart rhythm is 2) How fast the disturbance is 3) Is it atrial or ventricular 4) Is it on the background of an already damaged heart? [...]

By |March 31st, 2019|Vlog|0 Comments

A ‘Pill in the Pocket’ for POTS patients

One of the subjects I have become very interested in POTS. For those who don’t know POTS, it stands for postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome and is characterised by an excessive increase in heart rate when the patient is upright and this can be extremely unsettling. The heart races, the patient feels tremulous and can feel very dizzy. In addition, patients with POTS have many other symptoms t [...]

By |March 13th, 2019|Vlog|0 Comments

Treatments for Afib: Flecainide

Flecainide is a medication used in the treatment of AFib. Although it is very effective, people tend to be wary of it because of negative publicity in recent years. In this video, I demystify Flecainide. I'd be so grateful if you would please consider sharing and subscribing [...]

By |February 9th, 2019|Vlog|0 Comments

Everything you need to know about pacemakers in Afib

In this video, I describe two indications by which patients with Afib may benefit from pacemakers. These include pacing for tachy-brady syndrome and in patients who require 'pace and ablate'. I'd be so grateful if you'd consider subscribing and sharing. I also have a WhatsApp number 447951310008 and if you send me a message I can send you my broadcasts. If you'd like to speak with me please visit [...]

By |February 8th, 2019|Vlog|0 Comments

Atrial flutter

In this video, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, consultant cardiologist explains a heart condition called atrial flutter. Atrial flutter is an abnormal heart rhythm that can cause symptoms of heart palpitations. In atrial flutter, the atria contract at 300 beats per minute and every other impulse go down into the ventricles and therefore the ventricles beat at 150 beats per minute. In patients who are taking med [...]

By |January 17th, 2019|Vlog|0 Comments

What causes the heart to enlarge?

In this video, I talk on the subject of heart enlargement and why the heart enlarges and what the causes are. If you would like to speak with me please visit www.yorkcardiology.co.uk. My Instagram is Yorkcardiology and my facebook is '@yorkcardiologist' [...]

By |December 30th, 2018|Vlog|0 Comments

Cardiomyopathy: Lining up the usual suspects

In this video, I try to explain cardiomyopathy, the different types, the way we pick them up, what we know about them and what we don't know about them. My name is Sanjay Gupta and I am a cardiologist in the UK. My facebook ID is "@yorkcardiologist" and my website is www.drsanjayguptacardiologist.com. My Instagram is YORKCARDIOLOGY. [...]

By |December 28th, 2018|Vlog|0 Comments

The OPQRST of cardiac chest pain

Chest pain is a very worrying symptom but there are certain pointers that can help work out whether the pain is indeed coming from the heart or not. Disclaimer: If you get a prolonged episode of chest pain you should always get medical help urgently. Please join my WhatsApp broadcast list for more such videos. [...]

By |December 8th, 2018|Vlog|0 Comments

Can I self terminate an Afib attack?

An Afib attack can occur out of the blue and cause a great deal of distress and discomfort. Unfortunately, there is not much info out there on whether it is possible to self-terminate an Afib attack. In this video, I discuss techniques people with Afib have used to successfully terminate an Afib attack [...]

By |December 2nd, 2018|Vlog|0 Comments

How to interpret your own Kardia recordings

n this video, I show you how to interpret your own Kardia recordings. The Kardia app allows people to record a single-lead ECG on their smartphone and is FDA approved for the detection of AF. Unfortunately, it can also cause people a tonne of anxiety because they don't know how to interpret the results. It can be bought on Amazon - here is the link: https://amzn.to/2zfgdtL [...]

By |November 28th, 2018|Vlog|0 Comments