Rakesh K. Pai MD FACC


Weight and Coronary Artery Disease

There is a strong association between being overweight and the risk for coronary artery disease (CAD). Being overweight increases your chances of having risk factors for CAD. These include high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol. Losing weight and staying at a healthy weight can help lower your risk for CAD…

Fabry’s Disease

Fabry’s disease is an inherited condition in which an enzyme deficiency prevents the body from breaking down molecules known as glycosphingolipids. These molecules then accumulate in the kidneys, heart, and nerves and throughout the body, eventually causing serious symptoms. The disease affects males more severely than…

Coronary artery bypass surgery for coronary artery disease

A coronary artery is narrowed or blocked Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery reroutes blood around narrowed or blocked arteries, increasing blood flow to the heart muscle tissue. The sternum is cut The surgeon makes a vertical incision in the skin and muscle in the middle of the chest and then cuts through…

Desfibrilador cardioversor implantable

Un médico coloca un desfibrilador cardioversor implantable (también llamado ICD, por sus siglas en inglés) en el pecho. El ICD tiene uno o dos cables llamados derivaciones. Estas derivaciones llegan al corazón a través de la vena subclavia (transvenosa). Algunos ICD tienen una derivación que se coloca debajo de la piel…