Blog Archive

Can the Flu Trigger a Heart Attack? Jan 11th, 2024

Do you usually get a flu vaccine? If not, we can give you a compelling reason to change your habits. The shot can do more than protect you from the flu. It may also prevent a heart attack. Yogesh Paliwal, MD, and our team at Indus Cardiology are honored to...

What to Know About Statin Therapy Dec 15th, 2023

Statin therapy plays a pivotal role in managing cardiovascular disease by reducing cholesterol levels and decreasing the risks of heart attack, stroke, and other health complications related to atherosclerosis. Dr. Yogesh Paliwal and our team at Indus Cardiology in Pomona, Montclair, and West Covina, California, specialize in diagnosing and treating...

What Does an AFib Episode Feel Like? Nov 13th, 2023

Do you feel your heart beating irregularly sometimes? Perhaps you feel a really rapid heartbeat all of a sudden. Are you sometimes so short of breath when climbing up a set of stairs or walking up an incline that you’re practically gasping? You could have a condition called atrial fibrillation...

Heart Issues Younger Adults Should Know About Oct 1st, 2023

According to the American College of Cardiology (ACC), fewer heart attacks are occurring in the United States overall. However, the ACC also reports that more people aged 40 or younger are having heart attacks. In fact, as many as one in five heart attack patients are aged 40 or younger.  At Indus...

Benefits of a Defibrillator After a Cardiac Arrest Sep 1st, 2023

Most people have seen those dramatic scenes in movies and television shows where an emergency room doctor or paramedic rubs two paddles together and yells, “Clear!” This dramatization is showing a standard piece of equipment that can save lives — a defibrillator.  First responders and medical personnel use defibrillators to...

Breaking Down the 6 Most Common Arrhythmias Aug 7th, 2023

When your heart beats too quickly, too slowly, or irregularly, you have arrhythmia. Some arrhythmias are harmless, while others can quickly become life-threatening. Yogesh Paliwal, MD, and our team at Indus Cardiology specialize in top-level, personalized cardiovascular services at three locations in Pomona, Montclair, and West Covina, California. We’re always interested in providing health...

How Stroke Risks Differ in Women From Men Jul 1st, 2023

A stroke is a serious problem in the brain. It occurs when blood flow to a certain area gets blocked, or a blood vessel bursts, putting brain cells at risk. While men often have a higher risk for stroke than women, women are more likely to die when a stroke...

Why You Should Monitor Your Exercise Heart Rate Jun 1st, 2023

Did you know 90% of heart disease is preventable through better diet, exercise, and quitting smoking? The benefits of exercise for your cardiovascular — and overall — health are almost limitless, but you want to make sure you’re getting the most out of your efforts. A great way to optimize...

Heart Problems That Don't Have Symptoms May 1st, 2023

Heart problems that don’t have noticeable symptoms are often referred to as "silent" or asymptomatic heart conditions. These conditions may go unnoticed because they don’t typically present with signs and symptoms associated with heart problems, such as chest pain, shortness of breath, or palpitations. However, they can still pose serious...

FAST: How To Recognize When Your Loved One Is Having a Stroke Apr 3rd, 2023

Witnessing a health crisis can be frightening, especially if it involves a medical emergency, such as a stroke. But don’t worry, no one expects you to become a doctor overnight. Instead, there are four simple things to remember, so you can take action quickly. Yogesh Paliwal, MD, and his team...

All About A-Fib: Risk Factors, Symptoms, and Treatment Options Mar 6th, 2023

In elementary school you probably learned about how your heart and your lungs work together to supply the rest of your body with oxygenated blood. Each time your heart beats, it pumps blood out to all of your organs and limbs and nourishes your cells and tissues.  When your heart...

8 Ways to Improve Your Heart Health in Just Minutes a Day Feb 1st, 2023

Poor heart health is largely preventable and well worth the effort. In recognition of American Heart Month Month, Yogesh Paliwal, MD of  Indus Cardiology Inc., in West Covina, Pomona, and Montclair, California, offers eight ways to improve your heart health in just minutes a day. 1. Start on the right...

How Sleep Improves Your Heart Health Jan 1st, 2023

A good night’s sleep gives you tons of benefits — regulated appetite, healthy skin, improved immunity, and clearer thinking. Regular sleep also optimizes your nervous system, bone health, and circulation. And, getting your snooze on boosts your heart health. However, only one in three adults gets the seven to eight hours of...

Congestive Heart Failure and Leg Swelling: What’s the Connection? Dec 5th, 2022

Do your legs swell frequently? Can you tell the difference between your ankle and lower leg? You have edema. Your swollen legs aren’t only painful; they can be a sign of serious disease.  Dr. Yogesh Paliwal, board-certified integrative cardiologist with Indus Cardiology, with three Southern California locations, is the expert...

Could You Have High Blood Pressure and Not Know It? Nov 1st, 2022

High blood pressure is linked with a range of serious complications, including heart attack, stroke, and death. And yet, you could be walking around with this condition and have no idea. An estimated one in three adults in the United States have high blood pressure and don’t realize it – making greater understanding and...

When Should You Start Seeing a Cardiologist? Oct 1st, 2022

The numbers surrounding cardiovascular issues in the United States are eye-opening. To start, nearly half of adults in the US have cardiovascular disease. Second, nearly 1 in 3 deaths in the US are caused by heart disease or stroke. While these numbers may be frightening, we want to draw your attention to another statistic...

How High-Fiber Foods Help Safeguard Your Heart Health Sep 1st, 2022

Only about 5% of people in the United States meet their daily recommended fiber needs. Adding more fiber to your diet offers many health benefits, from improving digestion to reducing risk of certain types of cancer. Eating high-fiber foods also reduces your risk of heart disease.  One of our primary areas of...

How Diabetes Can Mask Heart Disease and Even a Heart Attack Aug 1st, 2022

It’s no secret that diabetes affects your blood sugar. However, you may not know why that’s a concern, even when you have the condition. The sugar in your blood gives your cells energy. It comes from food and gets carried to every cell in your body by way of your...

Chest Pain: Is It Ever Normal? Jul 1st, 2022

Your chest cavity houses more than just your heart. It’s also home to your lungs, esophagus, thymus, tracheal tubes, and diaphragm, not to mention several bones, arteries, and muscles. So when you have chest pain, it could stem from a problem with any of these body parts or systems. Often,...

When Does Arrhythmia Require Treatment Jun 1st, 2022

Your heart is a strong muscle that pumps about 2,000 gallons of blood throughout your body on a daily basis. Your heart beats in two beats. First, the upper chamber contracts, pushing blood into the lower chamber. Next, the lower chamber contracts, pumping blood to the lungs to pick up...

What is Atrial Flutter? May 1st, 2022

Anything that affects your heart is scary, especially when it’s not beating like it should. Arrhythmias not only affect how fast your heart beats, but the rhythm of the beating as well. It’s completely normal for your heart rate to increase during stress and exercise, but your rhythm shouldn’t change. There are...

Stress and Its Impact on Your Heart Apr 1st, 2022

With the pandemic, war in Ukraine, and the highest inflation rate in four decades, it’s no surprise that Americans are more stressed-out than ever. Chronic stress isn’t purely a mental health concern either. It can also increase your risk for heart disease, a heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, irregular...

How Heart Disease Differs for Women Mar 1st, 2022

Are you a woman who is concerned about heart disease? While commonly thought of as a man’s problem, it’s actually quite common in women as well — the symptoms just tend to look different, so you may not know what to expect. At Indus Cardiology, with locations in Pomona, Montclair,...

6 Common Myths About Atrial Fibrillation Debunked Feb 1st, 2022

The rhythm of your heartbeat affects how blood flows through all four chambers of the heart. Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is a type of arrhythmia that causes an irregular and rapid heartbeat. With AFib, the upper chambers of your heart are out of sync with the lower chambers.  Normally, your heart...

Heart Attack vs. Cardiac Arrest: Why They’re Not the Same Jan 1st, 2022

Any issue that affects your heart is dangerous, and very often life-threatening, but they’re not all the same — especially when it comes to a heart attack versus cardiac arrest. At Indus Cardiology, with locations in Pomona, Montclair, and West Covina, California, heart specialist Yogesh Paliwal, MD, treats a wide...

Is Angina a Precursor to a Heart Attack? Dec 1st, 2021

Understanding the link between angina and a heart attack can save your life. Angina is often a warning sign of blocked arteries, which can set the stage for a heart attack in the future. It’s wise to get a heart health checkup if you experience symptoms of angina.  At Indus...

Nine Tips for Maintaining a Heart-Healthy Diet Over the Holidays Nov 1st, 2021

It’s holiday season again, and this year you may be more than ready for spending quality time with friends and family. But if you’re following a heart-healthy diet, you may wonder how you’re going to stick with your plan during the season of eating.   At Indus Cardiology, Dr. Yogesh...

What an Echocardiogram Can Reveal About Your Heart Oct 1st, 2021

An echocardiogram is an important tool for cardiologists because it gives an assessment of the overall function of your heart. It helps doctors diagnose a number of different heart problems, and can show whether or not your current treatment plan is working.  At Indus Cardiology, Dr. Yogesh Paliwal and his...

What a Stress Test Can Tell You About Your Heart Sep 9th, 2021

Everyone knows that your heart pumps faster when you’re working out, but did you know that doctors can use exercise to gauge the health of your heart? Stress tests can help diagnose heart problems, monitor existing conditions, and inform treatment decisions.   At Indus Cardiology, with offices in Pomona, West Covina,...

Why You Don't Want to Ignore Your Hypertension Aug 11th, 2021

It’s estimated that up to 45% of adults suffer from hypertension, and the risk of developing it only rises with age. Hypertension often has few to no symptoms, making it difficult to diagnose without a trip to the doctor. However, getting diagnosed is just half of the problem.  Once you’ve...

Diet Dos and Don’ts for Managing AFib Jul 22nd, 2021

Atrial fibrillation (AFib) can cause life-threatening conditions if ignored. By changing your diet to support heart health, you can help avoid triggering abnormal heart rhythms and reduce your risk of AFib-related cardiac episodes. At Indus Cardiology, with offices in Pomona, West Covina, and Montclair, California, Dr. Yogesh Paliwal provides preventive...

How to Tell if Your Chest Pain Might Be Serious Jun 29th, 2021

Chest pain is one of the most common reasons given for emergency room visits, and many of these cases turn out to be innocuous. However, when chest pain is serious, it can quickly escalate into a medical emergency.  If you’re having trouble deciding whether your chest pain warrants a visit...

4 Steps You Can Take to Prevent Heart Disease May 27th, 2021

Heart disease is the direct cause of death for more than 600,000 people each year. It’s an equal opportunity killer, affecting both men and women across all cultural and ethnic groups. Making lifestyle changes can help you strengthen your heart and improve overall health, making it easier for your heart...

Who Should Have a Stress Test and How Often? Apr 6th, 2021

If your chest feels tight for no good reason, a visit to a heart specialist is in order. You probably already know that chest pain is one sign of a heart attack. You need to rule that out as soon as possible.  Heart disease is the leading cause of death...