Chronic respiratory diseases (CRDs) are diseases of the airways and other structures of the lung. Some of the most common are chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, occupational lung diseases and pulmonary hypertension. In addition to tobacco smoke, other risk factors include air pollution, occupational chemicals and dusts, and frequent lower respiratory infections during childhood. CRDs are not curable, however, various forms of treatment that help dilate major air passages and improve shortness of breath can help control symptoms and increase the quality of life for people with the disease.
This is the term for diseases of the heart muscle. They’re sometimes simply called enlarged heart. People with these conditions have hearts that are unusually big, thick, or stiff. Their hearts can’t pump blood as well as they should. Without treatment, cardiomyopathies get worse. They can lead to heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms.
Cardiovascular diseases are conditions that affect the structures or function of your heart, such as:
- Abnormal heart rhythms, or arrhythmias
- Aorta disease and Marfan syndrome
- Congenital heart disease
- Coronary artery disease (narrowing of the arteries)
- Deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism
- Heart attack
- Heart failure
- Heart muscle disease (cardiomyopathy)
- Heart valve disease
- Pericardial disease
- Peripheral vascular disease
- Rheumatic heart disease
- Vascular disease (blood vessel disease)
Dr. Meghana Pande has a strong interest and experience in complicated respiratory, cardiovascular, diabetes, gastrointestinal, endocrine neurological disorders and geriatric health.
She was also on the forefront providing her expertise in the management of covid 19 patients during the pandemic.
She comes with rich experience of 15 yrs in critical care illnesses and management, internal medicine including management of e-ICU and ECMO.