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Dr. Arun Kochar
is an Additional Director of Cardiology at Fortis Hospital, Mohali and a member of CSI

Dr. Arun Kochar is an additional director of cardiology at Fortis Hospital, Mohali. He has a total experience of 18+ years and is a member of CSI.

Sudden Cardiac Death during Exercise: How to Prevent?
Watch Dr Arun Kochar addresses the alarmin... more»Watch Dr Arun Kochar addresses the alarming issue of young people dying during exercise. He discusses the reasons behind these incidents and also proposes strategies for evaluation, management, and prevention. «less

By Arun Kochar | Jul 10, 2023

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MIP: Time Is Gold While Diagnosing Chest Pain: Dr Kochar Explains the Critical Care Approach for Acute Coronary Syndrome
On the occasion of World Heart Day, Dr Koc... more»On the occasion of World Heart Day, Dr Kochar elaborates the management approach of cardiac emergencies like Acute Coronary Syndrome with classification, diagnosis and treatment guidance along with new key changes with the help of ESC 2020 guidelines. «less

By Arun Kochar | Sep 29, 2022

In this video, Dr. Arun Kochar discusses t... more»In this video, Dr. Arun Kochar discusses the causes and management of palpitations in primary care and speaks on the importance of pre-determining factors such as social and family history, as well as other health conditions that trigger palpitations. «less

By Arun Kochar | Jul 12, 2021

Coronary Artery Calcium (CAC), a marker of... more»Coronary Artery Calcium (CAC), a marker of atherosclerosis, is pivotal in assessing cardiovascular risk. This article underscores its importance in risk stratification, personalised therapy initiation, and shaping preventive strategies for a healthier future. «less
May 06, 2024
Perhaps no other disease process has seen ... more»Perhaps no other disease process has seen so much innovation as heart failure treatment has witnessed in recent years. This article highlights some of such new drugs along with their uses, doses and side effects. «less
Oct 10, 2022
Recently, the ACC, AHA, and SCAI have upda... more»Recently, the ACC, AHA, and SCAI have updated the 2011 coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) guidelines. The latest available information on the newer guidelines and facts for indications of performing CABG is penned down in this article. «less
Jul 25, 2022
There was a time when it was actually beli... more»There was a time when it was actually believed that there was no benefit to lowering cholesterol. There were many studies which in fact cautioned against lowering cholesterol with the belief that very low cholesterol may lead to enhanced mortality. In the last few decades, however, the concept has s «less
Jun 20, 2022
Dr Arun Kochar discusses a very important ... more»Dr Arun Kochar discusses a very important topic of how prolonged sitting for long hours may be as harmful as smoking and may actually affect multiple body systems and cause diverse diseases. «less
May 02, 2022
This article highlights the identification... more»This article highlights the identification of residual risk factors that may help in better the initiation of treatment and help in the management of patients with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). «less
Mar 07, 2022
Dr Arun Kochar discusses a case in this ar... more»Dr Arun Kochar discusses a case in this article, where a patient with a history of COVID-19 was presented with McConnell's sign. Here he describes how the diagnosis was done that led to the patient's recovery. «less
Feb 21, 2022
Most of us rightly believe that exercise i... more»Most of us rightly believe that exercise is good for our health as it helps in building a strong body, mind and heart. However, our beliefs are at times rudely interrupted by some flash news of apparently young athletic celebrities dying suddenly during or after exercise. «less
Jan 28, 2022
Oral semaglutide, recently launched in Ind... more»Oral semaglutide, recently launched in India has proven to be a great option for diabetic patients offering better HbA1c control, weight loss and being easy to use. In this article, Dr. Arun Kochar reviews the drug, and highlights the benefits and dosing conditions to adhere to. «less
Aug 31, 2021
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