Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ISSN: 2582-0931)

Review Article Volume 4 Issue 6

Role of Unani Medicine in the Management of Palpitation

Usama Akram1*, Neelam Quddusi1, Azma Waseem1, Zaki Ahmad Siddiqui2 and M Fazil3

1Research Officer, Hakim Ajmal Khan Institute for Literary and Historical Research in Unani Medicine, CCRUM, Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, India
2Research Officer, CCRUM Headquarters, Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, India
3Head of Institute, Hakim Ajmal Khan Institute for Literary and Historical Research in Unani Medicine, CCRUM, Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, India

*Corresponding Author: Usama Akram, Research Officer, Hakim Ajmal Khan Institute for Literary and Historical Research in Unani Medicine, CCRUM, Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, India.

Received: April 25, 2020; Published: May 12, 2020

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Abstract

 As per World Health Organization (WHO) the heart palpitations are the feelings of having a fast-beating, fluttering or pounding heart. In rare cases, they can be a symptom of a more serious heart condition, such as an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) that might require treatment. Prevalence of palpitations and ECG abnormalities were determined and correlated with coronary risk factors and biochemical blood tests. Palpitations were present in 121 subjects (8.3%) and cardiac arrhythmias were found in 183 subjects (12.6%). Palpitations may be caused by a wide range of different physiological and pathological conditions, clinicians tend to apply a number of instrumental investigations, laboratory tests, and specialist examinations, which are both time-consuming and costly. In Unani system of medicine, heart is one of the three fundamental organs of the body. Heart is considered as the chief of vital organs and palpitation (Khafaqan) is described as critical for heart ailments. Palpitations are a common reason for urgent care visits and are very common in general population.

Keywords: Unani; Palpitation; Khafaqan; Heart

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Citation

Citation: Usama Akram., et al. “Role of Unani Medicine in the Management of Palpitation". Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 4.6 (2020): 45-48.



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