Customer care

Category: Heart


WHAT IS GERD? Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is caused when the contents of the stomach and the acidic juices flow back from the stomach to the throat. It is a digestive disorder that results in chest pain, burning sensation in the throat and may also cause damage to the tissues. Under normal circumstances, the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) opens up to allow the passage of food into the stomach and closes to prevent the stomach’s content from flowing back into the esophagus. Gastroesophageal reflux (GER) occurs due to the malfunctioning of lower esophageal sphincter that allows the acid to flow... Read More

Statins – How safe are they?

You must be familiar with the ill-effects that bad cholesterol (LDL or low-density lipoprotein) has on your general health. Although its relation to heart disorders is not well-established, it does have other proven harmful consequences such as interfering with brain function and formation of gallstones. There are certain medicines that can bring down cholesterol levels, and statins are one of them. They are commonly prescribed to lower harmful levels of LDL cholesterol. Statins are prescribed for people who have had a heart attack or a stroke, or if they’re at a significant risk of developing cardiovascular disease. But as with... Read More

Do Increased Calcium Levels Raise the Risk of Heart Attack?

We grow up hearing about the importance of minerals in our daily diet. We know that calcium is responsible for keeping our bones and teeth strong and healthy. But how many of us pay attention to the consequences of consuming too much of a good thing, in this case, calcium? Hypercalcemia, ironically, can weaken the bones and create kidney stones. In fact, new studies are trying to determine whether high levels of calcium in the bloodstream increase the risk of heart attack and of developing coronary artery disease. Though only in rare cases – and that too at a severe... Read More

Cholesterol Management

Cholesterol is a fat-like substance that is carried through the blood by particles called lipoproteins. Cholesterol helps build the cell membrane that gives structure and function to the cells. It also makes hormones, vitamin D, and other substances that help in digestion, like bile. There are two kinds of cholesterol – good and bad. Good cholesterol, also called HDL or high-density lipoprotein, actually helps to clear cholesterol from the body. It carries cholesterol from other parts of the body to the liver, which removes it from the body. LDL or low-density lipoprotein, or the bad cholesterol, builds up plaque in... Read More

Does lowering cholesterol reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke in the elderly?

Cholesterol is a fat-like substance that travels through blood in particles called lipoproteins. The body needs cholesterol to create the outer coating of cell membranes and to make vitamin D, hormones and bile. Too much of unhealthy cholesterol (yes, there is a healthy, or good, kind too) can build up in the walls of arteries, causing atherosclerosis, a type of heart disease. Excessive deposition of this substance can narrow down the arteries, cutting down the blood flow to the heart, slowing it even to the extent of blocking it. If blood supply is low, it leads to chest pain. When... Read More

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You will get a call within 12 Hrs from the time of Booking. *T&C – Free home sample collection is not available on specific tests. Pediatric home sample collection ( kids below 10 years age ) is available at specific cities only

Patient Testimonials

“Excellence of Apollo Diagnostics is already a recognized fact across India. Adding more strength to their reputation is their caring nature and supportive attitude. I’ll always prefer to take their services than selecting mediocre quality making any compromise with my health.”

Mr. Shahul Hameed, Chennai

Mrs. Turni, Kolkata

“The way Apollo Diagnostics kept me at ease during the sample collection process, the way they supported me to be at my convenience and confidence is really something I’ll always remember. They were also flawless in maintaining the hygiene. Hats off to them!”

Mr. Laxmi Kantham, Hyderabad

“Awesome is probably the one word to express my views about Apollo Diagnostics. Efficiency, punctuality, compassion, sincerity…I’ll give high marks to them in all of these. Great going, Apollo!”

Shivaraj Kadam, Pune

“Thanks for the seamless service. Based on my experience I can assure that, be it quality or punctuality, Apollo Diagnostics is one name to trust and depend on.”

Mr. Thomas, Mysuru

“Excellent sense of timing! The technician arrived right on time. He was really well-trained, in terms of his skill and manner, as well. Apollo Diagnostics is doing a great job.”

Subbalakshmi, Vizag

“Appreciate the quality of service that I’ve received from Apollo Diagnostics. Their competence, caring nature, sincerity, valuing customer’s time – all these together have shaped them as the most trusted diagnostic service provider in the country.
Keep up the good work!

Mrs. Pravati Dash, Bengaluru

“My mother needed a blood test, but was unable to walk due to pain in her leg. A Phlebotomist from Apollo Diagnostics came home and collected the sample. I was informed, via SMS, that the report could be collected from any of the 3 centres in Dibrugarh, downloaded online or even delivered home for a nominal fee. Although the rates were reasonable, my mother also received a senior citizens discount too! This saved my time, money & energy. My aachhe din really seemed to have arrived! Thank you Apollo Diagnostics and hats off for displaying true professionalism.”

Mr. Alokk Kar Dowerah, Dibrugarh

“Whenever I need to have a blood sample collected from home, I ask for Vasu. He is punctual, courteous and so skilled I hardly feel any pain when he draws the sample. Plus, I truly appreciate how quickly the reports are delivered. Thanks Apollo!”

Mr. Sukumar, Film director, Sriram Nagar, Hyderabad

“Their accurate understanding of customer’s needs is one thing that set them apart and ahead of all others. As a result, it becomes easier for them to deliver the right service, that with their matchless efficiency and care to ensure less pain and easily accomplished sample collection. Apollo Diagnostics is simply doing an amazing job!”

Soundarya Abhirami, Hyderabad

“The overall service standard of Apollo Diagnostics is admirably high. The technician was punctual and well-behaved, and has the genuine skill to collect the test sample without troubling the customer. These are probably some of the major reasons for them to be the best in India.”

Mrs. Lakshmi, Chennai

“The most crucial factor with Apollo Diagnostics is that they always train their Phlebotomists so well that the team consistently remains efficient and punctual and we receive a premium quality diagnostic service. Good job. Keep it up.”

Mr. Amit Kumar Patil, Bengaluru