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Heartful Care

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1 Heart Attack

A heart attack or Myocardial Infarction, happens when the blood, hence oxygen flow to the heart is interrupted, because of some blockage in the arteries (blood vessels via which blood flows to the heart). Due to this, the heart does not function properly and is not able to circulate oxygen-rich blood to the rest of the organs in our body; leading to serious complications or after-affects.


Common Signs

On noticing any of the below symptoms, one should rush to their nearest Cardiac Specialist for the right diagnosis & treatment:

  • Chest Pain, that may radiate till the arms, legs, back, etc.
  • Heartburn
  • Nausea or indigestion
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Sweating
  • Sudden dizziness
Risk Factors

Adopt a heart healthy lifestyle to ensure your heart is heart attack risk-free

  • Quit smoking
  • Control your Blood Pressure (should not be very high)
  • Monitor your Cholestrol
  • Manage Diabetes
  • Maintain Correct Weight
  • Engage in Regular Exercises/Physical Activity
  • Don’t take stress
Diagnosis & Treatment

Once one starts experiencing symptoms, they should rush to get the right medical care. At Park Hospital, we have a complete team in place, to carry out the right diagnostic tests (ECG & Blood Tests) to confirm the presence of a heart attack, and then take the treatment forward.

The treatment options might include a Coronary Angioplasty or Blood-thinning medication, to unblock the artery. Coronary angioplasty is the first and the most effective way to open up the artery by inserting a balloon or stent through a small puncture in the groin or wrist.

2 Angina

Angina is a type of chest pain that is caused by insufficient blood flow to the heart. More often than not, people confuse this feeling of squeezing in the chest with a heart attack. This condition is very easily confused with other problems as well, like Indigestion or Heartburn.

Common Signs
  • Unexplained pain in your chest
  • Dizziness or extreme tiredness
  • Nausea
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Profuse sweating

Diagnosis & Treatment

The worst thing one can do is ignore these symptoms and write them off as something small. Your health is in your hands, and one must be aware and take quick action. What may present as an Angina, could also be an indication of a Heart Attack and if this is not addressed on time, could lead to severe repercussions.

The treatment options are dependent on the severity of the condition and may include a change in lifestyle, medical therapy or medication, angioplasty or coronary artery bypass surgery.

3 Heart Failure Common Signs
  • Shortness of breath, while exerting oneself or even when resting
  • Swelling in the feet, ankles or legs
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Weakness
  • Persistent coughing or wheezing
  • Rapid weight gain, due to fluid retention
Diagnosis & Treatment

This condition can be diagnosed on understanding the signs & symptoms of this condition early, via Blood Tests, X-rays, ECG (Electrocardiogram), ECHO Stress Test, CT/MRI, Coronary Angiography

The treatment for this condition depends on the severity and how early it has been diagnosed, but could range from Medication to Heart Transplants. At Park Hospital, our team of experts are skilled to perform various treatment procedures, like Coronary Bypass Surgery, Heart Valve Replacements, etc.

4 Congenital Heart Conditions

Congenital heart disease refers to one or more structural problems with the heart that have existed since birth. The term "congenital" refers to a defect that is present from birth. Congenital heart disease, also known as congenital heart defect, can alter the flow of blood through your heart. The defects may be related to the heart walls, heart valves, arteries, and veins near the heart. Some congenital heart defects may not cause any complications. Complex defects, on the other hand, can result in life-threatening complications.

Common Signs

Keep an eye out for these symptoms and get your child the best care at the earliest:

  • Bluish colour in lips, skin, fingernails, etc.
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Slow growth & development of the child
  • Irregularities in the basic parameters after birth, like weight
Treatment

For most of the heart conditions, they do not cause issues until the child is a little older, for when a Cardiac Specialist would usually recommend to undergo a certain procedure. Most cases can be managed with medication or a quick procedure after birth, depending on when the condition has been identified and how seriously it affects the lifestyle & basic functioning of the child.

5 Cholesterol & Hypertension

Cholesterol is a waxy, fat substance that exists in our cells and is important to build other healthy cells. However, an excess of any material is not good for our body, and this stands true for Cholesterol as well. An increase in Cholesterol can lead to the risk of heart diseases.

The most common cause of this, is improper lifestyle & dietary choices.

High Blood Pressure or Hypertension is a ‘silent killer’, which leads to multiple diseases, if not managed appropriately. This occurs when the heart needs to exert extra pressure to pump the same amount of blood, due to a constriction in the blood vessels.

These obstructions or blockages are majorly caused due to imbalances in the lifestyle, improper diet, unhealthy habits like smoking, drinking and more.

Treatment

The major treatment for both of the above conditions is proper management of one’s lifestyle, including:

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  • Balanced diet
  • Quit smoking
  • Moderate drinking
  • Keeping a track of serious diseases
  • Staying fit
  • Avoid stress & anxiety

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