Posted On Sep 19, 2022
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World Heart Day is on 29th September!
It's a day to celebrate the heart and all of its gifts. This world heart day, we celebrate the three pillars:
Let's reflect on how we can use our hearts to serve others and improve the world.
Time to think about how we can use our hearts' gifts to help preserve our planet and its resources.
It's about connecting to your own heart and making it a priority in your life. When you do this, you can live more deeply, with more passion and purpose.
In honor of World Heart Day, we're looking at heart health. Let's find out more about some common heart diseases. What signs to watch out for when it comes to heart disease? How can you prevent them? And how do you keep your heart healthy? This blog will answer the above questions and more!
Different types of heart diseases require different types of treatments. Here are some common heart diseases:
Blood vessel disease is the most common type of heart disease, accounting for about half of all cases. It happens when blood vessels that carry blood to your heart are damaged or narrowed.
Some people have an irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation (AF). AF can cause blood clots and stroke, which can be life-threatening if not treated promptly.
Some babies have a hole between the two upper chambers (the atria) of their hearts (atrial septal defect). Children may also be born with other congenital heart defects, such as a defect in the blood flow in the heart. These conditions need surgery to repair before they become too serious.
Sometimes, the heart muscles stiffen and harden over time, resulting in blood pumping problems. It may be inherited or a result of a buildup of a protein called amyloid in the heart.
Heart diseases kill more people worldwide than anything else we know. It's essential to know the signs to watch out for when it comes to heart disease so that you can get help as soon as possible.
Here are five signs that could mean it's time to see a doctor:
Persistent chest pain
Dizziness or fainting
Shortness of breath
Swelling of hands or ankles
Apart from these signs, we also need to watch the following risk factors that may result in heart disease.
High blood pressure needs immediate medication to lower it.
High cholesterol needs the help of a cardiologist to reduce it.
A family history of severe heart conditions calls for attention.
Smoking directly increases the risk of heart problems.
Excess salt and cholesterol-rich food increase the risk of heart diseases.
Diabetes also invites heart problems.
Obesity results in high blood pressure and diabetes, eventually developing heart diseases.
Cardiovascular diseases can be prevented and also treated if detected early. Visit Manipal Hospitals to know more about the treatment for heart disease in Patiala. Let's have a look at some of the most important tips:
Smoking puts us at risk of heart disease. If you're a smoker, we recommend you quit smoking immediately and avoid secondhand smoke.
People who drink moderate alcohol tend to live longer than those who drink excessively. Excessive drinking damages the liver and increases the chances of stroke and heart attack.
Consuming foods rich in nutrients like antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids may help reduce heart disease risks by reducing inflammation and improving blood flow throughout your body's arteries and veins.
Regular aerobic exercises such as walking briskly for 30 minutes five times a week or swimming regularly for 15 minutes will help keep your heart healthy and decrease your overall risk for heart attacks or strokes.
If either is not optimal, talk to your doctor about possible solutions.
Get a Sleep Routine that you may follow, and ensure around seven hours of sleep.
At Manipal Hospitals, Patiala, we offer a comprehensive range of treatments and facilities like:
Coronary angiogram and angioplasty
Emergency Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI)
Complex coronary interventions
Coronary lesion physiological assessment and imaging
Electrophysiological Radio Ablation, including 3D ablation
Structural heart disease intervention
Left Atrial Appendage closures
Balloon mitral valvotomy
Balloon pulmonary valvotomy
Adult congenital heart disease interventions
Cardiac device implantation, including pacemaker, ICD and CRT
For children suffering from heart diseases, Paediatric cardiology treatments include:
Balloon dilatation of stenotic valve in neonates, newborns, and children
Hemodynamic evaluation of complex congenital heart diseases
Congenital heart defects in neonates, infants and children
Device closure of abnormal communication such as Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA)
Device closure of septal defects such as Ventricular Septal Defects (VSD) and Atrial Septal Defects (ASD)
Book an appointment at Manipal Hospitals, Patiala, today! You can also read more interesting blogs about heart health and general well-being on our blog page.
Have some queries? Discuss with our experienced heart specialists in Patiala. We hope you enjoyed reading about everything that makes the heart special. If you want to know more about heart diseases or an opinion from the best cardiologist in Patiala.
Senior Consultant - Interventional Cardiology
Manipal Hospitals, Patiala
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