Heart related diseases claim more lives than all cancers combined. Keeping your heart safe has become one of the most challenging tasks in today’s lifestyles. People are doing less physical work and are constantly under stress. This drastic change in lifestyles is hurting your hearts. Heart problems are on a rise and there’re only a few quality medical service providers.
At Asian, we provide quality heart care medical services at the most affordable prices. Our cardiologists are experts in their fields. We are the best choice if you are seeking treatment to your heart problems.
Heart diseases are manageable when diagnosed in early stages. Most common heart diseases are:
- High cholesterol levels
- Heart attacks
- Heart Failure
- Coronary heart disease
Cholesterol is a fat-like substance which is made by your liver. It helps your body make new cells and hormones. A healthy body has a balanced level of cholesterol. But when you start to eat more fatty food – eggs, meat, junk food, your cholesterol levels increase. Too much cholesterol can cause serious heart problems.
Cholesterol travels in the blood in two basics forms:
- HDL – High-density lipoprotein (“good” cholesterol)
- LDL – Low-density lipoprotein (“bad” cholesterol)
LDL is what causes clogged arteries and severe chest pains. If left untreated, high cholesterol levels can also cause heart attacks. We recommend everyone to have their blood tested for cholesterol levels every 5 year.
High cholesterol levels show no major symptoms in and of itself. And that’s where the problem lies because many people are unaware of their cholesterol levels. High cholesterol levels trigger other heart problems that may show symptoms.
To make sure that you don’t have high cholesterol levels, get yourself checked every 5 years or so. If you are having too much cholesterol in your blood, there are treatments for that.
The treatment of high cholesterol involves lowering your LDL levels. To lower your LDL levels, you need cholesterol-lowering drugs combined with lifestyle changes. Lifestyle changes include:
- Heart-friendly diet
- Regular exercise
- Avoiding stress
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Quit smoking and drinking
Managing your cholesterol levels is the first step towards a healthy heart. And our cardiologists are here to help you with your every step. For more information and treatments, contact our representatives.
Hypertension is a condition when you have a consistent high blood pressure. Blood pressure is the pressure that blood exerts on the walls of your arteries. Your heart pumps blood to your whole body through arteries. Higher the blood pressure, the harder it is for the heart to pump blood.
Prolonged hypertension can cause severe illnesses such as heart failure and heart attack, strokes, kidney failure etc. 100 crore people around the world have uncontrolled hypertension.
These factors are associated with triggering hypertension:
- Being overweight
- Excessive salt intake
- Lack of physical exercise
- Kidney diseases
People may or may not experience hypertension symptoms. Here are some of them:
- Vision problems
- Chronic fatigue
- Irregular heartbeats
- Chronic headaches
- Breathing problems
Controlling hypertension is very important for your cardiovascular health. The primary goal of hypertension treatment is to bring down your blood pressure. We treat hypertension with a combination of medicine and lifestyle changes.
Medical approaches include medicines like beta blockers, ARBs and ACE inhibitors, alpha and beta blockers, and diuretics. Lifestyle changes include start eating healthy food, and regular exercise.
Once we are successful in bringing down your blood pressure, we recommend frequent checkups. So that we are able to keep you within healthy blood pressure limits.
A heart attack is a serious medical emergency. A heart attack occurs when a blood clot blocks flow of oxygen-rich blood to the heart. Your heart can’t get oxygen and tissues start to die.
Heart attack is the leading killer of people in India. About 25% of deaths in the age group 25-69 occur because of heart attacks. We provide treatment for heart attacks.
Heart attack triggers many symptoms, a few of them are:
- Pain in the upper parts of your body – arms, abdomen, and between shoulder blades
- Tightness in chest
- Vomiting or heartburn
- Chronic dizziness, nausea, or fatigue
- Shortness of breath
It’s a very serious condition and you shouldn’t ignore the symptoms. If you or somebody you know is having these symptoms, then should immediately contact a doctor.
When a person is having a heart attack, the primary goal is to restore blood supply asap. There are two ways we treat heart attacks depending on the severity of the attack.
Medications for treating heart attack include Aspirin, beta-blockers, and ACE inhibitors, antiplatelet and other blood-thinning agents. We may also give you some pain relievers to relieve your pain.
Surgical procedures are performed when the attack is severe and there’s no time. Expert surgeons at Asian Yamuna Vihar perform surgical procedures like coronary angioplasty, stenting, and coronary artery bypass surgery.
We will likely to keep you in the hospital for a few days until blood flow is restored.
When your heart doesn’t pump blood as well as it should, it is called congestive heart failure. It’s a very serious condition and is the leading cause of hospitalization.
Opposite to what its name suggests, heart failure doesn’t mean that your heart has stopped working. Rather it means that your heart is getting weaker every day.
Please note that congestive heart failure may or may not show early symptoms. Here’s a list of common symptoms associated with heart failure:
- Chronic fatigue and weakness
- Swelling in legs, feet, and ankle
- Regular chest pains
- Irregular heart beats
- Lack of appetite and nausea
As with other heart diseases, the best way to treat heart failure is lifestyle changes plus medical procedures. Drugs like Digoxin, calcium channel blockers, beat-blockers and diuretics can be given. ACEs and ARBs are also prescribed to patients.
Lifestyle changes include quitting smoking, drinking, and fat-laden food. Exercise is an essential part of a healthy life. Apart from medical treatments, Asian Yamuna Vihar highly recommends making exercise and running an integrated part of your daily life.
Coronary artery disease
Coronary heart disease (CHD) or Coronary artery disease (CAD) occurs because of too much plaque in your arteries. This plaque blocks the flow of blood and raises heart attack and brain hemorrhagic risks.
Also called atherosclerosis, its causes are fat-rich diet, sedentary lifestyle, smoking, and high cholesterol levels. Modern lifestyle leads to plaque buildup from an early age and as you get older, it starts to block blood flow. Left untreated, it can trigger heart attacks and heart failures.
Symptoms for CAD vary from patient to patient. A few common symptoms are:
- Pain in the chest or left side of abdomen
- A burning sensation in the chest
- Irregular heartbeats
- Too much sweating
- Shortness of breath and nausea
We see many cases of coronary heart disease every day. Our approach to treatment is dependent on which state of disease you are currently in. Most of the times, treatment is a mix of lifestyle changes, medicine, and surgical procedures.
Lifestyle changes are as:
- Quit drinking and smoking
- Try to live stress-free
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Eat a healthy diet
- Exercise daily
Medical treatments may include:
- Aspirin and other drugs to prevent blood clotting
- A statin for lowering cholesterol levels
- ACE inhibitors to reduce the heart load
- Beta blockers to help lower blood pressures
Asian Yamuna Vihar provides comprehensive heart disease treatments. For more information you can call us at +91 11 4358 3528.
Arrhythmia is irregular beating of your heart, whether too fast or too slow. It can be either harmless or an emergency. If you are having unusual irregular heartbeats, you should consult a doctor instantly.
It happens when your heart’s electrical impulses work improperly. An arrhythmia may be a sign of an underlying heart disease. There are many type of arrhythmia and symptoms associated with them. Arrhythmia may have many causes, including:
- Injury from a heart attack
- Imbalance of electrolytes (sodium and potassium) in your blood
- Another underlying heart disease
The main goal of treating arrhythmia is to restore normal heart rhythms and preventing blood clot formations. Doctors at Asian Yamuna Vihar may prescribe antiarrhythmic drugs in combination with lifestyle changes.
Some common antiarrhythmic drugs are:
- Blood thinners
- Channel blockers
- General heart medications
- Edoxaban, Warfarin, and Aspirin
Our doctors would also encourage you for some heart-friendly lifestyle changes like:
- Stop smoking, limit your drinking
- Stop using medications that have stimulants
- If certain activities trigger your arrhythmia, stop doing them
- Limit your caffeine intake
Our commitment – a healthy heart for you
Asian Yamuna Vihar is a well know cardiovascular center. Here we are committed to your heart’s health. Our cardiologists make sure that you don’t have any heart diseases. We treat heart diseases and help you out with managing your heart ailments.
If you or any person you know is having heart issues, please give us a call at +91 11 43070170 and save lives.