Use Heart for Every Heart: World Heart Day Special

Posted On Sep 19, 2022

DR. SANDEEP THAKKAR

Senior Consultant Interventional Cardiology

Manipal Hospital-Patiala

Treatment for Heart diseases in Patiala

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:

1. Use Heart for Humanity

Let's reflect on how we can use our hearts to serve others and improve the world.

2. Use Heart for Nature

Time to think about how we can use our hearts' gifts to help preserve our planet and its resources.

3. Use Heart for You

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!

What are Some Common Heart Diseases?

Different types of heart diseases require different types of treatments. Here are some common heart diseases:

  • Blood vessel disease

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.

  • Irregular heartbeats

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.

  • Heart problems you're born with:

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. 

  • The condition of the heart muscle

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.

Signs to Watch out for Heart Diseases

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: 

  1. Persistent chest pain

  2. Dizziness or fainting

  3. Shortness of breath 

  4. Swelling of hands or ankles 

  5. Irregular heartbeats

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.

How to Prevent Cardiovascular 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:

  • Say no to smoking

Smoking puts us at risk of heart disease. If you're a smoker, we recommend you quit smoking immediately and avoid secondhand smoke.

  • Drink Minimal Alcohol

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. 

  • Eat Healthily

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.

  • Stay Active

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.

  • Check your blood pressure and cholesterol regularly

If either is not optimal, talk to your doctor about possible solutions.

  • Get a Sleep Routine

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:

  • Fetal Echocardiogram

  • 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.

Dr. Sandeep Thakkar

Senior Consultant - Interventional Cardiology

Manipal Hospitals, Patiala

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