The Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgical team in Aster MIMS has the right blend of skill and experience to perform almost the whole range of Surgical procedures in the specialty.
The team is available round the clock and has dedicated operation theatres accompanying team of technical support staff. This makes the care of the patient undergoing Cardiothoracic surgical procedures better and hence the outcomes are superior.
We have some of the best specialists from around the world, they bring years of experience and offer evidence-based treatment to ensure the best care for you.
Want to find out more about the treatment? The answer to your questions can be found below.
What is heart attack?
A heart attack occurs when a blood clot blocks blood flow to the heart. It is also called Myocardial Infarction (MI) and is a medical emergency treated without delay.
What are the common causes of heart disease?
High-risk factors are:
- Having high blood pressure
- Physical Inactivity
- High cholesterol
- High levels of lipoprotein
- Excessive use of alcohol or caffeine
- Heart problem present at birth.
How bad is alcohol for the heart?
Excessive alcohol intake can lead to high blood pressure, heart failure or stroke. Excessive drinking can also contribute to a disorder that affects the heart muscle.
Alcohol can contribute to obesity and the long list of health problems that can go along with it.
How can you prevent blood pressure?
Lead an active lifestyle, Exercise regularly, Keep yourself at a healthy weight and avoid drinking alcohol and smoking.
What are the symptoms of a heart attack?
Chest pain :
- This symptom can be mild and feel like discomfort or heaviness
- Pain on left arm and shoulder, neck, jaw, back or down toward your waist
- Shortness of breath or trouble breathing
- Nausea or stomach discomfort
- Feeling lightheaded, dizzy, or passing out.
What is Angioplasty?
Procedure to improve blood flow in blood vessels that have become narrow or blocked.
What is high blood pressure?
High blood pressure is a common condition that affects the body's arteries. It is also called hypertension. Normal pressure is 120/80 or lower.
When to see a cardiologist?
If you notice a pattern of heart disease, chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations or dizziness including high cholesterol and high blood pressure, take action and get checked by a cardiologist.
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