Fortis Heart Failure Centre – Offering the best treatments for Coronary artery disease
If you are looking for a renowned Coronary artery bypass surgery hospital then Fortis Heart Failure is the ideal choice for you. With state-of-the-art equipment and highly experienced specialists, we ensure you receive the best treatment for all your cardiovascular problems. Today, Coronary Heart Disease is one of the most common problems people face.Recent studies show that around 330,000 people lose their lives to Coronary heart diseases every year.
What is Coronary Artery Disease?
Arteries are responsible for circulating oxygenated blood to the heart. Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) or Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is a cardiovascular disorder where plaque develops in the wall of the artery making it narrow. This happens when cholesterol and other forms of waste deposits in the inner wall of the arteries in-turn restricting blood flow. The blockage or rupture of the arteries may lead to heart attacks or other cardiac related deaths.The older we get, higher are the chances of damaging our arteries.
For women, CAD may start after menopause but men are more prone to experiencing this heart-related disease. It can show different Coronary artery disease symptoms for different patients. But the most common ones are severe chest pain, shortness of breath, nausea, giddiness, difficulty speaking, imbalance and intense headache.
Factors Affecting Coronary Artery Disease
Studies show that one death every minute is because of Coronary Heart Disease. Today, there are many factors that cause Coronary Artery Disease. Some of major factors include: –
As we all know, smoking is very injurious to our health. It causes damage to our lungs as well as the arteries. Smoking limits the amount of oxygen entering our body. It not only tightens the arteries but also causes a lot of damage which results in high cholesterol levels and blood pressure
Cholesterol is a fat-like waxy substance that is usually present in the walls of the cells. Its main function is to digest the fat by producing bile acid, hormones and Vitamin D. As the fat accumulates in the walls of the artery, it blocks it or narrows the blood flow passage. There are various reasons that can cause high cholesterol level such as family history, liver disease, diet, obesity, etc.
Elevated blood pressure or hypertension is a significant factor that causes heart attack, chronic heart failure and stroke. Due to elevated blood pressure, the arteries become narrow hence decreasing the blood flow.
Treatments offered by Fortis
The best way to avoid or terminate Coronary heart disease is by making a serious change in your lifestyle. If lifestyle changes do not reduce CAD, then you may have to undergo surgical treatment. At Fortis Heart Failure Centre, we believe in providing the best treatment to cure Coronary artery disease.
Few treatments provided by us include:
Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA)
PTCA is a minimal invasive and non-surgical treatment that unblocks the coronary arteries for better blood flow. Here a tiny balloon is inserted and inflated in the artery to widen it. A stent or small wire is inserted with the balloon so that it keeps the artery open.
Enhanced External Counterpulsation (EECP)
This particular treatment is for patients who have tried various other forms of treatments for Coronary artery disease but have not experienced positive results. Here pneumatic cuffs are attached to the patient’s leg, mainly the calves, upper and lower thigh. Based on the patient’s electrocardiogram, the cuffs deflate and inflate in a timely manner. EECP increases the blood flow by increasing the pressure in the aorta while the heart relaxes.
Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery
In this surgical procedure, an incision is made in the middle of the chest to add the healthy vein or artery above the blocked artery. By doing this, a new passage for the blood flow is created. Coronary artery bypass surgery is a popular surgical treatment for people suffering from CAD that helps lower heart attack rate and better the chances of survival.
Fortis Heart Failure Centre is a reputed Coronary Artery Disease Treatment Centre in India
Our surgeons have a proven track record of conducting and undertaking procedures that are challenging. And while we ensure that all our patients are looked after to the best of our ability, we rely on the best technical equipments, latest procedures and the best minds in cardiac care to take care of your every need.
What we can offer you?
Comprehensive cardiac treatment options and expertise in advanced treatments Modern medical equipment and diagnostic facility providing early access to new treatment options International patient dedicated support prior and post treatment Comprehensive support and care for you and your family