TAVR PROCEDURE & WHO CAN OPT FOR IT
There has been news of hope in recent years for the treatment of a common heart condition Aortic Stenosis, a procedure called transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). It was introduced in the mid-2000s since then as many as 400,000 patients across the world have had TAVR. According to the trials published in 2010, it was found that the TAVR procedure drastically reduced the risk of death among the inoperable patients. TAVR has been also found to be effective for patients with high and intermediate risk of serious complications from surgery or death. Whether or not you should undergo the procedure is entirely your doctor’s call, but even then, it is essential you know all that you can about the procedure.
WHY YOU SHOULD NOT DELAY HEART VALVE REPLACEMENT TREATMENT?
The possibility of having heart disease or a heart valve condition is overwhelming and frightening for most people. That is why having an understanding of heart diseases is important so that one can be well equipped with the right information, and hence take the right steps towards treatment.
TRANSCATHETER AORTIC VALVE REPLACEMENT (TAVR)- WHO QUALIFIES FOR THE PROCEDURE?
As we move ahead in life, it’s not just our lifestyles that change – the amount of pressure we put on our hearts increases as well. The increased strain at times gives way to various heart diseases, one of the most common ones among them being Aortic Valve Stenosis.
TAVR: IS THIS ALTERNATIVE TO OPEN HEART SURGERY IN INDIA?
When it comes to treating heart health, one has to weigh the pros and cons meticulously because it’s the matter of one’s life. Each of these treatments has its outcomes. One such treatment is TAVR. With technological advancements in the field of science and medicine, these treatments have evolved and surpassed the age-old Open Heart Valve Surgery in India and made the medical process much easier. Let’s know more about TAVR and Open Heart Valve Surgery in detail.
HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO DO IF YOU SUFFER FROM AORTIC VALVE STENOSIS.
An aorta is the largest artery in the human body supplying clean, oxygenated blood to the entire circulatory system. Aortic valve stenosis is a condition where the aorta of the heart gets blocked. An experienced cardiologist can easily diagnose the disease either through clinical examination, sound wave heart imaging, CT angiography, or other diagnostic modalities.
HEART ATTACK: CAUSES, SYMPTOMS, TREATMENTS AND MORE
We have all heard about a loved one or a friend suffering from a sudden cardiac arrest, commonly known as a heart attack. But what exactly is a heart attack and how does it affect people? The answers to the questions are things that everyone needs to know about.
TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENTS OF STENTS
Heart disease often involves a problem with the valve, coronary arteries, or muscles all of which causes the heart to not function normally. The common heart disease among patients is CAD which arises from a build-up of plaque on the inner surface of the arteries. In the worst cases, it blocks the artery. Stents are instered to open the blocked artery and restor the blood by increasing the lumen area of the artery which got compromised due to plaque formation,it becomes even more important in the emergency like situation when patients suffer from the Heart Attack as due to thrombus a blood flow is totally stopped or compromised leading to the death of cardiac muscles due to lack of oxygen this need a immediate action to remove the thrombus or clot with help of medicines or angioplasty.
LIVING A QUALITY LIFE AFTER CORONARY ANGIOPLASTY
Coronary angioplasty also called stenting is the process to open or widen a blocked or narrowed coronary (heart) artery that occurs due to heart disease. This blockage happens because of the build-up of a waxy substance called plaque. Angioplasty surgery restores and enhances the normal blood flow in the affected arteries. Thus, rich oxygenated blood reaches your heart reducing the risk of stroke or heart disease and promoting quality improvement in life. Angioplasty is also often used during a heart attack to open a narrowed artery and reduce the amount of damage to your heart.
BACK LIKE A CHAMP: HOW TO BOUNCE BACK TO NORMAL LIFE POST-ANGIOPLASTY
Angioplasties are increasingly recommended for uncomplicated cases with minimum blockages as they are less invasive and require shorter recovery time. However, as with any surgery, there are quite a few precautions that one must undertake to ensure a complication-free recovery. This handy primer is a supportive document to your cardiologist’s advice. In case of any doubts, consult your cardiologist. For your ease, let us break down the recovery period into what one can expect at the hospital after the procedure, the actual recovery, and general precautions.
OSTEOARTHRITIS: SYMPTOMS, CAUSES & TREATMENT
The knee is the human body’s largest joint and its healthy maintenance is required to perform most of the everyday activities, easily. The knee joint is formed by the thighbone’s (femur’s) lower portion, the shinbone’s (tibia’s) upper portion, and the cap of the knee referred to as the patella. The ends of these three bones where they meet are covered with a smooth substance that protects the bones and enables them to move easily (articular cartilage). The C-shaped wedges present between the thighbone and the shinbone are known as menisci. They function as the natural “shock absorbers” protecting the joint. The thigh and shinbones are held together by large ligaments, lending stability to the joint whereas the long thigh muscles make the knee strong. All remaining surfaces of the knee are covered by a thin lining called the synovial membrane. This membrane secretes a liquid that moistens the cartilage, minimizing friction to almost zero in the case of a healthy knee. Normally, all of these components work in harmony. But disease or injury can disrupt this harmony, resulting in pain, muscle weakness, and reduced function.
WORRIED ABOUT WHAT TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT ENTAILS? PUT YOUR FEARS TO THE REST WITH OUR HANDY GUIDE!
Deciding to get any surgery is an important decision and Total Knee Replacement or TKR is no different. What makes this decision even more vital is the crucial role our knees play in our lives.