Non-invasive cardiac procedure India

Non-Invasive cardiac procedures India

The heart in our human body is a muscular organ existing in all vertebrates responsible for pumping blood through the blood vessels by repeated, rhythmic contractions or a similar structure in annelids, mollusks, and arthropods. The term cardiac means 'related to the heart' and is derived from the Greek word 'kardia', for 'heart'. Heart of a vertebrate animal is composed of the cardiac muscle, an involuntary muscle tissue which is found only within this organ. The average human heart, beating at 72 beats per minute, will beat approximately 2.5 billion times during a lifetime (about 66 years). On average it weighs 250 gm to 300gm in females and 300 gm to 350 gm in males. Cardiac surgery is the surgery on the heart and/or great vessels performed by a medical surgeon. Often, it is performed to treat complications of ischemic heart disease (for example, coronary artery bypass grafting), correct congenital heart disease, or treat valvular heart disease created by various causes including endocarditis. These procedures also include heart transplantation.

Non-Invasive Cardiac Procedures

Non-Invasive Cardiac Procedures are one of the most safest and less-painful procedures. These Procedures do not need any needles, any surgery or even staying in hospitals. A good cardiologist, with the help pf modern medical equipments, finds out if there is any cardiac problem and weather the patient needs further treatment or testing.

General Cardiac Stress Tests

General Cardiac Stress tests are frequently conducted in Indian Hospitals to ensure if the patient's heart can withstand the stress of exercise. This test also tells about the reasons for the breath-shortness of the patient. Most importantly, the test measures the perfusion and potency of the patient's heart after a cardiac attack.

There are mainly three types of cardiac stress tests conducted in Indian Hospitals. They are:

I) Nuclear Cardiac Stress Tests:
The test is conducted for two days, where the day one is for the stress part and day two for the rest part.

Day One
The patient is asked to walk on the treadmill where adhesive pads are placed on the patient's upper body part to observe the heartbeat rates. The test is conducted scientifically in the presence of an experienced cardiologist and nurse and takes approximately three hours.

Day two
On second day, a nuclear tracer is injected in the body of the patient and intravenous line is put on the arm of the patient. After 45 minutes, the radiologist takes an image and compares it with the day one's image.

Non-Invasive cardiac procedures II) Exercise Cardiac Stress Test

Exercise Cardiac Stress Test can also be called EKG or ECG (electro-cardiogram). During this test, small adhesive tapes are put on the upper body part which helps in monitoring the heart rate while the patient walks on the treadmill. The speed of the treadmill is increased gradually and the pulse rate, blood pressure and ECG of the patient are monitored accordingly.

III) Nuclear Pharmacological Cardiac stress test :

In Nuclear Pharmacological Cardiac stress test, the stress of the patient is virtually increased by injecting a drug that increases the stress level and the images are taken. This test is similar to treadmill stress test, however the treadmill is not involved.

Today India offers modern, world class medical infrastructure, comparable with any of the western countries. India has state of the art medical facilities and hospitals, with teams the highly qualified doctors. With experienced medical professionals, well equipped medical facilities, accompanied with the most competitive prices, you can get the treatment done in India at the lowest charges. International patients from around the world are beginning to realize the enormous potential of modern and traditional Indian medicine. Indian hospitals, private clinics, medical establishments and the government of India have also realized the potential of this niche segment and have begun to tailor their services for foreign visitors. International marketing divisions have been set up by most of the top India Hospitals like Apollo Delhi, Max, Fortis, Wockhardt and Narayana Hrudaylaya.

Visitors especially from the Europe, African nations, SAARC countries and the middle-east find Indian hospitals a very affordable and viable option. Travelers prefer to combine their medical treatments with a visit to the 'Exotic East' with their families, visiting places like the magnificent Taj Mahal in Agra, the royal palaces in Rajasthan, the serene beaches in Goa and the enormous mountains of Kashmir and the peaceful backwaters of Kerala among others. The total price of an overseas treatment with air charges, hotel accommodation and even a few weeks of vacation thrown in, is often far less than what the procedure would cost back in the US or UK.

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