Heart disease is a collective term used for conditions that affect the blood vessels and muscles in the heart or cause rhythm problems. Some of these conditions occur due to lifestyle factors and some are present since birth.
Heart diseases caused by lifestyle reasons
- Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
This condition refers to problems in the artery that supplies blood to the heart. When the artery gets clogged due to fatty depositions, heart receives less oxygen and nutrients.
- Heart Attack
Heart attack occurs when interrupted blood flow damages or destroys part of the heart muscle. Formation of blood clot or fatty plaque in the artery is usually the common cause of narrowing of artery.
- Heart Failure
Also known as congestive heart failure, it is a serious condition when the heart stops pumping enough blood around the body.
Heart diseases caused by genetic factors
- Congenital heart disease
This condition refers to some deformities of the heart that have been present since birth. e.g Septal defects (hole between the two chambers of the heart), blocked blood flow due to anatomical abnormalities
Arrhythmia refers to irregular beating of heart which may occur due to damaged or weak heart.
Heart disease treatment approach at AMSYS clinic
Amsys clinic treats heart diseases that are caused due lifestyle factors in a holistic way. The diseases that can be treated through integrated approach include coronary artery disease, heart attack, and heart failure.
1. Assessment of risk
- Most of the heart diseases occur when substance called plaque (a fatty deposit) blocks the artery that supplies blood to the heart.
- People who have high cholesterol, high blood sugar, or high BP tend to have high fat levels in the body that increases possibility of having a plaque.
At AMSYS Clinic, we assess your risks for developing heart disease through lipid profile and lifestyle habit screening.
2. Accurate diagnosis
At AMSYS Clinic, we diagnose the possibility of heart disease through various diagnostic tests such as, chest X-rays, coronary angiograms, electrocardiograms (ECG or EKG) and exercise stress tests.
3. Expert consultation
At AMSYS Clinic, our expert cardiologists put a lot of emphasis on lifestyle changes to lower the risk of developing atherosclerosis (fatty deposits) and subsequent heart disease. You get counselling with respect to diet, physical activity, and other healthy lifestyle changes. Based on your diagnosis and lab results, you may also be prescribed some BP lowering or lipid lowering medications.
4. Screening of co-morbidities
Heart disease may often be a consequence of other co-morbid conditions such as high cholesterol, high BP, diabetes, and obesity. At AMSYS Clinic, every patient presenting with these conditions is screened for risk of having a heart disease.
5. Lifestyle change counselling
We believe in holistic care and not just disease management! Our expert recommends regular routine check-ups of blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and other important diagnostic tests to every patient who is at risk of heart disease. You also get prescription for exercise and diet plan from our experts.