Our team of renowned cardiologists and surgeons diagnose and treat over hundreds of adults and children every year. With some of the most advanced Heart failure management equipment present at your disposal, Medica Superspecialty Hospital, Kolkata strives to comprehensively treat such types of complicated cases.
Our doctors are also skilled in treating such cases through surgery or other procedures to implant cardiac devices. Heart failure surgery or other procedures may include:
- Heart valve repair or replacement
- Bypass Surgery
- Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)
- Ventricular assist devices (VADs)
- Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs)
- Heart transplant
Medica Superspecialty Hospital, Kolkata is one of the few hospitals known for its team of interventional cardiologists as well. Our doctors specialize in performing ‘minimally-invasive’ heart surgeries that allows for most of our patients who are unable to undergo the conventional form of surgical treatment to get cured. They are able to recover completely while beating many complications of the open form of surgery through this form of medical procedure where only a small incision is required to do the surgery.
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What is Heart Failure?
It is a long-term condition in which the heart does not pump blood as efficiently as it should. Heart failure can occur when the heart cannot adequately pump (systole) or fill (diastol). Shortness of breath, fatigue, swollen legs, and a rapid heartbeat are all symptoms. Treatment options include eating less salt, drinking less fluid, and taking prescription medication. A defibrillator or pacemaker may be implanted in some cases.
According to estimates, India has at least 1 crore heart failure sufferers
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Signs and Symptoms of Heart Failure
In India, the estimated prevalence of Heart failure is about 1% of the population, or about 8–10 million people. The changes in lifestyle, dietary and physical habits is costing us our heart’s health. One must understand that Heart failure can be an ongoing (chronic) condition or it can develop suddenly (acutely). So, the signs and symptoms of heart failure may include:
- Shortness of breath during physical activity or when lying down Weakness and fatigue
- Legs, ankles, and feet swelling
- A fast or irregular heartbeat
- Exercise capacity has been reduced
- Coughing or wheezing that is persistent, with white or pink blood-tinged mucus
- Swelling of the abdomen (abdomen)
- Rapid weight gain due to fluid retention
- nauseousness and a loss of appetite
- Difficulty concentrating or a loss of alertness
- If heart failure is caused by a heart attack, you may experience chest pain
How is Heart Failure Treated?
Heart failure is a chronic disease that must be managed for the rest of one’s life. However, with treatment, heart failure symptoms and signs can improve, and the heart can sometimes become stronger.
Doctors can sometimes treat the underlying cause of heart failure and thus cure it. Repairing a heart valve or controlling a fast heart rhythm, for example, may be able to reverse heart failure. However, for the majority of people, treating heart failure entails a combination of the appropriate medications and, in some cases, the use of devices that assist the heart in beating and contracting properly.