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Structural Heart Diseases

A problem in the heart's valves, walls, or chambers is known as structural heart disease. The problem can be congenital (existing at birth) or evolve. If you have high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, use certain drugs, have had a previous heart attack, rheumatic fever, endocarditis, cardiomyopathy, or certain other illnesses, your chances of getting structural heart disease can increase. Some of the most common heart problems include; 

  • Aortic valve disease

  • Congenital heart diseases.

  • Atrial septal defect

  • Ventricular septal defect

  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

  • Mitral valve disease

  • Tricuspid and pulmonic valve disease

At CARE Hospitals, we strive to provide cutting-edge therapy for cardiovascular disorders as well as excellent patient care in order to fight heart disease. CARE Hospitals is India's premier hospital for Cardiac conditions. We have a team of experienced and world-class surgeons, doctors, nurses, and other healthcare specialists, along with the right infrastructure to fight heart disease. 

Symptoms Of Structural Heart Diseases

The symptoms vary from patient to patient. But listed are some of the common symptoms that you may experience-

  • Transient ischemic attack (TIA) 

  • Stroke

  • Shortness of breath

  • Chest pain

  • A tight feeling in the chest

  • High blood pressure

  • Leg cramps

  • Kidney dysfunction

  • Irregular heartbeats

  • Extreme tiredness or fatigue

  • Coronary artery disease

  • Breathlessness

  • Cough

  • Excessive fatigue

  • Weight gain

  • Swelling on ankles, feet, belly, lower back, and fingers

  • Poor concentration and memory losses

Diagnosis

Medical professionals at CARE Hospitals offer a comprehensive range of diagnoses and testing. To check the structural heart failure it is important to follow a series of testing. If you were not born with a congenital heart abnormality, the doctors at CARE Hospitals can identify it through a physical exam. They will also ask you questions about your medical history, symptoms, and general health. Given are the tests and diagnosis conducted here-

  • Blood Tests-  A range of health issues can be assessed using blood testing. Your red blood cell count and electrolyte level are two examples (important elements like sodium and potassium). Blood tests can also be used to determine how well your kidneys, liver, and thyroid are working. Blood testing might help you figure out what's causing your cardiac condition. Our cardiologists in India are among the finest doctors from around the world.

  • Urinalysis- A sample of your urine can be examined to see whether there are any abnormalities with your kidneys or bladder that are causing your cardiac condition. 

  • X-ray of the chest-  An x-ray scan of your chest can be used to evaluate the size of your heart and whether or not you have fluid buildup in your lungs.

  • EKG (Electrocardiogram) - This test captures your heart's electrical activity and presents it on a screen for our cardiologist's to examine. Electrical cables with patches are placed on your chest, arms, and legs during the surgery.

  • An echocardiogram is examined to measure the echo of the heart. This is the simplest technique to determine how well the heart is working. An echo test creates an image of your heart's structure and movement using sound waves (ultrasound). It allows our physician to assess how the heart is pumping. It also looks at the size and the valves in your heart.

Treatment Tests at CARE Hospitals

A thorough examination of the heart is also conducted by the following methods. 

  • Imaging tests - They are performed with the help of X-rays and are used in a range of imaging procedures that involve injecting a particular chemical into your circulation. The graphics depict blood flow as well as the structure and movement of the heart. This allows your healthcare experts to determine how well your heart is pumping.

  • Cardiac MRI- It is a test that employs radio waves and strong magnets to create images of your heart and blood vessels while they are beating. The test creates several images that are merged to form detailed graphics or movies while you lie on an exam table with a magnet.

  • Right heart catheterisation-  A long, thin tube is placed into a blood artery, generally in the neck or groyne, for this test. The catheter is inserted into the heart, where it can measure pressures in the heart and the artery that leads to the lungs. Heart output and blood oxygen levels can also be measured with the catheter.

  • Angiogram- In this procedure, a catheter is placed into a blood vessel and threaded through the vessel to the heart. Through the catheter, a dye is injected, and special x-rays are used to follow the flow of blood to your heart muscle.

  • Stress test- This test measures how your heart reacts to stress. Exercise (on a treadmill or stationary cycle) or medication can put a strain on your heart. Using an EKG and other imaging, our doctor evaluates your vital signs and monitors your heart's response during this stressful moment.

Why Choose CARE Hospitals to Treat Structural Heart Diseases

CARE Hospitals treatment protocols are of world grade, and the staff is well-trained and multi-disciplinary. We strive to execute minimally invasive operations for the benefit of our patients, including shorter recovery times and hospital stays, as well as providing them with end-to-end care and assistance. CARE Hospitals Cardiology department has a long history of providing outstanding patient care and offers cutting-edge technology to provide minimally invasive, sophisticated, and modern surgical procedures.

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