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HEART ATTACK TREATMENT

A heart attack, also called a myocardial infarction, occurs when the supply of blood to the heart is interrupted. This happens due to accumulation of fat, cholesterol and other substances, which form a blockage in the arteries that feed the heart (coronary arteries). A heart attack can be fatal, but treatment has improved dramatically over the years.
The department of Cardiology at Citizens Specialty Hospital, well known as Citizens Heart offers a full range of treatments like angioplasty (heart stenting treatment), open heart surgery, bypass and other services for treating cardiovascular diseases round-the-clock.
SYMPTOMS
Common signs and symptoms of heart attack include:
• Shortness of breath
• Squeezing or aching sensation, pressure in your chest or arms
• Indigestion, heartburn, Nausea or abdominal pain
• Cold sweat
• Fatigue
• Light headedness or sudden dizziness
RISK FACTORS
The risk factors of Heart Attack include:
Age: Men and women above the age of 45 and 55 respectively are more likely to have a heart attack than are younger men and women.
Tobacco: Smoking or long-term exposure to second hand smoke can cause cardio vascular diseases leading to Heart Attack.
High blood pressure: High blood pressure can cause damage arteries that feed your heart. The risk increases if High BP occurs with other conditions such as high cholesterol, obesity or diabetes.
Obesity: Obesity can lead to high blood pressure levels, high triglyceride levels, and diabetes, thus increasing your risks of heart attack.

Diabetes: Just like high blood pressure, smoking and high cholesterol levels, having diabetes puts you to increased risk of heart attack.

Lack of physical activity: Regular exercise helps you stay active and hugely contributes to your cardiovascular fitness. Lack of physical activity may lead to obesity and high blood cholesterol levels.
Stress: Studies have shown that the ways you react to stress changes the way blood clots, increasing the risk of heart attack.
DIAGNOSIS
• Electrocardiogram (ECG): ECG is used to record the electrical activity (Impulses) of your heart. As an injured heart muscle doesn’t conduct electrical impulses normally, the ECG may show that a heart attack has occurred or is in progress.
• Chest X-ray: A chest X-ray allows doctor to check the size of your heart and its blood vessels.
• Echocardiogram: An echocardiogram can help identify whether an area of your heart has been damaged and isn’t pumping normally.
• Coronary Angiogram: A coronary angiogram uses X-ray imaging to see if there is any restriction in blood flow going to the heart.
• Cardiac CT or MRI: Cardiac CT or MRI can be used to diagnose heart problems, including the extent of damage from heart attacks.
At the Citizens Specialty Hospital, we have a special program called Citizens Heart – which includes cardiology and cardiac surgery specialties. We look at heart care with a holistic perspective that goes beyond superior diagnostic and treatment procedures, to post-treatment management and preventive cardiology. The department offers a full range of treatments like angioplasty (heart stenting treatment), bypass, open heart surgery and other services for treating cardiovascular diseases round-the-clock.

CITIZENS HEART HIGHLIGHTS

We offer comprehensive Cardiology treatment for adult and pediatric patients of all ages

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Citizens Heart
At the Citizens Specialty Hospital, we have a special program called Citizens Heart – which includes cardiology and cardiac surgery specialties.

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Aortic Surgery
An aortic aneurysm is an abnormal bulge that occurs in the wall of the major blood vessel (aorta) that carries blood from your heart to your body.

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Open Heart Surgery
The open heart surgery, as the name suggests involves cutting open the chest to perform the necessary medical operation on the muscles, valves and the arteries of the heart.

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Heart Bypass
One of the most common heart surgeries performed on the adults is the bypass surgery. The blood vessels are responsible for transporting blood to the heart muscles.

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Angioplasty
At the Citizens Specialty Hospital, we have a special program called Citizens Heart – which includes cardiology and cardiac surgery specialties.

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Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary artery disease develops when the major blood vessels that supply your heart with blood, oxygen and nutrients (coronary arteries) become damaged or diseased.

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