Heart disease symptoms could range from no symptoms to chest discomforts or pains to a heart attack. Various heart diseases have different symptoms and indicators. For example, arrhythmia may have no symptoms at all or may include fluttering in the chest, chest pain, fainting or dizziness, while cardiac arrest could cause a loss of consciousness and even unresponsiveness. If you notice persistent trouble walking, speaking and understanding, paralysis or numbness of the face, arms or legs, abnormal heart rhythms, blue-tinted skin, shortness of breath, failure to feed or develop normally, or difficulty in swallowing, you must consult a cardiologist. If you have a family history of cardiac issues, you should regularly consult with a good heart specialist to rule out any complications.
Yes, a good heart specialist can help you prevent heart diseases before they become a problem. The best cardiologists will advise that most of the heart-related problems are a direct consequence of our dietary habits and lifestyle. Adopting a healthy lifestyle like watching one’s weight, blood pressure and keeping a check on diabetes could help in preventing and managing the heart diseases, even avoiding heart surgery.
Even the cardiovascular diseases that you may have inherited through your genes are preventable, according to heart specialists. Cardiologists recommend regular check-ups every 4-5 years after the age of 20 and once every year after the age of 40 for early diagnosis of heart diseases. Comprehensive Diagnostic check ups like the Comprehensive Heart Screening Package for early diagnosis as well as control of risk factors to help you manage your heart conditions through fast diagnosis, early intervention, regular checkups, and holistic care. When it comes to good health, prevention is better than cure.
Various types of heart diseases affect different parts of the heart or occur in different ways.
- Coronary Artery Disease or CAD
- Arrhythmia – Bradycardia, Irregular or extra heartbeats, Ventricular Tachycardia (VT), Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT):
- Congenital Heart Disease- Deformities of the heart that have been present since birth. These include - Septal defects, Cyanotic heart disease.
- Heart Defects involving valves - Aortic stenosis, Bicuspid aortic valve, Mitral valve prolapse, Pulmonary stenosis, and Subaortic stenosis.
- Heart Failure is one of the most prevalent forms of heart diseases according to heart specialists.
An interventional cardiologist is a cardiologist who can diagnose and treat heart diseases as well as congenital and structural heart conditions using catheter-based procedures, such as angioplasty and stenting for clogged arteries, closing small holes in the heart or place specialized devices like pacemakers or defibrillators to treat heart problems.
It is the cardiac surgeons (known as cardiothoracic surgeons) who generally perform surgery of the heart and chest, commonly referred to as Heart surgeons, they operate on the organs of the chest and upper abdomen. They work on the heart, the lungs, the oesophagus, its vessels and valves, and major large blood vessels in the chest such as the aorta or pulmonary artery to treat complex heart diseases using procedures like CABG (heart bypass) surgery.
With time and improvement in technology, minimally invasive heart surgeries (MICS) have now become a norm with the best heart surgeons in Bangalore, especially at Aster CMI. Taking things further, our hospital is the only one in Karnataka that has introduced Robotic cardiac surgeries, particularly for valve repairs. The Cardiac Sciences Department at Aster CMI Hospital is one of the best cardiology hospitals in Bangalore and is among the first in the city to have a Hybrid Cath Lab, which allows for complex procedures incorporating intervention and surgeries required on a patient to be performed in a single space.
At Aster CMI Hospital we have some of the top cardiologists in Bangalore who can provide best surgical and interventional treatments for a wide range of cardiac diseases like heart attacks (coronary heart disease), heart failure, atrial fibrillation or arrhythmia, and congenital heart diseases, such as atrial septal defect, ventricular septal defect, AV canal defect and total anomalous drainage of the pulmonary veins. Angiograms, coronary angioplasty, Mitral valve repair/replacement, Aortic valve repair/replacement and bypass surgery (CABG surgery) as well as the highly complex cases of paediatric cardiac surgeries, aortic aneurysms, and heart transplants.
Aster CMI Hospital is one of the top heart specialist hospitals in Bangalore. We have some of the best cardiologists in Bangalore who are also recognized globally for their excellent contribution in cardiology treatments.