Heart surgery overseas features hi-tech implantable defibrillators and heart transplants
Chances are, you know that cardiology is a branch of medicine with a primary focus on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heart diseases (cardiac surgery) and blood vessels. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, up to 935,000 Americans have a heart attack every year while in Russia the number of people suffering from cardiovascular diseases reaches 16 million.
With overwhelming tobacco and fast food ads coupled with screen addition, most common heart problems arise due to smoking, unhealthy eating habits, lack of physical exercise, stress, and genetic predisposition to name a few.
Heart care specialists treat foreign patients diagnosed with:
- heart attacks
- coronary artery disease
- aortic disease
- myocardial infarction
- chest pain
- shortness of breath
- ventricular fibrillation
- varicose veins
Treatment methods cardiologists apply encompass medication, diet for heart health, cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), angioplasty and stenting, heart valve repair and replacement, implantable defibrillator, coronary artery bypass grafting, heart transplant, etc.
5 questions to ask your heart specialist during your first appointment at an overseas clinic:
- What type of treatment would you recommend trying first?
- What is your experience/education in treating heart patients?
- What are causes of my health problem?
- What medicines will you be using to treat my case?
- How will my follow-up care look like?