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Keep your heart: Healthy

Keep your heart healthy

The heart is often called the body’s hardest working organ. It’s also the target of many serious threats, from heart muscle disorders and coronary heart disease to congenital heart defects and cardiac arrhythmia.

In this issue, we’re devoting special attention to understanding the most common heart problems, their risk factors and symptoms, and recent advances in treating heart problems. We also report on how you can boost your prevention efforts to avoid future heart problems.


Highlights from This Issue

Welcome to Better Health, the magazine for patients and friends of Bumrungrad International Hospital. The heart is often called the body’s hardest working organ. It’s also the target of many serious threats, from heart muscle disorders and coronary heart disease to congenital heart defects and cardiac arrhythmia.

Speed saves: Fast response is critical for heart attack survival

When a heart attack strikes, quick action can be the difference between life and death.

Understanding the link between diabetes and heart disease

Diabetes is dangerous enough on its own, but it can also cause other serious health problems. Along with diabetic eye disorders, chronic kidney disease and diabetic neuropathy, diabetes also causes cardiovascular disease.

Brighter futures for babiesborn with heart defects.

Advances in diagnosis and treatment are giving babies born with congenital heart defects their best odds ever for brighter, healthier futures.

Get to know our doctors

Meet four Bumrungrad physicians who share their thoughts on a range of heart-related healthcare issues.

Why do some hearts go off beat?
Though most cardiac arrhythmias are relatively minor medical events, some basic knowledge about what causes the condition, and how it can be prevented, can keep your heart beating just right year after year.

For this edition of Q&A, Dr. Wattanaphol Phipathananunth, a board certified cardiologist, answers readers’ questions on a variety of heart health topics. 

- Better than nothing: Even a little exercise can make your heart healthier
- Working long hours may take a toll on the heart
- Swapping carbs for soy and low-fat dairy helps blood pressure

Help for flood victims arrives via "ARSA Bumrungrad” mobile clinic

This year’s flood – believed to be the worst in Thailand’s history – has affected millions of people living in the country’s central plain, including Bangkok. In anticipation of the problems the flood might cause, the “ARSA Bumrungrad” program was created. Its main purpose was to provide a mobile medical support service, along with financial aid and supplies of food and medication, for flood victims (including a number of Bumrungrad staff and their families) in remote and isolated areas hit by the flood.

 
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