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Heart Institute

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Why did Bumrungrad International Hospital establish the Bumrungrad Heart Institute?
 

Thailand’s society is set to become what is referred to as an ‘aging society’ before the end of 2021 due to the increase in its number of elderly people. This brings with it a host of health issues because our bodies deteriorate with age, placing them at greater risk of disease, especially non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as coronary heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. The result of an aging society is therefore a greater overall NCD prevalence.

The aforementioned disorders can easily affect the daily lives of the elderly, often making them reliant on the assistance of others and denying them the independence and good quality of life they had hoped would enable them to live out their later years in happiness. Fortunately, Bumrungrad Hospital’s commitment to the continuous development of preventive techniques and treatment plans enables us to offer effective tertiary healthcare and a positive treatment experience for our elderly patients.

Statistics published by the Thai Ministry of Public Health published released in 2018 showed that deaths attributed to coronary artery disease are on the rise each year in Thailand. Analyzing the data reveals that the trend is likely to continue and become more complex in the near future due to elderly individuals already being prone to a deterioration in heart health.
Bumrungrad Hospital recognizes the importance of improving the level of care required to respond to this increase in coronary artery disorders and their associated complications. Moreover, we are committed to making continuous advances in the care and services we provide to ensure every one of our service users can feel confident in the knowledge that they are receiving world class standards of care to keep them safe.

At the Bumrungrad Heart Institute, our team of cardiology specialists are able to provide care for even the most complex heart conditions. Achieving success in such cases requires the various members of the team to cooperate closely with one another and with the full support of a multidisciplinary team of medical specialists all working with the same goal in mind. That goal is to keep patient safe, while ensuring both the patients and their loved ones can enjoy their lives as healthy and fulfilling as possible.


The three keys to success for the Bumrungrad Heart Institute are as follows:
  • Working as an effective team with relevant subspecialties
  • Operating with a team approach and positive mindset
  • Ensuring a smooth and seamless, holistic (multi-organ) approach is maintained

The heart is a vital organ and if it is not working effectively, various other organs will be impacted. Such impacts could lead to a multitude of conditions, such as chronic renal failure, cerebral vascular disease, or stenosis of blood vessels throughout the body. Hence, the care necessary to ensure good heart health must also rely on the expertise of and seamless communication between medical staff working on a multi-organ approach.
  • Ensuring our patients and their families have a high quality of life through the expert levels of care we provide.
  • Working effectively as a team.
  • Closely monitoring patients for the duration of their lives after leaving our care.
 
 

Coronary artery disease 

A myocardial infarction caused by acute stenosis of a blood vessel supplying the heart is one of the most common conditions, and is usually a result of either NCDs not being monitored closely enough or the natural aging process. Fortunately, many myocardial infarctions can be treated with revascularization, which is a process that involves implanting a stent into the affected blood vessel. However, heart bypass surgery performed by highly trained and experienced surgeons, followed by subsequent cardio therapy under the guidance of an expert nursing team, may sometimes be required.

 

Cardiac arrhythmia

The risk of cardiac arrhythmia increases with age, with the following forms being potentially life threatening: ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, and atrial fibrillation. Indeed, the aforementioned forms of the condition are also considered high-risk factors behind the onset of permanent paralysis, which makes effective treatment and insertion of a pacemaker by a highly trained surgical team essential so patients can continue with their lives confidently following treatment.

 

Heart failure 

A reduction in heart function causes decreased circulation to other organs and it is a condition that becomes more of a risk as we enter old age. Treatment for patients suffering with this disorder have undergone drastic developments over the past few decades, with special medication or the use of ECMO devices now capable of preventing the occurrence of heart failure, meaning patients can lead a relatively normal life with minimal symptoms, even in the most severe cases.

 

Structural heart disease 

In addition to the heart’s vascular and electrophysiological systems, there are other structures within this organ, such as valves and membranes, which are just as prone as any other part of the body to deterioration caused by infection or other associated factors. Patients suffering with structural heart disease should therefore undergo regular screening to inform treatment or the decision to perform surgery when appropriate. In this respect, Bumrungrad Hospital has a team of expert cardiac surgeons on hand to perform cardiac procedures, as well as highly experienced cardiologists ready to offer recommendations regarding treatment in cases not requiring open heart surgery.

 

Cardiogenetic conditions 

Current advances in the fields of technology and genetics mean that we can now screen and detect genes capable of transferring cardiogenetic conditions from one generation to the next, such as arrhythmia, sudden unexpected death syndrome, high cholesterol, and many others. Detecting these conditions can help patients who are not yet displaying any symptoms or enable more accurate family planning to take place. Consulting one of our expert cardiologists to undergo genetic screening is therefore crucial if you are planning a family and wish to protect your offspring from dangerous cardiogenetic conditions.

 

Congenital heart disease 

Congenital heart conditions must receive treatment and be monitored for the duration of that patient’s life. Hence, in addition to total correction surgeries performed by a highly skilled surgeon, our objectives extend to lifelong management of the condition. We are able to achieve this through the work of our multidisciplinary team, consisting of doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and support staff.

 

Cardiac prevention and enhancement 

Bumrungrad Hospital employs precision screening of cardiac conditions for patients deemed at high risk, as well as those looking to enhance their physical capabilities. Our team of sport cardiology specialists help to assess cardiac function and plan appropriate fitness regimen, while our team of cardiologists and geneticists specialize in unlocking the secrets of our DNA to provide clear and precise analysis to our patients.

The doctors working as part of the multidisciplinary team, all of whom have a wealth of knowledge in the treatment required for patients with heart disease, especially difficult-to-manage conditions that can be extremely complicated to treat. Our Heart Institute team consists of the following members:

  • Cardiologists
  • Cardio-thoracic surgeons
  • Cardiac rehabilitation specialists
  • Clinical care team ready to provide treatment for a range of heart conditions
  • Clinical pharmacists specializing in cardiology
  • A specialist nursing team of individuals who have all undergone extensive training and are highly experienced in providing care for cardiac patients
  • A multidisciplinary team working in associated fields, including nutritionists and physiotherapists

 
 
 

 

 

1.    Over 350 coronary angioplasty procedures per year

2.    Over 600 coronary angiography procedures per year

3.    0% rate of stenosis and balloon ruptures during coronary angioplasty procedures (rates in Thailand overall are 0.22%)

4.    Over 30 pacemakers implanted per year, and > 80 electrophysiology studies undertaken per year

5.    0 deaths attributed to AF and VT heart procedures

6.    0 deaths attributed to TAVI heart procedures since 2016

7.    Over 70 successful open-heart surgeries per year undertaken at the Heart Institute


 
  • A single procedure involving the implantation of 8 stents to successfully treat a complex coronary artery disorder
  • Successful diagnosis and treatment for genetically transferrable Brugada syndrome, which affects the heart’s electrical signaling system
 
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Dr. Thanyalak Chaiseri

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Contact Number

065-509-9198 
(8.00-20.00 hrs. )

02-066-8888
(20.00-8.00 hrs. )

Email
[email protected]
 
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Service Hours

  • Service hours for centers/clinics may change without prior notice due to safety protocols put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. As a result, we ask that you please schedule your appointments in advance or call to recheck service hours before travelling to the hospital. Tel. 1378 (local calls only)

Location

  • Heart Institute
Building A, 14th floor
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