• 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.