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Sudden Death and Genetically Inherited Heart Disease

One of the main factors behind athletes suffering sudden cardiac arrest, can be a condition associated with genetics called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Most athletes with this condition are completely unaware of it, as they think their symptoms must be a result of their intense exercise routine.

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A HEARTFELT MISSION

Bumrungrad International Hospital’s Heart Institute approaches heart disease from an interdisciplinary angle, bringing together all cardiology subspecialists, cardiothoracic surgeons, internists, geneticists and cardio-rehabilitation experts to successfully treat over 40,000 patients each year.

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest Among Athletes

Sudden Cardiac Arrest among athletes is more common than you think! In fact, it’s the number one cause of sudden death in exercising athletes, even the younger ones. Dr. Achirawin, the head of Heart Institute, and Dr. Alisara Amy, an Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialist share their insight about this topic. Knowing the danger could save a life!

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Sportsman Heart Disease

You are bound to have seen the news about Christian Eriksen, the Danish football player who collapsed while playing for Denmark against Finland at the European Championships a few days ago. Fortunately, the latest news is that he is now in stable condition and conscious.

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Stay Healthy Doctor Talk "The Power of Your Genes: Preventing a Broken Heart"

Dr. Polakit Teelakirikul discusses on how your genes can help you prevent and keep your heart healthy. Dr. Polakit is a cardiologist specializing in genetics.

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Stay Healthy Doctor Talk "Fixing Your Broken Heart Valve"

Dr. Wattanaphol is a cardiologist who specializes on heart valve replacement. On today's episode, he discusses a new and safer way in replacing a heart valve.

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Wearing your heart on your wrist: How gadgets can guard against heart disease

If you wear a smart watch, chances are that you have heard of its health-monitoring features, but did you know that it could potentially help you uncover a hidden heart disease? With support from our specialist physicians at the Bumrungrad Heart Center, let’s find out how a wearable device might save your life.

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There’s more to the heart than love

The phrase “the healing power of love” may sound like a line from a cheesy romantic novel, but did you know that there are many scientific studies clearly supporting this? Good relationships—be they romantic, platonic, or with a pet—play a part in supporting good health, especially when it comes to the health of the heart, by reducing the incidences of cardiovascular diseases and mortalities.

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HPV - Zip Up Challenge: You may get HPV in your lifetime…

In 2018, an estimated 570,000 women were diagnosed with cervical cancer worldwide and about 311,000 women died from the disease. Persistent infection with high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) types is the main cause of cervical cancer.

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