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Amidst Heart Failure: A Journey of Hopeful Treatment

Mr. Steven Gerhard Anderson shares with a bright smile, "Today, I feel much better than I did 8 months ago... There's no 100% guarantee of how long I'll live, whether it's another 5 years or 10 years, but as long as my doctors continue to treat me and my condition remains stable, I believe I can live for many more years without needing a heart transplant."

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Heart valve disease, a possible hidden danger

The heart consists of four chambers, with valves opening and closing to allow blood to pass through between the upper and lower chambers in one direction, and not backward. There are many ways to treat heart valve disease. Currently, Bumrungrad Hospital has the technology for heart valve replacement without surgery, a treatment option that is highly safe and yields good results.

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Follow your heart

We aim to be a state-of-the-art medical facility in all areas of cardiology, including coronary artery disease, arrhythmia, advanced heart failure and heart transplantation, structural heart disease, cardiogenetics, congenital heart disease, cardiac screening, and preventive care.

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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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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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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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