In India, more than 17 Lakh people die every year due to heart diseases and by 2030, the figure is expected to increase with 2.3 crore deaths. Around 26 percent of total deaths in India occur due to the heart diseases and diabetes.
Now let us understand some basics of Cardio-Vascular system and related ailments.
The heart is the pump that circulates the blood through an estimated 100,000 km (60,000 miles) of blood vessels. It beats about 100,000 times every day (which adds up to 35million beats/year), pumping around 2000 gallons (7571 ltrs) of blood.
The study of the normal heart and the diseases associated with it is termed as CARDIOLOGY.
Anatomy of Heart
The coronary circulation consists of the blood vessels that supply blood to, and remove blood from, the heart muscle itself.
- Although blood fills the chambers of the heart, the muscle tissue of the heart, or myocardium, is so thick that it requires coronary blood vessels to deliver blood deep into the myocardium.
- The vessels that supply blood high in oxygen to the myocardium are known as coronary arteries.
- The coronary arteries are classified as "end circulation", since they represent the only source of blood supply to the myocardium.
Heart disease or cardiovascular disease includes a range of conditions that affect your heart. Diseases under the heart disease umbrella include blood vessel diseases, such as coronary artery disease; heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias), and heart defects anyone is born with (congenital heart defects), among others.
Heart disease occurs when the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle become hardened and narrowed due to a buildup of plaque on the arteries’ inner walls. Plaque is the accumulation of fat, cholesterol, and other substances. As plaque continues to build up in the arteries, blood flow to the heart is reduced.
Heart disease can lead to a heart attack. A heart attack happens when an artery becomes totally blocked with plaque, preventing vital oxygen and nutrients from getting to the heart. A heart attack can cause permanent damage to the heart muscle.
Cardiovascular disease symptoms can be different for men and women. Men are more likely to have chest pain; women are more likely to have other symptoms along with chest pain, such as shortness of breath, nausea and extreme fatigue.
Symptoms can include:
Chest pain, chest tightness, chest pressure and chest discomfort (angina)
Shortness of breath
Pain, numbness, weakness or coldness in your legs or arms
Pain in the neck, jaw, throat, upper abdomen or back
Nausea and fatigue
The risk factors for heart disease that you can do something about are:
High blood pressure
High blood cholesterol
Overweight and obesity
Lack of physical activity
Diabetes and prediabetes Metabolic syndrome
TYPES OF HEART DISEASE
Congenital heart disease
This is a general term for some deformities of the heart that have been present since birth
Arrhythmia is an irregular heartbeat
Coronary artery disease
Disease of the heart caused by a buildup of atherosclerotic plaque in the coronary arteries which supply the heart muscle with nutrients and oxygen by circulating blood
Myocardial infarction (MI), commonly known as a heart attack occurs when blood flow decreases or stops to a part of the heart, causing damage to the heart muscle
Also known as congestive heart failure, heart failure occurs when the heart does not pump blood around the body efficiently
Metropolis Helarhcare is proud to introduce CardioXpert for fulfilling all diagnosis requirement related to Cardiovascular disease.
What is Cardioxpert?
CardioXpert is a specialized division of Metropolis, which is dedicated towards Cardio-Vascular disease diagnosis with comprehensive Pathological tests encompassing all elements of Cardio-Vascular system. We have an expansive test Menu of more than 100+ tests and profiles related to CV disease. With more than 115+ Laboratories across 6 countries, we have been successfully providing accurate report for CV diagnosis since last 35+ years. We process more than 7.7 million patient reports annually and are trusted by thousands of Clinicians and Hospitals over the years.
What makes CardioXpert Unique?
There are many salient features of CardioXpert. Some of the most important ones are captured below in 3 categories
- Expansive tests menu of more than 100+ tests
- Customized profiles based on Cardiac illeness type
- All tests follow international guidelines for biological references
- All testing equipments are approved by USFDA and CE.
- We also have HLA test necessary for heart Transplant
- Stat report on request
- Trend analysis of all quantitative tests available
- Pre and post test counselling services available
- Cardiology consultation available in important Lab locations with well trained Cardiologis.
- Online booking of tests available in the dedicated CardioXpert portal
- Availability of cardiospecific diagnostic services like ECG,Dopler,Echo,TMT
- Comprehensive Cardiac Wellness services inclusive of pathology, imaging diagnistics and consultation available in all Major Metros
- Dedicated Medical affairs team to support clinical needs of Doctors and testing queries of Patients
Medical Maestros of CardioXpert
Dr HN Ravi Kumar
Dr HN Ravi Kumar, MD, DCP (Pathology) is a well-respected name in annals of Pathology in Karnataka & nationally. He is a senior Pathologist of Metropolis group with 32+ years of experience. He is an avid academician with 14+ years of experience as Teacher and Examiner. He is an NABL Lead assessor with an experience of more than 12 years.
Currently, he heads Karnataka technical operations of Metropolis as Vice President & Chief of Lab, RV Metropolis Ltd based in Bangalore. He has a vast experience in reporting Cardiac illness related samples and is also a noted panellist in many Cardiac academic and knowledge sharing events. His rich experience will empower CardioXpert as an efficient tool for providing reliable support to all Cardiologists in the management of their patients. His experience will also ensure CardioXpert benefits cardiac patients more effectively with accuracy, empathy and integrity.
Dr Talat Khan
Dr Talat Khan, MD (Pathology), Consultant Pathologist and Doctor in Charge of Biochemistry & Immunoassay at our Global Reference Laboratory, Mumbai will support CardioXpert Medical team to curate and deliver the best. She has a wide experience of reporting cardiac Samples with the high sample volume of reference laboratory and by virtue of engaging in clinical data analytics of the same
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