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Irregular Heartbeat in India

Irregular Heartbeat in India

An irregular Heartbeat may be due to the following reasons such as Coronary artery disease, Electrolyte imbalances in the blood, Changes in the heart muscle, Injury from a heart attack, etc. ... Read More

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Treatments related to Irregular Heartbeat in India

  • Coarctation of the Aorta (CoA) Surgery Start from INR 230880
  • AICD Start from INR 144300
  • Radiofrequency Ablation Start from INR 76960
  • Heart Surgery Start from INR 292500
  • CRT- D Implant (Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy) Start from INR 841750
  • Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) Treatment Start from INR 240500
  • Heart Transplant Start from INR 2164500
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Frequently Asked Questions related to Irregular Heartbeat

Cardiac ablation

Who is a good candidate for cardiac ablation?

Person who have some symptoms such as palpations, lightheadness, shortness of breath, fatigue can be a candidate for  goodcardiac ablation

Can I drink alcohol after cardiac ablation?

Drinking is usually not allowed after a cardiac ablation procedure  who haveundergone major surgery.

Does cardiac ablation weaken the heart?

During the process of cardiac ablation the abnormal tissues of the heart are destroyed by burning or freezing it, cardiac ablation can reduce or even eliminate your symptoms and make you feel better but the procedure is invasive and not for every person.

How long does it take to recover from a cardiac ablation?

Cardiac ablation takes around eight weeks to heal, you can also have some arrhythmias during the first few weeks after your ablation  during this time you may need dome medications or other form of treatment.

Why Cardiac ablation is done?

Cardiac ablation is being done for correcting the abnormal heart rhythm. When your heart beats the electrical signals in your heart causes heart to squeeze and it must follow a specific pathway throughout your heart. Any disruption in the heart signal can trigger the abnormal heartbeat. Your doctor will recommend you to go for cardiac ablation if you have

Can I drive after cardiac ablation?

Till one week of the procedure you are not allowed to drive.  You should wait for 2 weeks till you feel that you are physically strong to do more procedures.

Do you stay overnight in hospital after cardiac ablation?

Yes, you may have to stay overnight or one to two days or even more depending on your recovery after the procedure then you can return home.

What tests are done before cardiac ablation?

Some tests done before cardiac ablation are electrocardiogram, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and other laboratory works.

What happens after cardiac ablation?

You'll be taken to a recovery area for a few hours where doctors and nurses will closely monitor you. According to your condition, you may go home the same day or spend the night in the hospital. Plan to have someone else drive you home after your procedure.

Are you intubated for cardiac ablation?

Yes, tracheal intubation is usually done before cardiac ablation procedure.

How long does a cardiac ablation take?

Cardiac ablation takes around two to four hours to complete the procedure is being done in elecrtrophysiology laboratory where you will be monitored  before the procedure you will be given intravenous medications so that you can fall asleep. .

How long does fatigue last after cardiac ablation?

You may have some mild shortness of breath or fatigue after surgery, this is normal and subside within four to six week after the procedure. If your symptoms appears for longer time then abnormal heart rhythm can reoccur.

Is there an age limit for cardiac ablation?

Cardiac ablation can be performed on any patient up to the age of 90 years who can get the same result like young patients. With the advancing age the patient selection becomes more critical because there is always a risk in older individual.

How Cardiac ablation is done?

Cathether is being inserted by a blood vessel in your heart, in some cases more than one cathether may be used. The catheters  are also inserted via blood vessels in your groin, shoulder or neck. Sensor  present on the tip of the catheter is used for sending electric impulses and for recording your hearts beat. During the procedure you may feel some minor discomfort when the catheter is being moved into your heart.

Is cardiac ablation major surgery?

Cardiac ablation is relatively a minor surgery when it is performed by a catheter and when cardiac ablation is done through open surgery then it is major surgery. You will need to stay in ICU for minimum a week in hospital to recover.

How serious is heart ablation surgery?

Cardiac ablation surgery is very safe but there are some risks associated with the process such as injury to blood vessels  and blood clots in legs or lungs.

What is Cardiac Ablation?

Cardiac ablation is the procedure which is used to restore the normal heart rhythm in this procedure long flexible tubes are being passed through the blood vessel to your heart.

Is cardiac ablation worth the risk?

Cardiac ablation has got some risks but they are very rare, many people who got cardiac ablation feel much better after the procedure. Risks of the process is not worth who have only few symptoms.

Heart Transplant

What are the risks associated with Heart Transplants?

The most common causes of death following a transplant are infection and rejection. With the exception of having to take lifelong medication to keep the body from rejecting the new heart.

How is matching done for heart transplant?

When checking whether a heart is a good match the team will look at the quality of the heart, the size, and how well it matches blood and tissue type.

What are the Contraindication for heart transplant?

 

Contradictions are: Insulin-dependent diabetes with severe organ dysfunction Recent thromboembolism such as stroke Advanced kidney, lung, or liver disease Metastatic cancer Life-threatening diseases including acute infection or systemic disease such as systemic lupus erythematosus, sarcoidosis Vascular disease.

What are the steps in Heart transplant surgery?

Heart Transplant procedure consists of three stages: The first stage is harvesting the heart from the donor. The second removing the recipient's damaged heart And lastly is the implantation of donor's heart.

How long does it typically take for hospital to arrange for cadeveric donor for me?

Unfortunately, there can never be a commitment on how long one has to wait. It depends on a lot of factors - age, height, weight, blood group of the patient, Indian patients in waiting queue, International patients in waiting queue before the patient.

What is the survival rate for heart transplant patients?

85 to 90 percent patients live 2 years or more. 60% of them live for 5 years or more.

How long is the heart transplant procedure?

A heart transplant operation usually takes between 4-6 hrs.

What can i expect after an heart transplant?

It takes about six to eight weeks for your incisions to heal.

Are the hospitals in your panel internationally accredited?

At Vaidam, we are proud to associate with several Joint commission international (JCI )accredited Indian hospitals in our panel. Also Vaidam is the first and only online medical facilitator in India accredited by NABH. This recognition is an acknowledgment to the quality of care being provided to patients, safety standards and services.

What are heart transplant Rejection Symptoms?

General symptoms of heart transplant rejection are- Fever Fluid collection in lungs Decreased oxygen level in blood Shortness of breath.

How is the functioning of heart assessed?

Functioning of heart is assessed by: Echocardiogram - measures the Ejection Fraction or EF which is a measure of how well the heart is contracting. NT-pro BNP - a hormone that rises in the blood as a response to a failing heart.

Radiofrequency Ablation

What are the risks?

The risk and complications of radiofrequency ablation is very low in some cases serious complication may cause infection and bleeding at the site of incision. Temporary side effects of the procedure include weakness or numbness in your legs and swelling and bruising at the site of incision.

How effective is radiofrequency ablation?

Some patient get relief from pain after radiofrequency  but the amount of pain varies according to the location of pain and you can relief within six to twelve months of the treatment. While some patient gets relief up to years.

Is radiofrequency ablation right for you?

Yes, radiofrequency ablation can be the right treatment for you if the pain doesn’t respond to any other treatment such as pain killers or physical therapy.

How often should you do RF treatment?

You should do radiofrequency treatment is every four to six weeks, the frequency of the radiofrequency depends on various factors such as your age and your aesthetic concern.

What happens after the procedure?

After the surgery you should not drive or do any vigorous activity for 24 hours after the procedure. But you can return to your normal activities next day after the surgery.

What kind of anesthesia is used for radiofrequency ablation?

Radiofrequency ablation is a minimum invasive technique in which tumor removal in patient with hepatic cancer. This surgery is done under general anesthesia  to ensure safety and comfort of the patient.

How is radiofrequency ablation done?

In radiofrequency ablation first you will be given intravenous medication then you will be told to lie down. In the next step a thin needle is being inserted into the area where you feel pain with x ray the exact area can be located.  Then a microelectrode is being inserted through the needle then a small radiofrequency signal is being send through the electrode to heat your nerve tissues.

How long is the ablation procedure?

For doing catheter ablation it will take two to four hours to be complete, the procedure is done in lab where you will be monitored carefully, before starting the procedure you will be given intravenous medications so that it will help you in relaxing and falling asleep.

Is sedation necessary for radiofrequency ablation?

Radiofrequency ablation is not painful than other injection procedure that is performed in other pain management procedure. Patient will be given mild intravenous sedation during the procedure but sedation is not necessary in every case.

How long does it take to recover from radiofrequency ablation?

To relief from radiofrequency ablation it usually takes one to three weeks after injection. You are advised to rest to rest for few days after the procedure before you can resume your normal activity

Can radio frequency damage your skin?

In radiofrequency treatment the current flows from the electrode of an radiofrequency device into your skin by heating the tissues below the skin to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. Skin tightening by radiofrequency is considered very safe.

What is the purpose of radiofrequency ablation?

Radiofrequency ablation is the new method of pain control, in this technique the radiofrequency waves are being delivered to some nerves and with the aim of interrupting the signal of pain to the brain.

What is the success rate of radiofrequency ablation?

This procedure is 70 to 80 percent effective in those patient who have successful nerve block and the procedure can be repeated in some cases if required.

What is radiofrequency ablation?

Radiofrequncy ablation is a procedure in which electric current is being used for heating a small area of nerve tissue so that it can stop sending the signals of pain. This procedure provides long lasting relief from pain in lower back neck and arthritic joint.

How painful is radiofrequency ablation?

Pain of radiofrequency ablation is just like sun burn, this pain on average lasts no longer than one to weeks after the procedure.  Complete relief from pain can be expected within two to three weeks of the procedure because some time is taken for ablated nerves to die and stop sending pain signals.

Does radio frequency tighten skin?

Radiofrequency ablation is used for tightening the loose skin of your body by increasing the production of collagen.

Is radiofrequency ablation considered surgery?

Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive surgery there is no need of removing any tissues organs or involvement of cutting or opening the body.

Is RF safe for face?

Yes, radiofrequency ablation is safe and effective for face. Radiofrequency ablation is being approved by FDA for reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) Treatment

How much time is needed for VSD surgery?

It will take around two hours for VSD surgery, small flexible tube will be placed in the different blood vessels of your groin clinic.

Who performs VSD surgery?

This surgery is basically done by cardiologist.

How VSD surgery is done?

In VSD surgery the surgeon will make a small cut in the front side of the chest and divides the breastbone to reach the heart, the heart-lung machine is used to pump blood and act as the lungs during the surgery and then the surgeon patches up the hole between the ventricles.

What is a ventricular septal defect?

Ventricular septal defect is usually a hole in the wall of heart which separates the two chambers of heart. They usually occurs by themselves they don’t have any birth defect.

How is VSD diagnosed?

VSD is usually diagnosed at birth or within a few days after birth when doctor can hear the murmur sound.  Diagnostic measures for VSD includes chest x ray, electrocardiogram, ultrasound images, coronary angiography and MRI imaging.

What is the success rate for VSD surgery?

According to recent data patient who have undergone have lead a normal life and in 40 years only 6% of the patient have required re surgery to close those small leaks that developed near the patch.

Are there any long term problems or complications after surgery?

Within the first six months of surgery the person who has still the risk of endocarditis within the heart will heal. People whose VSD is repaired can develop cardiac arrhythmia in the later life because of the formation of scar tissue around the heart.

Does the heart function normally following surgical repair of a VSD?

In individuals with a VSD and no other heart or lung problems, repair of the defect restores the heart’s normal function. Generally these people can engage in physical activity without restrictions. This is also true for adults with small, unrepaired VSDs.

Yes, heart starts functioning normally after VSD the defect restores to heart normal function. Some person who have some complications related to VSD such as abnormal heart function may have some restrictions on their activities.

What is the treatment for ventricular septal defects?

A person who has ventricular septal defect should always consult a specialist. This treatment is always recommended to prevent the problem of heart and lungs, VSD treatment

What type of follow up is required after surgery?

You should undergo regular follow up with your doctor for your cardiologist. Those whose congenital abnormalities, valve disease or aortic regurgitation should get it check with the specialist.

Does VSD always require treatment?

Around 75% of VSD doesn’t need any treatment they close their own within the first year of life or by reaching the age of 10 years. If the VSD is medium  or large the closure rate is about 5 to 10 percent. An adult who has a VSD without any symptoms probably does not require intervention but should have regular checkups by a physician who specializes in adult congenital heart disease.

What are the symptoms of VSD?

Ventricular septal defect depends on the size of the hole where it is being located, the size of the heart determines the effect of heart function. Due to this the heart may become bigger and high blood pressure may develop in the arteries of the lungs. A person who has large VSD can experience shortness of breath, weakness and fatigue. If the ventricular defect is small the only symptoms which is being noticed is loud murmur sound.

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