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EECP - An Effective, Non-Invasive Technique for Cardiovascular Treatment

A promising development in the field of cardiovascular diagnosis and treatment is the progression of Non-invasive Cardiovascular Technology, particularly EECP (Enhanced External Counterpulsation). The technique stimulates the formation of blood vessels to create natural bypass around narrowed or blocked arteries.

The system compresses the lower part of body to increase blood flow towards the heart. The mechanism times each wave of pressure to the heartbeat, escalating blood flow delivered to the heart at the precise moment it is relaxing. The pressure would release instantaneously when the heart pumps again, lowering resistance in the blood vessels of the legs, allowing flow of blood more easily from the heart. Work required for the heart muscle is significantly decreased.

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India’s one of the leading Heart care Centre -

Imagine a world full of good health. Does this thought give you relief? For sure it brings a glimpse of a smile on your face. However, question pops up that is this possible. Again, there is clouding of the grief, isn’t it? So to encompass the flaws in one box and keep it away was the ideation that only sprouts in a visionary personality. This was envisioned by Dr. Pratiksha G. Gandhi, India’s first woman Preventive Cardiologist. Thus, the quote by John Holmes – “There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up” gives a hint of IPC Heart Care Centre’s evolution.

IPC Heart Care Centre is a trailblazer in the domain of Preventive Cardiology in Maharashtra. It is a renowned heart hospital in Mumbai for its non-surgical treatments as well as treatment of heart ailments. Cardiac programs that the hospital renders include rehabilitation; cholesterol, diabetes and hypertension reversal.

It offers a gamut of services pertaining to all the possible areas of the heart and other diseases too. In addition, it offers consultation and does corporate programs too. Some of the corporate that have been blessed by the services include Reserve Bank of India, New India Insurance, Mumbai Chambers of Commerce and Bombay Management Association (BMA) Churchgate, to name a few.

Certainly, hard work pays and this is the sole reason that brings the joyous grin on Dr. Pratiksha Gandhi’s face that has made the hospital the best cardiology hospital in India. She is acclaimed with numerous glorious achievements, out of which one was for the ‘Best Woman Entrepreneur of the year 2005-06’ by Hon. Finance Minister Mr. P. Chidambaram.

Cardiovascular Disease Symptoms, Common Causes and Prevention

Cardiovascular disease is caused by stiffened, narrowed or blocked blood vessels that avert heart, brain or other organs of the body from getting enough blood. Cardiovascular is a general term which describes disease of heart or blood vessels.

Common Cardiovascular disease symptoms are as follows:

·Rapid or irregular heartbeats

·Shortness of breath, anxiety or weakness

·Cold sweats or nausea

·Extreme fatigue

·Fast heart rate

·Indigestion or heartburn

·Discomfort radiating to throat, left shoulder, arm, jaw, elbows or back.

·Pain or restlessness in the centre of the chest.

·Feeling of sickness and vomit.

·Becoming pale.

People experiencing these symptoms should seek medical care immediately.

Common causes of cardiovascular disease are as follows:

Smoking/Tobacco use: Intake of tobacco itself increases risk of cardiovascular disease and heart attack. Nicotine present in cigarette and tobacco causes serious threat to the heart.

Alcohol: Excessive intake of alcohol raises the fatty deposits in the blood leading to atherosclerosis and increases the risks of coronary heart disease.

Unbalanced diet, Physical immobility: Diet with saturated fats, high sodium, trans fats and cholesterol endorses the onset of atherosclerosis and boosts up the blood pressure significantly. Also, physical inactivity directs to deposition of fatty acids in the arteries and leads to obesity which is one of the major contributors of cardiovascular disease. A lack of physical movement can aggravate other CHD risk factors such as triglyceride levels and cholesterol.

Diabetes:It causes cardiovascular diseases including coronary artery which includes heart attack, chest pain and stroke.

Heredity: This is one cause of cardiovascular disease which cannot be prevented. Family history of heart disease plays a major contributor in determining your risk of developing it.

Stress: It causes an extra load on the heart which increases the heart rate and blood pressure. Negative reactions cause stress and harm the heart.

It is necessary to take preventive measures to lower the risk of cardiovascular disease. There are steps that can be taken to prevent these causes of cardiovascular disease from increasing your risks of developing a heart condition.

Physical activity: Increase your physical activity and exercise regularly. Walking is one of the easiest forms of exercising and helps you to stay physically active.

Healthy Diet: Adopt a healthy diet which is low in sodium, saturated fats, trans fats and low in sugar which will considerably reduce risk of cardiovascular disease

Weight Reduction: Maintaining a healthy weight for your age can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Quit smoking and Limit or stop alcohol use.

Medication: Cardiovascular medicines are useful for cardiovascular disease treatment and can improve the quality of life and increase life expectancy.

Cardiovascular disease causes can be alleviated with a few lifestyle changes. Regular cardiac health checkups will help you to detect cardiac problems. Cardiac fitness is essential to your overall well being.

Cardiac Health Checkup Programs in India

“It is better to be safe than sorry.” This sentence might be read in a generic way per se, but has a deep rooted meaning; especially when we consider the number of premature deaths owing to cardiovascular diseases worldwide.

IPC Heart Centre offers Cardiac Health Check Up Programs with the sole purpose of preventive healthcare and to help find problems before they get severe.
Many of us are totally ignorant towards our health, while some of us refrain to see a doctor just because of fear and it is only until we face a major condition, that we realize the importance of regular health checkups.

To understand the importance of regular checkups, let us say for e.g. that you have just bought a brand new vehicle. In the initial first year, there are periodical services that the company offers to ensure that your vehicle has a smooth and glitch-free run. Also, as a matter of fact, we make sure that the vehicle gets the services on time.

Just for a moment now, think about your body. Nowadays we live under a stressful environment and are working day in day out to make our ends meet. Our daily activities certainly take a toll on us. To keep up with the physical and mental energy demanded, we should take initiatives that prevent any condition that may result to a fatal disease.
Patients who have been previously diagnosed with heart disorders or who are suffering from diseases like Diabetes, Obesity, Blood Pressure, or High Cholesterol should regularly get a Cardiac Health Check Up done. People who have a strong family history of cardiac problems may have chances of inheriting the conditions, if not compulsorily. However, it is always good to know about the health of your body.

Keeping this in mind IPC Heart Care Centre has launched various Health Check Up Programs to help people to have a safe and carefree life. Our Mumbai centre offers three Heart Check Up Packages viz. Simple, Essential, and Advanced.

For explicit details about our Cardiac Check Up Packages, please browse through the following link


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