Cardiac sciences, or cardiology, is a branch of medicine that deals with illnesses pertaining to heart and circulatory system. These diseases, known as cardiovascular diseases, account for the highest number of deaths in the world. According to the World Health Organization 31 per cent of the global deaths happen due to cardiovascular diseases.
Types of cardiovascular diseases
Various types of cardiovascular diseases are heart attack,
Arrhythmia:Also known as dysrhythmia, is a disease that means your heartbeats run out of rhythm. Arrhythmia produces uneven heartbeats.
Heart failure:A heart failure means your heart is not pumping like usual. It leads to breathing shortness.
Heart valve disease:There are three types of heart valve diseases. A Mitral valve prolapse means the valve that exists between the left-upper and left-lower chambers don’t close properly; an Aortic Stenosismeans the narrowing of your aortic valve; and a Mitral valve insufficiency means your mitral valve doesn’t close as it should.
Coronary artery disease:Also known as CAD, it means hardening of arteries.
Pericardial disease:It is a rare disease. It makes the linings around your heart swell up.
Cardiomyopathy:It means you will have an enlarged heart, failing to pump blood as usual.
Aorta disease:It is caused by a widening or a tear in the aorta, which is the largest artery of the body.
Marfan syndrome:It is a disease that affects the body’s connective tissues.
Congenital heart disease: A disease that develops before birth. It means defect in the structure of heart or blood vessels.
Vascular diseases:It means diseases of the circulatory system that affect the arteries and blood flow to brain.
It is a process used to treat a condition called Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) which causes irregular heartbeats. The condition can lead to blood clot in your heart, heart failure or a stroke. Ablation is used a mode of treatment when procedures like cardioversions don’t give ...FIND OUT MORE
This procedure is used for the treatment of coronary artery disease, in which the coronary arteries harden making it difficult for blood and oxygen to flow freely. This process involves catheterization to open up the artery making the flow easy.The surgery can take up to 1 to 3 ...FIND OUT MORE
In many cases an arrhythmia, or unrhythmic heartbeats, can be cured by taking drugs. In cases where that isn’t possible, a cardioversion is necessary. The procedure uses electrical waves sent to the heart to bring heartbeats to normalcy. It can be used to cure different ...FIND OUT MORE
Enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) is performed as a treatment for angina, which might give you chest pain that feels like indigestion to heart attack to people. Angina is a symptom of a disease like coronary heart disease. EECP is suggested by the doctor when other ...FIND OUT MORE
A heart bypass surgery is a process used to treat coronary heart disease. Coronary heart disease can cause blood clot leading to lack of blood flow. It may make you feel chest pain, irregular heartbeats, or breathing shortness, and can lead to a heart attack. A heart bypass ...FIND OUT MORE
In heart transplant your diseased heart is replaced with the heart of donor who has died and has left behind an agreement to donate his organs. From 1967, when heart transplant was first performed as an experiment, the procedure has come a long way. In US alone 2,000 transplants ...FIND OUT MORE
A heart valve surgeryis used as a surgical treatment for the heart valve disease. It is usually performed on the mitral valve but might also be used for aortic, tricuspid and pulmonic valves. It is used in cases where a heart valve repair surgery won’t cure the ...FIND OUT MORE
ICD is a procedure used for the treatment of irregular heartbeats, or unrhythmic heartbeats. And ICD is a machine that monitors heartbeat and when it detects abnormality, pushes electric energy to get it to normal. People who are at the risk of a cardiac arrest, or those who ...FIND OUT MORE
During a pacemaker or an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implant, electric wires called leads are used to transfer energy to the heart to get to beat normally. Leads are placed inside your body along as a part of the procedure.A lead extraction is the procedure of ...FIND OUT MORE
A left ventricular assist device (LVAD) helps a heart do its work. It is put inside your chest to help your heart push out oxygen'rich blood. LVAD is helpful for people who have gone through an open heart surgery and their heart needs some rest. It is also helpful for people ...FIND OUT MORE
In usual circumstances, if your heart is healthy it already has a pacemaker'like mechanism that helps maintain its rhythm and pace. When that isn’t the case, your doctor might ask you to get a pacemaker installed in your chest. A pacemaker sends electrical signals to ...FIND OUT MORE