“People take ownership of sickness and disease by saying things like ‘MY high blood pressure’, ‘MY diabetes’, ‘MY heart disease’, MY! MY! MY! Don’t own it because it doesn’t belong to you!”
The heart can be better described as a hollow muscular organ that pumps the blood through the circulatory system by rhythmic contraction and dilation.
Did you know that the heart is the only organ you can hear and feel? It is the first and last sign of life and one of the few things with the potential to unite all of us as people. However, although impressive and strong your heart can also become vulnerable to habitual risks factor. Heart disease stays the leading course of death.
Treatment of Cardiovascular Diseases at KUTRRH
Cardiovascular disease (CVD)is a class of disease that affects the heart or blood vessels (veins or arteries). It can be caused by a combination of social-economic, behavioral, and environmental risk factors family history, which cannot be changed, high blood pressure, can be changed with treatment. Common cardiovascular diseases that affect most people include; Heart attack, Stroke, Heart failure, Arrhythmia, Heart valve complications.
No beauty shines more than a healthy heart, to prevent and control CVD (cardiovascular disease) we aim to drive action to educate people by controlling risk factors such as tobacco use, unhealthy diet, and physical inactivity to prevent 80% of premature deaths from heart disease and Stroke and adapt heart-healthy diet: Eating foods that hold polyunsaturated fats and omega-3, such as oily fish, alongside fruits and vegetables can support heart health.
Catheterization Laboratory (Cath Lab)
KUTRRH invested in an ultramodern cardiovascular diagnosis and treatment facility. This makes it one of the largest multi-disciplinary medical facilities in the East Africa region. The heart unit has precise cardiac investigative equipment and the relevant specialists for around the clock patient care service.
KUTRRH has a state-of-the-art catheterization laboratory, commonly known as a Cath lab. This is a specialized area in the cardiology unit of the Hospital where doctors perform minor tests and advanced cardiac procedures to diagnose and treat cardiovascular diseases. Which is equipped with ultramodern imaging technology used to view the arteries and check how well blood is flowing to and from the heart. This is another milestone in the Hospital’s journey toward quality patient-centered care in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of a wide range of health challenges.
The hospital has continued to conduct procedures to treat heart disease including Angioplasty. This is a procedure that involves special tubing with an attached deflated balloon that is threaded up to the coronary artery. The balloon is inflated to widen the areas that are blocked where blood flow to the heart has been slowed or cut off. v Bypass surgery treats blocked arteries by removing arteries or veins from other parts of the body and using them to reroute blood around arteries that are clogged to improve blood flow to the heart.
Treatment of cardiovascular medications at KUTRRH include the ones that treat risk factors like blood pressure or cholesterol or to break up clots. Medical procedures like having a balloon or stent placed in your blood vessel, heart valve surgery, or coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
Most cardiovascular diseases can be prevented by addressing behavioral risk factors such as tobacco use, unhealthy diet and obesity, physical inactivity, and harmful use of alcohol. It is important to detect heart disease as early as possible so that management with counselling and medicines can begin. Over three quarters of CVD deaths take place in low- and middle-income countries.
“Regular exercise within one’s capacity –is the single most important endeavor one should do to keep one’s heart Healthy “Happy world’s heart day to each human being on the planet. Great wishes from KUTRRH’s own Dr. Bashisth Mishra (Cardiovascular surgeon).