Sukumvit Hospital is the easiest access hospital in Bangkok at less than 200m from Ekkamai BTS.
With the latest equipment available and a team of qualified cardiologists, the hospital is able to take on all types of heart-related diseases.
In modern day life, we often overlook the emotional state of mind. As a result, anxiety and stress levels are often heightened, whether it’s due to financial problems, relationships or just the daily toll of life.
We neglect psychological and behavioural factors that are essential to controlling stress which is often the cause of heart disease. According to the World Health Organisation, coronary heart diseases is the number one cause of death in Thailand, accounting for more than 15% of deaths in the country.
The three main types of heart disease are:
Cardiovascular disease: This is when coronary arteries (the arteries that supply the heart with oxygen-rich blood) become narrowed by a gradual buildup of a waxy substance called plaque within their walls. Over time, this plaque can harden and or rupture (break open). Hardened plaque narrows the coronary arteries and reduces the flow of oxygen-rich blood to the heart, which in turn can cause angina or a heart attack. Angina is chest pain or discomfort that can occur in your shoulders, arms, neck, jaw, or back. A heart attack occurs if the flow of oxygen-rich blood to a section of the heart muscle is cut off. If blood flow isn’t restored quickly, the section of heart muscle begins to die. Without quick treatment, a heart attack can lead to serious long-term health problems or indeed death.
Arrhythmia: This is an abnormal rhythm of the heart. There are various types of arrhythmia’s. The heart can beat too slow, too fast or irregularly. Bradycardia is when the heart rate is less than 60 beats per minute, while Tachycardia is when the heart rate is more than 100 beats per minute. An arrhythmia can affect how well the heart works. The heart may not be able to pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs.
Heart valve problems: If the valves do not open enough to allow the blood to flow through as it should, it’s called stenosis. When the heart valves do not close properly and allow blood to leak through, it’s called regurgitation. When the valve leaflets bulge or prolapse back into the upper chamber, it’s a condition called mitral valve prolapse. When the latter happens, they may not close properly. This allows blood to flow backward through them.
What is an Interventional cardiologist?
Interventional cardiology is a branch of cardiology that deals specifically with the catheter based treatment of structural heart diseases. Interventional cardiologists rank among the world’s foremost authorities on cardiovascular disease and its treatment, which is why the team at Sukumvit Hospital is fully confident in their level of treatment and the quality of their equipment.
Currently, Sukumvit Hospital has made it its primary objective to be amongst the forefront of heart-related problems with a team of 13 renowned cardiologists. The hospital has state-of-the-art medical equipment to treat or alleviate all kinds of heart-related diseases.The hospital is beginning to make inroads into this specific branch of treatment and would like to instil total confidence in patients seeking treatment here. The team of cardiologists live up to all expectations that any community, patients from overseas seeking medical tourism, expats resident in SE Asia or local Thais, can rely upon.
Dr Wasan Udayachalerm, one of Thailand’s well known intervention cardiologists, heads up the heart centre, and with his experienced team, has many years of experience and expertise and can treat 100% of blocked arteries, or what is known as chronic total occlusion (CTO).There are just a handful of CTO specialists in Thailand, and Sukumvit Hospital’s team is strengthened by the presence of Dr Wasan, who apart from being one of Thailand’s top CTO specialists also developed the Siam Technique system which involves the use of specialised equipment such as diamond tipped rotor blades and special catheters that can open up blocked arteries. This process eliminates the need for a heart bypass and has helped many patients recover from CTO in a few days, whilst at the same time, drastically, cutting medical expenses.
Dr Nivit, cardiologist, at Sukumvit Hospital advise all patients to improve their heart health through the following:
1. Be conscious of all food consumed because diet plays a major role.
2. Regular exercise is necessary. A sedentary lifestyle can lead to a host of problems including heart related diseases.
3. Smoking will damage your health!
4. Regular medical checkups are necessary. Early diagnosis and treatment can not only save your life, but can reduce the cost of treatment.
5. Chest pains can be risky, deadly and should not be taken lightly. Sukumvit Hospital began operation in 1977 and the entire team of doctors, specialists, nurses and assistants have been trained with the singular aim of helping patients maintain optimum health. They have the latest equipment so that their specialists have the best available tools for diagnosis and treatment. Conveniently located on Sukhumvit Road with English speaking staff, the hospital is ready for all emergency and or any treatments that you might require.
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