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Heart Failure Preventive Health Check at Fortis Hospital Bangalore

What is Heart Failure?

Heart failure is a condition in which the heart can't pump enough blood to meet the body's needs. In some cases, the heart can't fill with enough blood. In other cases, the heart can't pump blood to the rest of the body with enough force. Some people have both problems.

What Causes Heart Failure?

In the initial stages, patients are at risk of developing heart failure, but the signs of heart failure may not manifest overtly. People who have been diagnosed with heart failure should monitor their symptoms carefully and report any sudden changes to their doctor immediately.

By far the main symptoms are shortness of breath especially on lying down or during sleep, excessive tiredness with reduced physical activity and appearance of ankle swelling. This happens when the patient is not getting enough blood pumped from the heart to the various parts of the body and to the heart muscle itself. Additionally, the pressures within the heart chambers and lungs increases causing congestion and symptoms of heart failure.

What to do incase of Heart Failure

Symptoms of Heart Failure

Above symptoms need to be evaluated by a heart failure specialist to establish diagnosis and cause. Once heart failure is confirmed by clinical evaluation and various tests, they are put on drugs as first line of treatment. Depending upon patient to patient they may remain symptom-free or may have minimal symptoms for months or years if they are on regular medications. Some may recover also.

But some start having worsening of symptoms even on medical therapy and they may require specialized interventions like pacemaker devices to resynchronize the failing heart. While another group of patients have frequent hospitalisation and from this point they may deteriorate rapidly which can lead to a stage where it is called as refractory heart failure or end stage heart failure who may require advanced management like heart transplant or ventricular assist devices.

Hence, it is advisable to contact a hospital at the earliest that can perform specialized interventions and heart transplants once the worsening of their symptom starts.

What is Pro BNP investigation in the package?

The Pro BNP investigation detects whether the patient has Heart Failure . During the Heart Failure condition , an enzyme leaks into the blood due to increased pressure inside the heart. This enzyme is detected or measured through the ProBNP test in a patient . Hence if found that the enzyme has leaked , we confirm the patient’s condition as HF

Package Includes:

Services Offered

Medical Management

Our expert team medically manages heart failure in patients with the latest available medications, specialized investigations and patient specific expert management to control the progression of the condition, keeping patients out of the hospital, and reducing mortality. Also, the cardiac rehabilitation team counsels the patients and their family members on diet and other lifestyle modifications to limit symptoms and to optimise the patient's ability to participate in daily routines.

Electrical Device Management

Qualified electrophysiologists at our centre provide Cardiac Resynchronisatlon Therapy (CRT) with biventncular pacemakers and avoid life-threatening heart rhythm disorders with Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs)

Surgical Management

ECMO or Cardiac Revival Programme Extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) offers new rays of hope to patients with devastating lung injury or heart failure. Using this technology in early stages also helps saving tissue from further hypoxic injury. Unlike an ordinary heart-lung bypass machine, ECM() can be used for days. Thus ECMO not only allows the heart and lungs to recover, but also offers patients some time for heart transplant i.e it can be used as a 'Bridge-To-Transplant'

Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs)

Pioneers in LVAD implant as permanent therapy in India, our doctors have a vast experience with VADs implant as a bridge to transplant and as a permanent support for patients who are not candidates for heart transplant

Heart Transplant

We focus on stabilisation of patients as they await donor heart and alternative options for patients who are not candidates for transplant. Since 2010, hearttransplants have been regularly performed at Fortis Molar Hospital In Chennal. And today our entre rs Internationally recognized benefitting patients with end-stage heart failure across the globe.

About Fortis

For over 20 years, we have been committed to the cause of getting people back to their lives faster and stronger. And in the process, we have become one of India's most respected healthcare entities. With 56 hospitals across the nation and over 10,000 beds, we touch, enrich and transform the lives of over 3,300 patients every day.

For over a decade now we have provided the best cardiac care in India with many lifesaving breakthroughs to our credit. From performing a beating heart surgery on a 4-hour-old child to performing the world's first conscious off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery, we have constantly delivered unparalleled healthcare when it matters most.

Our 24X7 ultra-modern heart care facility is well equipped with cath labs, cardiac OTs, SICU & CCU and non invasive diagnostics. This specialty is handled by a group of renowned interventional cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons and electrophysiologists and non invasive cardiologists, ably supported by a team of highly competent paramedics and nurses.

Fortis Organ Transplant

Fortis has one of the largest and most comprehensive organ transplant programmes in India. The network offers a host of state-of-the-art services which include transplants of heart, liver and kidney intestinal and GI transplants, and transplant services. The hospital provides excellent medical care and facilities for pre and post-transplant management.

Fortis Heart Transplant Programme

It gives us great pride to inform you that Fortis Bangalore now has a dedicated centre for advanced heart failure and transplant. Fortis Bangalore now joins the team of India's largest and the most comprehensive organ transplant network.

Our heart transplant program is backed by state-of-the-art technology, cutting-edge medical interventions and wisdom of more than two decades of cardiac care experience.

Leading Cardiologists at Fortis Bangalore

Dr. Rajpal Singh

Cardiology - Interventional

Dr. Shashidhar

Cardiology - Interventional

Dr. Jayaprakash Shenthar

Cardiology

Dr. Satish C. Govind

Cardiology


Testimonial

“Fortis is one of the reputed brand in healthcare in India. Their Bangalore branch is no different. I have visited the branch few weeks ago for my relative’s treatment and have to say I am really impressed with their service and attitude towards their customers. The staffs are extremely efficient in handling the customers and the doctors are also well qualified in their respective fields.“

- Arnab