Coronaries are the blood vessels of the heart. Coronary Artery Disease is a disease where the coronary becomes narrow or is blocked. This can cause many severe health issues. But under the care of Dr, Siva Kumar Reddy, such health conditions can be treated effectively. He is one of the Best cardiologist in Hyderabad with 22 years of experience.
What Is Coronary Artery Disease?
Sometimes, suspended particles in your blood like cholesterol, blood clots, or other debris can build up in your blood vessel and block the flow of blood through it. This health condition is called coronary artery disease. This is a very critical heart condition and requires immediate medical attention.
What Causes Coronary Artery Disease?
There are many factors which can gradually lead to Coronary Artery Disease. Some of the risk factors are:
- High BP
- High cholesterol
- Smoking and alcohol consumption
- Excessive intake of salt and fatty foods
- Diabetes, obesity
- Lack of exercise
- Blood clot arising from a previous wound or surgery
Coronary Artery Disease are more prevalent in people who are of advanced age or have a hereditary predisposition. Again, men have a higher risk of developing this condition as compared to premenopausal women.
How Can You Know If You Have Coronary Artery Disease?
The most common symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease is angina or chest pain. The other symptoms are:
- Pain, numbness, or discomfort in the left arm, left shoulder, back, neck, etc.
- Difficulty in breathing
- Sweating or ‘cold sweat’
- Indigestion or a feeling of choking
- Nausea or vomiting
- Irregular heartbeat
If you experience any of these symptoms, especially if they last longer than 5 minutes or increase in intensity, seek medical attention immediately.
How Is Coronary Artery Disease Treated?
Apart from leading a healthy lifestyle, Coronary Artery Disease can be treated through medicine and surgery.
Medicine: There are various medicines which can help your health in the following ways:
- Thinning of blood
- Relaxation of blood vessels
- Regularising heartbeat
- Removing suspended particles from the blood
Coronary Stent: It is a minimally invasive procedure where a medical stent is inserted in the artery to prevent it from blocking.
Enhanced External Counter-pulsation: EEC is an electronic stimulation that restoring blood flow through newly crested blood vessels. This procedure acts as a natural bypass.
Angioplasty: A micro-balloon is inserted in the artery and inflated to open the passage. A stent may be used to keep it open so that blood flow can be normalised.
Bypass Surgery: In bypass surgery, a healthy blood vessel is extracted from an arm or leg and is used to create an alternate channel for blood flow to replace a blocked artery.
Treatment Of Coronary Artery Disease By Dr. Siva Kumar Reddy
Dr. Siva Kumar understands the complexity related to each surgery – whether major or minor. Hence, he always tries to treat all his patients with medicines first. And only when the medicines fail to better the health of his patients or if there is a case of emergency, he performs a surgery. If you are also suffering from a heart condition, feel free to visit Dr. Sive for the best treatment.