Heart disease is the number one cause of death in both men and women. Coronary heart disease is the most common type of heart disease, killing over 370,000 people annually. 

As per a World Health Organisation (WHO) report, cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) would be the largest cause of death and disability in India by 2020. Here are some facts which you should know about heart diseases:

  • Changing lifestyle pattern, coupled with lack of physical exercise has put 74 per cent of urban Indians at risk of suffering from CVD, a recent study has revealed.
  • According to current estimates, India will soon have the highest number of cases of cardiovascular disease in the world and it is estimated to account for 35.9% deaths by the year 2030.

 

Am I at risk of a Heart attack in the next decade?

The answer is in a heart scan performed by the latest CT (128-slice) scan, as per Dr Harlan Krumholz, a Yale cardiologist and senior author of the paper, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

The same has been reported on 13 Nov 2015 in the International New York Times.

The CT scan test looks for calcium in coronary arteries, a signal that plaque is present. The study proved that the chance of heart attacks or disabling chest pain with zero calcium on the CT scan is  very little in the next decade, than what the risk calculator predicted.

 

Cost benefits:

Compared to the cost of medications, the heart scan was proved to be inexpensive and a one time cost.

Average monthly costs in India were Rs 1500 approximately for cardiac medications. Multiple risk factors coexist which increases the medication costs.

One time cost of the CT scan is Rs 4500/-

 

Radiation dose: 

The X-ray dose from the CT scan is also less and is about that of a mammogram

Our Centre is equipped with the 128-Slice Computed Tomography (CT) scanner, the latest generation in a line of CT scanners, which is revolutionizing non-invasive diagnosis. This machine can scan the whole body in seconds and provide incredibly sharp 3D images of any organ.

We are well equipped to handle the cardiac scan requirement as defined above.

Come experience our facility and get started on your journey of a healthy heart. 

 

Health tip: 

The phenolic compound found in apple skin, prevents the cholesterol that gets into your system from forming a plaque.