New Delhi, Sep 29 (PTI) A leading private facility near here on Wednesday launched a state-of-the-art catheterization lab with a high-tech machine that provides a complete model of the entire heart while simultaneously relaying information regarding electrical activity in the organ, hospital authorities said.
The launch coincided with World Heart Day.
Fortis Memorial Research Institute (FMRI), Gurgaon has launched the state-of-the-art catheterization lab with a “3D Carto 7 mapping machine,” the hospital said in a statement.
FMRI claimed that it was the “first and only hospital in India and South Asia” to acquire this machine.
The machine provides a complete model of the entire heart, while simultaneously relaying information about the electrical activity of the heart. It helps map complex cardiac arrhythmias, helping electrophysiologists make optimal treatment decisions, the release said.
A cath lab or cath lab has special imaging equipment that is used to examine the arteries and check the quality of blood flow to and from the heart.
The launch took place in the presence of the Union Minister of State (Independent Officer) in charge of Statistics and Program Implementation, Rao Inderjit Singh, and Dr TS Kler, President of the Fortis Heart & Vascular Institute of the hospital, according to the statement.
On World Heart Day, doctors also called for maintaining a balanced lifestyle and, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, urged the public, especially young people, to take care of heart health, get regular screenings and don’t ignore any significant symptoms.
As the world struggles to fight COVID-19, cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains the leading cause of death globally, and an estimated 17.9 million people died from cardiovascular disease in 2016, accounting for 31% of all deaths worldwide, the Fortis Healthcare group claimed.
Dr Tapan Ghose, Director of Cardiology, Fortis Hospital, Vasant Kunj in Delhi, said: “It is imperative to maintain a balanced lifestyle. You have to eat properly and make sure that the exercise is suitable for your body. The official guideline says that a person should exercise for 45 minutes a day five times a week. However, many young people tend to suffer from “exercise-induced cardiomyopathy,” a condition in which there is dysfunction of the heart muscle that leads to heart failure. “
On top of that, many consume processed protein or health supplements that are packed with steroids. These steroids cause muscle breakdown and weaken the heart. In addition, an unbalanced diet can cause heart attacks, he added.
Dr Surendra Nath Khanna, Additional Director, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Okhla, New Delhi, said: “Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death worldwide. require medication or intervention for heart disease. Looking good or going to the gym does not establish that someone is healthy.
There are multiple factors such as lifestyle disorders, lack of or more physical activity, stressful life, lack of sleep, alcohol consumption, smoking, excessive supplement consumption, exercise excessive can lead to heart attacks. Certain conditions are also considered as major risk factors for heart attacks or cardiac arrests, in particular diabetes, bad cholesterol, obesity, hypertension, he specified.
Any symptoms such as chest pain or chest discomfort, unexplained fatigue, rapid or slow heart rate, shortness of breath, lightheadedness, lightheadedness, fainting (syncope) or near fainting should be taken seriously and care medical services are needed without delay, the FEHI doctor said. . PTI KND SMN