Heart Attack: Men and Women Aren’t Equal

Overview

A heart condition is one of the biggest killers in the world for both men and women. Earlier a study suggested that men and women with mild heart disease share the same risks at least over the short term. Doctors have thought that women with mild heart disease do worse than men. However, this study suggests that the rate of heart attacks and death among men and women with heart disease is similar.

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As per the lead researcher, Dr. Jonathon Leipsic, director of medical imaging at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia, “Meanwhile both men and women who do not have build-up of plaque in their coronary arteries have the same good chance to avoid severe heart-related consequences. If you have a normal CT scan, then you are not likely to have a heart attack or die in the next 2.3 years- whether you are a man or a woman. That’s an important new finding.” Further he said that the ability to use a CT scan for diagnosing plaque in the coronary arteries has enabled the researchers to determine whether the outcomes are the same for men and women, irrespective of what other tests show.

But as per a new study, the signs of heart attack vary with gender. Though men tend to report the stereotypical chest pain but women rarely do so.

The Study

According to the study conducted by the researchers in Florida, they have looked at the range of symptoms that have been experienced by both men and women while they are having a heart attack. This was done in order to help the people of both sexes to identify the heart attack if they have one. They set out to look at the prevalence of chest pain with heart attack and whether the chest pain can give an indication of if the patient is likely to die from the heart attack.

The symptoms of a heart attack can vary from extreme chest pain, loss of breath, tingling limbs and nausea. The researchers have looked at the records of over a million Americans who suffered a heart attack within a set of 12 year period from 1994 to 2006. They recorded the gender, symptoms and death rates for each testimony examined.

The Results

Around 30.7% women reported chest pain during their heart attack, with younger women less likely to experience it than the older ones. What’s more surprising is that less than half i.e. just 42% of the men reported crushing chest pain as a symptom of their heart attack. These results show contrary to the popular belief, chest pain is not a key symptom of a heart attack. Most people who have a heart attack do not experience chest pain at all. Some have no pain whatsoever while they are having a heart attack in the chest, jar, arm or neck.

It is significant that people are aware that the unexplained shortness of breath, sweating and nausea are vital signs of a heart attack. In case these symptoms arise, then people who are at higher risk of heart attack such as those who are overweight or aged over 50 should seek medical attention.

Bottom Line

Indian Healthguru Consultants is a pioneer in the medical tourism industry assisting the global patients seeking their cardiac surgery and treatments at the best hospitals in India. Our doctors and surgeons at cardiology center in the hospitals are highly qualified and have vast experience performing affordable cost cardiac surgery.

 

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Surgeon in India is Drawing Medical Tourists by Offering Discounted Surgery

Overview

Medical tourism is a multi-billion dollar industry but its characteristics differ from one country to another. Some of the countries have transformed themselves into the top most medical tourism destinations while other are just supplying the patients. It is no surprise that many of the developed countries are losing out in the battle called as the medical tourism.

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Developing countries such as India, Singapore, Costa Rica and Thailand are way ahead of the competition as they provide the surgical facilities for much less cost compared to the prevailing costs in the developed countries. That is why a new trend is on the rise which may turn the game a little. Many global patients are travelling to India and other developing countries to get their surgery done at a discounted rate.

Surgeon tries to bank on Medical Tourism

During his lifeguard days, while supervising the safety and rescuing the surfers, swimmers and other water sports participants such as in a water park, beach, and a swimming pool, the surgeon noticed how the residents of other countries were coming down to India for getting their dentures done at a lower price. He observed that it was the flat discount which was attracting the patients to the beautiful beaches of Goa. After getting their tooth pulled out, they spent their time on the beach and returned to their native country feeling refreshed. Despite the weeklong holidays, the total expenditure incurred in the medical tourism did not amount to what the denture costs in the developed countries such as the USA, UK, etc.

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This gave him a brilliant idea and hence he decided to offer similar discounts as an orthopedic surgeon. The patients who preferred to get their surgeries and medical treatments in India could easily save money on flight tickets with the medical tourism in India. Indian Healthguru Consultants is a prominent medical service provider in India offering assistance to the international patients seeking various medical procedures and treatments in India at low costs. Our team provides support to the patients from abroad so that they can get their surgery and treatments at a low price and we take care of all the arrangements so that they could have a hassle free journey. Further, choosing their treatments in India helps them save thousands of dollars even when considering the complete expense incurred during the entire medical trip to India.

India is the hotbed for outbound medical tourists

In the year 2014, an estimated 1.2 million American patients have travelled abroad to developing countries such as India for their medical treatments. The medical tourism markets are growing and thriving as both the government and private sectors are investing in the betterment and the medical infrastructure in the developing countries to attract more international patients.

Although finding the information about the exact turnover and profit of the medical tourism industry is a bit difficult, it is estimated to be $55 billion. Since the doctors in the developed countries are not yet ready to share the surgical costs with the patients so they cannot completely rely on vague information. On the other hand, India provides not only the complete information about the prices but also about the lucrative discounts. Many websites show the exact prices of surgery so that the patients can compare the prices and count the costs. This is what attracts many medical tourists from abroad to plan their medical procedures, treatments, and surgeries in India with Indian Healthguru Consultants. People recognize the significance to undergo the highest quality and world-class medical treatments and surgeries at affordable prices in India.

Final Verdict

Medical tourism is kicking up in the developing nations such as India and the global medical tourists have started to understand the benefits of getting their surgeries here. The proper marketing and awareness initiatives are a part of medical tourism which can rally it to prosper.

Sushma Swaraj Assures A Four Month Medical Visa to An Ailing Infant From Pakistan For His Treatment

In what could be considered as a major show of kindness and sympathy and the spirit of service of the Minister of External Affairs, when the whole relationship of India-Pakistan going through a tough phase, Sushma Swaraj assured a four month medical visa to a Pakistani citizen who reached out to her regarding his ailing infant. She assured Ken Sid, a father of a two and half year old child that he will be provided with a medical visa for the treatment of his ailing infant in India.

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According to the reports, the infant is suffering from a heart condition which is not treatable in Pakistan. Hence he contacted Indian Healthguru Consultants, a leading medical value provider in India assisting the patients from abroad to get their medical treatments and surgeries at highly affordable prices.

Ken in his distress call said that he had sought a medical visa for his ailing son and he has emphasized the point that even though the relationship between India and Pakistan is strained at the moment, his son is not aware of these happenings and hence he should not be deprived of proper treatment.

The father sought help from Swaraj, who is known to be highly active and responsive to the distress calls on the Twitter, micro-blogging site. Swaraj’s intervention came after the infant’s father brought the matter to her notice on the Twitter handle named @KenSid2, the tweet read as, “Why my bud suffers for medical treatment!! Any answers Sir Sartaaj Azeez or Ma’am Sushma??”

To this Sushma Swaraj said, “No. The child will not suffer. Pls contact Indian High Commission in Pakistan. We will give the medical visa.”  To the reply of the External Affairs Minister, Ken Sid responded tweeting, “It is heartening to see humanity prevailing despite the differences and thanked all for their efforts.”

Earlier, the family has been trying to get a visa for three months. It has been reported that many Indian Twitter users pleaded to Swaraj to help Ken Sid treat his son, and this is why the father thanked all for their efforts.

An official at the Indian High Commission said, “A four-month medical visa has been issued to the family so that the boy could undergo the heart surgery in India.”

As the consequences of Kulbhushan Jadhav episode, India had said, “We have suggested that their foreign minister or foreign affairs advisor Sartaj Aziz give a recommendation letter and it will be cleared immediately, without any delay”. Adding the insistence on a recommendation letter would enable us to ascertain that the requests received from Pakistan are genuine.

Frequently, many ailing Pakistanis travel to India on medical visas for seeking their treatments for the complicated health problems. Previously, the Indian hospitals have reported to receive around 500 patients from the neighbouring country, Pakistan every month.

However, the visa process for the Pakistani Citizens wanting to visit India for medical reasons has slowed down amid the rising tensions between the two countries over a number of reasons, including the issue of Pakistani military sentencing to death Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav on charges of espionage and the cross-border terrorism.

It is been said that the ailing infant will be arriving to India for his treatment on Monday under Dr. Rajesh Sharma, eminent Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Jaypee hospital Delhi.

If you are seeking any medical treatments including their cardiac surgery in India, then contact Indian Healthguru Consultants. Send your query to contact@indianhealthguru.com or call us at +91-9371136499 to get assistance with your medical treatments and surgeries in India.

Source:

http://doctors.meramd.com/India-Laparoscopy-Surgery/posts/1283-An-Infant-From-Pakistan-Gets-Visa-For-His-Medical-Treatment-with-Indian-Healthguru-After-Father-Tweets-Sushma-Swaraj

 

Indian Healthguru Consultants

Indian Healthguru Consultants is an Indian Health Tourism Company based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu in India, has been functioning over a decade. They offer top-notch quality, affordable price medical treatments and surgeries in India. With a team of 51-100 members, they provide assistance to the International patients seeking world class treatments at competitive rates. It has association with the internationally accredited medical facilities using the latest technologies and highly qualified physicians, surgeons and hospital staff. Being an organized institution with network of all major hospitals across India, they guide patients with the best doctors and hospitals for their treatments without burning a hole in the pocket.

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It provides you with significant cost savings compared to the domestic private healthcare costs in North America and the UK. It also provides options for translator, private room, and private chef and has dedicated staff to help the patients during their entire health tour to India. The patients can also combine their holiday or business trip. They ensure that the patients get complete guidance and help throughout their trip. They also ensure they go back home healthy and happy.

List of Other Services Provided by Indian Healthguru Consultants:

  • Initial medical consultation from top notch doctors and surgeons in India
  • Patients may choose their doctor and hospital
  • Professional medical care
  • Excellent quality of services
  • Flexible and tailor made packages
  • Makes your travel easy with medical visa assistance
  • No wait list
  • Preoperative consultation for overseas patients
  • Transport assistance
  • Makes your family and friends stay in comfort
  • Postoperative support and care
  • Explore Incredible India with guided tours
  • Complementary Foreign Exchanges

Medical Treatments and Surgeries Offered are:

  • Ventricular Septal Defect Surgery
  • LASIK Eye Surgery
  • Acoustic Neuroma surgery and Treatment
  • Thyroidectomy Surgery
  • Kidney Stone Surgery
  • Dental Implants
  • Dental Surgeons, Clinics and Hospitals in India
  • Health Tour India
  • Cardiac Bypass Surgery
  • Dental Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Urethroplasty Surgery
  • Valve Replacement Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Eye Surgeons and Hospitals in India
  • Heart Failure Surgery and Treatment
  • Cataract Surgery
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