Gleneagles launches heart failure registry

  • | Friday | 16th June, 2017

CHENNAI: Heart diseases continue to kill millions of people in India despite public health initiatives and advances in medical technology, but the country still does not have statistics on the prevalence of heart failure The Gleneagles Global Hospitals has launched an advanced heart failure treatment programme to identify the prevalence of heart failure among Indians.All heart disease, as it progresses, results in heart failure, or a gradual weakening of the heart. "We are now in 2017, but still we do not know the prevalence of heart diseases. An online registry is the need of the hour," he said.At least 11 government medical college hospitals and ten tertiary care private hospitals would be a part of the registry, Dr Ramaswamy said. The blood is squeezed in an electronically controlled sequence to improve circulation and provide a better supply of oxygen-rich blood to the heart. "Besides opening treatment centres that will have facilities including non-invasive therapies like Enhanced External Counter Pulsation, we are planning to start an online registry for heart failure," he said.The EECP, for instance, uses a series of inflatable pads attached to a patient 's legs to force blood back to the heart.

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