February is the month when American Heart Month raises awareness of heart disease in the U.S. The American Heart Association recently published a new dire study that focuses on outlining the heart diseases in the U.S. together with their future prevalence and prices.
From heart surgery to knee replacements and dental treatment, more people are taking their medical needs greater distances. The savings for those who choose medical travel can be considerable. Poland's heart surgeons are among the best in the world. Just a decade ago waiting lists of patients in need of heart surgery were far longer than in most European countries, but now that reputation has been turned round. There are Polish doctors who specialize in certain rare operations, Polish medical universities are teaching students from around the world, and patients from different countries are also opting for Polish hospitals.
The emotions most people go through upon being told of the requirement for heart surgery are fear, depression, stress, anxiety and anger. If you are experiencing those emotions you are having a normal reaction to the bad news. The words “fear” and “surgery” are inextricably connected; to be a patient means to give up control and place yourself in the hands of doctors, whose job is to lead you through the maze of treatment options and back to recovery. Should you or someone you love face the option of surgery, it is important to remind yourself of the many technical advances made by modern medicine in recent decades.
Over the past years, the Medical Tourism industry has increased significantly, as more and more people begin to understand and see its advantages. Asia is an important piece in the healthcare tourism market, attracting patients from all over the world. But if Asia is a big player in the industry, does Indonesia share this role?
For several years now Poland has been developing its medical tourism branch. EU subsidized programs along with top medical services at a fraction of what they would cost in West European countries or the U.S., is making Poland become the medical tourism hub of Europe.
Istituto Auxologico Italiano and PlacidWay medical tourism company recently joined in a strategic partnership to help global patients get easy access to minimally invasive robotic surgery for various medical conditions in Milan, Italy.
While undergoing a medical treatment or a surgical procedure, we always need as much information as possible in order to decide and more importantly know what is going to happen to our body and indeed to us. There are several doubts about open heart and minimally invasive procedures. How are they performed? Which are their advantages and disadvantages?
It’s always hard to tell the difference between anxiety and heart attacks, since their physical symptoms can feel incredibly similar in individuals. It is very easy to confuse them and thus avoid getting the proper treatment and even save our lives if we are suffering a heart attack without being aware of it. There are certain signs that can give us a clue about these two diseases and let us know when we need to look for medical attention as soon as possible. Let’s review them!
We caught up with Mrs Olga Schiopu and asked her to explain to us a bit about Medpark International Hospital's high success in the medical tourism industry specifically when it comes to Cardiac surgery, Neurosurgery and Plastic and Reconstructive surgery. She was kind to answer our questions, which you will see here.
Andrea, the long-awaited baby of a young family was born premature and needed a complicated heart surgery so that she could live. This is her story of how she began her life after open heart surgery from Manipal's expert cardiac surgeon.