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Chronic Cardiac Condition Management

Updated: Mar 6

Continuous Care for Heart Wellness

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Chronic heart conditions, such as coronary artery disease, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, and valvular heart disease, are quite common in our society. However, with proper lifestyle measures and medical care, patients can live a long and satisfying life. In this blog post, we will explore the management of chronic heart conditions in detail.

What is Chronic Cardiac Condition Management?

Management of chronic heart conditions involves regular follow-ups, lifestyle modifications, and medication management.

Lifestyle Modifications

Lifestyle modifications such as dietary changes, including salt and fluid restrictions, as well as regular exercise, are often the primary treatments for managing chronic cardiac conditions.

Medication Management

Medication management plays a vital role in managing chronic cardiac conditions. For instance, patients with atrial fibrillation may need to take appropriate blood thinning agents to reduce the risk of stroke.

Similarly, patients suffering from heart failure usually require long-term medications to preserve and maintain their heart function.

Regular Follow-ups

Regular follow-ups are necessary for chronic cardiac conditions to monitor and adjust the patient's treatment plan.

Advanced Therapies

In more advanced cases, some patients may require additional medical procedures to optimise the functioning of their hearts.

These procedures may include the installation of special pacemakers in the heart to improve heart function, particularly for patients who are most likely to benefit from it.

In very rare cases, patients may be considered for open heart surgery to implant an accessory pump known as a Left Ventricular Assist Device or a heart transplant.

Heart cardiac conditions are a complex process that involves a range of approaches, including lifestyle changes, medication management, regular check-ups, and sometimes advanced therapies.

With proper management, individuals with chronic cardiac conditions can maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. Remember to consult with your healthcare provider for personalised advice and information.

At Sunrise Heart Specialist Clinic, Dr. Woo and his team are dedicated to keeping your heart healthy. With years of experience and a passion for heart health, we provide top-notch care tailored to your needs. Book an appointment today and take the first step towards a healthier heart. Your heart doesn’t rest, and neither do we.

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