For an aging population, chronic diseases take a massive toll. At Asiri Central Heart unit we understand the healing power of a stress-free environment. This is why we have created healing centres that focus on finding solutions to all your heart-related concerns under one roof.
Our dedicated team of heart specialists and medical professionals are geared to see to every aspect of your heart care needs. From diagnosing your condition and providing you with holistic advice to administering medical treatment, and providing the best pre- and post-surgery care, we pledge to give you the peace of mind that you need. Throughout your stay with us you will be assured of the best advice and treatment as our medical experts guide you through any unfamiliar territory, ensuring that you are well briefed and able to make informed decisions about your health.
Our state-of-the-art heart care centres led by expert cardiologists / cardiac surgeons/cardiac anaesthesiologists with years of experience in the field. Our cardiologists and surgeons have access to the latest and most sophisticated equipment to, effectively deal with any heart-related condition. We are dedicated in guiding you back to a complete, healthier and happier lifestyle.
The phrase "heart disease" is an umbrella term that refers to a number of diseases and conditions that negatively impact the cardiovascular system, which controls the flow of blood throughout the body. Some of these specific conditions include:
Coronary artery disease - a disease of the blood vessels
Hypertension - high blood pressure
Arrhythmias - irregular heart rhythms like atrial fibrillation
Congenital heart defects - genetic problems that result in leaky valves, holes in the heart and other structural issues that impact the heart's ability to pump blood through the body
Congestive heart failure - a progressive disease where the heart muscle doesn't pump blood as well as it should and eventually fails altogether
The facilities and services we offer are to ensure that your stay with us is a restful, healthful experience. You will see that we really do offer you a better experience all round. In Sri Lanka Asiri Health provides more Heart Care facilities compared to other private health care facilities.
The most powerful weapon against heart disease is knowledge. Take every opportunity to learn about your risk for high blood pressure or a heart attack. Men and women have different risks, with men being at a higher risk of heart attack and women, especially after menopause, having a number of cardiovascular vulnerabilities.
Watch what you eat: specifically, avoiding foods high in unhealthy fats, sugar and salt, can help prevent weight gain and keep cholesterol levels under control. Manage and plan your diet more effectively by speaking to us.
Small steps can lead to big progress if you just add a little activity to your life! Just 15 to 30 minutes of light physical activity 3 to 5 days a week can help reduce your risk for stroke and heart disease.
Sometimes stress is unavoidable. However, we can take a few minutes to separate from the typical tensions that we all face in a busy day; especially important when recovering from any heart-related health issue. To help reduce your risk for hypertension, give yourself regular 10-minute de-stressing breaks.
Limiting your alcohol consumption is important; alcohol can adversely affect some heart medications and heavy use increases stroke risk. Each person is different, but moderation is crucial. Smoking raises blood pressure and can cause strokes, try to cut back or, better yet, stop smoking. Be mindful of your mind.
Talk with your health care provider about the signs and symptoms of depression. Patients with heart disease and stroke survivors are at high risk for experiencing depression. Adapting to a new lifestyle and impaired mobility, speech or cognitive function can present significant challenges.
For those at high risk for hypertension, it is especially important to stay in communication with their physicians and to be mindful of their blood pressure and related health risks.
It is important to be mindful that heart disease is the leading cause of death
Typical signs of a heart attack
• Chest discomfort
• Pain that radiates to the left arm, shoulder or back
• Shortness of breath
• Dizziness or feelings of being light-headed
• A cold sweat
• Throat or jaw pain
• Nausea, indigestion, heartburn or stomach pain
• Rapid or irregular heartbeats
• High Blood Pressure and a rapid heartbeat
• Cold sweating and tremulousness
Diabetes, high blood pressure high cholesterol, smoking, obesity, sedentary lifestyle
Male, age, genetics, family history
Lifestyle changes can help reduce risk factors for both men & women. Maintaining a heart-healthy eating regimen and doing regular exercise routine can help you mitigate almost all of the modifiable risk factors for heart attack. Follow the below steps in decreasing heart attacks.
• Maintain a normal body weight
• Exercise regularly
• Eat a healthy diet
• Don't smoke
• Maintain normal blood pressure levels
• Maintain your blood sugar levels at a healthy range
• Keep your Bad cholesterol levels down
Silent Heart Attacks
A silent heart attack is just like any other — and just as damaging. Your heart needs oxygen-rich blood to function. It is typically recognized not in the moment they happen but later during a Doctor consultation. These types of silent attacks do not have the traditional symptoms of a heart attack and do not recognize that they are having a heart attack usually because symptoms are mild, unusual or absent. The longer your heart doesn’t have blood flow, the more damage that occurs. Because silent heart attacks may go unnoticed, they can cause a significant amount of damage. And without treatment, they can be deadly.
You can prepare by knowing these 4 silent signs of a heart attack
You may experience pain or discomfort in your:
• Arms (one or both of them)
Please talk to your doctor about the best exercise routine for you. When you have heart failure, you may need to avoid certain exercises.
Note: The information provided below is a guide to the overall benefits of exercise for patients with heart failure. It may or may not apply to you and if you have undergone CABG, Heart valve repair, Arrhythmia Treatment, Angioplasty etc, you need to always consult your cardiologist prior to undertaking any type of exercise.
This involves slow movement to lengthen the muscles. Flexibility exercises include stretching, tai chi and yoga. They are also used before and after exercising to prevent injury and strain.
This type of exercise improves the way your body uses oxygen and has the most impact on your heart health. Examples of aerobic exercises include walking at a fast pace, jogging, riding a bike (outdoor or stationary), jumping rope, cross-country skiing, rowing and low-impact and water aerobics. Benefits include lower blood pressure, lower heart rate and better breathing (since your heart doesn’t have to work as hard when you are active).
Strength training usually involves lifting weights such as free weights, weight machines, kettle bells or using resistance tubes and bands. Benefits are stronger, more toned muscles; stronger bones; weight control (as you build muscle, your body burns more calories); and better balance and posture. Do not use weights heavier than 10 pounds.
If exercise puts too much strain on your heart, you may have pain and other symptoms, such as:
• Dizziness or lightheadedness
• Chest pain
• Irregular heartbeat or pulse
• Shortness of breath
It is important that you pay attention to these warning signs. Stop what you are doing. Rest.
Always do 5 minutes of stretching or moving around to warm up your muscles and heart before exercising. Allow time to cool down after you exercise. You can do the same activity but at a slower pace.
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