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Cardio & Vascular

Cardio/Cardiovascular Treatments

Cardiology is a branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of heart diseases. Top cardiovascular care programs treat patients from diagnosis, to treatment, and recovery by providing a continuum of progressive care through a team of cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, electro-physiologists, cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons, and radiologists, assisted by a staff of committed nurses, technicians, and physician assistants.

cardio-vascular stethoscope and heart

Unlike some medical procedures, the waiting lists for cardiac or cardiovascular surgeries and cardiac intervention procedures are much shorter. Persons with a heart disease that is unable to be treated with medication or a change in life style cannot afford to wait for intervention treatments. Time is of the essence.

Lack of insurance, little time to wait for a needed treatment, high deductibles, and the general skyrocketing costs of health care in the US and elsewhere result in more people scrambling to find doctors and facilities they can afford to perform not only coronary bypass surgery, but also other cardiology and vascular procedures. Obviously the cost of cardiac procedures or surgery depends on the type of procedure or surgery that is performed, but within the US, cardiac procedures tend to be among some of the most costly.

Where are the Cardiology/Cardiovascular Facilities?

The global medical marketplace now offers opportunities for patients to travel to other countries to find dramatic cost-savings along with quality of care and a level of superior service and patient experience. Facilities in India, Thailand, and such Middle East countries as Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Brunei often require long flights for patients to reach them. Some medical travelers, concerned about possible risks regarding traveling great distances such as developing a blood clot( thromboembolism), are considering alternatives closer to their home. The medical traveler can now search the database at OnlineMedicalTourism.com for facilities and service providers who offer health care options. Medical tourism has opened up alternative options to find highly skilled medical Cardio/Cardiovascular professional operating in high tech facilities not only across the ocean, but also just across the border.

Research Is Important

OnlineMedicalTourism encourages all medical travelers to research carefully the credentials and the training of any cardio/vascular surgeon you are considering using. Not only should they meet basic requirements and training for certification in various cardiac fields and techniques, but also in their specialties.

When searching for qualified cardiac surgeons in any country, look to national and statewide boards, associations, and memberships in specific cardio/cardiovascular specialties. In addition, search for the medical facilities that offer cutting edge technology for diagnostic purposes such as the Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS),the of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Imaging (CMR), 3-tesla MRI, and the 64-slice Multidetector CT Scanner, among others.

OnlineMedicalTourism.com lists facilities who bring together the best internationally experienced doctors and consultants, skilled clinical specialists and specially trained nurses performing at the leading edge in surgical procedures. Learn about the facilities that offer robotic cardiac surgery using the da Vinci Surgical System or Off Pump surgery where the surgery is performed on a beating heart, but without the use of the heart-lung machine and the complications associated with its use.

There is the Maze procedure for patients with Atrial Fibrillation (AF), minimally invasive approaches in mitral or aortic valve replacements, and other innovative interventional procedures. OnlineMedicalTourism,com provides search tools that make it easier to find specific facilities that perform a number of cardiology and vascular procedures.

cardio-vascular doctor touching organ

Medical facility accreditation is not only about improving how care is delivered to patients, but also the quality of care the patients receive. When a hospital/ clinic goes through the accreditation process and receives the stamp of approval by a recognized independent third party accreditation organization, medical travelers recognizes that the medical facility has passed certain standards in regards to its medical ethics, safety, and performance of their medical personnel. It is important to understand the accreditation records of the facilities you are considering before making your selection.

Having or maintaining healthy cardiac health is vital for life. The benefits are tremendous when heart surgeries and procedures help restore optimal function of all aspects of the heart muscle. However, as with any type of surgery,there are risks involved, and cardiac surgery options and procedures need to be carefully evaluated by both the patient and the physician to determine the most optimal prognosis.

See below the list of Cardiac Procedures treated abroad