for Heart Disease
Heart diseases can be treated with drugs that affect the
supply and demand of the heart for oxygen. Vasodilators improve blood flow, thus supplying
more oxygen to the heart. Other drugs reduce blood pressure, or slow heart rate, to reduce
the heart's demand for oxygen. Digitalis increases the force of heart contractions.
Aspirin has been found to reduce blood clot formation.
Nitroglycerine is the typical medicine used to relieve
attacks of angina pain. A small tablet placed under the tongue soon dissolves and reaches
the coronary arteries. The coronary arteries dilate, increasing the blood supply to the
heart muscle. If the tablet does not quickly relive the pain, seek medical help. The pain
may due to a heart attack rather than angina.
Heart surgery can correct congenital heart defects, repair
structural heart damage, replace damaged valves with plastic valves, and repair defects in
the coronary arteries, aorta, and other major blood vessels.
Coronary bypass surgery is performed to improve blood
supply to the heart. Typically, a vein is removed from the patient's leg, and the two ends
of the vein are inserted above and below the blocked area. This procedure restores the
flow of blood and may eliminate anginal pain.
Balloon Angioplasty: Here a balloon is inserted to widen a
Important: Please consult a physician immediately if you suspect heart