Frequently Asked Questions

Though its results often are excellent, heart surgery does have some risks. Risks may include:

Infection, swelling, fever, and other signs of inflammation
A reaction to anaesthesia
Arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats)
Injury to tissues in the heart, liver, kidneys, and lungs
Stroke, which may cause short-term or permanent harm.
Death (More likely to occur in people who are really sick ere the surgery)
In general, the chance of complications is higher if heart surgery is done in an emergency condition (for example, during a heart attack). The danger also is higher if you have other underlying diseases or health conditions, such as diabetes, lung disease, kidney disease, or peripheral arterial disease.

There are four valves which regulate the blood flow into the heart. They all consist of two or three flaps which swing open to permit blood through with each heartbeat, and swing closed to check blood going back in the wrong direction.

Deoxygenated (blue) blood returning from the body accumulates in the right atrium. It flows to the right ventricle through the ‘tricuspid valve’. It is then pumped through the ‘pulmonary valve’ into the pulmonary artery on its way to the lungs. Oxygenated (red) blood returning from the lungs collects in the left atrium and flows through the ‘mitral valve’ into the left ventricle. It is then pumped through the ‘aortic valve’ into the aorta and to the body.

The recognition of a cardiologist may be needed if you have a vital heart condition. Consult one of best Cardiologist and Heart Specialist in Baner if you’re undergoing symptoms like chest pain, shortness of breath or dizzy spells.

Ischemic heart disease or myocardial ischemia is a disease characterized by the reduced blood supply to the heart muscle, normally due to coronary artery disease, results in damage of the heart muscle and is known as a heart attack.

Before seeing any medical specialist, it is always better to talk to General Practitioner, who can discuss your condition with you and guide on whether any specialist care is relevant. If it is, he or she can help you to choose the specialist best suited to your requirements. General Practitioner can help the Heart specialist to care for you better by giving relevant data about your health. Communicating with the specialist will also allow your family doctor to care for you better during and after your specialist treatment.

Patients are permitted to come to see me without being referred but if they have health insurance, they will require to liaise with their health insurance providers concerning the need to be referred via their general practitioner (GP).

Your medical file is handled with the most regard for your privacy. Our staff are bound by strict confidentiality obligations as a form of employment concerning your medical records. Ordinarily, we will not release the contents of your medical file without your permission.

Apart from Medicare and your insurance informationA referral from your First Care Physician or family physician
All relevant x-ray records and test results from your first care or referring doctor (only if we are incapable to get them beforehand. Call our offices for further inquiry)
A list of all medicines that you are taking
A list of any associated drug allergies and the symptoms you may have from taking these medications