Prevent Sudden Death in 2018

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2018!

 

Advanced Poly Clinic wishes you Sound Health, Peace of Mind and Prosperity on coming New Year 2018!

Our Resolution in 2018 - Preventing Sudden Death!

 

Saving Lives through Preventive Health Care. Most common reason for Sudden Death  of previously Healthy people are due to Coronary Artery Disease, a condition without any symptoms, when Cholesterol (Fat) starts to accumulate in blood vessels that supply blood to your heart.

Know your risks for Sudden Death

 

  1. Smoking
  2. High Cholesterol
  3. Sedentary Life Style and lack of Exercise
  4. High Blood Pressure
  5. Obesity
  6. Diabetes
  7. Family History for Heart Disease, Heart attack and Stroke.

Sudden Death can be prevented!

 

  1. Quit Smoking
  2. Exercise Regularly (at least 4 days a week)
  3. Check you Blood Cholesterol and Sugar levels Regularly (at least once every year)
  4. Check you blood pressure at least one every 4 to 6 months
  5. Control you blood pressure and diabetes
  6. Annual Health Check up that includes Stress ECG Test (TMT), the only noninvasive simple test that can detect Coronary Artery Disease and predict future Heart Attack and Sudden Death.

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You can Book your Appointment for most popular Annual Health Check up Package - Executive Health Check up that saves lives!


 

Sudden Death: Are you at Risk?

 

Sudden Death can be predicted and prevented.

Don’t become a part of a statistics for Sudden Cardiac Death. These days, in Nepal, we see more and more healthy young people are dying suddenly without any previous known disease. Such conditions are known as “Sudden Cardiac Arrest” or “Sudden Cardiac Death”.  Although its cause and prevalence are poorly studied in Nepal, but Sudden Death has been extensively studied in Developed Countries and causes have been established.

Prevalence of Sudden Death of previously healthy people is between 10-15%. And Men die 3 times more than Females from Sudden Death.

Causes:

  1. An Autopsy of healthy individuals, who died of Sudden Cardiac Death, showed that 70% of them had Coronary Artery Disease. The disease, when Cholesterol accumulates inside the blood vessels (arteries) that supply blood to your heart, a condition that doesn’t cause any symptoms. The first symptom is “Heart Attack” and/or Sudden Cardiac Death.
  2. 25% of people who died of Sudden Death had other structural heart disease, due to High blood pressure, rhythm abnormalities, valve problems, genetic and birth defects, etc.
  3. Remaining 5% of patients didn’t had any structural heart disease in autopsy, but probably had some underlying Arrhythmia prone condition, maybe even with genetics and by birth, which were diagnosed in some of the individuals who survived Sudden Cardiac Arrest.


Risk Factors: Are you at risk of Sudden Death?

If you fall under any of the below mentioned, then you are at the risk of Sudden Cardiac Death.

  1. Cigarette Smokers. A study revealed the Cigarette smokers are at the highest risk for Sudden Death, making smoking a most dangerous risk factor for Sudden Death.
  2. Exercise: Irregular vigorous Exercise. A risk of Sudden death is increased during vigorous exercise and 30 minutes immediately after the exercise. This how ever is not true if you exercise regularly. But if you do not exercise for a month or so and suddenly decide to run 400 meter dash, or mountain bike for few hard kilometers, or try to run a marathon, or play vigorous football, then this is also a risk for Sudden Death.
  3. If you have high cholesterol or triglycerides, which can lead to symptom-less Coronary Artery Disease (read above), which alone is 70% cause of Sudden Death.
  4. High blood pressure- if not under control will change your heart structurally, which later can lead to heart failure and/or to arrhythmia which leads to Sudden Cardiac Death.
  5. Physical Inactivity: If you lead Sedentary lifestyle without regular physical exercise, then you are at risk of Sudden Death.
  6. Obesity: More fat the people are, more the chance of Sudden death.
  7. Diabetes
  8. Family history: if any of your first blood relative died of premature (age less than 50 years) death due to heart disease, then you are at risk of Sudden Death.


Sudden Death is Preventable.
95% is in YOUR hands to prevent Sudden Cardiac Death.



What you should do?

  1. Quit Smoking and any form of Tobacco
  2. Exercise regularly. Regular = 5days a week. Exercise = anything that makes you sweat and get out of breath, e.g. brisk walking 5 kilometers in one hour, dancing, cycling, swimming, playing badminton. CAUTION: Irregular Vigorous Exercise itself is a risk for Sudden Death (read above).
  3. Check your Cholesterol (lipid profile) levels regularly and have them under control.
  4. Check and control your Blood Pressure
  5. Check and Control your Sugars.
  6. Maintain your body weight. Forget BMI and other complex formulas. Simplest formula to follow is decrease 100 cm from your height (in cm) = is you ideal body weight in Kgs. For example if your height is 160 cm = your ideal body weight is (160-100=) 60 kgs.
  7. Screen for Coronary Artery Disease, which is 70% cause of Sudden Death. Most cost effective, safe and easiest way to screen for Coronary Artery Disease is by doing Treadmill Stress Test (TMT) every year. TMT alone can predict and prevent 70% chance of Sudden Death and added to this other Tests like Sugar, Lipid Profile, consulting doctor can prevent more than 90% chance of Sudden Death.


Conclusion:
To simplify matters and save you from Sudden Death and other life threatening diseases – Advanced Poly Clinic has been conducting life saving Executive Health Check up Package since last 10 years and have already prevented 100s of Sudden Death and 1000s of other life threatening diseases.

NOTE: If you do all the regular tests but skip TMT, then your status of Coronary Arteries remains unknown and you might even die the very next day of Sudden Death.

BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT NOW and STAY ALIVE!

Blood collection at your Home

APC Kathmandu and Pokhara Branch started a new FREE* service of collecting the blood sample from your home. If due to any reason you cannot go to clinic or hospital for blood test, don't worry, we will come to your door step to collect the sample. Reports can be E-mailed to you or later you can collect from the clinic. Keeping in mind the aging population in Kathmandu and Pokhara and increase in Traffic, sometimes going for blood test is not an easy task. Specially if you have an old relative and who have difficulty coming out of house or climbing stairs or getting into vehicle, then going for a blood test becomes even more a great trouble.
 
As a part of our "Personalized Medical Care" and making every service convenient to our patients, we started to provide FREE* Home Sample collection.

How it works?
All you need to do is call us at one of our numbers. Tell us what tests are required. Provide necessary information, specially the location, where our staff need to visit for sample collection. Our staff will then fix a date and time of visit to your Home and collect the sample at given time. Then you need to pay for only the Lab Test. Collection service is FREE*. Then your sample will be tested at our Pathology Lab which is the most reliable medical lab, with Zero Error Results. Then we can e-mail you the Lab Reports and/or you can collect the results from our clinics.

Just call us for more details.

FREE*: sample collection service is FREE provided the amount of Test is more than NPR 1000.00 (One thousand). For example, if your required tests are Fasting Blood sugar, PP blood sugar and HbA1c, the cost of these tests exceed NPR 1000, then sample collection visit to your home is FREE. In case, the test costs are below NPR 1000 then Home Sample Collection charges apply. Discounts on tests are not eligible in case of home sample collection.

 

Breast Cancer Screening by Ultrasound

Women between age 40 to 60 are most prone for Breast Cancers. It is one of the leading cause of death in Women at early age.
The Cancer Society of all Countries recommend every woman must screen for Breast Cancer every year between age 40 to 50 and every two years between age 50 to 60.
If detected early all Breast Cancers can be completely cured. But once the cancer spreads it is almost impossible to cure it and will ultimately lead to death.

How to screen for Breast Cancer?
So far, the most recommended Breast Cancer screening has been Mammography done every year between age 40 to 50 and every 2 years between age 50-60. This is well-established Cancer Screening diagnostic test in developed countries. But in recent years after development of more and more efficient Ultrasound machines and technologies, Breast Ultrasound is gradually replacing the Mammogram. Moreover, in developing Countries like Nepal, the availability of Mammogram is difficult and because of its high cost, affordability is also an issue.

Recently, the research and studies have revealed that Breast ultrasound is as accurate as Mammogram on detecting Breast Cancers, and lot of centers in the World, specially in developing Countries have started doing Breast Ultrasound as a screening tool for Breast Cancers.

More and more studies and research now have proven that Breast Ultrasound is equally effective in Breast Cancer Screening and it is doesn’t have any physical discomfort nor any radiation hazard as in the case of Mammography.
Specially, for women age between 30 -40 years, whose breast tissue are dense, Mammogram is not as accurate in detecting cancers and Breast Ultrasound is more effective and accurate in diagnosing Breast Cancer for young women.

We personally prefer Breast Ultrasound for breast cancer screening, because of its ease and comfort to women, safety and as well as its equal accuracy in comparing with Mammogram and no radiation hazard.

For an appointment of Breast Ultrasound or Gyne Package (which includes Breast Ultrasound) or Gynecology Consultation CLICK HERE

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