The Preventive Cardiology program is an integral part of Metromed International Cardiac Centre. Its mission is to help prevent cardiovascular disease in our region and throughout Kerala. It offers a wide range of clinical, research and educational programs, each of which is focused on reducing death and disability from heart and vascular disease.
India has become the heart disease and diabetes capital of the world. Heart disease is the number one killer disease in the world which is more prevalent in our part of the world, and occurs in much younger age group compared to our western counter parts.
Heart disease can be a life changing event, and many patients never fully recover from the blow, and end up being 'cardiac cripples'. It starts with a lack of mental confidence, leading to a drop in physical capability, which further reduces the confidence, and the vicious cycle continues. The good news is that heart disease is a largely preventable disease, and if appropriate lifestyle measures and medication are undertaken early enough, you may never need to undergo a cardiac interventional procedure.
The Preventive Cardiology Program at MICC encompasses the following services:
- Preventive cardiology clinic- includes lipid, hypertension, nutrition and risk reduction clinics, with special emphasis on convenient health checkup packages
- Risk factor and vascular screening programs which includes exercise stress testing, exercise prescription and counseling
- Smoking cessation
- Several other clinical, research and educational programs. The highly skilled Preventive Cardiology team includes physicians, nurses, clinical exercise physiologists, dietitians, psychologist and clinical support staff.
- Stop smoking
- Manage blood pressure
- Manage your cholesterol
- Manage your diabetes
- Be physically active
- Eat healthy
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Be socially active
Secondary prevention program: for those who have been detected with heart diseases on routine tests, and want to avoid an interventional procedure, such as bypass surgery.
Prevention program: for those who are at risk for heart disease, and want to avoid suffering, example those with a high BP, or cholesterol, or diabetes or a family history of heart disease which involves.