The KIMS Women's Cardiology Centre is designed keeping women's physiology and lifestyle in mind. Our team of best women's cardiac doctors in Kurnool work towards prevention by facilitating early diagnosis; and women without overt heart problems are advised on how to prevent heart disease and stroke. Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Services are also available for patients with known heart disease.
Women are affected by traditional risk factors for coronary artery disease such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure and obesity. Metabolic syndrome which is a combination of fat around the abdomen, high blood pressure, high blood sugar and high triglycerides has a greater impact on women than on men. Mental stress and depression affect women's hearts more than men's making it difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle and follow recommended treatment, so we offer counselling for patients who show symptoms of depression. Smoking doubles women's risk of a stroke while heavy alcohol consumption also creates heart-related disorders.
The most common heart attack symptom in women is some type of pain, pressure or discomfort in the chest. Many women tend to show up in emergency rooms after much heart damage has already occurred because their symptoms are not those typically associated with a heart attack.
Women are more likely than men to have heart attack symptoms unrelated to chest pain, such as neck, shoulder, upper back or abdominal discomfort; shortness of breath; nausea or vomiting; sweating; light-headedness or dizziness and unusual fatigue. These symptoms are subtler than the obvious crushing chest pain often associated with heart attacks. This may be because women tend to have blockages not only in their main arteries, but also in the smaller arteries that supply blood to the heart — a condition called small vessel heart disease or micro vascular disease.
Especially in older women, low levels of oestrogen after menopause pose a significant risk factor for developing cardiovascular disease in the smaller blood vessels.
A dedicated team of preventive cardiologists, exercise physiologists, nurses (specializing in risk factor modification and cholesterol management), clinical exercise specialists, cardiopulmonary exercise test technicians and registered dieticians follow a women centric approach and work with each patient to develop a plan of action to minimize the risk of Cardiovascular Disease. Our team has specialized expertise in preventive cardiology, coronary artery disease, heart failure, arrhythmia, valve disease, vascular disease as well as pregnancy and heart disease, making is one of the top women's cardiac services in Kurnool.
Pregnant women with heart disease are considered to be at a higher risk of stroke and working closely with our high-risk obstetricians (perinatologist or maternal-foetal medicine specialist and a cardiologists) will help the patient have a safer delivery.
To reach more women across the state, we have opened a centre with the top women’s cardiology care specialists in Kurnool. The facilities and standard of care available in Kurnool are extended to our centre in Kurnool so that more women can avail our excellent services.