Days After Coronary Bypass Surgery, Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan Passes Away. All You Need To Know About Coronary Artery Disease?

Coronary bypass surgery is open-heart surgery, you might have complications during or after your procedure.

Preventing Heart Failure in India: The Role of Hypertension Awareness and Holistic Care
Preventing Heart Failure in India: The Role of Hypertension Awareness and Holistic Care

Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan passed away at a private hospital in New Delhi on Thursday. He was 74 and had recently undergone heart surgery.

He was suffering from multiple health issues, including pre-existing heart conditions. He had undergone heart-related procedures earlier.

He was admitted to Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Okhla, New Delhi with heart failure and kidney shut down. He was managed on medication and eventually by dialysis. He subsequently underwent heart surgery and right and left ventricular assist device was implantation to support heart function and recovery of vital organs.

For progressive worsening of heart failure, he was put on a ventilator and ECMO support for failing the heart and lungs. His medical condition deteriorated in the last 24 hours and despite continuous efforts, Ram Vilas Paswan passed away.

According to the Indian Heart Association, 50% of all heart attacks in Indians occur under 50 years of age and 25% of all heart attacks in Indians occur under 40 years of age. The population in cities is three times more prone to heart attacks than people living in the village.

Coronary artery disease is the most common type of heart disease. It is sometimes called coronary heart disease.

What causes coronary artery disease?

Coronary artery disease is caused by plaque buildup in the walls of the arteries that supply blood to the heart. Cholesterol and other substances in the arteries are the reason for plaque. Plaque buildup can partially or totally block the blood flow.

Due to this heart muscle is weakened and unable to pump sufficiently to maintain blood flow resulting in Heart failure.

Symptoms

Coronary artery disease can also lead to shortness of breath. If the heart and other organs do not receive enough oxygen, it results in Heart failure.

The first symptom of Coronary artery disease is usually chest pain that spreads to the other parts of the body. A heart attack is a medical emergency that can result in death or permanent heart damage.

It is vital to call the emergency services immediately if you notice any symptoms of chest pain that spreads to the neck, jaw, ears, arms, and wrists, and possibly to the shoulder blades, abdomen.

Treatment

There is no cure for Coronary artery disease. It tends to involve making healthful lifestyle changes, such as quitting smoking, adopting a healthy diet, and getting regular exercise.

Complications

Coronary bypass surgery is open-heart surgery, you might have complications during or after your procedure. Possible complications include:

  • Kidney Problems
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Memory loss or troubles with thinking clearly
  • Heart rhythm irregularities

Higher is the risk of complications if the operation is done as an emergency procedure.

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