Systolic heart failure occurs when the heart’s left ventricle contracts abnormally preventing it from pumping sufficient amount of blood. It can be caused by different forms of heart disease such as cardiomyopathy, high blood pressure, mitral regurgitation, or aortic stenosis. Treatment of systolic heart failure focuses on managing symptoms and addressing the underlying heart disease.
Thankfully, cardiology and cardiovascular surgery is a highly developed field, and international patients have a lot of treatment options to choose from, especially when they go to Southeast Asia.
One of the best countries in the region where world-class cardiac care is widely available is Thailand. The country has several Joint Commission International (JCI)-accredited hospitals with in-house specialty cardiac care centres that are also accredited by the International Standards Organisation (ISO). These hospitals are fully equipped with the most advanced cardiac technology; the same ones used in Western countries.
Despite the highly advanced technology available in Southeast Asia, the region’s healthcare costs are surprisingly competitive. Although patients are offered easy access to state-of-the-art treatments and world-class medical facilities and amenities, they only have to pay half of what the same quality of care would cost them in the US or UK. Patients can also expect superior service from the region’s roster of skilled cardiac specialists, many of whom were trained abroad.