Cardiomyopathy is a progressive condition that affects the heart muscle. It keeps the heart from pumping and delivering blood to the rest of the body making it potentially fatal. Every year about 40,000 people in the United States and about the same number in Europe are hospitalized because of this condition.
Although comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for this condition is readily available in the west, more and more patients are heading to Southeast Asia to save on cost. While surgery and heart transplant can set you back by as much as $100,000 in the United States and most European countries, the same procedure can be had in Thailand or Singapore for less than 50%.
Quality of Treatment: Southeast Asia is home to hundreds of highly skilled heart specialists with solid years of experience. Majority have graduated and trained in major medical schools and hospitals in western countries. Thus, their skill level and qualifications are comparable with their western counterparts. When it comes to technology and medical infrastructure, Southeast Asian countries like Singapore can definitely compete. In fact, it has impressive department of cardiology that is fully equipped to diagnose, treat, and manage cardiomyopathy.
Safety and comfort: Thailand and Singapore are some of the most tourist-friendly countries in Southeast Asia. Both countries boast of low crime rate. When it comes to comfort, you’ll find that most medical facilities in the region that are accredited to treat international patients are world-class.