The arteries are some of our most important blood vessels as they transport oxygen and blood from the heart to different organs in the body. However, diseases or plaque build-up can cause blockage in some of them preventing the right amount of blood to flow through.
The condition may or may not display symptoms. Nevertheless, it has to be treated as soon as possible or it could develop into a life-threatening condition.
The primary treatment prescribed by many doctors includes the use of different medications. If medical treatment fails to improve the condition, the only option would be to perform a surgical procedure that involves the rechanneling of the affected artery to restore normal blood flow.
Depending on the extent of the condition and the patient’s overall health, artery rechanneling can be a sensitive procedure that requires advanced surgical expertise and high-precision surgical technology. To enhance both treatment outcomes and patient safety, it is recommended that it'll be performed in a world-class medical facility. If you’re from Indonesia, this does not automatically mean travelling to the West as your neighbouring countries, such as Singapore, Thailand, and Malaysia, can offer international standards of medical care but up to 75% cheaper when compared to the West.
Cardiac care is one of the main specialties in many JCI-accredited hospitals in Southeast Asia. Some examples are Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Bumrungrad International (Thailand), and National Heart Centre Singapore. Just like hospitals in Western countries, these SEA hospitals are also equipped with innovative technologies and can perform the procedure using minimally invasive techniques, advanced imaging, and high precision tools. This improves patient outcomes as it minimises pain, recovery time, and the possibilities of serious complications from developing.
Also, many cardiology specialists, particularly in Singapore and Thailand, are educated and trained at some of the prestigious medical institutions in the West, bringing with them the best surgical practices they learned in developed countries without charging you a fortune for it.