Myocarditis is a medical condition characterised by the inflammation of the myocardium or the middle layer of the heart. It can negatively impact both the heart’s electrical system and muscle cells, which could then lead to the development of arrhythmias. If not treated, myocarditis can lead to life-threatening conditions including heart attack or stroke.
Myocarditis is typically caused by a viral infection and its symptoms include chest pain, joint pain, abnormal heart rhythm, and fluid retention resulting in swollen lower extremities. Patients showing such symptoms are encouraged to consult with their doctors right away to obtain diagnosis and treatment for improved prognosis.
Patients who are considering medical tourism to access high quality but affordable cardiac care have the option to travel to Singapore and Thailand, where cardiology is one of the top medical specialties. Comprehensive care for myocarditis can be availed in some globally-recognised medical institutions such as the National Heart Centre Singapore, which is accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI) since 2005. It is fully equipped to accurately diagnose and treat a range of cardiovascular conditions using breakthrough methods and modern facilities. Thailand also has a long list of world-class medical facilities including Phyathai 2 Hospital, which boasts JCI accredited acute myocardial infarction and acute ischemic stroke programmes.
JCI accreditation means that the hospital offers world-class medical facilities, the most advanced technology, and is staffed by highly qualified teams of medical professionals who can provide quality healthcare that meets globally accepted standards. Because of this, patients from Asia and beyond no longer need to travel to Western countries, such as the United States and United Kingdom, to access world-class treatment. By travelling to Southeast Asia, they do not only receive exceptional medical care but also able to save not just on their medical cost but also on airfare and accommodation.