RAHAT Programme: A Boon for Heart Patients
The project was launched by chief minister Vasundhara Raje at the Eternal hospital on February 25, 2017. RAHAT founder Dr Mehta said that this project will cover villages and towns 100 kilometres of Jaipur city.
By: Eternal Heart Care Centre
There are clear symptoms of heart attack that require immediate medical attention and that, is exactly what RAHAT program in Rajasthan provides. Some symptoms may include a feeling of pressure, tightness, pain, squeezing, or aching in the chest or arms that spread to the neck, jaw, or back. All these can be a sign that a person is experiencing a heart attack.
Rajasthan Heart Attack Treatment programme is a medical project to provide timely treatment in rural and remote areas. This project is already running in countries which have a lower death percentage due to a heart attack.The programme is an ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI), a very serious type of heart attack, management tele-medicines platform that captures and transmits patient's EKG (Echocardiogram)
A heart attack is the death of a segment of the heart muscle which is caused by the loss of blood supply to the heart. The blood is usually cut off when an artery supplying blood to the heart muscle is blocked by a blood clot. When some of the heart muscles die, a person might experience chest pain and electrical instability of the heart muscle tissue.During a heart attack, the heart muscle loses blood supply and gets severely damaged. Chest discomfort and pain are the most common symptoms of a heart attack. The risk of a heart attack increases when a man is over the age of 45 and a woman is over the age of 55. Smoking and obesity are big risk factors responsible for causing a heart attack.
There are other possible signs and symptoms of a heart attack which include coughing, nausea, vomiting, crushing chest pain, dizziness, shortness of breath called dyspnea, face seeming grey in colour, a feeling of terror that life is ending, feeling awful, generally, restlessness, feeling clammy and sweaty and shortness of breath. Changing position does not alleviate the pain of a heart attack at all. The pain a person feels is constant normally, although it is seen to sometimes come and go.
As heart attacks can be quite fatal, it is vital to recognize the warning signs that an attack is occurring or going to occur. While the symptoms listed above are all linked to heart attacks, there are four warning signs listed by the American Heart Association (AHA) as being clear signs of a heart attack. These signs include discomfort, pressure, squeezing, or fullness in the chest that lasts several minutes or resolves then returns, pain or discomfort in the arms, neck, back, stomach, or jaw, sudden shortness of breath. And other signs can include a cold sweat, a sick or nauseous feeling, or being lightheaded.
When a person has these symptoms, the emergency services should be called immediately. RAHAT program has taken it upon themselves to help reduce the rate of deaths by heart attacks in Rajasthan which is a great deal as not all the people in a country like India can afford to get a treatment or even be aware of what is happening with their bodies. And the government taking initiative is just not enough because of the size of the population thus initiatives like RAHAT should be acknowledged and their work should be appreciated.
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