For over years, Save My Heart Foundation has been at the service of over thousands of heart patients belonging to economically weaker section of our society. Our work has been central to activities and treatment that are changing the fight against heart diseases.
In the year 2014,Save My Heart Foundation offered around 300 subsidized/free Angiography for the less fortunate heart patients. On 1st March 2014 Save My Heart Foundation opened a Charitable Cardiac CathLab at Habib Hospital and on 4th of January at Liffline Medicare Hospital. The Lab is well-equipped to conduct angiography, angioplasty, pace makers and other cardiac procedures.
Due to this effort of Save My Heart Foundation, the economically weaker section are charged negligible amount for cardiac procedures. The cost of Angiography is between Rs. 12000 to Rs. 15000 and Save My Heart does the same at Rs. 6000 only. The same tests have been offered free to the extremely poor people.
Till date through our Charitable Cardiac CathLab’s, sponsored by Save My Heart Foundation, precisely 185 people have undergone angiography.
An angiogram is a test that takes X-ray pictures of the coronary arteries and the vessels that supply blood to the heart. During an angiogram, a special dye is released into the coronary arteries from a catheter (special tube) inserted in a blood vessel. This dye makes the blood vessels visible when an X-ray is taken. Angiography allows doctors to clearly see how blood flows into the heart. This allows them to pinpoint problems with the coronary arteries. Angiography may be recommended for patients with angina (chest pain) or those with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD). The test gives doctors valuable information on the condition of the coronary arteries, such as atherosclerosis, regurgitation (blood flowing backwards through the heart valves) or pooling of blood in a chamber because of a valve malfunction.