Finding out that you have a heart condition is not a life sentence. Today with modern surgical techniques, improved medication and lifestyle changes, many people go on to lead a happy, active life following their diagnosis.

The treatment that you will receive depends on the heart condition that you have. Here are some of the more common treatments.

Electrical problems in the heart

If you suffer from irregular heart rhythms, you may receive one of these treatments:

• Ablation
• Cardioversion
• Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
• Pacemakers

Blockages in the heart vessels

When fatty deposits line the blood vessels, they become narrower which prevents the heart from functioning normally. There are a number of surgical procedures to correct this:

• Coronary Angioplasty and Stenting
• Coronary Bypass Surgery
• Heart Transplant
• Heart Valve Surgery

My father suffered multiple heart attacks…I Think Red for my father.

Gerry Rantseli-Elsdon
Feb 2012