Suara.com – Various innovations have been made to reduce the number of sufferers with atrial fibrillation or heart rhythm disturbances (arrhythmias). As is known, based on data from the Indonesian Cardiology Association in 2019, there are more than 37 million cases of arrhythmia sufferers in the world or 0.51% of the world’s total population.
The number of sufferers of arrhythmias globally has also increased by 33% over the last 20 years. Meanwhile, data from the Multinational Monitoring of Trends and Determinants in Cardiovascular Disease research data for 2021 found that in the urban population in Jakarta, the incidence of atrial fibrillation was recorded at 0.2% with a ratio of 3:2 for men and women.
This is also influenced by the increase in the percentage of the elderly population in Indonesia from 8% in 2005 to an estimated 29% in 2050. This situation prompted Siloam TB Simatupang Hospital to introduce the cryoablation method to complement health services in the field of cardiology.
Cryoablation complements existing heart services at Siloam TB Simatupang Hospital, starting from catheterization, heart rings or stents, open heart surgery, TEVAR/EVAR, Aortic Valve Repair, pacemaker installation, 2D & 3D ablation, all of which can be done on both adult and pediatric patients. children.
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‘Cryoablation is the latest breakthrough method for treating patients with heart rhythm disorders. This method has the same success rate or even higher than the radiotherapy method, and with lower risks,’ said Prof. Dr. dr. Yoga Yuniadi, SP.JP (K), FIHA, FAsCC, FEHRA, as Chairman of The Arrhythmia Center at Siloam TB Simatupang Hospital in his recent statement.
He explained, the introduction of this method is also a form of our commitment to continue to complement health service choices, especially in the field of cardiology.
As is known, the general characteristics of arrhythmias are heartbeats that feel faster or irregular, shortness of breath and fatigue.
Disorders of heart rhythm are also closely related to cardiovascular disease which can occur with age such as heart failure and coronary heart disease, and can also be caused by genetic factors or metabolic syndrome diseases such as diabetes mellitus, obesity, chronic kidney disease, or other lifestyle factors.
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