In most congenital heart defect cases, surgery is the only option. For acquired heart diseases however, surgeries are resorted to if medication does not yield the required results. Heart surgeries are becoming more common, and less risky. One of the most common cardiac procedures is coronary angioplasty performed to clear the blockage in the arteries supplying the heart. A stent is put to prevent recurrence of blockage in the future. The recovery time for heart surgeries depends on the type of procedure and ranges from one day in coronary angioplasty to several months in invasive procedures like coronary artery bypass surgery and heart transplant.
Mental health is an integral part of any individual’s overall health. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) mental health is “the state of well being in which the individual realize his/her own abilities and can cope with the normal stresses of life, and can work productively and fruitfully, and to make a contribution to his/her community”. It can also be defined as the absence of any mental disease or problem.
Originally posted 2015-10-15 16:22:56.