Heart conditions are a life-time affair once it has occurred. To manage it, lifestyle and food habits should be coupled with medication for better outcomes. But, that is just not enough. It is crucial to keep a check on the condition on a regular basis in consultation with your doctor. Dr Subramanian Kannan from Narayana Hrudayalaya, emphasises that follow-up is essential.
On the contrary, the obvious question in a country where medical expenses are a personal burden is, “How can I afford multiple appointments with the doctor when I have to pay up from my own pocket every time?” In India, affordability of regular follow-ups is the biggest challenge to manage a lifetime disorder such as heart disease. Dr Balaji Jaganmohan consulting with Apollo Sugar talks about this with us.