Battling Cardio Vascular Diseases in a post-Covid era world with Technology
With the emergence of COVID-19 as an all-consuming pandemic, cardiovascular disease (CVD) still remains the world’s number one killer, resulting in 18.6 million deaths a year. CVD can be attributed to many causes: from smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity, to air pollution, and less common conditions such as cardiac amyloidosis.
During the early days of the pandemic, epidemiologists observed that compared to general population, people with cardiovascular disease (CVD) were more than twice as likely to contract severe forms of COVID-19. Although with the advent of increased awareness about the virus and with the inception of effective vaccines, death rates from COVID-19 have been dropping significantly, but CVD remains a major predictor of poor outcome.
The SARS-CoV-2 virus can harm the heart in multiple ways. The virus may directly inflame the heart muscle, or it may indirectly harm the heart by disrupting the balance between oxygen supply and demand. Another recent study published in The Lancet Journal indicates that the risk of heart attack and stroke is increased three-fold in the first two weeks following Covid-19. The researchers found a three-fold increased risk of acute myocardial infarction and stroke in the first two weeks following Covid-19.
ENABLING BETTER CARDIO CARE WITH TECHNOLOGY
Cardio Vascular care requires access to advanced diagnostics and treatment facilities, which is often not feasible in Tier-II, III and IV cities, and completely inaccessible in rural India. Medikabazaar is dedicated to improving Indian healthcare by making it accessible and affordable. By leveraging Technology, Medikabazaar’s B2B marketplace puts all the sellers, manufacturers as well as the hospitals and clinics on one platform. With this we ensure there would be a clear understanding of demand and supply, which can have a meaningful impact in driving availability, accessibility and affordability of healthcare in India.
Due to an increased focus on battling SARS-CoV-2, people with existing health conditions have been put at an increased risk of developing severe forms of the virus. And many have been afraid to attend routine and emergency appointments, and have become isolated from friends and family.
Medikabazaar is helping augment cardiovascular care facilities by providing critical equipment at best prices. By adopting technology and creating the largest supply chain efficiency, we have revolutionised the entire healthcare procurement chain. From catalogue management to product recommendation engine, which helps to drive better efficiency and better management of inventory at hospitals or overall efficiency within the hospitals, we are working on all fronts.
Medikabazaar hosts the largest catalogue of medical supplies including cardiology equipment and intensive care solutions. With the world’s most cutting-edge and advanced products from top global manufacturers, we hold the most extensive collection of Patient Monitors, ECG machines, AEDs, Cardiac Stents, Cardiac Guiding Catheter, Holter Monitor, Pressure Monitoring Lines, Launcher Guiding Catheters.
This World Heart Day, let’s vow to enhance cardiovascular facilities in India!