Ayurveda Approach for Ischemic Heart Disease - A Case Report
Vathaja Hruth Rogha mostly correlated to Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD) and to introduce desirable food & lifestyle (Pathayahara viharana) mentioned in authentic texts in Ayurveda. The patient was under the treatment from Heart Disease clinic at Bandaranaike Memorial Ayurvedic Research Institute. Sixty five year old male patient presented with very recent history of IHD diagnosed as Class II angina. Angiogram diagnosed as Triple Vessel Disease and Left Main Coronary Artery 50- 60 % stenosis. With reference to causative factors and clinical features it was diagnosed as Vathaja Hrud Rogha. After12 weeks of treatment continuously with Danyakashunti decoction, Lavangadi Choorna (herbal powder), Nawarathna kalkai (semi solid preparation) and Dashanga Guggulu pills including dietary and lifestyle modification. Symptoms of angina and breathlessness disappeared, the patient still under the follow up treatment in the heart disease clinic completed almost three years. The patient’s clinical evaluation and normal ECG confirms that the treatment principle in Ayurveda and herbal preparations for Vathaja Hrud Rogha would be effective treatment modality for the patients with Ischemic Heart Disease.
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