Heart diseases are a major concern for the Indian population. Too many people suffer from heart related diseases such as high cholesterol, blood pressures, anaemia, which can lead to even bigger problems such as coronary artery disease (CAD). For those may not be aware of what CAD is – it is a condition related to the build-up of plaque, which restricts blood flow to the heart. As a result, even oxygen flow is restricted. Getting cardiac treatments in India can run into lakhs and lakhs, making quality treatment unavailable to the economically weaker sections of society. To people finding themselves in financially and medically distressed situations, we urge you all to get monetary help by starting a crowdfunding India campaign with Impact Guru. In the past, medical fundraisers on our platform have helped many families, and caregivers of those with heart problems, get the funds they need to do any kind of treatment.

When referring to CAD, the diagnostic procedure would involve blood tests, x-rays, CT scans, MRIs, echocardiograms, stress tests, angiographies, and myocardial biopsy. We must realize that even families who earn well have to turn to insurances to pay for treatment. How then, should people of lesser means afford such expenses? Keep in mind that financially weaker families often get rejected from loans and insurances. Moving on to treatment methods, there is a lot that can be done. There are medications like beta-blockers, blood thinners, diuretics etc. For more serious cases, treatments would involve pacemakers, atherectomy, and angioplasty, among others. Further, in cases that are not manageable or treatable, the doctors may decide to do open heart surgery for coronary bypass, or worse – heart transplant. A heart transplant can cause anything between 10 to 20 lakhs, depending on factors like the hospital, the doctors, etc. However, no one wants to settle for anything but the best quality treatment – for loved one’s life could depend on it.

We at Impact Guru understand the various situations (emotional, physical, financial) that a family member or caregiver may go through when a loved one is suffering from heart disease. As a crowdfunding India platform, the one space that we can definitely help in is financial assistance. Crowdfunding has emerged as the fastest and quickest way to raise money, especially in emergency situations. All that it takes is setting up a crowdfunding India campaign page on the Impact Guru website, and telling people about your cause. You can reach out to friends, family, well-wishers, strangers, and survivors of heart disease, who may sympathize with your illness and contribute towards your treatment fund.

Where medical insurance and loans haven’t been a good enough solution for many families, it’s worth giving crowdfunding a shot. Starting a campaign on Impact Guru is completely free, so you have nothing to lose. If you know anyone struggling to meet medical expenses for cardiac care, let them know that financial support can always be found in the Impact Guru community of donors.