Thank you very much for all your kind helps at Cardiac Wellness Institute.  I also appreciate the atmosphere unlike other hospitals which I feel are quite depressing. This program given me new lifestyle and outlook. Dr.Priya Chokalingam’s approach is holistic with medication, life style changes and diet modifications which helped me recover after surgery.

Mrs. Anu, 70 years

I am a retired professional. I had a problem of breathlessness, low ejection fraction, high blood pressure, obesity and undergone angioplasty for double vessel disease. I got referred to Cardiac wellness institute for the rehabilitation programme. After the 12 week program i achieved tremendous results. Now I walk everyday without any difficulties. Now my ejection fraction has improved. Thanks to Cardiac Wellness Institute, I am living a confident and normal life.

Mr. Venkat, 77 years

The Cardiac wellness team helped me in many ways to make my life healthier.  The dietary modification given by the dietician had made me to follow the proper balanced diet. Even I had started encouraging my family members to start eating healthy after knowing the importance of healthy eating. I have learnt many exercises before but the session with the physiotherapist here taught me the correct pattern of training which i am doing every day. The session with the psychologist made me to come out of my chronic stress. 

Mr. Mani , 74 years

நான் 1992 ல் இருந்து இதயம் பாதிக்கப்பட்டு 1994-ல் அறுவை சிகிச்சை செய்து கொண்டேன். இந்த ஆண்டு காலங்களில் பழைய நிலையை அடையாததால் தொடர்ந்து மருத்துவ சிகிச்சையில் இருக்கின்றேன். இந்த நேரத்தில் சென்னை MRC நகரில் அமைந்துள்ள கார்டியாக் வெல்னஸ் இன்ஸ்டிடியூட் -ல் பிப்ரவரி 2015 ல் இருந்து சிகிச்சையை டாக்டர் பிரியா சொக்கலிங்கம் அவர்களிடம் பெற்றுக்கொண்டு இருக்கிறேன். இந்த டாக்டரின் சிகிச்சையின் வழிமுறை மற்றும் அணுகுமுறை மிகவும் எனக்கு நம்பிக்கை, மகிழ்ச்சியும் அளித்து பயனுள்ளதாக இருந்தது. ஏனெனில் மருத்துவம் மட்டும் அல்லாமல் எண்ணங்கள், உடற்பயிற்சி, உணவு மற்றும் பழக்கவழக்கங்களை எப்படி கடை பிடிப்பது என்பதை விரிவான முறையிலும் கூறுவது மட்டும் அல்லாமல் அதற்கான பட்டியலை சிகிச்சை பெறுபவர்களிடமே தந்து அதில் ஒவ்வொரு விஷயமும் குறிப்பிடும்படி செய்யும் முறை மிகவும் பயனுள்ளதாக இருந்தது.

டாக்டர் பிரியா சொக்கலிங்கம் அவர்களின் மருத்துவ நடைமுறை மிகமிக மகிழ்ச்சியும், திருப்தியும் உள்ளது. மற்றும், அவர்களின் உதவியாளராக இருக்கும் உடற்பயிற்சியாளரும், உணவு குறித்து விளக்கும் அணுகுமறையும் மிகவும் நன்றாக இருந்தது என்பதை தெரிவித்துக் கொள்கிறேன்.

Cardiac rehab patient

We both are very grateful to the healthcare team at Cardiac Wellness Institute for not only making us understand the causative factors for my heart attack but also impressing upon us the need for staying fit, making healthy food choices and maintaining emotional balance. I had first enrolled myself in the 12-week 24-session cardiac rehabilitation program and found each and every session so useful that my wife who has recently been diagnosed with high blood pressure has also joined the lifestyle modification program.

Dr. Seenu, Pediatrician, 70 years

We both are very grateful to the healthcare team at Cardiac Wellness Institute for not only making us understand the causative factors for my heart attack but also impressing upon us the need for staying fit, making healthy food choices and maintaining emotional balance. I had first enrolled myself in the 12-week 24-session cardiac rehabilitation program and found each and every session so useful that my wife who has recently been diagnosed with high blood pressure has also joined the lifestyle modification program.

Mr. Swamy, 64 years & Mrs. Shantha, 56 years

I have a great sense of relief after I started attending the exercise sessions at Cardiac Wellness Institute. My chest pain has gradually diminished and I am surprised at how much extra work I am able to do comfortably. The team takes special care to ensure I am exercising at the appropriate level and helps me set reachable goals every week.

Mrs. Prema, 63 years

Stress is my major issue. In my business, there is not a single day without stress. With high blood pressure and long-standing diabetes, I have to take a handful of medications everyday. It is of great benefit for people like me to attend a program that not only helps to control these diseases but also shows how to handle stress better. The counseling and lifestyle programs offered by the team are a unique and valuable service for the high-aspiring folks with a hectic work life.

Mr. Mustafa, 50 years

Great work by Cardiac Wellness Institute! They conducted a workshop at our women’s club recently and gave excellent tips for heart-healthy living. Many of our members have high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high cholesterol and overweight problem. Now they understand how to manage these problems and plan to follow the lifestyle modification program at the Institute.

Mrs. Malini, 66 years

Cardiac Wellness Institute is a place where I feel at home. I am currently in a group of three women following the lifestyle modification program. The staffs know me personally and they even adapt the exercises to suit my arthritis. The time spent working out and discussing with the group is proving very useful. I try to follow their home plan closely and make a note of my goals for the week and how I plan to achieve them in my mini goal-setting booklet.

Mrs. Uma, 56 years

When my Cardiologist suggested that I attend a cardiac rehabilitation program, I was confused. After my bypass surgery, I have been taking my medicines regularly and following my doctor’s advice closely, so I was not quite sure why I should follow such a program. But I should admit that I have learnt many new things after joining the cardiac rehab program at Cardiac Wellness Institute. I am able to understand the importance of regular exercise, balanced diet and stress management about which they explain and also provide supervised training. At the same time I also get to interact with the other participants in my group who are going through similar experiences related to health and disease.

Mr. Sam, 74 years

I am extremely glad that I got referred to Cardiac Wellness Institute at the right time. I had been recently diagnosed with severe blockages in my three main coronary arteries during the annual health check up. I was quite upset and anxious about the bypass surgery advised by my Cardiologist. However, the team at Cardiac Wellness Institute has taken all the necessary steps to educate me about my medical condition, help me understand my risk factors, guide me in making appropriate lifestyle modifications and also to prepare me and my family on what to expect during surgery and in the cardiac rehabilitation phase. They have motivated me to quit smoking – a habit that has stayed with me since my college days, my sincere thanks to them!

Mr. Subramanian, 45 years

Dear Doctor,

 

When we entered 'Cardiac wellness institute' our morale was low. It was a kind of unknown fear about heart diseases that caused a great deal of anxiety. We had been informed as to what we were not supposed to eat and do, but we didn't know what we could. For me as a person handling someone who had had a heart attack, it was as if I had to think for him too, as if carrying two heads in a single body, what he should eat, what he should do… Life was difficult. Today while we are writing our feedback letter things have changed a lot. Thanks to you and your team, doctor. 

 

The sessions with the dietitian were too good. Surprisingly she gave allowances here and there in the diet chart that has helped us a lot. Now we have more fruits, vegetable and sprouts in our daily diet and we are able to have them without much fuss about it. We are able to choose our food. She has in her own beautiful way, told us, that our diet chart is actually that which we decide, that is good for us. Nothing was forced on us.

 

Physio session was truly an eye opener. When I saw my husband on the 'Treadmill ', I was little taken aback. I never knew he could do that! The physiotherapist was soft spoken and he made the sessions very useful with his encouragement. His scientific explanations to every activity done there was very useful. We are regular with our exercising at home.

Both these sessions had a specific target each time and it was well planned and achieved.

 

Sessions with Dr.Priya, we need not say, has changed our life for better. We are confident today because we could talkout all our anxiety regarding his illness. When she said diabetes and high BP need not be a lifelong partner, we can say only one thing – a big 'Thank you'.

 

Thanks for everything Doctor

Wife of cardiac rehab participant, 44 years

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