He conceptualized the idea that Ayurveda can play a big role in chronic cardiac disease. He used his education in modern medicine and undertook a meticulous research into Ayurveda. Extensive experimentation and delving deeper into every minute aspect of his study led him to find scientific evidence to substantiate this novel idea. The effort resulted in a highly effective alternative therapy for chronic heart failure through combination of modern medical science and the well established therapies prescribed in Ayurveda. Shruti Prabhakar speaks to Dr. Rohit Madhav Sane, Managing Director and CEO at Madhavbaug about his journey and efficacy of integrative medicine
How did Madhavbaug happen?
I did MBBS in 1999 and was a topper in Surgery, but it was my father who wanted me to practice Ayurveda after finishing my degree. It was my faith in him that brought me where I am today. After working on his principles, I realized that there is a good amount of science on Ayurveda that can be explored by amalgamating the principles of modern medicine and ancient science.
The untimely demise of my father because of heart attack gave birth to Madhavbaug. He suffered three heart attacks within a span of 17 days and I couldn’t do anything about it.
During that time I realized that there is need of a system that will help to strength the heart in a way that it can withstand the attack. It was then that I realised the importance of preventative cardiac care and strengthening heart exercise capacity — also known as Vo2 max. Thus, we started operating 128 clinics and two hospitals in Maharashtra, Goa and now in Madhya Pradesh. Our first hospital became operational in 2006 in Khopoli with a mere nine patients’ IPD.
Initially, treating heart diseases through Ayurveda seemed like an impossible task, but an Ayurvedic panchakarma procedure called Sampurna Hridayashuddhikar- designed by me, proved to benefit several patients suffering from heart failure. Madhavbaug is a pioneer in modern Ayurvedic medical practice and has treated lakhs of patients in the last 13 years.
What are the parameters of a healthy heart?
Keeping the heart healthy means to have a heart rate below 70-75. The lesser the heart rate the stronger is your heart. If the resting heart rate is 90-100, this implies that you will face problems in future. Second, the blood pressure should not be more than 100/70 and the third parameter is your weight. If your BMI is in control you will have a healthy heart. Fourth parameter is you sugar, which should be in control as well.