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Did you know Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death! A majority of heart diseases develops over the course of time and affect people later in life.

  • Heart disease defines many different conditions affecting the human heart. The forms of heart disease include:
    • • Coronary Artery Disease
    • • Silent Ischemia
    • • Angina
    • • Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)
    • • Heart Failure
    • • Arrhythmia
    • • Heart Defects
    • • Peripheral Arterial Disease

1. Basic Symptoms of Heart Disease:

  • 'A Silent Killer' heart disease symptoms vary depending on the specific conditions. The basic symptoms are:
    • • A fast or slow heartbeat
    • • Dizziness
    • • Light-headedness
    • • Chest pains
    • • Shortness of breath

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2. Types of Heart Disease and its effects:

  • • Coronary Artery Disease
    • a. Blockage in the coronary arteries
    • b. Heart muscles don't get enough blood and oxygen
    • c. Sudden death without warning
    • d. Individuals with previous heart attacks history or other heart damage
  • • Silent Ischemia
    • a. The blood flow to the heart muscle is reduced
    • b. Produces very little pain or symptoms
    • c. Mild discomfort is experienced
    • d. Occurs usually during physical exertion
  • • Angina
    • a. Discomfort or pain in heart
    • b. Not enough oxygen and supply of nutrients caused by a narrowing of the arteries or muscle spasms
    • c. Due to cigarette smoke, cold temperatures, strong emotions and other sources
    • d. Normally, these are the systems but they’re not the same for everyone & usually occur when the heart is working harder than normal
  • • Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)
    • a. Part of the heart muscle damaged or die
    • b. Blood flow is blocked
    • c. The damage is often reversible
    • d. Symptoms include heavy feeling, pressure, or intense pain to the shoulders, neck or arms, and other sources
  • • Heart Failure
    • When the heart isn't pumping enough blood to meet your body’s needs, it indicates that the heart is not squeezing and if it occurs gradually, it causes Cardiomyopathies, Coronary Artery Disease, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, Past Heart Attacks, more Symptoms may include wheezing, sleep apnea, cough and fatigue.
  • • Arrhythmia
    • a. The Heart’s electrical system does not function normally.
    • b. There are many types of arrhythmia
    • c. Functions like running a race makes the heart become slow, irregular, skip beats or sometimes does not move in the proper sequence
    • d. Causes the heart to beat faster or slower than normal
    • e. Symptoms dizziness, fainting, fatigue, shortness of breath and chest pain or rapid palpitations, more
  • • Heart Defects
    • a. Partly or completely blocks the flow of blood
    • b. Occurs in the heart valves, arteries or veins
    • c. Causes due to aortic stenosis, bicuspid aortic valve, mitral valve prolapse, pulmonary stenosis, and subaortic stenosis
  • • Peripheral Arterial Disease
    • a. Supply of oxygen and other nutrients becomes less
    • b. Occurs when oxygen-rich blood flow to the legs and feet is blocked or decreased
    • c. Symptoms are seen in the thigh, calf muscle and feet - brown spots, changes in color of the skin on the leg, numbness and tingling, pain or cramping, swelling, ulcers, more
  • • Major Factors that increase Heart Risk:
    • There are many factors that increase your risk of heart disease. Even a family history of the disease, age, or ethnicity can become a common risk factor of heart disease. The other factors are;
      • a. Poor diet and lifestyle
      • b. No exercise and fitness
      • c. Obesity
      • d. Stress
      • e. Poor hygiene
      • f. Smoking
      • g. High blood pressure
      • h. High blood cholesterol
      • i. Diabetes
  • • Managing Your Heart Disease Risk:
    • a. Know your heart statistics and risks
    • b. Get heart and diabetes checked
    • c. Various test and treatments
    • d. Understand heart condition
    • e. Utilization of healthcare services
    • f. Regular health checkup
    • g. Healthy Living
    • h. A healthy and productive life

Investing in tomorrow today, can transform the unexpected into the known and managed. Take the first step towards health, and care of our bodies by undergoing a master health checkup every year to avoid health problems as soon as they begin to surface.