Heart Health

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Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)CPR delivered early and in the right way can save the lives of people suffering from a cardiac arrest.
Chest Pain – CausesCauses of chest pain include cardiac causes such as angina, heart attack and valvular disease, and non-cardiac causes such as diseases affecting the lungs, esophagus and rib joints.
Chest Pain – Recommended TestsTests that are often recommended for people with chest pain include ECG, chest x-ray, cardiac troponin levels and echocardiography.
Chest Pain – Symptoms associated with Angina or Heart AttackChest pain that due to angina or a heart attack is usually a diffuse, left sided pain or a feeling of pressure, squeezing, gripping, heaviness or tightness in the chest that may radiate to the shoulders, arms, neck, back, upper abdomen or jaw.
COVID-19 and the HeartSome patients with COVID-19 suffer from complications related to the heart. These may include heart attacks, abnormal heart rhythms and inflammation of the heart.
Myocardial infarction – TypesMyocardial infarction or heart attack refers to damage to the heart muscle due to reduced oxygen supply. The most common types are type 1 and type 2.
Risk Factors for Cardiovascular DiseaseAn older age and the male sex, presence of disorders such as diabetes and hypertension and lifestyle factors such as physical inactivity and an unhealthy diet could increase the risk of heart disease.
Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Patients with Type 2 DiabetesPeople with long-standing diabetes or with diabetes complications are at an increased risk for cardiovascular disease. A healthy diet, a regular exercise program and treatment with medications could reduce the risk cardiovascular disease in individuals with type 2 diabetes.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest – CausesThe causes of sudden cardiac arrest include coronary artery disease, congenital heart disorders, use of anabolic steroids, stress and trauma to the chest.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest in AthletesA sudden cardiac arrest in athletes is often due to a coronary artery disease in adults over the age of 35 years. In younger individuals, a heart abnormality present since birth is often responsible.
Sudden Cardiac Arrest – ManagementTreatment of sudden cardiac arrest should preferably begin before the patient is transferred to the hospital to improve the outcome of the patient.
Palpitations – Cardiac CausesPalpitations are due to abnormal heart rhythms. Individuals with an underlying heart disorder or a family history of a sudden early death due to a heart problem should sort immediate medical assistance for the palpitations.
Palpitations – Diagnostic TestsTests for palpitations are directed towards identifying the cause of the palpitations. They include tests such as ECG or Holter monitoring which check the working of the heart, as well as blood tests to detect abnormalities such as thyroid dysfunction that may affect the regular beating of the heart.
Palpitations – Non-cardiac causesIn addition to cardiac causes, palpitations may result from non-cardiac causes such as anxiety and high thyroid hormone levels. These should be ruled out in a patient complaining of palpitations.

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