Common Heart Disease Cardiac Specialist Centre
We hope this section gives you some simple understanding of a few of the commonest conditions. We will be adding more as we continue to have feed backs and questions from our esteemed friends.
High Blood Pressure
What is high blood pressure or ‘Hypertension’?

High blood pressure occurs when the pressure, which pushes the blood around the body, is increased.

To find out your blood pressure, the doctor will place an inflatable cuff around your upper arm and inflate it. 2 readings will be obtained as the cuff is slowly deflated. The systolic pressure which is the pressure when the heart contracts, and the diastolic pressure, when the heart relaxes.

Normal reading should be 120 to 140 mm of mercury for the systolic pressure. The normal for diastolic pressure is between 80 to 90 mm of mercury.

The problem with high blood pressure is that with prolonged exposure to high pressure, the blood vessels become narrowed. The organs such as heart, lung or kidneys become damaged. This will lead to heart attack, stroke or kidney failure.

High blood pressure has no symptoms. Therefore, it is only picked up when a doctor checks your blood pressure in the clinic. Once you are found to have high blood pressure or ‘hypertension’, you will need to make some lifestyle adjustment and start taking medicines to prevent stroke, heart attack or kidney failures in the future.

Know Your Cardiologists

I feel breathless when walking.

I feel a tightness over my chest.

Do I need to take my medicine for my blood pressure?

Do I need to take my medicine for my cholesterol?

Do I really need stents for my artery?

Do I really need to have a bypass operation?

When should I go for health screening?

I have heart problem, can I take Viagra?

I have heart problem, should I exercise?

Heart Disease
Learn about your heart Conditions

You may need an ultra sound scan of your heart to assess its function.

You may need a treadmill stress test.

You may need closer monitoring.

You may need a more thorough risk assessment and life style change.

You may only need to take your medicine.

You may get away with just stenting.

This generally should start at 40 years old.

Yes, but there are certain strict conditions to fulfill.

Yes, but you will need to find out the appropriate intensity.