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.
Ischaemic Heart Disease (IHD)
This is the 2nd most common killer disease in the developed world. It is also known as Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) or Coronary Artery Disease (CAD).

While the heart pumps blood to the rest of the body, itself also needs blood. Two small arteries curve around and sit on the surface of the heart to bring blood back to the heart. Conditions which cause narrowing of the blood vessels such as high blood pressure (Hypertension) or high cholesterol (Hyper-cholesterolaemia) contribute to this condition.

This condition may be silent. The first symptom it produces may be your first heart attack. Therefore, regular screening is useful in picking this up.

In some people, the early symptoms may be angina. This is a feeling of tightness or pressure pain like a cramp over the front of the chest. This usually comes during some form of strenuous activities such as brisk walking, climbing up a flight of stairs or running. The feeling may radiate to the neck, jaw or down the arms. There may be accompanied by sweating or breathlessness.

If you have experienced any of these symptoms, there should not be any delay in seeing your doctor.

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.