Common Heart Diseases

Heart disease is the term for all diseases and conditions that affect the heart and includes diseases of the vascular system (blood vessels).

Coronary artery disease, a type of heart disease, is the leading cause of heart attacks. The most common cause of coronary artery disease is atherosclerosis, a condition that occurs when plaque builds up in the arteries that supply blood to the heart.

The best way to prevent cardiovascular disease is by managing your risk factors. Find out if you and your loved ones are at risk today and Visit at Heart Specialist(interventional Cardiologist) Dr. Lim Ing Haan Cardiology Clinic Singapore.

Here’s a Quick Overview of the Most Common Heart Diseases :

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA):

=> Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA): The lining of the large artery called the aorta is enlarged within the abdomen; They are likely to tear if they reach 5 centimeters in diameter, monitoring is important for preventing a rupture. It can cause blood loss, shock, and death. 

  • Arrhythmia :

 => Arrhythmia refers to irregular heart rhythm which means that the heart is not beating correctly. Some common symptoms are fast or slow heartbeats, dizziness, lightheadedness, chest pains, and shortness of breath.

  • Atrial Fibrillation:

=> Atrial Fibrillation also called AFib or AF and is the most common type of heart disease. Atrial Fibrillation can lead to blood clots.

  • Peripheral Artery Disease:

=> Peripheral artery disease is the hardening of the arteries in the legs. Patients with this disease may experience pain in the legs when they walk, gangrenous toes, or ulcers that are difficult to heal.

  • Carotid Artery Stenosis (Stroke):

=> Anyone over the age of 40 with a risk of stroke and irregular heart rate can have Carotid Artery Stenosis and its screening involves a simple, non-invasive and painless test.

Contact Heart specialist Dr. Lim Ing Haan at an Interventional Cardiology (heart & vascular) Clinic in Singapore immediately today for an accurate diagnosis.