Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Lim offers Coronary Arteries in her cardiology clinic at Singapore which are the heart arteries that supply oxygen to the heart muscles. When a plaque or fatty deposits that are composed of cholesterol and other fatty substances clogs the arteries, it causes coronary artery disease or what we also call atherosclerosis. This buildup poses risk when the plaque breaks and goes to the mainstream, gets stuck and cuts the blood flow, thus resulting in heart attack or stroke as there’s no oxygen being supplied back to the heart or brain.
Patients with high blood pressure, diabetes or high cholesterol should take necessary precautions as they are at higher risk of getting CAD, in the same way with people who are smoking and obese. Dr. Lim Ing Haan offers cholesterol test at her cardiology clinic singapore.
What are the symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)?
Though some may not possess any symptoms at all, angina (chest pain or heart palpitation ) is the common symptom when there’s too much plaque buildup in the artery triggering it to narrow down.
Other symptoms of heart attack may include:
- sharp pain in left chest
- Chest tightness,
- shortness of breath,
- Lack of energy,
- Heart Palpitation
- Some may have No Symptoms.
What is the treatment for Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)?
Treatment may vary depending on your current heart condition or heart palpitation. You may be advised to take medication or go through a healthy lifestyle change that will delay the progression of coronary artery disease. If your condition doesn’t improve with medication and a lifestyle change, an interventional procedure to increase blood flow to your heart will be considered as the best course of action.
All patients need to take medications.
Tests are done to determine the need for heart artery bypass or heart stenting.
Diagnosing Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) requires analysing your medical history, physical examinations and medical testing. Tests are done to determine the need for a heart artery bypass or heart stenting. If you show signs of CAD or believe that you are suffering from it, contact Heart Specialist(Cardiologist) Dr Lim Ing Haan’s Cardiology Clinic immediately for an accurate diagnosis.
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