CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE (ANGINA &/or HEART ATTACK)
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the leading cause of death worldwide.
About 1 in 6 men and 1 in 10 women die from CAD.
CAD occurs when your coronary arteries (the arteries that supply your heart muscle with oxygen-rich blood) become narrowed by a gradual build-up of fatty material within their walls as a result of a process called atherosclerosis.
TYPICAL SYMPTOM: Central chest pain that radiates to the back, jaw and or left shoulder and left arm.
மத்தியில் துவங்கி முதுகு, இடது தாடை, இடது தோள்பட்டை மற்றும் இடது கரம் ஆகியவற்றுக்கு பரவக்கூடிய நெஞ்சு வலி)
This symptom can be associated with profuse sweating, nausea, palpitations and a sense of sudden choking.
Often the symptoms of heart attack are not as typical as described above.
Patients suffering from CAD often mistake mild symptoms of heart attack for some gastric trouble and don’t seek medical advice promptly.
If you are male, over 40 and have any of the risk factors explained below please do not ignore mild symptoms of the chest or upper tummy discomfort that persists for more than few minutes.
Most of the time (but not always) symptoms from blockage of heart arteries are precipitated by some form of strenuous physical exertion or emotion.