Coronary artery disease is a common condition. The most common cause is coronary atherosclerosis. The disease has many harmful effects and complications from angina to myocardial infarction, heart failure and sudden cardiac death.

Do not ignore the symptoms of pain in the chest

The symptoms of the disease are sometimes merely a feeling of heaviness, numbness, throbbing pain in the chest, or tightness in the chest that does not subside with rest and is more dangerous than absolutely no symptoms at all.

Coronary artery disease can be divided into two categories, chronic coronary artery disease and acute coronary syndrome. People divide the severity of angina from I to IV. In grade I, the patient only has chest pain when doing strenuous activities such as climbing high stairs, climbing steep, carrying heavy loads. Grade II is the pain that occurs with moderate exertion, level III the patient has mild exertional pain (when doing personal hygiene, brushing the teeth is the pain also appears). At the most severe level, even when the person is lying down and inactive can have pain. The typical angina of people with chronic coronary artery disease usually spreads to the left arm and spreads to the chin.

50% of myocardial infarction patients suddenly die before coming to the hospital.

More dangerous and unpredictable is acute coronary artery syndrome. The person may experience chest pains with varying degrees of intensity and intensity, which medical terminology refers to unstable angina. Worse, in acute coronary artery syndrome, patients may have acute myocardial infarction. Nearly 50% of all myocardial infarction patients suddenly die before going to the hospital, often due to ventricular arrhythmia. There are many patients in this form who have a heart attack and die suddenly while playing tennis, football ...

Coronary artery disease is preventable
Coronary artery diseases are fully identifiable for early treatment. Patients with coronary artery disease are mostly in the group with risk factors such as smoking, hypertension, diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, or a family history of people with coronary heart disease ...

For early detection of coronary artery disease, people over 40 years of age with the above risk factors should have their heart checked regularly. Depending on the specific case, the doctor will order for biochemical test, cardiopulmonary X-ray, ECG measurement at rest, echocardiography, exertion tests for early detection and counseling. Give patients the living regime and appropriate treatment.

Patients with coronary artery disease on average over the age of 60. However, nowadays the age of disease is getting younger and younger. In the younger group of patients under 45, doctors noted that most of them smoked a lot. In addition, lifestyle, moderation, stress can be linked to coronary artery disease.

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