IMPORTANCE OF HEART HEALTH EXAMINATIONS
of your cardiovascular health is crucial. The cardiovascular diseases are the
leading cause of death in the world and in our country. 55% of deaths in Turkey
are due to cardiovascular diseases.
The age of
our heart can differ from the biological age. One of the ways to learn this is
by calculating the cardiovascular risks of cardiovascular diseases.
(high blood pressure), high glycose, high cholesterol, smoking, obesity and
sedentary lifestyle are the most important risk factors for cardiovascular
diseases. We can make it possible to eliminate a significant part of these risk
changeable risks that adversely affect cardiovascular health and following a
healthy lifestyle slows down the aging process of the heart and reduces deaths
due to cardiovascular diseases. For prevention of cardiovascular diseases, an
approach like reducing and treating all risk factors together, rather than a
single risk factor, is becoming increasingly important. If we make enough
effort to keep our hearts young, we can dramatically reduce the number of
premature deaths from cardiovascular disease.
findings found in patients with coronary artery disease:
Pain in the
chest with effort (angina pectoris): Although the person does not have pain at
rest, there is pain that hits the middle of the chest, left chest, left arm and
back while climbing the ramp or walking fast on a straight road.
Attack (Myocardial Infarction): Pain at shoulder, arms or back pain that can
last for hours, usually accompanied by nausea, vomiting and sweating. In some
patients, instead of pain, there may be burning in the chest and numbness in
the arms. Pain can spread to the neck, lower jaw, or upper abdomen. Sometimes
the pain may be in one of the above mentioned areas.
Disorders: There are various types and causes of arrhythmia (hyperthyroidism,
anemia, electrolyte disorder, conduction system disorder, etc.). Sometimes the
underlying causes maybe other disorders or coronary diseases.
Failure: It occurs due to the contraction defect in the heart muscles. With
effort, fatigue and shortness of breath occur.
Death: It is a natural (without accident, suicide, murder) and unexpected
deaths where the time between complaints and death is less than 1 hour. Sudden
death continues to be a serious problem all over the world. Because sudden
death occurs before patients can come to a hospital or a health institution.
80% of sudden deaths develop as a result of coronary vascular diseases. The
first symptom of narrowing or obstruction in the vessels feeding the heart is
in the form of sudden death in 20% of patients. Although sudden cardiac death
is more common in older ages, it can be seen at any age, even in children.
ischemia: As the name tells us, it is the condition that the patient does not
have any complaints despite the significant stenosis of the vessels.
recommended for Heart Check-Up Examination?
multiple risk factors
has the stories of early heart attack, heart death, neck, brain and leg
vascular occlusion in their family.