Cardiovascular diseases are diseases of heart and blood vessel including hypertension, cardiac dysrhythmia, coronary artery disease, cardiac valve disease, heart failure, atherosclerosis, stroke and so on. According to statistics of WHO, cardiovascular diseases are one of the diseases, causing high mortality rate. To be more specific, cardiovascular diseases result in about 17.5 million of death each year, indicating the popularity and danger of these diseases, in which the most common one is hypertension, coronary artery disease and stroke.
Understanding the threat of cardiovascular diseases with dangerous complications, Thu Cuc International General Hospital has invested in latest medical equipment for early screening. Apart from standard facilities for heart disease diagnosis, it is worth mentioning the CT-64 scanner which helps to scan vessel system and to diagnose coronary artery diseases.
Coronary artery disease is a dangerous disease with high mortality rate. CT-64 scanner allows scanning coronary artery without any intervention and discomfort in only 10 minutes. With CT-64 for heart and vessel scanning, several cardiovascular diseases can be detected such as coronary artery stenosis, coronary artery anomaly, ventricular septal defect, atrial septal defect, tetralogy of Fallot, single ventricle defect. With high fidelity of over 97%, CT-64 scanner can indicate atherosclerotic plaques in the arteries (if any).
Besides, CT-64 can also be applied to whole body, cerebral arteries, cerebral veins, cerebral perfusion imaging for early diagnosis of stroke, brain tumors, brain’s vascular flow oriented, aorta scanning, renal artery, arteries, limb veins…
When coming to Thu Cuc International General Hospital, clients will be examined, diagnosed and treated by cardiologists.
- Colonel, AsocProf, Ph.D, Dr, People’s Doctor Nguyen Van Quynh – A cardiovascular specialist with more than 30-year experience of caring for Army senior officers. Dr. Quynh is former Head of Internal Medicine Department for A1 officers in 108 Military Central Hospital and at present, he is Vice Director of Internal Medicine Department, Head of Outpatient Department in Thu Cuc Hospital.
- Primary Specialist Pham Hong Van – Internal Medicine Doctor, Internal Medicine – Cardiovascular Department. With more than 30 years working in Intensive Care Department of Thanh Nhan Hospital, in 2008 Dr. Van was awarded Medal for People’s Health by the Minister of Health.
The risk of cardiovascular diseases
In the cardiovascular risk factors, there are elements can not be intervened such as age and genetics; however, there are many factors which can be intervened and prevented such as:
- Blood Lipid Disorders
- Overweight, obesity
- Reduced glucose intolerance/ diabetes
- Habits: physical inactivity, smoking, alcohol, salty foods…
Therefore, early diagnosis, timely detection and aggressive treatment of cardiovascular risk factors play a significant role in reducing complications, improving the quality of life and longevity.
If you are in the risk group of cardiovascular disease, how to adjust?
- Have reasonable diet: limit animal fat, alcohol, eat light, much fresh vegetable, fish…
- Lose weight if you are overweight and obese
- Exercise regularly, at least 45 minutes per day, five days/ week, depending on health status
- If you smoke, stop immediately
- Living in moderation, avoid stress.
- Take periodic health examinations to detect, assess cardiovascular risk factors and comorbid conditions
The conclusion that you are healthy at an absolute time does not guarantee you do not have a disease for life.
Warning of worth – remembering dangerous incident!
- Typical pain: sudden pain, usually behind the breastbone or in front of heart area, pain as in heart attack or heart spasms, forcing patients to stop activities, even stop breathing. The pain might spread to arms or shoulders, back, accompanied by sweating, anxiety.
- The pain disappears quickly when patients stop activities or when patients use coronary vasodilator
2. Myocardial infarction
- Pain like angina but lasts for more than 20 minutes, sometimes for hours. Taking coronary vasodilator drug has no positive effect.
- In some cases, pain in the upper abdomen with some symptoms like cyanosis, dyspnea, nausea, and sweating.
3. Cerebrovascular accident
- Numbness or half body weakness, sometimes only on one side of the face, arm, or leg.
- Dizziness, trouble in speaking or understanding what others say.
- A severe headache with unclear cause…
If you or anyone has any of the above symptoms, call an ambulance immediately, or go to the hospital without delay.
THU CUC INTERNATIONAL GENERAL HOSPITAL
Address: No. 286, Thuy Khue Street, Tay Ho District, Hanoi City
Hotline: +84 904 519 080