Hi! i’m robosuzie and today i’ll talk to you about ischaemic heart disease. Also don’t forget to subscribe for more tips in the future! But back to our topic. Signs and Symptoms. In the initial stages of the disease it is unlikely for any symptoms to manifest. The primary symptoms that will be present after the disease has progressed will include.
Angina pectoris and heart failure. Angina Pectoris. Angina Pectoris is chest pain that may occur in times of emotional distress, in cold weather conditions and during physical activity. It may radiate from the chest area to the jaw, shoulder blades, neck and left arm. There are cases of ischaemia that will not exhibit any form of angina attacks and in such cases it is defined as silent ischaemia.
Heart failure. Heart failure may result from ischaemic heart disease. This may cause shortness of breath or difficulty breathing which worsens during physical activity or when lying flat, pronounced coughing, decreased ability to perform normal activities and or swelling of the ankles. Risk Factors. Though the specific cause of Ischaemic heart disease is unknown there are some factors.
That tend to increase the likelihood of developing the disease. Having a family history of certain other conditions may increase overall risk. These include diabetes, coronary artery disease, atherosclerosis and hypertension. Lacking proper nutrition, in particular consuming foods that are high in fat. Being a smoker especially one who smokes at least one pack of cigarettes per day. Having suffered from a heart attack of stroke at least once.
Being significantly overweight or obese. Leading a very stressful lifestyle. Having elevated cholesterol levels. Suffering from uncontrolled high blood pressure or hypertension. Being a diabetic. Leading a sedentary lifestyle or lacking sufficient levels of physical activity to maintain health.
Diagnosing and treating the disease. Diagnostic tests. Once angina is suspected after experiencing chest pain, tests are performed to confirm the likelihood of an angina attack. The chest pains will first be determined to have materialized as a result of physical activity that is alleviated by rest or from being exposed to cold conditions or because of lying flat. An electrocardiogram or ECG may be performed to observe the changes.
That occur during an attack. it is also possible to administer a dose of sublingual nitroglycerin that relieves the associated pain of angina in a matter of minutes. These methods of testing will confirm if these attacks are in fact angina attacks. There are also tests that are performed to establish the intensity of the ischaemia and also to identify probable coronary artery disease. The tests will generally be carried out using electrocardiogram (ECG), echocardiogram, xrays of the chest, exercise tolerance test,.
Thallium stress test, coronary angiogram and or cholesterol and blood tests to analyse total fat, lipoproteins and cholesterol levels. Treatments. A part of the treatment will include personal management and changes in lifestyle. It will be necessary to decrease or completely stop smoking which will significantly worsen the progression of the disease.
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