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By Phil Jevon

Thousands of individuals through the global be afflicted by heart sickness (CHD). Angina is a symptom of CHD, however the situation can eventually result in a center connect - frequently deadly. Steps may be taken to aid hinder CHD getting worse, hence lowering the danger of a center assault. Many sufferers who've a middle assault die prior to attaining health center. besides the fact that, as soon as in sanatorium, modern-day remedy and intervention can increase the diagnosis significantly, relatively if the sufferer offers inside hours of the indicators starting.

This e-book might help sufferers and their households comprehend what angina is, the motives, threat components, indicators, therapy and the way to regulate and reside with it. It offers the reader with the best point of knowledge that they are going to have to comprehend what a center assault is and what to do within the occasion that somebody suffers from one, together with the popularity of the indications, making sure early admission to clinic. therapy, and on-going administration and rehabilitation, is additionally defined intimately.

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What is important is that, once diagnosed with angina, the patient follows the advice of their doctor or cardiac nurse and takes the necessary steps and makes the recommended lifestyle changes to help ensure a good quality of life and minimise the risk of the CHD worsening. g. stopping smoking. In addition, it is important to be able to effectively and safely manage episodes of chest pain and recognise when it is more severe and possibly a heart attack. The aim of this chapter is to understand how to live with angina.

Other symptoms that may be associated with a heart attack include: ◆ sweating ◆ light-headedness ◆ nausea and vomiting ◆ breathlessness NB Some patients who have a heart attack do not experience chest pain. Women in particular may just get pain in the back, neck and jaw. 28 4 What are the investigations for angina? Phil Jevon and Emma Simkiss 06 Key points ◆ Investigations for angina are important to help confirm the correct diagnosis ◆ The 12 lead ECG is the most commonly used test ◆ Exercise tolerance test, MPI and coronary angiogram are other available tests available to the cardiologist Introduction The patient’s symptoms of angina can sometimes be very easy to recognise and the cardiologist can confidently make a diagnosis of angina.

Diabetes increases the risk of heart disease in women more than in men. It also removes some of the heart disease protection given by oestrogen (for example, although heart disease usually occurs at a younger age in men than in women, having diabetes removes this advantage in women). Also, women who smoke are twice as likely to have a heart attack as men who smoke. In addition, the menstrual cycle affects tobacco withdrawal symptoms, sometimes making nicotine replacement less effective. Although the most common symptom of a heart attack is dull central chest pain or chest tightness, women are more likely than men to instead experience more unusual symptoms such as excessive tiredness, disturbed sleep or breathlessness.

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