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Symptoms of Cadiovascular Diseases
  • Often, there are no symptoms of the underlying disease of the blood vessels. A heart attack or stroke may be the first warning of underlying disease.
  • Symptoms of a heart attack include: pain or discomfort in the centre of the chest; pain or discomfort in the arms, the left shoulder, elbows, jaw, or back. In addition the person may experience difficulty in breathing or shortness of breath; feeling sick or vomiting; feeling light-headed or faint; breaking into a cold sweat; and becoming pale.
  • Women are more likely to have shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, and back or jaw pain.
  • The most common symptom of a stroke is sudden weakness of the face, arm, or leg, most often on one side of the body. Other symptoms include sudden onset of: numbness of the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body; confusion, difficulty speaking or understanding speech; difficulty seeing with one or both eyes; difficulty walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination; severe headache with no known cause; and fainting or unconsciousness.
  • People experiencing these symptoms should seek medical care immediately.
Assessment of Cardiac Status
Biophysical Markers:
  •  ECG
  •  ECHO
  •  TMT
Biochemical Markers
  •  Totals Cholesterol: < 200 mg/dl
  •  HDL - C:  > 40 mg/dl
  •  LDL – C: < 100 mg/dl
  •  S Triglycerides: < 150 mg/dl
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