Cardiovascular disease can be prevented and, if any, can almost always be detected early and corrected. Prof Dr. Cruz Fernández, cardiologist and member of Top Doctors, stresses the need to monitor and control blood pressure, sugar and cholesterol, especially if there is family history. Not smoking, maintaining a healthy weight and getting daily are essential.
Some may already have heart disease and not notice it, but clinical cardiologists can detect most of the time, so it must be periodically reviewed but you feel good.
Apart from the clinical study, which remains essential, the team of Dr. Cruz has a set of techniques such as ECG, Holter monitoring, stress testing, echocardiography, myocardial perfusion studies or magnetic cardioresonancia, allowing early diagnosis virtually no risk. In addition, by multislice CT angiography and multidetector, you can even see the status of coronary heart disease without using a conventional cardiac catheterization.
If you notice that tired, short of breath, oppresses the chest, painful, or you weigh arms, wrists or throat area or have palpitations or dizziness with exertion or even without moving, may have a disease heart, but the chances are very high correct.
Modern drugs, stents, repairs or valvular implants, pacemakers, implantable defibrillators, or the most advanced and minimally invasive surgical techniques may be necessary.
At present, the figure of the clinical cardiologist to inform and advise the patient about what is the best treatment in each case is essential. Internet is useful, but not all the information in the network is secure, and can sometimes create anxiety, hopes or fears unfounded.
However, once corrected pathology, we must continue being careful to not fall in the same circumstances that led to the disease. In addition to health systems, live longer and better also depends on oneself.