Common Heart Disease Cardiac Specialist Centre
We hope this section gives you some simple understanding of a few of the commonest conditions. We will be adding more as we continue to have feed backs and questions from our esteemed friends.
Chest pain and Heart attack
Chest pain is the most common complaint in the cardiologist’s clinic. Luckily, 80% of people presenting with chest pain do not have any disease, heart or other wise. But that does not mean we should ignore chest pain.

The type of chest pain which suggests it is of heart origin would be described as; ‘tightness’, a pressure over the chest, like a cramp but in the chest or ‘heaviness over the chest’. Some patient may form a fist and describe it as ‘Like that!’.

It is also more likely to be distributed over the whole central part of chest rather than a single spot. If you can put a finger on the pain, it is unlikely to be from the heart. It may seem to travel to your jaw or left shoulder or down the left arm.

The severity tends to build up rather than of a sudden onset. In the case of ‘angina’, it comes on and worsens with continued effort. It will gradually subside with rest. In the case of heart attack, the pain may come on at rest and build up to a peak. It won’t subside even with rest. The pain then will remain until it is treated or will last for hours. It may be accompanied by shortness of breath or cold sweat. Sometimes there is palpitation or even fainting spells.

Heart attack is a part of Ischaemic Heart Disease and should be seen by a cardiologist without delay.

Know Your Cardiologists

I feel breathless when walking.

I feel a tightness over my chest.

Do I need to take my medicine for my blood pressure?

Do I need to take my medicine for my cholesterol?

Do I really need stents for my artery?

Do I really need to have a bypass operation?

When should I go for health screening?

I have heart problem, can I take Viagra?

I have heart problem, should I exercise?

Heart Disease
Learn about your heart Conditions

You may need an ultra sound scan of your heart to assess its function.

You may need a treadmill stress test.

You may need closer monitoring.

You may need a more thorough risk assessment and life style change.

You may only need to take your medicine.

You may get away with just stenting.

This generally should start at 40 years old.

Yes, but there are certain strict conditions to fulfill.

Yes, but you will need to find out the appropriate intensity.