How To Care For Your Heart with Wong Yi Huey

Find out the signs and symptoms of a heart attack, the types of treatment available and risk prevention in this episode of caring for one’s heart.

by Deborah Yaw

Many assume that heart disease only affects older individuals, but in reality, it can strike anyone at any point in time. In 2019, ischaemic heart diseases took the top spot at 15.6% for principle cause of death, which is about 50 individuals per day. Heart attacks or serangan sakit jantung have been the leading cause of death in Malaysia for the past 14 years, according to the latest statistics on Causes of Death in Malaysia released by the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM).

Find out the signs and symptoms of a heart attack, the types of treatment available for heart attack survivors, and risk prevention for your heart health in this episode of caring for one’s heart, together with our Homage Care Specialist Wong Yi Huey and Care Advisor Shalini Kantan.

With over 20 years of experience, Wong Yi Huey specializes in adult cardiothoracic intensive care. She has worked as a registered nurse in different parts of the world such as Singapore, the United Kingdom, and now in Malaysia, as our Homage Care Specialist.

[0:48] What is a heart attack? | [1:38] What are the signs and symptoms of a heart attack? | [3:08] What are the treatment plans for a heart attack patient? | [5:05] What are the limitations that come after bypass surgery? | [6:10] How can home care help? | [7:22] What are the risk factors for heart attack? | [8:39] How can I prevent a heart attack? | [9:11] How can I prevent another heart attack?

Full transcript: here

Terminology

  • epigastric pain: pain or discomfort that is located in the upper abdomen region, immediately below the ribcage.
  • angioplasty (percutaneous coronary intervention, PCI): a procedure to restore blood flow through the artery
  • stent: a tiny tube inserted into a blocked passageway to keep it open.
  • bypass surgery: a procedure that restores blood flow to your heart muscle by redirecting blood flow around a section of an obstructed artery in your heart
  • antiplatelets: medicine that inhibits cells in the blood from sticking together and forming a clot.

Disclaimer: The health information is provided for general informational and educational purposes only, and is not a substitute for professional health advice. To seek further medical advice for your medical condition, do consult your doctor or go to the nearest health institution to get assistance. This video only represents the speaker’s views on various signs and symptoms of heart attacks, steps to prevention, and overall heart health.


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Deborah Yaw
Deborah believes that everyone has a story worth telling. Has a serious appreciation for good movies, music and spicy food.
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