CHD symptoms and medical attention

Anatori Sealife Comments 0 9th June 2018
CHD symptoms and medical attention

Coronary heart disease (CHD symptoms) is previously called ischaemic heart disease. It is a chronic or acute violation of the blood supply to the myocardium (muscle layer of the heart). CHD results in an insufficient supply of oxygen to the heart. It occurs when arterial blood enters (or does not flow at all) to the cardiac muscles in the limited amount due to coronary artery disease. The acute form of IHD is chronic myocardial infarction.

The CHD symptoms give a chance to detect it faster. However, it can even manifest in people who seemingly do not have the conditions for the development of acute IHD. Therefore it is worth to know what signs can show the presence of coronary artery diseases. The sooner a violation of the blood circulation of the vessels is detected, the more successful the treatment would be.

The primary symptoms

The primary CHD symptoms are:

  • dyspnoea which may occur either during a fast walk or climbing the stairs or with quiet movements;
  • arrhythmia; interruptions in the work of the heart, heart palpitations;
  • hypertension; sharp jumps and increased blood pressure;
  • tension on stenocardia; pressing pains, feelings of left shoulder dislocating behind the breastbone, pushing the neck;
  • myocardial infarction is similar to an angina pectoris attack, but drugs can’t stop very severe pain in the heart. This symptom indicates a peak in the development of IHD. Moreover, in itself, it is a life-threatening violation of the heart muscle.

However, often the development of the ischemic disease is slow. In the first stages, it’s almost asymptomatic (few people pay attention to the tingling sensation in the region of the heart and slight shortness of breath). To identify the disease in its initial stage, we need to undergo a preventive examination with a cardiologist and therapist regularly.

CHD symptoms prevention

Everyone knows that it’s easier to prevent a disease than to cure it. That is why you should not neglect measures that preserve the health of your blood vessels and arteries. First of all, people must eliminate all risks that lead to the occurrence of IHD. We can do that by quitting smoking, reducing alcohol consumption to a minimum and refusing to eat fatty foods and foods with high cholesterol levels.


Also, be more involved in cardio-based exercises, like walking, biking, dancing and swimming. It will help reduce weight (if there is excess) and strengthen the walls of the blood vessels. Once every six months or year, you need to undergo a blood test to check for blood sugar and cholesterol levels.

Ischemic heart disease is, unfortunately, still one of the most common conditions on the globe and, even more sadly, is not entirely curable. The process of maintenance therapy can be long and extremely difficult for the patient and his family.

Experts in our clinic in London will help to restore and strengthen the health of the body and prevent the development of CHD symptoms.