Heart Disease Information

Disease Information

Disease Information

Cardiac disease is one of the most common fatal illnesses in Hong Kong, with coronary heart disease as the top killer among others. In addition to diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, cardiologists will also proceed from prevention to reducing high-risk factors and reducing the risk of heart disease.

Heart failure

What is heart failure

Heart failure refers to the incapability of the heart to pump blood properly. Coronary heart disease, damage of heart valves, high blood pressure, lung disease, etc., may damage cardiac muscles and weaken the capability of heart in blood pumping.

Impact on patients

Tiredness, difficulty in breathing, mental distress, deep vein thrombosis, stroke, etc.

Diagnosis of heart failure

Blood test, electrocardiogram, exercise electrocardiogram, electrophysiology study, cardiac ultrasonography, etc.

Treatment of heart failure

Medication for relieving discomfort, cardiac pacemaker, cardiac defibrillator, surgical treatment, etc.