The best prevention against heart diseases is to understand the risk and the treatment options. Understanding how to reduce or control the modifiable risks goes a long way in prevention and control of heart diseases.
Dr. MSS Mukharjee, Founder & Director, Pulse Heart Center talks to eKincare about the prevention of heart diseases.
ECG or Electrocardiogram is one of the popular and important tools to monitor heart activity. It is a test that seeks to identify heart problems by understanding electrical activity of your heart.
The heart pumps blood into your body and is made up of four chambers – two atrium (previously calle auricles) and two ventricles. A natural electrical system causes the heart muscle to contract and this pumps blood through the heart to the lungs and the rest of the body through the circulatory system.
During ECG, several electrodes are attached to your skin (on arms, legs & chest). These are connected to a machine that traces your heart activity.
The importance of a healthy heart can’t be overemphasized. A healthy heart can go a long way in keeping you fit and increasing longevity of life. According to WHO, cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of deaths globally. Cardiovascular disease generally refers to conditions that involve narrowed or blocked blood vessels that can lead to a heart attack, chest pain (angina) or stroke.The number of deaths caused by cardiovascular diseases is much higher than malaria, tuberculosis and AIDS combined.