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40 Stubbs Road, Hong Kong
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(852) 3651 8888
4001 206 016 (China Toll Free)
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FAQ on Heart Diseases
In the United States, over one quarter of all deaths are from heart disease. For men, the risk of heart disease is greatly increased after the age of 45, and for women after 55. The risk is further increased if you have a close family member suffering from heart diseases.

What is Angina?
Angina means any kind of pain that is intense and suffocating. Often the word is understood to mean angina pectoris, which occurs when the heart muscles are not getting enough oxygen. The condition is usually caused by cholesterol, fibrous tissue and clots are being deposited in the coronary arteries, the blood vessels supplying blood to the heart.

How is Coronary Artery Disease Diagnosed?
Diagnostic coronary angiography offers a clear picture of the coronary anatomy. The procedure is safe and painless and is performed with local anesthesia.

How is Coronary Artery Disease treated?
It depends on the patient's symptoms and the severity and extensiveness of the disease.

For patients affected by angina, nitroglycerin tablets that dissolve under the tongue are effective and specific against angina. New forms of related medicine are applied in the form of patches on the skin or may be swallowed as slow release tablets. Other drugs aiming at slowing the heart rate, lowering the strain in the heart muscles, or relaxing the blood vessels by blocking the movement of calcium may also work.

Most patients would need medication to lower their cholesterol and control the blood pressure. Drugs preventing the clumping of platelets and clotting of blood may help preventing heart attacks.

Apart from medication treatment, a very effective treatment for coronary artery disease is balloon angioplasty and stenting, which widens the blocked or narrowed segment of the affected vessel and reduces the risk of post-procedural re-narrowing. This procedure is usually performed immediately following the initial cardiac catheterization and coronary angiography. Coronary bypass grafting via open heart surgery is another treatment method used for coronary artery disease.

I have pain in left side of my chest. Is this caused by angina?
The typical pain caused by angina appears in the chest, feeling like constricting or squeezing. It may also occur in the shoulders, arms, neck, jaw, or back, or in the stomach that feels like indigestion. The most typical feature of angina is that the pain occurs with exercise, and is relieved with rest after a few minutes, but this is not invariable.
Not all chest pain or discomfort is angina, but all cases of chest pain should be checked by a doctor.

What are the risk factors for Coronary Artery Disease?
The followings are known risk factors for Coronary Artery Disease:

  • Old age
  • The male sex
  • High blood levels of cholesterol
  • Smoking
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Stress
  • Family history of angina or related heart diseases

People can still suffer from angina despite the lack of any of the above risk factors. Scientists are still researching on other possible causes for the disease.

What is the high blood pressure?
A blood pressure reading below 120/80 mmHg is considered normal. The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute in the U.S. defines high blood pressure as higher than 140/90 mmHg. Both the upper (systolic) and the lower (diastolic) values are important.

Prehypertension is blood pressure between 120 and 139 for the upper (systolic), or between 80 and 89 for the lower (diastolic) number.
Location

1 Floor, Hong Kong Adventist Hospital – Stubbs Road
40 Stubbs Road , Hong Kong

Telephone

(852) 2835 0578
4001 206 016 (China Toll Free)

Opening Hours
  Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
  Saturday, Sunday
and Public Holiday
Closed
     
  24-hour Urgent Care Services
Telephone (852) 3651 8991

 

Cardiology
Dr. Ko Kwok Chun, Jason
Adventist Health Physician
  • MBBS (HK)
  • MRCP (UK)
  • FHKCP
  • FHKAM (Medicine)
Cardiology
Dr. Cheng Cheung Wah, Boron
  • MBBS (HK)
  • MRCP (UK)
  • FRCP (Edin)
  • FRCP (Glasg)
  • FRCP (Lond)
  • FHKCP
  • FHKAM (Medicine)
Cardiology
Dr. Fung Wing Hong, Jeffrey
  • MD (CUHK)
  • MBChB (CUHK)
  • MRCP (UK)
  • FHKCP
  • FHKAM (Medicine)
  • FRCP (Lond)
  • FRCP (Edin)
Cardiology
Dr. King Tian Lung, Peter
  • FACC
  • DABIM
  • DABIM (Cv)
  • DM (Temple Univ., USA)
  • FHKAM (Medicine)
Cardiology
Dr. Ko Lap Yan, Ryan
  • MBBS (HK)
  • MRCP (UK)
  • FHKCP
  • FHKAM (Medicine)
Cardiology
Dr. Ko Tak Him, Patrick
  • MD (Alberta, Canada)
  • FRCPC (Internal Medicine)
  • FACC
  • FHKCP
  • FHKAM (Medicine)
  • DABIM
  • DABIM (Cv)
Cardiology
Dr. Leung Wing Hung, Adam
  • MBBS (Hons) (HK)
  • MD (HK)
  • MRCP (UK)
  • FRCP (Edin)
  • FHKCP
  • FHKAM (Medicine)
  • FACC
Cardiology
Dr. Wong Hung Chung, Philip
  • MBBS (HK)
  • FHKAM (Medicine)
  • FRCP (Edin)
  • FRCP (Lond)
  • FRCP (Glasg)
  • FACC
Cardiology
Dr. Wong Kwok Yiu, Chris
  • MBChB (Glas)
  • MRCP (UK)
  • FACC
  • FRCP (Lond)
  • FRCP (Edin)
  • FRCP (Glasg)
  • FHKAM (Medicine)
  • FHKCP
Location

1 Floor, Hong Kong Adventist Hospital – Stubbs Road
40 Stubbs Road , Hong Kong

Telephone

(852) 2835 0578
4001 206 016 (China Toll Free)

Opening Hours
  Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
  Saturday, Sunday
and Public Holiday
Closed
     
  24-hour Urgent Care Services
Telephone (852) 3651 8991

 

Location

1 Floor, Hong Kong Adventist Hospital – Stubbs Road
40 Stubbs Road , Hong Kong

Telephone

(852) 2835 0578
4001 206 016 (China Toll Free)

Opening Hours
  Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
  Saturday, Sunday
and Public Holiday
Closed
     
  24-hour Urgent Care Services
Telephone (852) 3651 8991

 

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Location

1 Floor, Hong Kong Adventist Hospital – Stubbs Road
40 Stubbs Road , Hong Kong

Telephone

(852) 2835 0578
4001 206 016 (China Toll Free)

Opening Hours
  Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
  Saturday, Sunday
and Public Holiday
Closed
     
  24-hour Urgent Care Services
Telephone (852) 3651 8991