Many of the deaths that occur today are due to heart related diseases. According to the Health statistics, Coronary Heart disease (Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs)) accounts for 31% (estimated) of the total deaths in worldwide in 2019. It is about 17.9 million people die each year.
Although the disease can be cured by early detection and treatment, the disease is exacerbated by ignorance and carelessness. Here we hope to talk today about the nature and early detection of this disease.
How it Happens
What happens here is that a blood clot forms in the blood vessels of the heart. This is because the extra LDL cholesterol and other lipids in the foods we consume in excess are deposited in the blood vessels of the heart. When it settles for such a long time, it interferes with the continuous flow of blood through the channels. That is, when the cholesterol deposits pass through the bloodstream, the platelets collide with it, releasing an enzyme from the platelets that increases the risk of the clot forming in the blood.
As a result, the heart and blood supply to those areas of the heart are blocked. At this stage, the person first shows symptoms. This pain goes away in a very short time. This is called angina. This is the first stage of coronary heart disease. Avoiding this condition can lead to a blood clot that can completely block the blood supply to the relevant part of the heart. Thus, a blood clot can form in one or more blood vessels. Within minutes of the blood supply being cut off, the heart muscle dies and the heart becomes completely inactive. This is the final stage of this condition.
In addition to severe pain in the left side of the chest with the left hand, excessive sweating, involuntary bowel movements and urination may also occur.
An ECG test can be done to determine if the pain is caused by angina. Also, during angina, tryptophan is added to the blood by the heart muscle. Therefore, this can be confirmed by testing the tryptophan value in the blood.
If both ECG and tryptophan tests confirm this, a coronary angiography test can confirm the location of the blocked blood vessels, regardless of how many blood vessels are blocked.
If detected early, it can be treated with bypass surgery or stent surgery.