What does a normal or abnormal treadmill test mean?

TREADMILL testing is a common modality used by many doctors to screen for heart artery disease. For the couch potatoes who are suddenly fired up to become a paragon of fitness, current guidelines recommend that it will be wise for relatively inactive older men to [...]

By |2021-03-19T03:19:23+00:00March 19th, 2021|Cardiology, Specialists-Cardiology|

When is sex too stressful for your heart?

WHILE having sex is a normal part of life, many wonder whether their heart can continue to withstand the excitement of sex when they grow older. Those with heart disease worry about the risk of precipitating a heart attack during sex. Many with heart disease [...]

By |2021-03-19T03:16:27+00:00March 19th, 2021|Cardiology, Specialists-Cardiology|

The highs and lows of blood pressure in older adults

BEYOND the wrinkles and the blemishes that come with advancing years, the invariable march of age will result in changes in the blood vessels that have served us so faithfully. Just as rubber becomes stiffer and less pliable over time, our arteries will also lose [...]

By |2021-03-19T03:11:10+00:00March 19th, 2021|Cardiology, Specialists-Cardiology|

Should I worry about the pain in my chest?

Should you worry about the chest discomfort you have been having lately? Every so often, when you are jogging, playing your game of tennis or while you are enjoying your game of golf, you may have felt that discomfort in the chest and wondered whether [...]

By |2021-03-15T07:18:44+00:00January 29th, 2021|Cardiology, Specialists-Cardiology|

Life extension – health, rejuvenation and longevity

The relentless pursuit of the elixir of youth has spurred anti-ageing research in attempts to achieve the triple goals of life extension, namely, the triumvirate of healthy lifespan, rejuvenation and longevity. Sirtuins are a family of cellular enzymes that are powered by a chemical compound [...]

By |2021-03-15T07:19:49+00:00January 20th, 2021|Cardiology, Specialists-Cardiology|

Unravelling the holy grail of anti-ageing and longevity

GOOD nutrition, clean environments, accessibility to good healthcare and healthy lifestyles have increased human longevity. Nevertheless, the quest of increasing longevity is insatiable. As medical science pushes the boundaries of human lifespan, delving into the science of longevity can help us sieve through the reams [...]

By |2020-12-02T02:48:16+00:00December 2nd, 2020|Cardiology, Media, Specialists-Cardiology|

A Checklist Before Exercising To Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death

If you are deciding on starting an exercise programme to get yourself fit and healthy, you should tick off some boxes to ensure that you reduce your risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD). SCD is sudden unexpected death caused by the onset of a life-threatening [...]

By |2021-01-15T06:30:03+00:00November 5th, 2020|Cardiology, Media, Specialists-Cardiology|

Should cholesterol lowering medication be started in the young?

Earlier treatment of elevated cholesterol results, even for children when indicated, results in better outcomes While the general perception is that strokes only occur in the elderly, over the years, there has been a gradual increase in the prevalence of strokes in the young. Recently, [...]

By |2021-03-15T06:04:25+00:00September 30th, 2020|Cardiology, Media, Specialists-Cardiology|

10 ways to lower your blood pressure without medication

Making changes to your lifestyle will help give you a healthy head start in life Can you lower your blood pressure without taking medication? The answer is yes. If you have abnormally elevated blood pressure (BP) or hypertension, you may want to consider non-pharmacological measures initially [...]

By |2020-09-30T04:52:58+00:00September 30th, 2020|Cardiology, Media, Specialists-Cardiology|

The ABCs of high blood pressure

In most cases, diagnosis of high BP and hypertension should be made only after a period of evaluation I recently saw a gentleman, Mr A, who had a history of frequent dizzy spells which were so severe that it made him unsteady when he was [...]

By |2020-09-30T03:58:18+00:00September 30th, 2020|Cardiology, Media, Specialists-Cardiology|
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