Coronary Heart Patients

Illustration of Coronary Heart Patients
Illustration: Coronary Heart Patients

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1 Answer:

Hello Flores,

Thank you for the question.

Chest pain is one of them can be caused by blocked blood vessels in the heart. As is known, to be able to work effectively pumping blood throughout the body, the heart muscle is supplied by coronary arteries. Therefore, if these blood vessels become blocked, often due to cholesterol deposits in the walls of blood vessels, especially to a fairly high percentage, tissue death can occur, one of which is chest pain and shortness of breath. If not detected or handled properly, it is not impossible this condition will lead to heart muscle death, heart rhythm disorders, cardiac arrest, and death.

There are many factors that can increase a person's risk of having heart arteries blocked. In addition to high cholesterol, smoking, hypertension, diabetes, sedentary lifestyle, and genetic factors also influence the emergence of this disease. Therefore, aside from overcoming the blockage (ie by ring pairing), improving clinical symptoms that arise (ie by administering several types of pain relievers and blood thinners), these risk factors must also be treated properly (such as by administering cholesterol-lowering drugs and modification lifestyle). Giving blood thinning drugs to people with a history of heart arteries is also useful to prevent recurrence of heart arteries later in life, which can be more deadly than before. The risk of stroke by clogged arteries in the brain can be minimized by taking this drug.

Regarding your question, do you need this treatment to last a lifetime? The answer is yes or no. In most cases, in order to avoid the risk of serious complications, indeed treatment for blocked heart arteries needs to be done in the long term. However, the discipline of living a healthy lifestyle can help minimize doses or shorten the duration of the treatment. Of course, decreasing the dose of the drug or stopping the duration of this treatment should not be done haphazardly. Instead, comprehensive evaluations (such as interviews, physical examinations, heart records, blood tests, echocardiography, stress tests, etc.) from doctors who check so that future risks can be well considered. Indeed, as with other treatments, treatment for the management of heart arteries is not without risk. However, compared to the risk of death from the disease itself that is not handled properly, the risk due to this treatment seems to be much smaller.

So that your husband's condition can be handled properly, we recommend that you accompany him to check directly to the doctor, internal medicine doctor, or heart doctor.

I hope this helps.

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