Heart Disease - The Malaysian Experience

Friday 7 October 2011

Heart disease is still the No. 1 killer in Malaysia, and has been for over 30 years.

Risk factors for heart disease (atherosclerotic) include:
- increasing age
- smoking
- high blood pressure, high cholesterol level and diabetes
- obesity
- sedentary lifestyle
- stress

Institut Jantung Negara (IJN) treats 8,000 new heart patients annually. Since its inception in 1992, IJN has performed 13,961 closed heart surgeries, 33,850 open heart surgeries and 114,025 invasive cardiology procedures. The average age of a Malaysian patient admitted with acute coronary syndrome is 59 years old (compared to 66 years old globally).

Since 1999, cardiovascular disease accounts for about 25% deaths among women in Malaysia. This is 2.5 times that of deaths due to all cancers combined.

The main symptom of coronary heart disease and heart attack is chest pain or discomfort (usually central or left side of the chest) that may radiate to the jaw or inner left arm. Women, diabetics and the elderly may have atypical symptoms, including:
- Difficulty in breathing
- Unexplained sweating, nausea, vomiting, fatigue and epigastric discomfort

A heart attack (myocardial infarction) occurs if the flow of oxygen-rich blood to a section of the heart muscle suddenly becomes blocked. If blood flow isn't restored quickly, that section of heart muscle begins to die.

Mr Uebara Kioshi of Kinki University reported that taking Lingzhi / Ganoderma can reduce the serious symptoms of heart attack. Lingzhi can also improve the conditions of insomnia and infarction (tissue death caused by a lack of oxygen) in cardiac patients. In fact, taking Lingzhi together with other drugs can give better results, which is evident in Mr Uebara Kioshi's clinical experiments with patients who were seriously ill. It is noted that taking lingzhi on a long-term basis can prevent the onset of such diseases.

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