|Coronary artery disease is a multi-factorial disease frequently found in people over 50 years of age. The most common risk factors are aging, smoking, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and physical inactivity.|
The symptoms can vary from no symptoms at all, to severe chest discomfort and tiredness, which can lead to a heart attack and sudden death if proper treatment is not administered.
Because of the seriousness of this disease, primary prevention must be carried out. Today, a person's absolute 10-year risk of coronary artery disease can be estimated and treated by cardiologist to reduce the risks of the disease.
Bangkok Heart Hospital, a leading cardiac and vascular care hospital, extablished the first preventive cardiology clinic in Thailand to promote a strong and healthy heart.
The preventive cardiology clinic aims to provide the current knowledge & concepts of preventive cardiology for patients, family members and health care personnel, in lowering the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.