Posts Tagged Angina pectoris

Atherosclerosis: Thickening of Arterial Wall

Measurements of waist circumference (WC), waist to hip ratio (WHR) and Body mass index (BMI) are some of predictors of risk of heart attack. Waist circumference >32 inches in female and >37 inches in male have the risk of heart attack. Persons having WHR > 0.7 and BMI >30 are at the risk of developing atherosclerosis.

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Image via Wikipedia Some eleven years back one known to me asked about his relative who was getting pain in his left shoulder and becoming breathless while walking.The presumptive diagnosis was somewhat straight forward.And an ECG revealed that he is suffering from Myocardial Ischaemia.The typical description of angina pectoris pain is a feeling of severe […]

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