Heart Health a priority at De Los Santos Medical Center
- Jan 23
De Los Santos Medical Center’s Catheterization Laboratory Unit offers image-guided minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures at affordable rates.
February 14, 2018
Cardiovascular disease or CVD (disorders of the heart and blood vessels) remains the leading cause of death both in the Philippines and around the world. The most common CVD is coronary artery disease or heart disease. In the country, nearly 276 people die from a heart attack every day. It has become increasingly important for Filipinos to invest in their heart health.
There are several risk factors for heart disease including smoking, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, and uncontrolled blood pressure, or diabetes among others. Early warning signs can include shortness of breath and chest pain. When these symptoms appear it is important to see a cardiologist to properly and quickly assess potential heart disease through clinical evaluation and the required diagnostic procedures.