Tips to help You take care of Your Heart

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), approximately 200,000 people die from cardiovascular disease in Vietnam every year. This figure is higher than cancer, accidents, and infections. For many, heart disease is known as a condition that mainly affects the elderly, however, recently cardiovascular diseases are affecting more and more younger people. This is due to a rise in unhealthy living habits which include smoking, drinking alcohol, eating fatty food, and not exercising enough regularly.

To help combat this condition below is a list of tips from FV to help ensure a healthy heart and blood vessels:

  • – Eat more vegetables, fruits, fish and limit fat intake. When cooking, reduce the amount of MSG, seasoning and salt.
  • – Quit smoking, avoid smoke-heavy environments and limit the intake of alcohol.
  • – Be active, whether through sports, yoga, or other exercise – It is a great stress reliever.
  • – Measure blood pressure regularly. If you are over 30 years old and do not have a history of high blood pressure, it is advised to have this measured once a month. In cases of high blood pressure, it is best to measure daily and as directed by a doctor.

In addition to these simple tips, it is also highly recommended to have a cardiovascular screening every year. FV’s Cardiology Department is fully prepared to detect and treat all types of cardiovascular diseases early. This is possible thanks to the Department’s modern technology, such as advanced imaging system – MSCT, echocardiography, Marquette stress testing, and cardiovascular Intervention Catheterisation Laboratory system (Cathlab), coupled with its team of highly qualified medical doctors. Furthermore, patients will also be consulted by experts about the best diet to benefit their heart, maintain their health and improve their quality of life.

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FV Hospital’s Cardiology Department, with its state-of-the-art and synchronic equipment and a highly experienced team of doctors, is led by Dr Huynh Ngoc Long. With over 20 years of experience, Dr Long is one of the top three experts in cardiology in the entire country. He has successfully undertaken 10,000 interventions and is ready to provide advanced diagnostic and treatment services, applying comprehensive treatment plans from prevention, early discovery to diagnosis, treatment and cardiac rehabilitation.

Since May 2018, FV Hospital has launched its very own Interventional Catheterisation Laboratory (Cathlab). The Interventional Catheterisation Laboratory (Cathlab) with more than $1.6 million of investment, is a system of modern machines and equipment to best aid doctors with diagnosis and treatment of dangerous diseases. These include: heart attacks, blockages of blood vessels, aortic aneurysm, valve incompetence, among others.

To make an appointment and learn more, please contact the Cardiology Department: (028) 5411 3467 or (028) 5411 3333 Ext: 1216 / 1165.