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  1. Right diet can ward off heart disease

    Posted Aug 25th 2004, 12:00am by Scarlet Ma

    ... by Vita Green Health Products earlier this year, it was stated that the westernised diet, which had become increasingly popular in Hong Kong, was increasing the risk of cardiovascular diseases ... exercise, [it is] no wonder Hong Kong people are facing a rising incidence of cardiovascular diseases, such as heart disease and strokes,' Vita Green managing director Helen Chan said. Tse ...

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    Sudden cardiac arrest: tracking a silent killer

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 12:00am by Elaine Yau

    ... of them, aged between 28 and 65, died while swimming and another while cycling. Autopsies identified cardiovascular abnormalities as factors behind seven of nine swimming deaths. Harris' study ... or cause sudden cardiac death in athletes with underlying heart disease, says Dr Timothy Noakes, a sports science professor at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. A consultant cardiologist ...

  3. Get back into circulation

    Posted Nov 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... As PAD is a lifestyle-limiting disease, and patients carry an increased risk of death by cardiovascular causes, heart attack or stroke, Yan says it is important- and easy- to get an early ... with peripheral arterial disease (PAD), a common circulatory problem in which the blood flow to her legs was reduced because her arteries had been narrowed by a build-up of fatty material- a condition ...

  4. Everyday activities increase the risk of stroke, experts say

    Posted Jun 27th 2008, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man Doing yoga, talking on the phone, swimming freestyle and painting the ceiling increase the risk of stroke, neurologists said yesterday. These everyday activities could overstretch or compress blood vessels in the neck, blocking blood flow to the ...

  5. Lawmaker finds the meaning of life in his darkest hours

    Posted Aug 15th 2003, 12:00am by Caryn Yap

    ... Bernard Charnwut Chan may be the legislator for the insurance sector but he cannot get a life insurance policy. Mr Chan, 38, suffers from Takayasu's Arteritis, a rare, chronic disease that causes inflammation in the body's most important artery, the aorta, and its many branches. The disease afflicts just two or three people out of a million, and although it is found worldwide, ...

  6. Open-ended result to surgery

    Posted Aug 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Eileen Aung-Thwin healthpost@scmp.com Stephen Yau, 54, was an avid swimmer who covered 2,500 metres in the pool every day. But he was also a chain smoker with a history of high cholesterol and hypertension, which put him at high risk for coronary artery disease. This condition causes 68 per cent of heart-related deaths in Hong Kong. Yau (name changed for reasons of patient confidentiality) ...

  7. Chronic conditions afflict most clinic patients

    Posted Dec 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Yuk-hang Six out of 10 clinic patients have hypertension, diabetes or high cholesterol levels, according to a survey by the Medical Association. The association studied 3,781 randomly chosen patients who sought medical help at 18 private clinics betwee ...

  8. Those who need to take care when it's hot

    Posted Jul 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jeanette Wang Heart disease patients The hot environment can put extra stress on the heart. This can lead to a worsening of underlying heart disease, such as increasing angina for coronary artery disease patients and a shortness of breath in heart failure patients, says Dr Adam Leung, a specialist in cardiology and Health Post advisory panel member. Those with heart failure cannot ...

  9. Deaths a coincidence, says hospital

    Posted Jun 19th 2007, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh and Ella Lee Three fatal angioplasty operations a 'clustering effect and not medical blunders' The doctor involved in three fatal coronary angioplasty operations late last month still conducts the procedure on patients, a source in th ...

  10. Exercise can cut heart patients' risk of dying by 20pc, study finds

    Posted May 31st 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... and cigarette smoking. The study by a team of researchers from Hong Kong, Britain, the US and Canada was published in the May 15 issue of the American Journal of Medicine. Heart disease is the biggest ...




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