Is your blood pressure normal? There's a one-in-six chance that you have hypertension (high blood pressure), and you don't know it.Monday, 1 April, 2013, 9:57am 1 comment
The unfortunate demise of Hong Kong resident Andy Naylor at a triathlon race two weekends ago has brought attention to sudden death, cases of which are rising in this city, figures indicate.21 Aug 2012 - 10:36am
Pole yourself together22 May 2012 - 12:00am
When patients are rushed to hospital for chest pain, it is more often than not a case of fat blocking the arteries - a problem fixed by surgery.
But in some rare cases, a patient may be suffering from a condition whose name is more likely to be found in a love song than on a doctor's clipboard: broken heart syndrome (BHS).12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
Two years ago, Mr Mak had a stroke while dining at a Chinese restaurant. The 70-year-old's right arm and leg suddenly went numb, and he found it difficult to speak. His family rushed him to hospital.8 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
Sarah May, 61, had trouble walking. Although she is a vivacious and active woman who loves travelling, she could not walk far before her legs would cramp up. Her feet were also constantly cold. But May (real name withheld for patient confidentiality) knew very well what was ailing her.1 Nov 2011 - 12:00am
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.16 Aug 2011 - 12:00am
It is a disease which afflicts about one billion people across the globe. Now a chance discovery by a team of Chinese doctors has shed new light on the possible cause of high blood pressure - and even the possibility of a vaccine.15 Aug 2011 - 12:00am
A team of Chinese doctors has, in a world first, found that high blood pressure may be caused by a common virus.
According to research published last month in the top-tier medical journal Circulation, doctors from Beijing Chaoyang Hospital's Cardiology Centre found a link between human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infections and hypertension.15 Aug 2011 - 12:00am
Heart disease patients26 Jul 2011 - 12:00am
About one in six mainlanders has high blood pressure, but because there is little public awareness of the disease fewer than 10 per cent of sufferers have their problem under control.18 May 2011 - 12:00am
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 brain and inducing ischaemic strokes, Chinese University neurologist Yannie Soo Oi-yan said.27 Jun 2008 - 12:00am
Circumcised men still at risk of STDs31 Mar 2008 - 12:00am
Deaths from heart disease have dramatically declined over the past 25 years - but risk factors prevail, the Centre for Health Protection said.
In its latest Non-Communicable Diseases Aware e-newsletter yesterday, the centre said heart disease mortality rates in Hong Kong had declined from 93.8 per 100,000 in 1981 to 49.7 last year.7 Dec 2007 - 12:00am