LAB Your Heart!
Or perhaps you are already experiencing the symptoms of heart disease. Cardiologist Lorenza Torres, MD, who holds her clinic at the Del Monte branch of Hi-Precision Diagnostics, explains: “(The symptoms include) the classic chest pain (accompanied by) tightness or pressure that may spread to arms, neck, jaw, or back. There is also the feeling of indigestion or heartburn, shortness of breath, light headedness, and fatigue. But not all have the same symptoms; others may just have mild pain while others none. Some may present as sudden heart arrest. So, the earliest (symptom) is a chest pain usually triggered by an activity and disappears with rest.” Those prone to heart disease have risk factors that can be controlled (obesity, high salt intake, lack of exercise, smoking, high bad cholesterol, low good cholesterol, uncontrolled diabetes, and hypertension); or those that they cannot control (family history of heart disease, increased age, gender - males are known to be at greater risk - and being post-menopausal). But no matter the type of risk factors, Dr. Torres highly recommends: “They should act and seek medical help immediately because some people wait for a long time before they recognize it.” The best way to confirm what ails your heart is to have yourself checked up right away. Hi-Precision Diagnostics offers affordable tests like ECG, Holter monitoring, 2D Echocardiography, treadmill stress test, cardiac catheterization, and cardiac MRI, that can accurately determine the condition of your heart. The ISO certified medical diagnostic facility and Trusted Brands awardee continues to be a pioneer in the industry by acquiring technologically-advanced machines and software to uphold the quality of its tests to be at par with international standards. And with its patients’ convenience in mind, test results can be accessed online.
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