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Coronary heart disease is a condition in which a waxy substance called plaque builds up within the coronary arteries. Normal coronary arteries supply oxygen-rich blood to your heart muscle, the build-up of plaque results in your heart being starved of oxygen.

Most people with coronary heart disease have no symptoms. In fact, the first symptom of the disease can often be a heart attack. This is why it is so important to identify the warning signs such as:

  • Pain, pressure or discomfort in the chest
  • Pain, pressure, heaviness or tightness in your shoulders, neck, jaw or back
  • Shortness of breath
  • Nausea, vomiting or heartburn
  • Cold sweats

If you are suffering from chest pain CALL 000 IMMEDIATELY

Coronary heart disease is one of Australia's leading causes of death.

There are tests that Echo Heart Centre can perform on patients to diagnose Coronary Heart Disease, these tests can include

  • An electrocardiogram (ECG) which measures the electrical activity of your heart
  • A stress test where physical activity increases the heart's need for blood so the doctor can assess how the heart performs under stress
  • An echocardiogram (Echo) that uses sound waves to create an image of your heart as it beats

There are many lifestyle changes you can make to reduce your risk of coronary heart disease which include:

  • Quitting smoking
  • Eating healthy, including a balanced diet with fresh fruit and vegetables balanced with fish twice a week and non-fatty meats
  • Keeping active
  • Maintaining a healthy weight and normal BMI

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If you  would like more information please contact us.

If you are suffering from chest pain CALL 000 IMMEDIATELY

 

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Echo Heart Centre

Level 3, Suite 23

242-244 Caroline Springs Blvd

Caroline Springs VIC 3023

All correspondence to be sent to Caroline Springs.

PH: 03 9217 6388

FAX: 03 9217 6399

We are located across the road from McDonald's


Sunbury Medical Centre

Level 1

38-40 Gap Road

Sunbury 3429

PH: 03 9217 6388

FAX: 03 9217 6399