About heart disease

The heart is responsible for supplying blood, oxygen and nutrients to all organs of the body. Therefore, once it malfunctions, it will affect the body’s operation and metabolism, and trigger various health problems. Heart disease is one of the greatest enemy of human health, ranking third among the most common fatal diseases in Hong Kong. According to the statistics from the Department of Health, the number of registered deaths due to heart disease in 2015 accounted for 13% of the total number of deaths in the year, and the chance of developing heart disease in men is generally higher than that in women.

Common Cardiac and Cardiovascular diseases

    • Coronary heart disease (CHD): Reduced blood flow due to narrowing of coronary arteries and may cause myocardial ischemia and necrosis.
    • Arrhythmia: including slow heartbeat (bradycardia), fast heartbeat (tachycardia) and atrial fibrillation.
    • Valvular heart disease: such as aortic stenosis, mitral valve stenosis and regurgitation and mitral valve prolapse.
    • Heart failure: It is a disease of chronic heart function decline.
    • Hypertension: A chronic disease in which blood pressure is persistently high, which can lead to other health problems.
    • Stroke: blockage or rupture of a blood vessel in the brain, causing cranial nerves to die due to lack of oxygen

Diagnostic tests

    • Resting Electrocardiogram (Resting ECG)
    • Cardiac Ultrasound Scan (Echocardiogram)
    • Exercise Electrocardiogram (Treadmill ECG)
    • 24-Hour Holter Electrocardiogram (24-Hour Holter ECG)
    • CT Coronary angiography

About Pediatric Cardiology Services

Heart health is an important factor for the healthy growth of infants, children and adolescents. Once heart disease or damage occurs, it will have a great impact on the development of children. Pediatric heart disease is mainly classified is mainly classified as congenital and acquired. Most of the heart problems in childhood are congenital. For every 1000 newborn babies, about 6-8 suffer from congenital heart disease. Swindon Pediatric Cardiology service is committed to providing comprehensive heart examinations and assessments for children and adolescents, identifying various congenital or acquired heart problems during children’s growth, and providing appropriate treatment, referral and support services.