By: dr. Leny Christy Tahun (General Physician at SoE Hospital)
POS-KUPANG.COM– Often we hear stories in society about people who are talking, sitting, relaxing, suddenly passing away. When this happens, people will say that he has the disease “sitting wind”
Angina is known in the medical world as chest pain (angina pectoris) due to coronary heart disease which then causes a heart attack.
Called a heart attack because it occurs suddenly, can be without previous symptoms and can occur at any time either at rest or during activity. Heart attack is still the leading cause of death in the world for both men and women in all races.
Because it is very important we discuss about the heart as a vital organ where its function is to circulate blood throughout the body so that all organs of the body can function properly. Heart disorders clearly make our bodies disturbed.
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There are several things that can cause heart problems and can be dangerous to death. For example coronary heart disease, heart attack, heart rhythm disorders, heart muscle disorders, heart failure, heart infections, heart valve disorders and congenital heart disease.
There is still a myth in ordinary people that the wind sitting is the same as getting a cold. Though the two are clearly different. Wind sitting (angina) is pain in the chest that feels like being pressed or crushed by a heavy object or stabbed by a sharp object, this pain can radiate to other body parts such as shoulders, arms, neck, chin, penetrating to the back or heartburn.
Sometimes accompanied by symptoms of cold sweat, weakness, shortness of breath, occurs due to constriction of blood vessels in the heart due to blockages in blood vessels (coronary blood vessels) formed from a buildup of cholesterol called atherosclerosis which causes disruption of blood supply to muscle cells. heart so that the heart muscle is damaged as well.
Doctors refer to this condition as coronary infarction. Blockages in blood vessels can occur total and partial blockage. Partial blockage is called NSTEMI and total blockage is called STEMI.
What are the risk factors for angina?