Heart disease is one of the leading causes of deaths among adult populations. Due to growing sedentary lifestyles, high cholesterol diets, heart disease is becoming an increased public health issue even in developing countries. With proper treatment and lifestyle changes, heart disease is highly preventable.

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Through RCN’s Cardiac Wellness Program patients receive personalized care based on individual needs. Patients in the Cardiac Wellness Program are screened for risk factors. After which the multidisciplinary clinical team devises a plan using a unique combination of drug therapy, nutrition services, and lifestyle modifications to assist patients in reducing their risk of heart disease. Patients are monitored routinely to ensure they meet and maintain specific goals.

Some signs and symptoms for heart diseases:

Men may have chest pain or other discomfort such as:

  • Heaviness or a tightening pressure, squeezing, ache in the chest.
  • “Heartburn-like” discomfort in the front of the chest.
  • Pain that radiates to one or both arms. This may spread. Usually it goes to your jaw, throat or shoulders.
  • Breaking out in a sweat. Some may have nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath or dizziness.

Women may have some chest pain or discomfort such as:

  • Uncomfortable pressure. It may feel like a fullness, squeezing or pain in the chest. It usually lasts more than a few minutes. It may go away and come back.
  • Chest discomfort in the upper back between the shoulder blades. Pain may spread to the shoulders, neck or arms.
  • Heart pain may be felt it in the stomach or abdomen.
  • Chest discomfort with other complaints such as shortness of breath, sweating or nausea, and feeling faint or lightheaded.
  • Being short of breath without chest pain. You may have unexplained weakness or fatigue. You may feel anxiety, unusual heart beats, cold sweat or be pale.

Eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, not smoking, and other healthy lifestyle choices can improve your heart's health. Some people may also may need to take medications to prevent or treat cardiovascular disease.