Raising little hearts

Raising little hearts

Parents of children with congenital heart disease often have to deal with the fear and worry of the impact of the condition on their child. Priya Kulasagaran speaks to three parents to find out how they cope with being â...
Fixing a broke heart

Fixing a broken heart

While congenital heart disease is a serious problem, advances in technology have led to vast improvements in the survival of children afflicted by the condition. Priya Kulasagaran summarises the types of treatments avail...
Matters of the heart

Matters of the heart

Internationally, congenital heart disease is one of the most common forms of birth defects in children. Priya Kulasagaran looks at what this disease entails and how it manifests. In Malaysia, the Health Ministry estimate...
Exercise to your heart's content

Exercise to your heart’s content

Recent research at Imperial College London, UK showed that individuals who exercised regularly appeared to have the beneficial changes to the heart that can be seen in endurance athletes. A large recruitment of 1,096 adu...
Stress and your heart

Stress and your Heart

“*Teck Leong, 33, has been feeling dizzy and has frequent heart palpitations. At work, he is under immense stress to hit his sales target and has been smoking a pack of cigarettes a day, eating unhealthily and staying ...

A Woman’s Heart

Symptoms of heart disease may present differently in women but there are ways to identify these and seek help before it’s too late Heart disease is one of the top three non-communicable diseases in Malaysia, according ...
Little warrior of the heart

Little Warrior Of The Heart

A family cherishes every moment with their baby son as they bravely continue to fight for his life. Nurul Adiena Mohd Puaad was lying on the hospital bed attached to tubes and feeling weak after losing one litre of blood...
secrets to a healthy heart

Secrets to a Healthy Heart

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) or also known as heart diseases are ranked as the number one killer in the world. According to the World Heart Federation, 17.1 million people die of CVD and stroke every year, which represe...
heart a to z

Heart Conditions — Demystified

By Edeline Anne Goh Medical jargon can be hard on the ears if you’re not a health professional. This is true no matter which aspect of medicine is up for discussion but let’s look at one of the most prevalent conditi...
heart attack

Heart Attack Know the Signs

You may heard of people getting heart attacks, but can you recognise the warning signs? The signs may vary and usually last for at least 10 minutes. You may experience one or more of these symptoms below:   1)   ...