Wednesday, July 23, 2008

matters of the heart

Not that heart. But the physical heart, the one that beats.


Well I'm not trying to be a doctor today, but I've the sudden interest to know more about heart attack, well er, since my father got admitted into ICU because of a heart attack (after a stretching exercise) last Monday.

I got most of the information from my sister (you got to have one of 'em in the family hehehe) who casually told us that most heart attacks occur as a result of coronary artery disease a.k.a CAD.

CAD is the buildup of plaque on the inner walls of the coronary arteries. And overtime, a section of plaque can break open, causing a blood clot to form at the site. And heart attack happens if the clot becomes large enough to cut off most or all of the blood flow through the artery.


Causes of heart attack relates to the risk factors that makes someone more likely to develop CAD and eventually, heart attack. But from my understanding, the risk factors fall into 2 categories, one which you can control, and the other is uncontrollable.

Mostly the controllable risk factors revolves around our lifestyle. Do we smoke, or we're leading a stressful life, or do we overeat and lack of exercise, all which ultimately can lead to high blood pressure, diabetes, overweight, obesity etc etc.

And unfortunately the uncontrollable risk factor is if its in your blood. I mean if there's family history of CAD, and take into account the age factor, the older, the riskier.

i asked Yah are we now suddenly considerably having the risk factor.
To this she said yes the minute abah had his first attack.

Oh well to start off, my father is a big eater. Just last week we had BIG dinner at Marche and last weekend with the kids he had KFC and Pizza hut. Though he often exercises, and there's no family history of CAD, yah said actually the modern living makes it hard for normal people to be spared. Even few footballers at their prime suffered untimely death because of heart attack.

So?
So.... a lesson for the heart.
Today, tomorrow can be your time.
Like Mak said... kene ingat Tuhan setiap masa, bukan waktu azan je.
(Kenapa waktu azan? because orang selalunya senyap bila azan. Er?)

12 comments:

shueyluweyduwey 24 July 2008 at 08:47:00 GMT+8  

prayers for ur dad afzan.may he get better soon.

...but I digress 24 July 2008 at 10:55:00 GMT+8  

ameen!
thanks shuey for your do'a =)

hida 24 July 2008 at 13:58:00 GMT+8  

Hope everything is fine with your dad now.

...but I digress 24 July 2008 at 16:58:00 GMT+8  

dear hida and mr K..
shukran jazilaan katsira for your prayers...

latest at 1 pm just now, he had been discharged,back to "normal" condition,but he has still have to go for the angioplasty op,soon.

kpd kawan2 jaga makan n jgn mlas eksesais.

nikeda 24 July 2008 at 19:52:00 GMT+8  

i hope ur dad is feeling better. kirim salam to him and wish him well...

Anonymous,  25 July 2008 at 11:06:00 GMT+8  

af, the family and i will be praying for your father's speedy recovery..

f.e

...but I digress 25 July 2008 at 12:43:00 GMT+8  

my dear pets:nik and fara,

thank you.he's been discharged from the hospital,now stable,alhamdulillah. Thank you all for your prayers =)

alaks,  25 July 2008 at 20:54:00 GMT+8  

alhamdulillah..

didnt know heart attack easily can get one!

...but I digress 27 July 2008 at 00:53:00 GMT+8  

its as easy as getting...fat.mcm adek badek la kire.

sam 31 July 2008 at 21:32:00 GMT+8  

cena ni.mls eksesais....

...but I digress 1 August 2008 at 00:02:00 GMT+8  

takpe i heard matrix nilai tangga dia tinggi2 dan byk..hehe chaiyok mar!

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