How much do you know about heart disease? You may think, “It shouldn’t affect me.” Are you certain? Heart health has become a global concern in recent decades. According to the World Health Organization, 17 million of people died from heart diseases in 2005, 7.6 million were attributed to coronary heart disease. You may be one of them already. Heart disease can be a silent killer if you are not aware, or even neglect the subtle signs.

Thinking it should not be a problem to you? Let’s have a look at the current heart disease situation in Hong Kong, the place where you live first. You may be shocked to know that the prevalence is more than you think. At the same time, you can review the signs and risk factors of the disease; as well as the heavy burden it brings to individual and community. No doubt, we will also bust the myths with you to help you gain a better understanding of the disease.

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The above information was published by a health information team of Bupa HK and QHMS of Bupa Group and reviewed by a Bupa doctor. The content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional. You should always seek specific advice related to your circumstances from your doctor or other appropriate professional.