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Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filter is the isolation device of veins that can “prevent pulmonary embolism.”
Patients take 3 or more types of anti-hypertensives but the blood pressure is still higher than 140 / 90 mmHg.
Coronary Artery Disease (CHD) is the most common heart disease. The so-called “coronary artery” to the arteries located on the surface of the heart responsible for supplying blood and nutrients to the heart.
According to the statistics released by the Health Department, the population of hypertension in Taiwan reaches as high as 4.3 million people and researches reveal that the risks for patients of hypertension to heart disease, stroke and kidney disease are 1.9, 2.8 and 1.7 times higher than that of the healthy people, if their blood pressure stays fluctuated and cannot be well controlled. Hence, hypertension has become the disease which the publics should not overlook.
According to the latest statistics, among the top 10 order of mortality for Taiwanese people in 2012, heart disease (except for hypertension related diseases) is the major cause of death following malignant tumor, which is apparent that the prevention of heart disease and critical illness treatment should not be overlooked.
According to the National. Cholesterol Educational Program Report III (Adult Treatment Panel III, or known as ATPIII） released by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute in 2001, the main risk factors of cardiovascular diseases include hypercholesterolemia, smoking, hypertension, family heredity, age, and diabetes.
To verify the severity and occurring position of cardiac and vascular diseases, leading to a more precise diagnosis of the disease and helping patients receive the correct medical treatment.
Patients undergoing transthoracic echocardiography only need to lie down or lie on the left side in addition to maintaining calmness.
Coronary arteries in the heart are very tiny with diameter between 0.2 ~ 0.3cm. The consecutive and fast 640-slice CT in synch with ECG shows micro lesion, discover minor calcification deposit in coronary arties, or calcification plaques or soft plaques in the size of sesame seeds, and can even evaluate the occlusion situation of the entire blood vessel, in order to diagnose heart disease early.
“Cerebrovascular disease” and “heart diseases” account for the top 2 and top 4 ranking among the top 10 causes of mortality in Taiwan, which are mainly due to the arteriosclerosis caused by thickened vascular wall or occlusion inside blood vessels.