Cardiology Treatments I Gleneagles Hospital

Cardiology Treatments

Interesting heart - related facts

6 Interesting Facts Of The Human Heart

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Look After Your Heart

Knowing Your Heart

The human heart is a muscular organ, and it is the strongest muscle in our body. Our heart is located in the centre of our chest, slightly underneath and to the left of our breastbone (sternum) in the thoracic area. It is protected by the ribcage.

As the main organ in the cardiovascular system and central part of the circulatory system, our heart is an important organ. When our heart beats, it pumps oxygenated blood throughout our body via blood vessels or the circulatory system. In this way, oxygen, nutrients, hormones, and other vital substances are transported to every part of our body while carbon dioxide and other metabolic wastes are removed from the blood.

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What anatomical components make up the human heart?

The position of the heart is in the central region of the chest, slightly to the left and beneath the sternum (breastbone) in the thoracic region, where the ribcage protects it.


What conditions and diseases affect the cardiovascular system?

The Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM) reported the leading cause of death in Malaysia as being ischaemic heart disease, which accounted for 17% out of 109,155 deaths that were medically certified in 2020. Ischaemic heart disease occurs due to the narrowing of arteries (coronary artery disease).

This figure from the DOSM emphasises the significance of good heart health in Malaysia. The highly skilled and diverse team of specialists at Gleneagles Hospitals is equipped with advanced technology to help diagnose, treat, and manage cardiac diseases.

Cardiovascular disease or heart disease includes a variety of conditions, such as heart rhythm issues, blood vessel disease, coronary artery disease and heart defects. These diseases typically involve narrow or obstructed blood vessels. However, they may also impair the muscles, valves or rhythm of the heart.


Visit your nearby Gleneagles Hospital to learn more about our cardiology services.

A dedicated and expert team of cardiologists at Gleneagles Hospitals is available for consultation to provide the best care and assistance to patients through heart health screening, diagnosis, and treatment. Get in touch with us to book an appointment with a cardiologist today.

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