Are you listening to your heart?
In South Africa, cardiovascular disease (CVD) which includes coronary artery disease (CAD), is the leading cause of death after HIV/Aids2, and the most frequent cause of death worldwide today.1. More South Africans die of CVD than of all the cancers combined2. A common symptom of CAD is angina, yet many people don’t even know what that is. As a result, it is under-recognised and undertreated. Angina occurs when the heart muscle needs more blood and oxygen than it is getting,