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Welcome to Better Health, the magazine for patients and friends of Bumrungrad International Hospital.

The heart is often called the body’s hardest working organ. It’s also the target of many serious threats, from heart muscle disorders and coronary heart disease to congenital heart defects and cardiac arrhythmia.

In this issue, we’re devoting special attention to understanding the most common heart problems, their risk factors and symptoms, and recent advances in treating heart problems. We also report on how you can boost your prevention efforts to avoid future heart problems.

Our M.D. Focus feature beginning on page 14 introduces several doctors from Bumrungrad’s team of heart specialists. They share their insights and knowledge from several heartrelated specialties, including cardiothoracic surgery, cardiac physiotherapy and pediatric cardiology.

Unhealthy lifestyle habits – especially poor diets and lack of exercise – are the main causes of preventable heart problems. The Health Briefs feature on page 20 offers some useful tips for keeping your heart healthy and for preventing future heart problems.

As always, we welcome your feedback, ideas and comments about . Please feel free to e-mail us at betterhealth@bumrungrad.com. We look forward to hearing from you, and here’s wishing you better health.

Dr. Chamaree Chuapetcharasopon
Medical Director &
Contributing Editor

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