Many factors, including lifestyle, hereditary, and medical, can affect your risk for developing heart disease. Some factors, such as lack of exercise, poor diet, and smoking are within your control. While others, such as a family history of heart disease, are not.
The heart is a precious organ, that pumps blood to all areas of the body. Anything that causes your heart to not work correctly is known as cardiac disease, or cardiovascular disease, including disorders that affect the blood vessels that feed into the heart. Being aware of the common diseases and their symptoms may help you catch a problem before it’s too late.
The experienced Preventive Cardiology team at Heart and Vascular Care delivers individualized, research-based care aimed at lowering people’s risk for cardiovascular disease and its complications. We combine traditional approaches and new, research-based strategies to identify and mitigate risk factors for heart disease.Learn more how hvc can help
Coronary artery disease is the most common form of cardiac disease and most common cause of death in the United States, afflicting millions of people and causing over 735,000 heart attacks every year.
Commonly referred to as an irregular heartbeat, atrial fibrillation can manifest itself as a “flip-flop” feeling of your heart in your chest or the feeling of your heart racing, quivering, or beating too slowly. Found in nearly 1 percent of the population, atrial fibrillation is one of the most common cardiac diseases people face.
High cholesterol is caused by the development of fatty deposits in your blood vessels. Eventually, these deposits make it difficult for enough blood to flow through your arteries. Your heart may not get as much oxygen-rich blood as it needs, which increases the risk of a heart attack.
Congestive heart failure is a condition where the heart does not pump blood as well as it should. It can occur when the heart muscle is too weak, or when another defect prevents it from circulating blood properly.
Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) is a condition where the heart races. A normal heart rate is 60 to 100 beats per minute (bpm), but someone who suffers from supraventricular tachycardia will experience times where the heart exceeds 100 bpm, and is usually between 150-200 bpm.
The physicians of Heart and Vascular Care offer office-based services to our patients. These include office visits and tests to diagnose and treat cardiac and vascular disease. The goal of these services is to prevent heart attacks, strokes, amputations, diminish leg pain, and to generally improve our patients’ quality of life.Learn more how hvc can help