Cardiac Care

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.

Coronary Artery Disease

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.

Atrial Fibrillation

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.

Hypertension

Hypertension (high blood pressure) occurs when the force of your blood pushing against the walls of your blood vessels is too high, and if left untreated over a long period of time, can cause major problems.

High Cholesterol

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

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)

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.

Takatsubo’s cardiomyopathy

Takatsubo’s cardiomyopathy was first diagnosed in 1990 in Japan. It is a condition where the heart muscle becomes suddenly weakened or stunned. The condition is temporary, and those who are diagnosed with this condition often recover within two months.

Preventative Medicine

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

Testing and Procedures

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.

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The physicians at Heart and Vascular Care, Inc are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak via the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The virus and protocols around it are changing quickly, and we are working to mitigate any impact on our patients, staff and providers.

We ask all patients and their guests who have a fever, symptoms of a respiratory infection, or have been exposed to a person with a coronavirus, the flu or any other communicable disease to please call to reschedule their appointments or procedures.

We will be posting signs in our offices and following CDC and Georgia DPH recommendations for screening and management of patients. If you are at all concerned you may have a serious infectious disease, your best course of action is to call or seek care from your primary care physician’s office or local hospital’s emergency department.

Please remember that the best way to prevent the spread of communicable disease is cleanliness and hand washing.

Again, this is an evolving situation, and we will be closely monitoring it and providing
our patients and staff updates. We are doing everything we can to keep our patients and staff healthy.

If you have questions or need any assistance rescheduling an appointment, please call us at 678-513-2273.