The heart is one of your most vital organs as it pumps blood around the body. Coronary heart disease is a condition where plaque builds up on the arteries surrounding the heart. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. Heart disease statistics are frighteningly high with no less than 26.5 million adults suffering from the disease in the USA.
At Night and Day Medical center our cardiology experts utilize the best technology and the finest care for all patients who are concerned about their heart health. We individualize the care to ensure all our patients are treated with the unique care and attention they deserve. We are able to offer our patients complete understanding and a concise answer to the question what is heart disease along with the following:
- Evaluation to determine if you have heart disease.
- Prevention of heart disease.
- A wide range of treatment options.
- A team approach to support you.
- Affiliations with the best hospitals.
- Interventional cardiology.
- State of the Art diagnostics.
What is Heart Disease and What are the Signs of Heart Disease ?
Many patients’ experiencing problems with their hearts feel inclined to ask ‘do I have heart disease ?’. It’s important to recognize the signs and symptoms of heart disease. The two most common signs of heart disease are angina and heart attacks.
Angina is a painful or tight feeling around the chest area. It is caused by the coronary arteries becoming blocked. Angina can be triggered by stress or physical activity. Usually the patient will experience tightness in the chest similar to indigestion and a pain that may spread to arms, neck, jaw and stomach.
A heart attack can be life threatening and time is off the essence. It’s important to know the symptoms of a heart attack. The beginning signs of a heart attack may be similar to angina but will usually be accompanied by
- Light headed
- Shooting pains in the arms
A heart attack can occur at any time and if you have chest pain lasting more than fifteen minutes it could be the onset of a heart attack. It’s important to seek immediate medical help from a hospital ER.
What is Heart Disease and How is it Treated ?
At Night and Day Medical center our cardiology team will work alongside you to help control and manage your heart disease. The first step in treating heart disease will be to understand the disease and implementing changes in your everyday life to ensure you lower the risk of negative effects.
These lifestyle factors will include:
- A good balanced diet
- Implementing physical exercise into your daily routine
- Cutting out tobacco and other high risk factors
In many cases medication will be used alongside the lifestyle changes to manage effectively heart disease. Usually these medications are designed to lower blood pressure and widen your arteries. If your arteries are too narrow or your symptoms cannot be effectively controlled by medication then you may need surgery to open or replace the blocked arteries.
We understand that heart disease and heart problems can be very stressful and frightening for patients. This is why we strive to implement in depth information for patients, and staff on hand ready to answer any of your questions and queries. Let Night and Day Medical help you to manage your heart.