Why Does My Chest Hurt? 5 Causes of Chest Pain & Tightness

Understanding Chest Pain With Our Tri-City Cardiology Staff Have you ever had chest pain and tightness before? This can be a distressing experience and one that should always be taken seriously. At Tri-City Cardiology, serving Mesa, Gilbert, San Tan Valley, and Scottsdale, our cardiology team are proud to be leaders in cardiovascular care and are committed to educating…

What is the most common cause of sudden cardiac death?

What is the most common cause of sudden cardiac death? Sudden cardiac arrest (also called sudden cardiac death) is the leading cause of natural, non-accidental death in the U.S., claiming well over 300,000 lives each year. As its name implies, sudden cardiac death occurs when the heart abruptly stops functioning the way it’s supposed to,…

Is Heart Disease Curable?

Is Heart Disease Curable? Managing and Treatment Heart Disease With Our Tri-City Cardiology Physicians According to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and is responsible for the demise of over 610,000 Americans every year—nearly 25% of all annual fatalities. Heart disease includes a broad range of cardiac problems, including…

how stroke affects the circulatory system

How Stroke Affects the Circulatory System A stroke can affect the way an individual moves, speaks and thinks: According to the American Heart Association (AHA), stroke is the main cause of serious, long-term disability in the U.S. Furthermore, stroke accounts for 1 of every 19 deaths in the U.S. Some cardiac problems can lead to…

how cardiac arrest can be prevented?

How Can Cardiac Arrest be Prevented? While many use the terms heart attack and cardiac arrest interchangeably, these terms are not synonymous as each refers to different cardiac problems. A heart attack occurs when there is something blocking the blood as it flows to the heart, whereas a cardiac arrest results when a heart malfunction…

Are Heart Diseases Reversible?

Are Heart Diseases Reversible? If you’ve been diagnosed with heart disease or if you’re at risk for cardiac problems, you’re certainly not alone. About 28 million adults in the U.S. have heart disease, according to data from the CDC, and every year, more than 600,000 people die as a result of cardiac problems. In fact,…

Most Common Types of Heart Disease

Most Common Types of Heart Disease Heart disease causes around 610,000 deaths per year in the United States, according to the CDC—about 1 in 4 deaths. Indeed, it’s remained the leading cause of death in the US for the majority of the past century. At Tri-City Cardiology, our board-certified cardiologists have extensive clinical experience evaluating, diagnosing, and treating a wide variety cardiac…

What Are the 4 Silent Signs of a Heart Attack?

What Are the 4 Silent Signs of a Heart Attack? Most people know the signs of a “classic” heart attack – stabbing pain in the left side of the chest and radiating pain down the left arm. But there are other signs that can be far more difficult to recognize, which means you could be…