5 Types of Heart Disease Symptoms, Risk Factors & Causes

5 Types of Heart Disease Symptoms, Risk Factors & Causes The Center for Disease Control reports that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Learning more about different types of cardiac problems can help you reduce your risk of experiencing serious, potentially fatal, complications that can happen as a result…

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Is Chest pain a symptom of Heart Disease?

Is Chest pain a symptom of Heart Disease? The first thing that most people think when they have chest pain is that it is heart-related or even that they could be having a heart attack. While chest pain definitely should not be ignored, it can mean a number of things. In fact, as much as…

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What is a Cardiac PET Scan?

What is a Cardiac PET Scan? The cardiac PET scan, known medically as cardiac positron emission tomography is a noninvasive scan of your heart, using nuclear imaging. Radioactive tracers are used to produce images or pictures of your heart. These tracers mix in with your blood, which then flows through the heart and is able…

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All About High Cholesterol

All About High Cholesterol High cholesterol is a common condition that affects more than one-third of all adults in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This means about 71 million Americans are at increased risk for health problems associated with high cholesterol. Fortunately, treatment for high cholesterol and…

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When to See a Vein Specialist

Many people believe that the main reason to see a physician about a vein problem is a cosmetic one.  In fact, vascular issues can lead to significant complications requiring treatment by a vein specialist.  Being aware of both the signs of and the risk factors for vein disease helps patients seek and receive early treatment. …

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Abnormal Heart Rhythms

Abnormal Heart Rhythms Having an abnormal heart rhythm means that your heartbeat is irregular. The condition is known as arrhythmia. It doesn’t necessarily indicate that your heart is beating abnormally fast or slow; it means that it’s beating out of its normal rhythm. If you’ve ever felt your heart fluttering or skipping a beat, then…

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All About Cardiac Ultrasound

All About Cardiac Ultrasound When a physician notes signs of a heart problem, the recommendation is likely to be undergoing a cardiac ultrasound. This procedure also called an echocardiogram, lets physicians see the heart while it is beating and as it pumps blood. The detailed images it creates allow doctors to identify or rule out…

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What is an Interventional Cardiologist?

What is an Interventional Cardiologist? Heart disease, which can result in clogged or blocked arteries, is often thought of as a silent killer. It has earned this name because patients rarely experience symptoms associated with heart disease. Symptoms only start to show when a patient’s disease has progressed to a point that a major medical…

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Diabetes and Heart Disease

Diabetes and Heart Disease Individuals who are diagnosed with diabetes become focused on controlling their blood-sugar levels. One important health concern for someone diagnosed with diabetes is the correlation between being diabetic and developing cardiovascular disease. Medical cardiology helps diabetic patients understand and manage the risk factors they face for heart-related issues. What is Diabetic…

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