Benefits of Treatment from Cardiac Specialists

The heart is one of the body’s most important organs. When it isn’t functioning properly, your quality of life diminishes dramatically. In the worst cases, heart problems can result in total disability or even death. If you are experiencing the symptoms of a heart problem, seeking treatment from cardiac specialists may be beneficial. Advantages of Specialized Treatment Receiving treatment from a cardiologist or other heart specialist offers several advantages over treatment from a general practitioner or internist. Some of these advantages include: More specialized knowledge. – All doctors must attend four years of medical school in order to become licensed. However, to become a cardiologist, a doctor must complete six…

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Six Signs of a Great Cardiologist

Your choice of a cardiologist can be one of the most important decisions you ever make. Selecting a cardiac specialist to manage your cardiac disease is not easy because of all the possible choices, but you can make the choice if you have enough information. These are six signs to look for in a great cardiologist. 1. She has more qualifications than you can count. A doctor who graduated from medical school 40 years ago probably knew her subject back then, but how do you know you will receive medical treatment consistent with today’s standards? Cardiologists have plenty of opportunities to stay current and involved in their fields. Look for…

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Causes of Heart Disease: Recognizing and Addressing Them

With heart disease being the most common cause of death among men and women in the U.S., you want to take it seriously. You may also be wondering why cardiac arrest, stroke, and other consequences of cardiac disease are so common. By knowing the causes of heart disease, you can recognize your risk. You may also be able help lower your risk and that of your family members. Heart disease refers to a group of conditions that affect the cardiovascular system, which includes the heart and blood vessels. It can lead to cardiac arrest or stroke.Because of the variety of types of heart disease, there are a variety of different…

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Medical Cardiology: Can It Save Your Life?

With heart disease the cause of one-quarter of the deaths in the U.S., it pays to be aware of your options. Take heed if your doctor tells you you have cardiac risk factors, and seek the opinion of a cardiologist soon. A cardiac specialist can recommend the best course of action to keep you healthy. When you go in for Arizona cardiovascular treatment, you can benefit from comprehensive medical cardiology. This branch of heart disease care uses the latest technology to evaluate your heart health and assess your best options. Assessment of Cardiac Risk The process of medical cardiology begins when heart doctors assess different factors that affect the overall…

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What You Can Do to Control Peripheral Vascular Disease

Peripheral vascular disease (PVD), sometimes also referred to as peripheral arterial disease, is a term applied to a variety of problems relating to the circulation of blood throughout the body. Blood brings fresh oxygen to all our muscles and tissues with every heartbeat, and if the movement of the blood to and from the heart is impaired, the tissues suffer from oxygen deprivation. Here is the information you need about the causes of PVD and what you can do to control or prevent it: Causes of peripheral vascular disease Most often, PVD originates with a narrowing of blood vessels, due to the buildup of plaque (fatty deposits) on the inside…

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What Is Cardiac Electrophysiology?

As the most important muscle in the human body, the heart is a complicated structure to understand and treat.  After completing an internal medicine residency, cardiologists spend an additional three or four years in a fellowship program to specialize in prevention and treatment of heart conditions.  Within the field of cardiology, some heart doctors specialize even further to become experts in cardiac electrophysiology.     What Is Cardiac Electrophysiology? All of the heart’s activities are controlled by electrical impulses.  An area called the sinoatrial node generates an electrical impulse that stimulates the rest of the heart muscle to rhythmically contract.  Problems with the electrical system in the heart may contribute…

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Interventional Cardiology: New Approaches That Could Save Your Life

What do you think of when you think about cardiology? Do you think about preventing heart disease and managing your cholesterol levels? Maybe you think not about prevention, but about emergency treatment for cardiac disease. You might imagine heart doctors in an operating room performing a triple bypass on a patient. These are both well within the realm of cardiologists, but there is a vast expanse in between the beginning stages of heart disease and the need for emergency care in a hospital. Interventional cardiology is a new direction within the field of cardiology. A cardiac specialist in this field can provide numerous options to improve your heart health without…

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The Link Between Pneumonia Hospitalization and Cardiovascular Disease

Your risk for cardiovascular disease is higher if you have been hospitalized for pneumonia, according to a new study published in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association). Researchers from Ottawa Hospital Research Institute found that people who have been hospitalized for the breathing problem face a higher risk for heart attack or stroke. Cardiovascular Disease Cardiovascular disease, sometimes called cardiac disease or heart disease, is a group of conditions affecting either the heart or the blood vessels, or both. Types of cardiovascular diseases include: Coronary heart disease, caused by buildup of plaque in the arteries supplying blood to the heart Peripheral artery disease, with plaque buildup in the arteries…

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