Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heartbeat, also called an arrhythmia, that can increase your risk of heart failure, stroke, blood clots and other heart conditions.
Congestive Heart Failure Treatment
Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a very common condition with which millions of North Americans are diagnosed each year. It is the stage at which “heart failure” has led to a build up of fluid around the heart. This build up affects the efficiency of the heart muscle to pump blood throughout your body. Early treatment and management of congestive heart failure can have very positive affects on this condition, slowing its progression and possibly reversing it entirely.
Defibrillators (AEDs and ICDs)
An implantable cardioverter-defibrillator or automated implantable cardioverter defibrillator is a device implantable inside the body, able to perform cardioversion, defibrillation, and pacing of the heart.
A heart attack happens when muscle tissue in the heart is denied the flow of oxygen-rich blood due to a blocked artery. It is considered a medical emergency.
Heart Valve Replacement
Heart valve surgery and procedures are performed to repair or replace a valve in the heart that is not working properly because of valvular heart disease (also called heart valve disease). Heart valve surgery is open-heart surgery through the breastbone, into the chest.
Neurology of a Stroke
A neurologist is a medical doctor who has taken specialty training in the diagnosis and treatment of nervous system disorders including stroke.
A healthy heart can be impacted by diet and nutrition. Watching your intake of LDL cholesterol and sodium can be important.
Obesity is a chronic and often progressive condition, similar to diabetes or high blood pressure. Obesity is characterized by excess body fat that can threaten or affect your health.
PCI - Coronary Angioplasty
Angioplasty is the technique of mechanically widening a narrowed or obstructed blood vessel; typically as a result of atherosclerosis. Tightly folded balloons are passed into the narrowed locations and then inflated to a fixed size.
Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. If you snore loudly and feel tired even after a full night's sleep, you might have sleep apnea.
There are a variety of smoking cessation tools including prescription drugs and nicotine replacement aids.
A stent is a small wire mesh tube that is placed into an artery of the heart when narrowing takes place due to plaque build up.
Types of Cardiac Testing
These are just a few of the tests that have been used to diagnose heart and blood vessel disease (cardiovascular). For more information, talk to your cardiologist or other healthcare provider.
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