Heart Conditions and Treatment
|Frontal View of a Human Heart|
- Myocardial Infarction (heart attack) - Occurs when the blood vessels that supply blood to the heart are blocked and prevent oxygen from reaching the heart.
- Coronary Heart Disease (coronary artery disease) - The narrowing of the small blood vessels that supply blood and oxygen to the heart.
- Sudden Cardiac Arrest - Occurs when the heart has stopped beating and blood is no longer being pumped throughout the body.
- Heart Failure (congestive heart failure) - When the heart is not strong enough to pump the necessary amount of blood to the rest of the body.
- Congenital Heart Defects - Refers to a defect in the heart's structure due to abnormal heart development before birth.
- Broken Heart (Octopus Heart) - Mimics the symptoms of a heart attack, without any actual blockage.
- High Blood Pressure - The force against the walls of the arteries as the heart pumps through the body is too high and runs the risk of a heart attack.
- High Cholesterol - A large build up of plaque within the heart's arteries, reducing the blood flow causing a heart attack, stroke or other serious heart disease.
Understanding and practicing heart health can prevent complications and save lives. We encourage our patients to ask questions and get informed.