Heart Disease

COMMON PROCEDURES AND TREATMENTS FOR HEART DISEASE

Heart disease is a general term that broadly refers to conditions affecting the heart, such as coronary artery disease, arrhythmias, and congenital heart defects. We can attribute many cases of heart disease to a condition called atherosclerosis; this is when plaque builds up in the artery walls and narrows the artery channel, severely impeding blood flow. Luckily, modern technology has…

SIGNS THAT YOU SHOULD TEST YOUR PATIENT FOR HEART DISEASE

SIGNS THAT YOU SHOULD TEST YOUR PATIENT FOR HEART DISEASE

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “about 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths.” Heart disease is a complex illness with a myriad of symptoms—some obvious and others, not as obvious. The heart is one of the most vital organs in the body, and it is essential that you monitor patients who show…