Heart disease refers to a range of conditions that affect the heart. Heart diseases or cardiac disorders are the leading cause of death worldwide – and are easier to treat if detected early. Whether you have coronary artery disease, heart arrhythmia, cardiomyopathy, congenital heart disease, or some other type of heart disease, receiving comprehensive treatmentRead More
What Is a Cardiologist? When to Get One?
Heart diseases are a leading cause of death in both men and women in America and worldwide. According to an estimate, approximately 70,000 Americans have a heart attack each year. This sheer prevalence of heart diseases is enough to understand the importance of seeing a heart specialist – a cardiologist. Let’s discuss the importance ofRead More
What Diseases Do Cardiologists Treat or Help You Prevent?
Cardiology is a medical specialty which focuses on diagnosing, preventing, and treating acquired and congenital defects and diseases of the heart. This specialty usually also involves the entire cardiovascular system – that is, the heart (cardio-) and blood vessels (-vascular). If you have experienced unexplainable heart palpitations (i.e., a sudden chest-fluttering feeling that was notRead More
Do Cardiologists Perform Surgery?
Cardiology is a vast branch of internal medicine that encompasses various subspecialties. As such, it can be quite difficult, especially for a person with no medical background, to know which type of cardiologist to see for a specific type of intervention. For instance, if you need heart surgery, you may wonder if all cardiologists performRead More
What Every Patient Should Know Before Seeing A Cardiologist
Heart disease is a leading cause of mortality in the United States. It affects both men and women, as they share many heart risk factors, some of which can be controlled. Your primary care doctor may refer you to a cardiologist if you have symptoms or diagnostic results that suggest you may have a heartRead More
Ask a Cardiologist: How Does Family History Affect Your Heart Health?
Did you know that one person succumbs to heart disease every 36 seconds in the United States? The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports it to be the leading cause of death in the country, with roughly 659,000 people dying from it every year. Most of the risk factors of cardiovascular disease are modifiable, meaningRead More