Whether you need a heart disease risk assessment and prevention plan, an evaluation to determine the cause of symptoms, or advanced coronary treatment, you can depend on the expertise of Enrique Hernandez, MD, at Advanced Vascular Cardiac & Veins in Miami, Florida. Dr. Hernandez offers in-office diagnostic testing, personalized care, and extensive training and experience in minimally invasive heart disease treatments. Call the office or request an appointment online today to learn more.
Heart disease is a broad term referring to all the conditions affecting your heart and its blood vessels. Cardiovascular disease also encompasses conditions in your heart and includes problems in the blood vessels throughout your body, such as peripheral artery disease (PAD).
A few of the most common heart conditions include:
CAD occurs when cholesterol accumulates on the artery wall, restricting the amount of oxygen-rich blood reaching your heart.
Heart failure develops when your heart can’t pump enough oxygen-rich blood. Many heart conditions cause congestive heart failure.
The valves in your may stop working properly or thicken and limit blood flow through the heart.
Arrhythmias occur when your heartbeat is irregular or too slow or fast.
Myocarditis refers to the inflamed heart muscle, while pericarditis is inflammation of the sac surrounding your heart.
Cardiomyopathy occurs when the heart muscles enlarge or get too rigid or thick.
The symptoms that may appear with every type of heart disease are:
You may also experience a range of symptoms, depending on the type of heart disease, including:
If your symptoms are severe, don’t improve, or get worse, don’t wait to schedule an evaluation at Advanced Vascular Cardiac & Veins.
Your Advanced Vascular Cardiac & Veins provider performs diagnostic testing in the office, such as electrocardiograms (EKGs), echocardiograms, cardiac ultrasounds, and stress testing.
Your care is always customized, but heart treatments generally fall into three categories:
Improving your eating habits, getting more exercise, losing weight, and stopping smoking can prevent heart disease, halt disease progression, and improve heart function in advanced diseases.
Your provider prescribes the medications needed for your heart disease and any underlying conditions such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
Your Advanced Vascular Cardiac & Veins provider can perform complex coronary procedures, including angioplasty, stenting, and pacemaker implantation.
Call Advanced Vascular Cardiac & Veins or request an appointment online today to learn more about preventing and treating heart disease.