Heart Disease Treatments Chandler AZ
Southwest Cardiovascular Associates
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1968
Hospital: Scottsdale Healthcare -Osborn, Scottsdale, Az; Arizona Heart Hosp, Phoenix, Az
Group Practice: Integrative Cardiology
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1985
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease
Heart and Vascular Center of Arizona
Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Complex Peripheral Vascular Intervention
Residency Training: Health Cleveland, Inc. Fairview General Hospital; Lutheran Medical Center Cleveland, Ohio; Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center; Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center
Medical School: Grant Medical School, University of Bombay, India,
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease
Cardiology, Emergency Medicine
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1975
Medical School: Univ Of Co Sch Of Med, Denver Co 80262
Graduation Year: 1986
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Heart Disease (in women)
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What Is Heart Disease?
Heart disease is a number of abnormal conditions affecting the heart and the blood vessels in the heart. Types of heart disease include:
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common type and is the leading cause of heart attacks. When you have CAD, your arteries become hard and narrow. Blood has a hard time getting to the heart, so the heart does not get all the blood it needs. CAD can lead to:
Angina. Angina is chest pain or discomfort that happens when the heart does not get enough blood. It may feel like a pressing or squeezing pain, often in the chest, but sometimes the pain is in the shoulders, arms, neck, jaw, or back. It can also feel like indigestion (upset stomach). Angina is not a heart attack, but having angina means you are more likely to have a heart attack.
Heart attack. A heart attack occurs when an artery is severely or completely blocked, and the heart does not get the blood it needs for more than 20 minutes.
Heart failure occurs when the heart is not able to pump blood through the body as well as it should. This means that other organs, which normally get blood from the heart, do not get enough blood. It does NOT mean that the heart stops. Signs of heart failure include:
Shortness of breath (feeling like you can't get enough air)
Swelling in feet, ankles, and legs
Heart arrhythmias are changes in the beat of the heart. Most people have felt dizzy, faint, out of breath or had chest pains at one time. These changes in heartbeat are, for most people, harmless. As you get older, you are more likely to have arrhythmias. Don't panic if you have a few flutters or if your heart races once in a while. If you have flutters AND other symptoms such as dizziness or shortness of breath (feeling like you can't get enough air), call 911 right away. Do women need to worry about heart disease?
Yes. One in three American women dies of heart disease. In 2003, almost twice as many women died of cardiovascular disease (both heart disease and stroke) than from all cancers combined. The older a woman gets, the more likely she is to get heart disease. But women of all ages should be concerned about heart disease. All women should take steps to prevent heart disease.
Both men and women have heart attacks, but more women who have heart attacks die from them. Treatments can limit heart damage but...