Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. That is why it is essential for people to know how to recognize the symptoms early on. When diagnosed and treated at an early stage, heart disease can be reversed or managed well in most cases. However, most people ignore the early signs and symptoms and develop more serious heart conditions.
Whether you are in the early stages of heart disease or have a more advanced diagnosis, Manhattan Medical is here to help. The cardiologists work collaboratively with internal medicine specialists to ensure you receive the most advanced and appropriate treatments for heart disease. Through a unique partnership with The Mount Sinai Medical Center, Manhattan Medical’s cardiac specialists are able to offer a large array of testing and seamless access to sub-specialty experts.
The following cardiac services are available at Manhattan Medical and through the partnership with The Mount Sinai:
• Ablation Therapy for Arrhythmias
• Cardiac Catheterization
• Cardiac Tamponade
• Cardiac Testing
• Echocardiogram (ECG)
• Electrogardiogram (EKG)
• Noninvasive impedance cardiography (ICG)
• Nuclear Testing
• Stress Test
• Coronary Angioplasty
• Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
• Coronary Stenting
• Heart Attack Treatment
• Heart Murmur Treatment
• Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Treatment
• Pacemaker and Defibrillator Treatment and Maintenance
Cardiac conditions can be hereditary (caused by genetics) or by lifestyle factors such as smoking, obesity, and stress. Some of the most common cardiac diseases and conditions are listed below.
Arrhythmias: irregular heartbeats caused by a change in the heart’s electrical system. Arrhythmias can be very dangerous or somewhat mild and harmless.
Cholesterol: too much LDL (bad) cholesterol builds up in the inner walls of the arteries, which can cause blockages, a stroke, or a heart attack.
Congenital Heart Defects: heart abnormalities that have existed since birth. Many can be corrected by surgery.
Diabetes: causes a person’s blood sugar to rise to dangerous levels. Over a period of time, diabetes can lead to more severe heart disease and stroke.
Heart Attack: occurs when the blood flow that brings oxygen to the heart is severely reduced or cut off completely. It causes permanent damage to a person’s heart
Heart Failure: a serious long-term condition where a person’s heart weakens over time causing fluid retention and swelling.
High Blood Pressure: a condition where the pressure in a person’s arteries and veins is too forceful, which causes the arteries to stretch beyond a healthy limit.
Obesity: when a person has too much body fat, they are at a greater risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and stroke.
Peripheral Artery Disease: a condition where harmful plaque builds up in a person’s arteries in the pelvis and legs.
Stroke: a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain, which occurs when a blood vessel is blocked or bursts.
If you have been diagnosed with or think you may have heart disease, please call Manhattan Medical today to schedule an appointment with one of our specialists.
S. Qadir, MD