Heart disease is one of the major reasons for deaths in the United States and therefore a major concern among men and women. General Cardiology plays a significant role in the identification of people having heart disease risks. A cardiology specialist provides care to the patients suffering from heart disease and helps them maintain a long healthy life.
The common diseases that fall under and treated with general cardiology include hypertension, arrhythmias, coronary artery disease, syncope, atrial fibrillation, high cholesterol, heart attack, and angina. Cardiology specialists specialized in general cardiology helps the patients to receive advanced therapies and treatment that are required for their heart to keep working at its best. They work with other doctors and specialists, and use the latest medical technology for providing the best treatment to heart patients.
Peak Heart & Vascular is a multispecialty cardiovascular group that provide services in General Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Preventive Cardiology, Electrophysiology, Heart Failure, and Vascular Surgery. Our team consists of the best cardiologists that provides treatment for a number of heart ailments.
Common Diseases Treated With General Cardiology
General cardiology specialist is a doctor responsible for the care and treatment of a patient with heart disease. Below mentioned is the list of common diseases that can be treated with general cardiology.
- Heart Attack- Heart attack, anecdotally and statistically tops the cardiovascular diseases list in the US. Heart attacks showed in TV shows and movies don’t really portray what’s going on inside the body. When the supply of oxygen is restricted to the heart, the attack occurs. In most scenarios, this happens due to the reduction or termination of the blood flow that delivers oxygen to the heart.
- Arrhythmia- Any abnormality in the heart rhythm, too fast, too slow, or irregular, is known as heart arrhythmia. Without a constant rhythm, it is not possible for the heart to work as effectively. Due to irregular rhythm of beats, the heart cannot pump enough blood required by organs for the fulfillment of nutrients and oxygen.
- Hypertension- Hypertension or high blood pressure is the situation when the pressure against the arteries is extremely high, causing health issues and various heart diseases. This pressure is determined by the amount of resistance in the arteries from which the blood flows, as well as the pressure of the blood that the heart pumps. The narrower you arteries and greater the blood flow, higher is the blood pressure.
- Coronary artery disease- The issue of coronary artery disease develops when the blood supplying vessels encounters a disease or damage. Plaques then deposit in the arteries that eventually reduce the blood flow, causing multiple issues. The coronary artery disease takes years to develop. So, it may be unnoticeable initially, until a heart attack or significant blockage.
- Syncope- Syncope or neurocardiogenic syncope is a syndrome caused due to over-reaction of your body after you faint because of sudden triggers. This trigger can lead to a sudden drop of your blood pressure and heart rate, causing reduced blood flow to brain and ultimately losing your consciousness.
- Atrial fibrillation- Atrial fibrillation, also known as A-fib is a very rapid or irregular rhythm of heart rate that results in the formation of blood clots in the heart. Atrial fibrillation elevates heart stroke risks and other complications related to heart. This syndrome results in the irregular and chaotic beating of the upper chambers of the heart, and not similar to the lower chambers. Most of the cases of atrial fibrillation does not possess any signs or symptoms, but in some cases, fast heartbeat, breathe shortness, and weakness is experienced.
A cardiology specialist must gain considerable education for the qualification of their position. General cardiology is provided by our best cardiologist and experts at Peak Heart & Vascular in Arizona, US. They provide treatment for various heart disorders including rhythm disturbances, blockages, hypertension, heat attack, and high cholesterol.