Cardiovascular Disease – What Does It Really Encompass?

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: May 29, 2019

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While heading the words “you have cardiovascular disease” may sound terrifying, the truth is that the blanket term of cardiovascular disease covers a pretty wide range of ailments from easily treated and manageable to potentially life ending.

Let’s take a look at the most common types of the disease and what they entail.

Congenital heart disease – CHD is an abnormality in the heart at the time of birth.

Arrhythmia – Improper beating of the heart, whether irregular, too fast, or too slow.

Cardiomyopathy – affects how the heart muscle squeezes

High blood pressure– HBP is a condition in which the force of the blood against the artery walls is too high and remains too high over time.

Coronary artery disease – Damage or disease in the heart’s major blood vessels. This is the most common form in the USA today.

Peripheral artery disease – A circulatory condition in which narrowed blood vessels reduce blood flow to the limbs.

Congestive heart failure – A chronic condition in which the heart doesn’t pump blood as well as it should.

Cardiac arrest – Unexpected loss of heart function that comes on suddenly. This also halts both breathing and consciousness.

Stroke – A blockage which causes damage to the brain from interruption of its blood supply.

The heart is like any other muscle in the body. It needs a full flowing blood supply to have enough oxygen to pump properly. When arteries narrow or are damaged your body has to work harder to pump blood and retain oxygen.

If your heart is working over time – sometimes you can feel it as heart palpitations, shortness of breath, indigestion, back pain, dizziness, or just not feeling right.

Because heart issues present differently in many patients, if you feel like something is off, please do not wait. Come in to see us at Tampa Cardiovascular Associates. We are here to help. A visit will either set your mind at rest or help you diagnose a previously unrealized condition and get you the treatment your heart is asking for.

Call today 813-975-2800.

Posted by: Tampa Cardio

On: 29/05/2019

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