Being one of the leading causes of death around the globe – Cardiovascular diseases, a.k.a cardiovascular disorders, are the medical conditions that have harmful effects on our heart and blood vessels.
In the United States, it is prevalent to an extent where approximately 50% of the adults are suffering from some kind of heart disease. The number of deaths that cardiovascular diseases can potentially cause are significantly preventable in most of the cases, however, there are certain aspects that play an important role in the occurrence of heart diseases, such as genetics.
Just like any other disease or disorder, cardiovascular diseases are also much easier to prevent, treat, and manage successfully if they are diagnosed in a timely manner. In order to effectively manage your cardiovascular diseases, our physicians might prescribe the required medications, or may also recommend certain necessary lifestyle changes.
What are Cardiovascular Diseases?
Cardiovascular disease is a broad medical terminology that can be used to refer to any single or group of diseases that have their adverse effects on our hearts. Such diseases are not only capable of effecting several parts of a heart, but can also be equally damaging for the blood vessels.
Cardiovascular diseases (heart diseases) are inclusive of, but are not limited to, heart and blood vessel related problems, such as:
- Unusual heart rhythms
- Heart valve related problems
- Blood vessels shrinkage
- Heart squeezing and relaxation difficulties
- Heart and blood vessel issues by birth
- Concern in relation to heart’s outer lining
Cardiovascular Diseases Include:
Diseases that cause the human body to have heart-related problems can be classified as CVDs (Cardiovascular Diseases). The list of these diseases include:
Coronary heart disease
Peripheral arterial disease
Rheumatic heart disease
Congenital heart disease
Deep vein thrombosis
What Causes Cardiovascular Diseases?
A condition as serious as a heart disease has a number of risk factors associated with it; all such aspects should only be determined on an individual case-by-case basis. Listed below are the most common risk factors, in association with heart problems:
- Cholesterol Imbalance
- Diabetes and Insulin Resistance
- Inflammation and Oxidative Stress
- Essential Nutrient Deficiencies
Cardiovascular Disease Treatment At Manhattan Medical Arts
While we all understand that being cautious and opting for prevention is a lot smarter than looking for a cure, the possibility for prevention against a disease is not always as likely as we would want it to be.
Manhattan Medical Arts might just have a solution for you – with our expert board-certified physicians and a technologically advanced medical facility. Our state-of-the-art testing equipment allows us to provide reliable screening and a timely diagnosis for all heart-related problems, enabling us to provide you with prevention against cardiovascular diseases as well as other medical concerns.
The most common and effective testing procedures that we offer to patients with cardiovascular concerns include:
- Heart Rate
- Blood Pressure
- Body Weight
- Cholestrol Panel
- Blood Glucose
- Family History
Once the screening, testing, and diagnosis process concludes, our experienced health care providers then come up with a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs, as the treatment varies based on several aspects such as the type of cardiovascular disease, kinds of symptoms, extent of those symptoms, etc. The cardiovascular disease treatment plans that our experts may recommend/prescribe are:
- Lifestyle changes
- Cardiac rehabilitation
- Active surveillance
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