Coronary Heart Disease: What Is It and How Is It Treated?
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Signs of coronary heart disease include chest pain, also known as angina, and shortness of breath. Chest pain results from a lack of oxygen-rich blood reaching the heart, whereas shortness of breath results from a lack of oxygen-rich blood reaching the rest of the body. However, many people experience no symptoms at all until a blocked artery or blood clot caused by plaque build up leads to a heart attack. This is why it’s so important to consult a heart doctor in Tampa Bay if you believe you are at risk for coronary heart disease. There’s no telling how a person’s heart is affected until they consult a medical professional.
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At Ascent Cardiology Group, our surgeons can perform cardiac catheterization to gain access to the heart, diagnose heart conditions, and perform surgical procedures, if necessary. We can also perform echocardiography and stress tests to assess the heart’s structure and function without the need for surgery. Although there are numerous diagnostic and treatment options available, they are only helpful when patients take the first step by scheduling an appointment with a heart doctor. If you are suffering from or believe you are suffering from coronary heart disease, schedule an appointment with Dr. Sachin Diwadkar, FACC, FASE, the best heart doctor in Tampa Bay, to get a clear picture of your heart health and what to do next.
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