There are many different types of heart disease. When you or someone you love has symptoms or is diagnosed with a heart condition, you should see a cardiologist for further testing and early intervention.
Symptoms of Heart Disease
1. Schedule an Appointment with a Cardiologist:
The Sensation of Abdominal Fullness, Nausea or Loss of Appetite
Extreme Fatigue and Inability to Complete Normal Daily Activities
A Respiratory Infection or Worsening Cough
increased heart rate (100 plus beats per minute)
Irregular or changes in heartbeat
Trouble Breathing (during routine activities or while At rest)
Changes in Sleep Patterns (sleeping more than usual or trouble sleeping)
Dizzy or lightheaded
Poor Appetite or Nauseous
2. Visit an Emergency Room or Call 911
Severe, Sudden and Unexpected Chest Pain (with or without shortness of breath, nausea, sweating or weakness)
Fast Heart Rate and Possibly with Shortness of Breath (more than 150 beats per minute)
Shortness of Breath Even While Resting
Difficulty Moving Arms or Legs
Sudden and Severe Headache
Loss of Consciousness, Faints
Common Heart Problems
1. Coronary artery disease: narrowing of arteries
2. Heart valve disease: valves bringing blood into the heart chambers are not correctly working
3. Peripheral vascular disease: clogged or hardened arteries and veins in other areas of the body.
Interventional cardiology is a nonsurgical option utilizing a catheter, which is a small and flexible tube. This tube is used to repair damaged or weakened vessels and open narrowed arteries and to assist other affected parts of the heart.
It’s important to see a heart doctor right away who will review your medical records, test your blood pressure, check your blood vessels and examine your heart function. Tests such as electrocardiogram (ECG), blood tests, ultrasounds or other specialized tests are needed to determine if interventional cardiology will help you.
Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death within the United States, and more than 62 million Americans suffer from heart disease. It is important to see a heart specialist as soon as possible to alleviate long-term problems and to open the door of possible early intervention. Here at the Vascular Institute of Dickson, we are ready to assist you in every way possible and to restore health to your heart and to provide you with the health that you desire. Contact us today 615-441-4435 to learn more about interventional cardiology in Dickson, TN.