Heart disease is the world’s biggest killer. The first symptom of heart disease is often heart attack or sudden death. Around 2,500 people die from this disease every day in the USA, with a slightly higher occurrence in women. Approximately 1 in 5 deaths in men and 1 in 6 deaths in women can be attributed to heart disease.

If heart disease is diagnosed at the earliest possible stages, before symptoms develop, it can be successfully treated and even reversed. If you have any of the major risk factors listed below, you could be at risk of a heart attack and may benefit from heart scan or heart specialist New York at Heart Care PC.
One of the things we look for in a heart scan is coronary calcium. Coronary calcification is the depositing of calcium in the arteries of the heart. When these plaques accumulate, the arteries become blocked. The muscles of the heart no longer receive adequate amounts of oxygen. This results in heart attack.

Major risk factors for heart disease:

  • Smoking
  • Poor Diet
  • Lack of Physical Activity
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • High Blood Cholesterol
  • Diabetes (see below)
  • Chronic Stress
  • Genetic Abnormalities
  • Aging

Book appointment at Heart specialist New York for Cholesterol treatments, stress test, Coronary angioplasty & stents and all types of cardiology treatments in new York  & New jersey. Learn more about heart disease and cardiovascular health in our patient education center.

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Risk Factors

Some risk factors for heart disease are unavoidable- your genetics play a part. But keep in mind that many risk factors are very controllable. Eating right, staying in shape, and regular testing can check risk factors and lead you to live a happy, healthy life.

  • Smokers are more prone to heart disease than non-smokers. Nicotine has been shown to increase plaque in the arteries. Plaque in the arteries limits blood flow by narrowing them, and can result in heart disease.
  • Poor Diet. Eating a lot of fat can lead to cholesterol build up and cause heart disease. Don’t consume too much fat in your diet- foods such as meat or dairy should be eaten in moderation. Salt is also conducive to heart disease, so limiting your salt intake will result in a healthier life.
  • High Blood Pressure. If high blood pressure goes untreated it can result in heart issues as well. This is why regular checkups and contact with your doctor are important parts of a healthy lifestyle.
  • Lack of Physical Activity. Staying in shape can lower blood pressure and keep your heart muscles strong. Dr. Husain recommends about an hour of exercise a day just to stay healthy and reduce your risk of heart disease.
  • Being obese also increases your chance of heart disease, and a good diet and daily exercise can help stop obesity.
  • Chronic Stress. Not only does stress increase your heart rate, but it also can lead to decisions such as smoking cigarettes or heavy drinking which are not healthy choices. Stress has been shown to increase the risk of heart disease in normal people, and as such it is important to stay healthy.

Dizziness, palpitations, trouble breathing, and chest pain are all symptoms of this deadly disease. If you have one or more of these symptoms, it can be beneficial to visit a cardiology clinic such as Heart Care PC. With the use of state of the art diagnostic procedures and a staff that truly cares, we can get you on the path to a happier and healthier life.


Diagnosed diabetes is increasing worldwide and the prevalence of diabetes has more than doubled since 1991.The worldwide prevalence of diabetes is currently 194,000,000 (IN 2014) and is expected to rise to 333,000,000 by the year 2025.

Having diabetes substantially increases your risk for this disease. It is the major cause of death in 65%-70% of diabetics. Diabetic heart disease is often silent, asymptomatic, and goes undetected and unnoticed.

Diabetics have a higher risk of heart disease than non-diabetics. If you are diabetic you could have undetected heart disease or be at risk of a heart attack and may benefit from heart scan. We have clinics located in several New York and New Jersey communities.

Call Dr. Syed Husain at Heart Care PC to schedule a heart scan today: (914) 237-4720.