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:
- Poor Diet
- Lack of Physical Activity
- Alcohol Abuse
- High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
- High Blood Cholesterol
- Diabetes (see below)
- Chronic Stress
- Genetic Abnormalities
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.