Frequently Asked Questions

Whether you're looking to schedule an appointment, understand the different types of heart tests, or learn about lifestyle changes for heart health, we've got you covered.

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Common symptoms of a heart attack include chest pain or discomfort, shortness of breath, nausea, lightheadedness, and cold sweats.

To schedule an appointment with a cardiologist, you can call the office and speak to the receptionist or visit the office website to schedule an appointment online.

Risk factors for heart disease include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, diabetes, and a family history of heart disease.

Common heart tests include EKG, echocardiogram, stress test, and heart catheterization.

A cardiologist is a doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating heart and blood vessel diseases, while a heart surgeon performs surgeries on the heart and blood vessels.

To improve heart health, it is recommended to eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly, quit smoking, and manage any underlying health conditions.

A heart attack occurs when a blocked artery prevents oxygen-rich blood from reaching a section of the heart. A cardiac arrest occurs when the heart suddenly stops beating and needs to be restarted.

It is recommended to have regular check-ups with a cardiologist, especially if you have risk factors for heart disease or have already been diagnosed with a heart condition.

Recovery time after a heart procedure varies depending on the procedure, but a cardiologist will provide a specific recovery plan for each patient.

Medications used to treat heart conditions include blood thinners, beta blockers, ACE inhibitors, and statins.

Atrial fibrillation is an abnormal rhythm of the heart that leads to an increase risk in stroke. Atrial fibrillation is commonly treated with medications to control the rhythm and blood thinners to reduce the risk of stroke. Additionally, minimally invasive atrial fibrillation ablation can help with atrial fibrillation treatment. 

Aortic valve stenosis is narrowing of the aortic valve and flow of the heart. It can lead to heart failure, chest pain, fainting or lightheadedness. Aortic valve stenosis can be treated with minimally invasive transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) or surgical aortic valve replacement. 

Coronary artery disease is narrowing and hardening of the coronary arteries. Treatment includes medications, coronary artery stenting or coronary artery bypass, 

The mitral valve controls heart flow from the lungs to the heart. Dysfunction of the mitral valve can lead to shortness of breath and heart failure. Treatment of mitral valve dysfunction includes medications and mitral valve repair or replacement. 

A pacemaker is a device implanted under the skin or in the heart to control the rhythm of the heart. Pacemaker can help patients with rhythm problems.

Heart arrhythmias are abnormal heart rhythms that can leads to dysfunction of the heart. They can be treated using medications, minimally invasive cardiac ablation, pacemaker placement or defibrillator (ICD) placement.