Coral Gables Cardiology Associates, P.A.
Concierge Internal Medicine & Cardiologists serving the greater Miami, Florida area. Call us to book your appointment today.
Though your risk for cardiovascular disease increases as you get older, heart problems are not limited to retired adults. The number of young adults suffering from heart attacks has been on the rise, increasing by 2% every year for the last decade. The board-certified cardiologists at Coral Gables Cardiology Associates, P.A. offer comprehensive cardiovascular care for adults of all ages, from risk assessment and preventive care to in-office cardiovascular testing and tailored treatment. If you have questions about heart and cardiovascular disease or wish to schedule an appointment, call the office in Coral Gables, Florida.
Cardiovascular Disease Q & A
What are the most common cardiovascular diseases?
Heart disease, also called cardiovascular disease, includes many conditions affecting your heart and blood vessels.
These are a few of the most common cardiovascular diseases:
- Coronary artery disease;
- Peripheral artery disease;
- Heart valve disease;
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm;
- Heart arrhythmias;
- Chronic venous insufficiency;
- Myocarditis; and,
You can count on comprehensive care from the physicians at Coral Gables Cardiology Associates, P.A. They’re board-certified in general cardiology, nuclear cardiology, echocardiography, and vascular interpretation.
How are competitive sports associated with heart disease?
Whether you’re into extreme sports or you’re a competitive athlete, you push your body to the limit. Even when you’re in optimal health, high-demand activities take a toll on your cardiovascular system.
Long-term physical stress can lead to scarring or thickened muscle in your heart, putting you at risk for cardiovascular problems.
The team at Coral Gables Cardiology Associates, P.A. has extensive training in the cardiac care of athletes. They work with recreational and professional athletes, providing cardiac screening, VO2 max assessments, and training advice to promote optimal cardiac health and performance.
What symptoms develop if I have heart or cardiovascular disease?
The symptoms you develop depend on the type of cardiovascular disease. As a group, however, heart and blood vessel problems cause symptoms such as:
- Chest pain;
- Shortness of breath;
- Racing or fluttering heart;
- Swollen legs; and,
- Leg pain when you walk.
If you experience a heart-related symptom, call the team at Coral Gables Cardiology Associates, P.A. to schedule a thorough exam.
What heart and cardiovascular services might I receive?
The team at Coral Gables Cardiology Associates, P.A. provides the full range of care for cardiovascular conditions, including managing lifestyle changes, prescribing medications, and referring you to a cardiac surgeon when necessary.
You may undergo cardiovascular tests such as:
Using electrodes attached to your chest, an EKG picks up and records the electrical activity in your heart. An EKG is often the first test performed to diagnose symptoms that suggest heart problems.
Echocardiography, also called an echocardiogram, uses ultrasound to create an image of your heart, showing how well the heart muscle and valves function.
Vascular imaging uses ultrasound to detect problems in arteries and veins throughout your body, including blockages, narrowed vessels, and aneurysms.
Your doctor orders stress testing to evaluate your heart function during physical activity such as walking on a treadmill or riding a stationary bike.
Nuclear cardiologists use noninvasive techniques such as myocardial perfusion imaging to evaluate the heart’s blood flow and pumping ability. Nuclear testing is done outside of the office at a hospital.
If you experience cardiovascular symptoms call Coral Gables Cardiology Associates, P.A. today for an appointment.
We serve the greater Miami, Florida area. Call us to book your appointment today.