Approximately one in four individuals die from heart disease each year in the US, with coronary heart disease being the most common.
Knowing the warning signs of a heart attack and high risk to disease can reduce the effects of these life-threatening heart issues.
The diagnosis of cardiovascular disease may go unnoticed before a heart attack, angina, stroke, or heart failure occurs, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Because of this general unawareness of the disease, it’s important to look for any cardiovascular symptoms and visit a cardiologist to evaluate risk and potential of having heart disease.
Seeing a doctor to diagnose and treat heart disease and heart rhythm disorders is essential to the prevention of heart attacks, stroke and heart failure.
Here’s a few times when it is most important to see a cardiologist:
- Experiencing pain or discomfort in the heart
- Experiencing shortness of breath
- Feeling fatigued and tired much of the time
- Have a high potential for risk factors that include age, gender, family history, obesity, diabetes, stress, high blood pressure or cholesterol levels, smoking, and reaction from taking specific medicines
To learn more and schedule a visit to our cardiology clinics in Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Queen Creek, and Chandler, Arizona with C.A.I., A Cardiovascular and Arrhythmia Institute, call us at (480) 889-1573 to schedule an appointment.