Heart disease includes any condition that affects the structure or function of your heart. There are many conditions associated with heart disease, including:
Coronary artery disease is a narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries, which supply oxygen-rich blood to your heart. The narrowing or blockage develops from the buildup of plaque along the wall of the arteries.
Coronary artery disease is the most common cause of heart disease.
Heart arrhythmias are a type of heart disease that causes an abnormal heartbeat.
Valvular heart disease includes conditions that affect the structure or function of the valves that direct blood flow through your heart.
Many factors increase your risk of developing heart disease, including:
Making lifestyle changes and gaining control over the health conditions that increase your risk of heart disease may improve heart health and prevent future heart problems.
Dr. Pandya is an experienced internal medicine physician who takes a patient-centered approach to care. He understands all the factors that affect heart health and works with you to address high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes.
Our office also offers weight loss help for patients struggling to reach their weight goals.
Symptoms of heart disease vary and depend on the type. However, many people may not realize they have heart disease until they experience chest pain or have a heart attack.
Common symptoms of heart disease include:
If you have chest pain or think you’re having a heart attack, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
Dr. Pandya and the team at Floral Park Medical, P.C., and Cross Island Medical create individualized treatment plans for heart disease based on type, severity of symptoms, and risk factors.
However, no matter what type of heart disease you have, Dr. Pandya encourages a healthy lifestyle to improve heart health, such as eating a heart-healthy diet and getting regular exercise. He may also prescribe medication to improve blood pressure or blood cholesterol numbers.
If you’re concerned about your heart health, call our offices or schedule a consultation online today.