Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death of both men and women in the United States. The medical experts at Remix Medical in Houston provide comprehensive medical management of cardiovascular disease and can improve your health and quality of life. Call today or schedule an appointment using the online booking button.
Cardiovascular disease refers to any health condition caused by blocked or narrowed arteries. However, cardiovascular disease is often used interchangeably with heart disease, which is a medical term that encompasses all health conditions that affect the heart, from blocked arteries to congenital defects.
Coronary artery disease occurs from the buildup of plaque along your artery walls, referred to as atherosclerosis, causing the arteries to narrow and harden. The resulting decrease in blood supply to your heart can lead to chest pain or a heart attack.
If left untreated, your heart muscle may begin to weaken and fail. Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of heart disease and death.
Treatment for coronary artery disease may include a healthy diet and exercise plan, cardiovascular rehabilitation, or placement of a stent to open the artery. Your health care specialist at Remix Medical will determine the best treatment for you based on your health and needs.
If one of your heart valves is damaged or defective, you may have valvular heart disease, which may affect how the blood flows through your heart. Your valve may have become damaged or defective from aging, infection, high blood pressure, or atherosclerosis.
In most cases, your specialist at Remix Medical treats your valvular disease with a healthy diet and exercise plan to help keep your heart as healthy as possible. If needed, you may be prescribed medications to help prevent blood clots.
Surgery to replace the faulty valve is also an option.
Peripheral artery disease is similar to coronary artery disease in that it’s a narrowing of the blood vessels that supply blood and oxygen to your limbs, and it most often affects your legs and may cause pain and impair function.
Treatment for peripheral artery disease is aimed at reducing symptoms and improving health, and it may include a healthy diet and exercise plan, medication to lower cholesterol and blood pressure, or angioplasty, which is a surgical procedure that uses a balloon to open the blood vessel to improve blood flow.
If you have concerns about heart health, call Remix Medical for expert care or book a consultation online.