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CARDIOLOGY

Symptoms:

Some people who are having a heart attack have warning signs, while others show no signs. Some symptoms that many people report are:

  • chest pain
  • upper body pain
  • sweating
  • nausea
  • fatigue
  • trouble breathing

Risk Factors:

Risk factors that you can’t change include:

Age. If you’re over age 65, your risk for having a heart attack is greater.
Sex. Men are more at risk than women.
Family history. If you have a family history of heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, or diabetes, you’re more at risk.
Race. People of African descent have a higher risk.

Modifiable risk factors which you can change include:

  • smoking
  • high cholesterol
  • obesity
  • lack of exercise
  • diet and alcohol consumption
  • stress

Cardiology refers to the diagnoses, care and study of cardiovascular illnesses,injuries and everything related to the heart.

Heart attacks and heart disease are the number one killer in the United States. Due to the serious nature, medical facilities need to have the capability to diagnose these life-threatening conditions and provide prompt medical care. Necessary cardiac services provided include:

  • Counseling on lifestyle changes and ways to incorporate a healthy diet and exercise regime is always recommended to help ward off heart disease, however, taking these steps does not guarantee that the symptoms of this condition will cease.
  • Post Oak ER is ready and able to manage any complications that may arise as a result of heart disease.
  • Post Oak ER has direct access and policies for interventional procedures such as transferring directly to a CATH lab for diagnoses and treatment of a heart attack

Cardiology is not only about diagnosing and treating heart conditions and injuries, it also involves finding the root cause and arranging further care and management. Our doctors are trained to be aware of all medical conditions that pose a risk of damaging the heart, like diabetes, high cholesterol levels, and high blood pressure.

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