A cardiovascular condition or disease refers to a problem with your heart or blood vessels (vascular) system. These conditions affect how well the heart functions and moves blood throughout the body. Without proper treatment, some vascular or heart problems can be life threatening, resulting in heart failure and even death.
At Dignity Health, our heart doctors specialize in helping people of all ages treat and manage heart problems, as well as prevent heart disease and other conditions from developing. To learn more about treatment for cardiovascular conditions in Arizona, Find a Doctor at Dignity Health today.
Cardiovascular Disease Symptoms
The most common symptoms of cardiovascular disease include:
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Heart palpitations or a feeling of fluttering in the chest
- Edema (swelling)
The specific signs of a heart or vascular problem will depend on the cause and how it is affecting the heart or other vital organs.
Causes of Cardiovascular Disease
While heart problems can be passed down by family members (congenital), a large number of vascular and heart diseases in the US are the result of lifestyle factors that can be controlled.
Causes for cardiovascular disease may include:
- High cholesterol
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Drug abuse
- Excessive consumption of alcohol or caffeine
- Autoimmune diseases
- Infections such as rheumatic heart disease
- Heart tumors
Speak with a cardiologist at Dignity Health to learn more about how you can actively prevent heart and vascular diseases.
Heart & Vascular Conditions We Treat
Heart conditions we treat include, but are not limited to:
Vascular conditions we treat, but are not limited to include:
Treating Cardiovascular Conditions at Dignity Health
Treatment for heart and vascular diseases will depend on the specific type, cause, risk factors, and severity of the condition. At Dignity Health, we offer comprehensive care for all types of heart and vascular disorders, including medications, cardiac rehabilitation, minimally invasive procedures, and heart surgery (both open and minimally invasive). Our cardiologists are committed to a philosophy of prevention through heart-healthy living.
Dignity Health Cardiology provides world-class diagnosis, treatment, and management for all types of cardiovascular conditions in Arizona.