The heart is one of the most complex organs in your body. Each of the areas in the heart are susceptible to disease. Heart conditions refer to a broad range of diseases or dysfunctions that can cause heart problems.
Dignity Health is dedicated to providing the latest diagnostic tests, noninvasive treatments and therapies, and minimally invasive surgical procedures for all types of heart conditions in Arizona. To receive excellence in care, Find a Doctor today at a Dignity Health.
Types of Heart Conditions We Treat
At Dignity Health, our heart doctors specialize in treating a wide array of heart diseases and conditions, including, but not limited to:
If you or a loved one would like to learn more about the care Dignity Health offers for heart problems, speak with one of our experienced cardiologists.
Causes of Heart Conditions
There are many reasons why a person may develop heart disease or another type of condition, including lifestyles choices and inherited genes.
Risk factors include:
- Family history
- Poor diet
- Lack of regular exercise
Some heart conditions are caused by structural defects that happen at birth, such as congenital heart disease. Others are the result of lifestyle choices that can controlled, such as smoking. Thankfully, there are many ways to prevent heart disease and other cardiac conditions. Your doctor can help you learn more about ways to take an active role in your heart health.
Treatment for Heart Conditions at Dignity Health
Thanks to advances in medicine and other therapies, many people with heart conditions are living longer, fuller lives. Heart doctors at Dignity Health can help people of all ages manage heart problems through medication therapy and lifestyle modifications.
The goal of treatment for heart conditions will be to repair any abnormalities, slow the progression of chronic heart disease, and prevent more severe types of heart disease from developing.
Treatments for most heart conditions may involve a combination of medication, lifestyle changes, and surgery.
Preventing Heart Conditions
With help and support from your doctor, you can take steps towards preventing the most common forms of heart disease and other conditions. This includes not smoking, getting regular aerobic exercise (s)uch as walking, and maintaining a heart-healthy diet. You should seek treatment right away if you have diabetes or hypertension (high blood pressure), as these conditions can lead to very serious heart problems.
Dignity Health is committed to helping people prevent, treat, and effectively manage all types of heart conditions in Arizona.