The heart is a complex organ with many components, each being susceptible to disease. A heart condition occurs when the heart's ability to function properly is affected by disease.
At Dignity Health hospitals, our cardiac care services range from prevention and chronic disease management to treatment of heart attack. We offer advanced diagnostic procedures and treatment protocols for all types of heart conditions in the Bay Area. To receive expert heart care with compassion, Find a Doctor at Dignity Health.
Heart Conditions Treated at Dignity Health
Dignity health treats a wide variety of heart conditions in our Bay Area Cardiac Care Centers, including:
Causes of Heart Conditions
While the cause of some heart conditions remains unknown, the risk factors for the most common types of heart conditions include:
- Family history
- Lack of regular physical activity
- Poor diet
Treatment & Prevention of Heart Conditions
Because of major medical advances, individuals with heart conditions once considered fatal now live full lives with improved function. At Dignity Health, treatment and prevention strategies for heart conditions include slowing the progression of chronic heart disease, repairing any structural abnormalities, and taking steps towards heart disease prevention.
Treatment plans for most heart conditions might include a combination of lifestyle changes, medication therapy, and surgery.
You may be able to prevent the most common heart conditions, such as coronary artery disease, by:
- Not smoking
- Following a heart-healthy diet
- Getting regular aerobic exercise
- Treating certain conditions, including hypertension and diabetes
At Dignity Health, we offer advanced diagnostic procedures and treatment options, always with the goal of keeping your heart beating strong. Our cardiac care services are available at the following Bay Area locations:
Dignity Health offers complete care for heart conditions
in San Francisco, Santa Cruz, and Redwood City.