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Heart disease, or cardiovascular disease, describes a range of conditions affecting how your heart and it’s functions. Heart disease conditions include heart defects diagnosed at birth (congenital), irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias), and blood vessel diseases that cause chest pain (angina) or stroke.
Heart conditions are the leading cause of death in the U.S., so it’s important to seek treatment.
Find a Doctor online at Dignity Health today for personal care. You can also take our online heart risk assessment to learn more about your heart health.
Cardiologists at Dignity Health care for a range of heart conditions, including:
Heart disease has many causes. The most common risk factor is a buildup of fatty plaque inside your arteries, often due to:
Heart disease symptoms vary widely. You may not have any, or you may experience a nagging wet cough. Getting the treatment you need ensures you catch heart disease early, when it’s most treatable.
Many heart disease symptoms are vague and subtle. While you might first think of chest pain, there are a number of other common symptoms of heart disease, including:
When diagnosing heart disease, Dignity Health doctors take your medical and health history and risk factors into consideration. In addition to a physical exam, they may suggest:
Dignity Health hospitals in the Bay Area offer diagnostic testing at:
Our team of cardiologists at Dignity Health offer quality, personalized care for heart disease in the Bay Area. It may include medications, lifestyle changes, and medical procedures. The goal is to correct physical problems, reduce risk factors, relieve symptoms, and prevent complications.
Our cardiologists will work with you to design a personalized treatment plan addressing your physical, mental, and spiritual needs. Talk to your doctor today to get started.
Dignity Health offers comprehensive care for all types of heart disease in San Francisco, Santa Cruz, and Redwood City.