Your heart and vascular system work together to circulate blood throughout your body — all the way to tiny capillaries and deeply-located veins. Any defect in your cardiovascular system can disrupt this normal circulation and lead to complications.
At our cutting-edge cardiology care centers, dedicated heart specialists at Dignity Health Central California treat and provide ongoing support for all types of heart and vascular concerns.
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Recognizing Cardiovascular Disease Symptoms
The symptoms can vary, depending on the specific condition and any other body parts it affects, such as your legs. Since cardiovascular conditions affect the heart, they share some symptoms.
Common symptoms include:
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Flutters or heart palpitations
- Edema (swelling)
These symptoms can signal a life-threatening emergency. If you experience chest pain or shortness of breath, call 911 for immediate medical care.
What Causes Cardiac Conditions?
Some cardiovascular conditions are congenital, meaning the defect was present at birth. Often, poor lifestyle choices can cause cardiovascular disease.
Common causes of cardiovascular conditions include:
- High cholesterol
- Drug abuse
- Autoimmune diseases
Take our online heart risk assessment to learn your heart health status and ways to lower your risk for cardiovascular disease.
Healing Cardiovascular Disease at Dignity Health Central California
Some cardiovascular diseases, such as angina, are curable and only require temporary treatment.
Whether you need temporary treatment or ongoing medical support for, we offer a wide range of treatment options for the following heart conditions and more:
You can rely on our heart care specialists for cutting-edge treatment, including minimally invasive heart surgery and cardiac rehabilitation. We’re dedicated to helping you maintain a healthy heart. For compassionate heart care, visit Dignity Health Central California.
Dignity Health Central California offers comprehensive care for cardiovascular disease in Bakersfield, Merced, San Andreas, and Stockton, CA.