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Protecting Yourself from Heart Disease in Central California

The term heart disease is used to describe several cardiovascular conditions, including arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm), valve disease, heart failure, and heart infection. At Dignity Health Central California, our cardiologists work with you to recognize the subtle signs of heart disease. Heart disease symptoms range from mild to severe. In some cases, they can go unnoticed. 

Find a Doctor today to answer all of your questions regarding heart disease in Central California.


Uncovering Heart Disease Symptoms

Coronary artery disease runs in families. If you have a personal or family history of this condition, you are at risk. Our cardiac care team at Dignity Health Central California can ease your concerns with dignity and respect. Your doctor will talk to you about the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of heart disease.

Our compassionate cardiologists, nurses, and specially trained staff can help you recognize common signs and symptoms of heart disease: 

  • Heavy sweating after minimal exertion
  • Swelling of your feet or legs
  • Upper body discomfort or pain (including your jaw and arm)
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue, or feeling more tired than normal
  • Chest pain
  • High blood pressure
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pressure or pain in your chest 

If you experience chest pain, dial 911, as this is a symptom that should be evaluated by a doctor. If you need help identifying signs of heart disease, our Dignity Health Central California cardiac care providers can offer answers, along with personalized care with humankindness.

Take our online heart risk assessment to learn more about your heart health.


Caring for Heart Disease at Dignity Health Central California

Your cardiologist will review your medical history and symptoms in order to detect heart disease. Your doctor will discuss your family history of heart disease along with test results to determine your diagnosis and treatment strategy. 

Tests that your doctor may order include:

  • EKG
  • Chest X-ray
  • Echocardiogram
  • Stress test
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Blood tests 

The cardiac care team at Dignity Health Central California will help you recognize your symptoms and risks. Speak to a heart expert about heart disease treatment in Central California.

Dignity Health Central California offers compassionate cardiac care programs for heart disease in Bakersfield, Merced, San Andreas, and Stockton, CA.