Cardiology conditions or diseases include a range of health concerns affecting your blood vessels (your vascular system) or heart. Your vascular system circulates all the blood in your body. It includes the tiniest capillaries to the major blood vessels — veins and arteries — entering and leaving your heart.
Cardiology conditions can affect how your heart works and how it pumps blood throughout your body. Some heart and vascular conditions can be life threatening, leading to heart failure and death. These types of conditions require emergency treatment.
Cardiovascular conditions include:
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Symptoms of Cardiology Conditions
The signs and symptoms of cardiovascular conditions depend on the specific cause and if it’s causing damaging to the heart or other vital organs.
The most common signs and symptoms associated with heart problems include:
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath
- Edema (swelling)
- Palpitations or a feeling of fluttering in the chest
What Causes Cardiovascular Conditions?
Cardiovascular conditions can be congenital (you are born with it), or they can develop over time. General causes include:
- Autoimmune diseases
- Cardiac tumors
- Drug abuse
- Excessive consumption of alcohol or caffeine
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Infections, such as rheumatic heart disease
Treatment for Cardiovascular Conditions in Las Vegas, NV
There are a variety of treatments available for cardiovascular conditions. Treatment and prevention may depend on the cause, your risk factors, and the severity of the condition. You and your doctor at Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican hospitals may consider the following treatment options:
- Minimally invasive procedures
- Heart surgery
- Cardiac rehabilitation
You can help reduce your risk of developing heart disease or slow its progress by living a heart-healthy lifestyle. Take our online heart health assessment to start improving your heart health today.