Cardiovascular conditions refer to a group of diseases and disorders that can affect your heart and the network of blood vessels in your body (your vascular system). Left untreated, heart and vascular diseases can lead to serious complications.
Dignity Health North State doctors focus on prevention methods for men and women of all ages, along with early detection, diagnosis, and treatment for all types of heart and vascular problems.
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Types of Cardiovascular Disease We Treat
Our highly-trained cardiovascular doctors at Dignity Health North State provide care for a wide range of heart problems and blood vessel disorders.
Some of the conditions we treat include:
Cardiovascular Disease Symptoms
Symptoms depend on your condition, the cause, and the extent of the problem. The most common signs and symptoms of cardiovascular diseases include:
- Chest pain (angina)
- Shortness of breath
- Palpitations or a feeling like your chest is fluttering
- Swelling (edema)
Cardiovascular Disease Causes
If you have a family history of heart trouble or vascular conditions, your risk factors may be higher for developing a disorder. You may have been diagnosed with a congenital heart condition at birth or later in life as symptoms became more evident.
The causes of cardiovascular disease vary, but may include:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Cardiac tumors
- Infections, such as rheumatic heart disease
- Excessive consumption of alcohol or caffeine
- Autoimmune diseases
- Drug abuse
Cardiovascular Disease Treatment at Dignity Health North State
The goal of treatment for cardiovascular disease is to reduce the severity of your symptoms and prevent further health complications. We use the latest medical technology in the prevention and treatment of heart and vascular diseases.
The care you receive depends on your specific condition and your risk factors, but may include lifestyle changes, medication, a minimally invasive procedure, surgery, and cardiac rehabilitation.
You can take steps to prevent vascular and heart disease by following a heart-healthy routine, such as:
- Healthy diet and weight
- Regular exercise
- Stress reduction
- Not smoking
Together with your doctor, you can decide on personalized plan for treatment.
Dignity Health North State offers complete care for all types of cardiovascular diseases in Mt. Shasta, Red Bluff, and Redding, CA.