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Heart Disease Specialist

Heart Care Centers of Florida

Interventional Cardiologists located in Titusville, FL & New Smyrna Beach, FL & Merritt Island, Florida

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. To help you manage heart disease and prevent complications, Heart Care Centers of Florida offers comprehensive, individualized care. The team offers on-site diagnostic testing for heart disease and customizes treatment plans to meet your needs. The providers also specialize in prevention services that lower your risk for chronic heart disease. Call the office in New Smyrna Beach, Merritt Island, and Titusville, Florida, to schedule a screening for heart disease or book a consultation online today.

Heart Disease Q & A

What is heart disease?

Heart disease describes a variety of conditions that affect your heart health. Common types of heart disease the providers at Heart Care Centers of Florida diagnose and treat include:

  • Arrhythmias
  • Heart infections
  • Heart valve disease
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Congenital heart defects

Untreated heart disease can progress and cause serious health issues like heart attack, permanent heart damage, and premature death.

What are the risk factors for heart disease?

There are many factors that can increase your risk for heart disease. Some common risk factors include:

  • Age
  • Stress
  • Weight challenges
  • Smoking
  • Family history
  • High-fat, high-salt diet
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol

Many of these factors are preventable with lifestyle changes and dietary improvements. The more attention you pay to your heart health at an early age, the less likely you are to develop heart disease and complications like heart attack, heart failure, and peripheral artery disease.

If you have any of these heart disease risk factors, schedule a screening with the providers at Heart Care Centers of Florida. You should also schedule a diagnostic evaluation if you have symptoms of heart disease, such as chest pain, heart palpitations, leg swelling, or shortness of breath.

The practice offers diagnostic testing services on-site to evaluate how well your heart is working. The providers can also identify issues that may negatively affect your heart health.

How is heart disease treated?

Your treatment plan for heart disease depends on the underlying cause of your condition and the severity of your symptoms.

Initially, the providers at Heart Care Centers of Florida may recommend lifestyle and diet changes to help you achieve a healthy body weight and improve your heart health.

You might also need to take medications to relieve your symptoms and prevent the progression of the disease. There are several medications available to address the underlying causes of heart disease.

When you can no longer manage heart disease with lifestyle modifications and medications, you may need surgery. The providers at Heart Care Centers of Florida can discuss your options for surgery to treat damaged valves, coronary artery disease, and other causes of heart disease.

To schedule a screening for heart disease, call the Heart Care Centers of Florida office nearest you or book an appointment online today.