Cardiovascular Diseases We Treat
- Posted on: Feb 14 2020
At Hunterdon Cardiovascular Associates, our board certified cardiologists specialize in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of cardiac diseases. Here is a list, not all-inclusive, of some of these conditions we address with descriptions of each.
- Coronary artery disease— A disease caused by a buildup of plaque in the coronary arteries, which supply the heart muscle with blood. This leads to reduced blood flow and decreased oxygen supply.
- Heart failure— This is a chronic condition where the heart is unable to pump the blood as efficiently as it normally should.
- Cardiomyopathy — This is a disease of the heart muscle where it becomes thick, stiff, enlarged, or weak. This can lead to heart failure.
- Valvular heart disease— This is a disease of at least one of the four heart valves. The valve becomes either stenotic (the valve becomes narrow or tight due to hardening) or regurgitant (the valve does not close tightly and it leaks).
- Cardiac arrythmias— Here the heartbeat is irregular, too fast, or too slow.
- Peripheral vascular diseases— This involves narrowing or hardening of blood vessels that move blood to and from the arms and legs (more typical in the legs).
- Hypertension related heart disease— High blood pressure is the cause of this form of heart disease.
- Carotid artery disease— This disease is the buildup of plaque in the carotid arteries. This can lead to reduced blood flow to the brain, leading to strokes.
- Dyslipidemia— A medical condition where the blood has an abnormal level of cholesterol or lipids. An elevated amount is called hyperlipidemia.
- Cardiac diseases with diabeters, aging, and pregnancy— Heart abnormalities complicated by other conditions such as diabetes, aging, or pregnancy.
- Pre- and post-operative evaluation— We provide clinical cardiovascular evaluation prior to surgery to assess an individual’s risk of undergoing a particular surgery (pre-operative) or following an operation to review an individual’s cardiovascular condition and subsequent management (post-operative).
Whether you need our expertise for treating any of these cardiovascular diseases, or whether you simply have questions about our services or to make an appointment, please call us at (908) 788-1710.
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