Cardiology is a medical specialty that includes everything in your body that has to do with your heart and your blood vessels. This is also known as your circulatory or cardiovascular system. Your circulatory system is very important, as a healthy blood supply is needed for all parts of your body in order for it to function properly. A lack of blood or blood flow to parts of your body can cause big problems.
A cardiologist is a doctor who has training and skills for diagnosing and treating conditions of the heart and blood vessels such as: angina, heart attack, stroke, atrial fibrillation, hardening of the arteries, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. They also specialize in the prevention of conditions of the heart and blood vessels.
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Hypertriglyceridemia is high levels of triglycerides in the blood. A triglyceride is a fatty molecule that is absorbed through the small intestine and the liver
Hyperlipidemia is an excess of lipids (fats, cholesterol and triglycerides) in your blood. Hyperlipidemia is the most common form of dyslipidemia. Dyslipidemia is the medical
Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure. An estimated 30% of all American adults live with this condition. Blood pressure is the amount
Heart failure, sometimes known as congestive heart failure, occurs when your heart muscle doesn’t pump blood as well as it should.1 Common causes of heart
A heart attack (myocardial infarction) typically occurs when plaques formed by the fatty deposits in the arteries rupture. This causes a blood clot to form,
Atherosclerosis is the term used to describe hardening of the arteries. Hardening of the arteries is a common disorder and occurs when fat, cholesterol, and
Coronary Artery / Peripheral Artery Disease Arteries are responsible for carrying blood and oxygen to the organs of the body. The organs of the body
Dyslipidemia is the medical term for an imbalance of cholesterol in the bloodstream, and is a major risk factor in developing cardiovascular disease.1 Heart disease
Atrial fibrillation (commonly known as AF or “a-fib”) is the most common cause of irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia). It is a serious condition that can increase
Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) comprises a range of thrombotic coronary artery diseases. It includes unstable angina, and both ST segment elevation and non-ST segment elevation