Conditions like coronary artery disease (CAD) and arrhythmia are common and potentially life-threatening. If you have symptoms of heart diseases such as these, visit Capitol Cardiology Associates. At offices in Lanham, Bowie, Camp Springs, Silver Spring, Laurel, and Largo, Maryland, the practice’s experienced cardiologists offer expert heart disease treatment following a comprehensive assessment. To benefit from their expertise, call your nearest office today or book an appointment at Capitol Cardiology Associates using the online form.
Heart disease treatment helps you overcome or manage cardiovascular conditions such as:
These conditions can lead to life-threatening events like heart attacks, congestive heart failure, and cardiac arrest. They don’t always cause symptoms early on, but as they worsen, you might develop angina (chest pain), fatigue, weakness, and shortness of breath.
Other symptoms of heart disease include pain, tightness, or pressure in your chest, and pain in your upper abdomen, back, jaw, neck, or throat. You might have a fluttering, rapid, or slow heartbeat, spells of dizziness or lightheadedness, and edema (swelling) in your legs.
You could benefit from heart disease treatment if you have any of these symptoms.
Unless you have an emergency like a heart attack, the Capitol Cardiology Associates team typically creates a treatment program that doesn’t involve invasive procedures or surgery. Common heart disease treatments include:
Many heart-related problems stem from unhealthy living — smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, a high-fat diet, lack of exercise, and being overweight or obese. Excessive and prolonged stress can also worsen your heart health.
Your Capitol Cardiology Associates provider can help you make the changes needed to improve your condition.
Medicines can be a key part of your heart disease treatment plan. Depending on the type of heart disease, you might require pills that help regulate your heartbeat, such as antiarrhythmics, beta blockers, and calcium channel blockers, or drugs that stop fluid buildup (diuretics).
Cholesterol-lowering drugs like statins, medicines that reduce blood pressure, and anticoagulants that stop your blood from getting too sticky are also important heart disease treatments.
If medications and lifestyle changes aren’t enough to properly control your condition, the expert cardiologists at Capitol Cardiology Associates might perform a minimally invasive cardiac catheterization procedure.
These procedures involve making a small cut in an artery, often in the groin, and feeding a slim tube (catheter) along the blood vessel to your heart.
Your provider can then use various methods to widen a narrowed or blocked artery (balloon angioplasty and stenting or an atherectomy) or correct an irregular heartbeat (cardiac ablation).
To find out about these and other nonsurgical heart disease treatments, call Capitol Cardiology Associates today or book an appointment online.