Treatment For Heart Disease in Dallas
Any number of conditions that affect the heart can cause serious harm without early detection and treatment. Some of the various heart diseases (also called cardiovascular diseases) include coronary artery disease (CAD), heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias), and heart birth defects, among others. Heart disease generally involves constricted blood vessels, and these can lead to heart attack, chest pain, or stroke.
Some of the most common heart diseases include:
- Aortic aneurysm
- Atrial fibrillation
- Circulation problems
- Heart failure
- Coronary artery disease (CAD)
- Heart attack
- Heart murmur
- Peripheral artery disease (PAD)
- Valve disease
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Texas. Approximately 28% of the deaths each year in Texas are due to heart disease, and peer-reviewed scientific studies show this rate is even higher among people of color and ethnic minorities. For example, Black and African American adults are 30% more likely to die from heart disease and twice as likely to have a stroke compared to white adults.
Dr. G. Mark Jenkins, MD; Dr. Luis Bowen MD; and GeTonya Dickerson, NP would like to help prevent some of those deaths through early detection, screening, and intervention.
Should I See a Doctor?
Depending on the type of heart disease you have, symptoms vary. Heart disease can involve the blood vessels, heartbeat rhythm, structural issues, an infection, and valvular diseases. If general, you should seek emergency medical care if you experience common heart disease symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, or fainting.