Heart Disease

Heart disease causes about 25 percent of all male deaths in the every year.

The lack of symptoms before sudden death from heart disease is one of the scariest aspects of the illness. About one half of all men who die suddenly from heart disease never experience symptoms.

The risk factors for heart disease include high blood pressure, high cholesterol and smoking. An estimated 51 percent of American men possess at least one of those risk factors.

Several other factors can contribute to the disease, including diabetes, obesity, poor diet, physical inactivity and excessive alcohol intake.

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What is congestive heart failure?

Congestive heart failure, also known more simply as heart failure, is a condition in which your heart isn’t able to pump enough oxygen-rich blood to your organs and body parts.

With congestive heart failure, your heart is unable to fill with enough blood, isn’t strong enough to pump the blood, or both.

You may be at risk of developing congestive heart failure if you have a condition that damages or overworks your heart muscle, such as:

High blood pressure

Coronary artery disease



Heart valve disease


Cancer treatment may also damage your heart and increase your risk of congestive heart failure.

What are congestive heart failure symptoms?

Congestive heart failure symptoms may be acute or ongoing. Common symptoms include:

Shortness of breath


Swelling in your ankles, legs, or abdomen

Rapid weight gain

Decreased appetite

Frequent urination

Your congestive heart failure symptoms develop due to a buildup of fluid in your body. If your symptoms include coughing when you lie down, you may have pulmonary edema, which is a serious medical condition that requires emergency medical care.

What happens during a congestive heart failure evaluation?

The cardiology specialists at Heart & Vascular Institute conduct comprehensive evaluations when you come to the office for a congestive heart failure evaluation.

During your exam, your cardiologist asks in-depth questions about your symptoms, medical and family history, and lifestyle habits, and then performs a physical.

Based on the information gathered during your evaluation, your cardiologist may recommend additional diagnostic tests to assess heart health and function, such as bloodwork, an echocardiogram, a stress test, or cardiac catheterization.

How is congestive heart failure treated?

The cardiology team at Heart & Vascular Institute develops personalized treatment plans for congestive heart failure based on the severity of your cardiac condition. Getting an early diagnosis and treatment plan may help you maintain your usual active lifestyle.

Your treatment plan may include:

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What Is a Heart Attack?

When a coronary artery becomes blocked (usually by a blood clot), an area of heart tissue loses its blood supply. This reduction of blood can quickly damage and/or kill heart tissue, so quick treatments in an emergency department and/or catheterization suite are necessary to reduce the loss of heart tissue. Loss of heart tissue due to a blockage can cause symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, weakness, and even death. Quick treatments have reduced the number of deaths from heart attacks in recent years.

Heart Attack Symptoms

Chest pain is the most telltale symptom of a heart attack.

The following are warning signs of a heart attack:

Chest pain (may spread to the back, neck, arms and/or jaw)


Nausea, vomiting

Rapid or irregular heartbeats

Shortness of breath

Some people may exhibit anxiety, indigestion and/or heartburn (some women may present with these as their predominant symptoms instead of chest pain)



Breaking out in a cold sweat

Women may experience different heart attack signs and symptoms than men. Jaw pain, shortness of breath, and nausea and vomiting may be more common in women who have heart attacks than men.