About Cardiovascular Disease
Heart disease claims the lives of about 610,000 people every year, thus making it the leading cause of death in both men and women. Cardiovascular disease refers to any condition that is caused by a blockage or narrowing of the blood vessels in the body, including the heart. Atherosclerosis is a systemic process in which plaque builds up in the walls of the blood vessels. As a result of this process, the plaque causes the vessels to narrow and can eventually lead to blockages or blood clots. With the presence of these blockages, it makes it difficult for blood to flow properly thus leading to various conditions including angina, stroke or a heart attack.
Many cardiovascular conditions can be prevented by making alterations to lifestyle choices such as controlling one’s diet, avoiding the smoking of tobacco products, exercising on a consistent basis and controlling one’s blood pressure. Other cardiovascular conditions are congenital, meaning that one is born with these conditions and it is not caused by lifestyle choices. Cardiovascular disease is serious and should be properly diagnosed by a physician to get proper treatment.
There are various types of cardiovascular conditions that can affect the heart and blood vessels of the body. Some present more obvious symptoms and can be easily diagnosed where others may involve more detailed diagnostic services to be properly identified. All cardiovascular conditions are serious and require the attention of a medical professional.
Dr. Rahmani’s office treats the following cardiovascular conditions:
- Coronary Artery Disease
- Atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter
- Ventricular Tachycardia
- Ischemic and Non-Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
- Congestive heart failure
- Valvular Heart Disease
- Pulmonary Hypertention
- Congenital Heart Disease
Dr. Rahmani’s office provides the following treatments and services:
- Defribillators and Pacemakers Interrogations
- Right and Left Cardiac Catheterization
- Aortic valve repalcement including minimally invasive Trans-Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
- Mitral Valve Repair and Replacement
There are various diagnostic options that are available to properly identify the differing types of cardiovascular disease. In order to receive the proper diagnosis, it is crucial to follow through with any recommendation for testing a medical professional suggests to the patient. With that said, proper diagnoses can lead to more effective treatments.
Dr. Rahmani’s office offers the following diagnostic services:
- Comprehensive Echocardiography
- Comprehensive Vascular Ultrasound
- Carotid Ultrasound
- Lower Extremity Arterial
- Venous Ultrasound
- Abdominal Aorta Ultrasound
- Thyroid Ultrasound
- Ankle Brachial Index
- Nuclear Stress Test
- Exercise Treadmill Test
- Venous Reflux Ultrasound
- Sudoscan for diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy