At Middle Country Medical Care, we provide complete heart care to help patients suffering from cardiac problems. Our doctors are equipped with the latest technology to provide the best medical care.
Heart takes oxygen from the wrapped arteries and pumps oxygen-rich blood to all parts of the body through coronary arteries. Accumulation of fats or cholesterol in the coronary arteries results in coronary artery disease (CAD).
What are the risk Factors of heart diseases?
Following risk factors are more likely to develop a heart disease:
- High Triglycerides
- High Blood Pressure
- High LDL cholesterol level
- Kidney Disease
Diagnosing Heart Disease
The below mentioned test are mostly prescribed to diagnose heart related issues:
- Electrocardiogram (EKG)
- Blood tests
- Exercise stress test
- Chest X-ray
Lowering the cholesterol levels
Cholesterol is a substance found in your bloodstream. Too much cholesterol in your body increases the risks for a heart disease. To lower your cholesterol you must eat fruits, vegetables, grains, and fish. You can also control levels of cholesterol by reducing the levels of fats you consume every day. Adding daily exercise regimen can increase the HDL, which is the good cholesterol and helps in controlling the bad cholesterol levels.
Preventing Heart Problems:
Following regimen can help you in preventing heart diseases:
- Adapt a healthy diet
- Daily exercise regimen
- Lower your blood pressure
- Control your cholesterol levels
- Do not smoke
- Regular health check-ups
It’s a diagnostic test used to measure the electrical activity of the heart. It is also known as EKG or ECG and can be used to detect conditions such as:
- Coronary artery disease (CAD)
- Heart defects
- Heart valve issues
- Success of a pacemaker
Electrical wires called electrodes are attached to the arms, legs, and chest while performing the test. Patients are required to remain stable during the test because muscle movement may affect the results. However, patients do not need to feel scared about the test as it is completely painless and noninvasive.
Echocardiography is also known as the ultrasound of the heart. Doctors perform this test to examine the heart by creating images out of sound waves, which helps to determine the shape, size and functioning of the heart. This test is performed to diagnose many heart conditions such as congenital heart defects and coronary artery disease.