Cardiac diseases are the most common causes of death among men and women in the United States. As per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it has been estimated that 1 in 4 Americans suffer from a cardiac problem, with coronary artery disease being at the top of the list. In fact, coronary artery disease is the leading cause of heart attack among Americans. Other common causes of heart diseases include:
- Congenital heart defects
- Blood vessel disease
- Heart valve disease
- Heart muscle disease
- Heart infections
Many experts also indicate that there is a significant rise in heart-related problems in recovered COVID patients aged 30-50 years. In fact, acute cardiac issues were also observed in previously healthy individuals post COVID. After recovering from COVID, heart patients face problems due to an increase in blood clotting tendencies and inflammation. Post viral syndrome can range from minor palpitation, systemic hypertension, to life-threatening acute pulmonary embolism, heart attacks, arrhythmias, and other vascular problems. Neglect toward cardiac issues and irregular follow-up only worsen patients’ cardiac status. Therefore, doctors recommend regular cardiac screening for patients who have recovered from Covid-19 to identify any new onset abnormalities in the heart function.
The Primary Care physicians at MKR Medical PC are well-trained and experienced in identifying and treating any early signs of heart diseases. If the problem is caught early, there is a higher chance of preventing heart diseases. In fact, most heart diseases can be prevented by changing your lifestyle habits and making healthier life choices. Our facilities are well-equipped with the latest technology testing equipment to diagnose a wide range of health and cardiovascular diseases.
The following are the early signs of heart conditions that you should never ignore.
Chest pain, pressure, tightness, or discomfort
Chest pain, pressure, tightness in the chest, or chest discomfort are often caused by blocked arteries. These signs are usually associated with a heart attack, angina, stroke, or heart failure followed by other symptoms such as shortness of breath, shooting pains, dizziness, and more. If you experience more than one of these symptoms, it is best to consult with experienced cardiologists in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY.
Irregular heartbeat such as rapid heart beating, slow heartbeat, or fluttering in the chest can be a sign of arrhythmia. Arrhythmia is a chronic heart condition. It also causes shortness of breath, dizziness, fainting, or chest pains.
Shortness of breath
Shortness of breath without exercising or any other strenuous activity is usually an early symptom of heart problems. It may be a symptom of heart diseases such as heart attack, arrhythmia, disease of the heart muscles, heart infection, or other heart defects.
Feelings of nausea
Feelings of nausea, indigestion, heartburn, vomiting, or stomach pain are the common symptoms reported more in women with heart conditions than men. Although these symptoms may also be caused due to many other reasons, experiencing these symptoms puts you at a higher risk of heart diseases. Thus, it is highly recommended to consult with experienced cardiologists in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY.
Dizziness, lightheadedness, and fainting
Although dizziness, lightheadedness, and fainting can be a symptom of many different health diseases, if these symptoms are followed by shortness of breath or chest discomfort, these are most likely a sign of heart diseases. Seek medical attention immediately if you experience any of these symptoms.
Fatigue or weakness or shooting pain anywhere in the body
As per research, women are most likely to experience fatigue or weakness followed by shortness of breath. On the other hand, men are most likely to experience chest pain and pain that travels to one or both arms during heart conditions such as heart attack. Some people may also experience shooting pain in the neck, jaw, throat, upper abdomen, or back.
So, if you notice one or more symptoms that are consistent with your health conditions or you are over the age of 55, consult with our healthcare experts in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY at the MKR Medical PC. We are among the top practices to provide a full spectrum of Primary care and cardiology services across New York. Our team includes some of the best Primary Care Physicians and Cardiologists with highly specialized skills and extensive experience in diagnosing and treating patients with varied health problems.
Consult with our cardiology and primary care experts for cardiovascular and health analysis and treatment solutions.