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Heart Disease Evalution For

Mt Vernon Heart Institute, Ltd

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in men and women in the United States, responsible for 1 in every 4 deaths.

M. Haseeb, MD, FACC

Cardiologist located in Mt Vernon, IL

Heart Disease

Heart Disease

What is heart disease?

Heart disease, or cardiovascular disease, encompasses a wide range of conditions that affect your heart and blood vessels. Heart attack, stroke, heart rhythm problems, heart defects, blood vessel disorders, and heart failure all fall under the heart disease umbrella.

Untreated heart disease can lead to a heart attack or stroke. The earlier you detect and treat heart disease, the better your chance of avoiding complications.

What are the symptoms of heart disease?

If you exhibit the following signs or symptoms, you may have heart disease:

  • Chest pain, pressure, or tightness

  • Shortness of breath

  • Fatigue

  • Radiating pain in your back, neck, throat, or jaw

  • Numbness or weakness in your arms or legs

  • Lightheadedness or dizziness

  • Abnormal heartbeat

  • Leg, ankle, or foot swelling

What are the risk factors for heart disease?

Numerous factors increase your risk of developing heart disease. Examples include:

  • Family history of heart disease

  • Older age

  • Smoking

  • Obesity

  • Being sedentary

  • Poor dietary habits

  • High blood pressure or high cholesterol

  • Having diabetes

  • Stress

  • Chemotherapy medications or radiation therapy

How is heart disease diagnosed?

  • History 

  • Physical Examination 

  • EKG

  • Blood Tests/ Cholesterol

  • Other work up, if indicated may include Echocardiogram, Stress test, Holter Monitor, Heart Catheterization, etc.

What is the treatment for heart disease?

  • Your personalized heart disease treatment plan is based on the type of heart disease you have and the severity of your condition. The following may be recommended:

  • Lifestyle changes

  • Medications

  • Surgical procedures

  • External counterpulsation (ECP)

This noninvasive treatment option is for patients who are on medical therapy for Coronary artery disease and are still symptomatic. These patients may be complaining of limited exertion capacity, getting tired and fatigued easily, getting short of breath easily, have frequent Chest pain or have become Couch potatoes. Such patients, if they are not good candidates for stents or bypass surgery or do not want to undergo any further invasive procedures, ECP is the last hope of ray for them. This treatment involves pushing blood from the lower half of the body towards the heart by External mechanical compression of the muscles of the lower extremities. With this treatment, over a period of time, the heart can grow alternate channels of blood flow to provide more blood to the areas of the heart muscle that were previously not getting enough blood. As a result, more than 70 % of patients notice an improvement in their symptoms and they start enjoying their life again

If you have a strong Family History of Heart Disease, have High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Cholesterol Disorder, have History of smoking, COPD, Sleep Apnea you may be at risk of Heart Disease. Seek early evaluation before you develop HERAT DISEASE

Featured Services

Chest pain

Shortness of breath

Heart Failure


Stress testing

Heart Disease

Diabetes and Heart Disease

ECP (external Counterpulsation

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