Cardiology Ailments and Indications
Cardiology is one of the most important areas of medicine. Cardiology refers to the study of the heart and disease associated with the heart and arteries. Precision Research Institute is trying to help those with heart disease, heart failure, artery disease and cardiac fibrillation.
Cardiovascular Percutaneous Intervention
Cardiovascular Percutaneous Intervention is a procedure to open blocked or narrow arteries. Often referred to as a coronary angioplasty, or just an angioplasty, the procedure is a non-surgical way to increase the flow of blood in the body. A doctor sticks a small tube through the skin into a main artery in the arm or thigh, resulting in a better flow of blood and improved cardiovascular health.
Cardiovascular disease in laymen terms is any kind of heart disease. Heart disease falls into two distinct categories. First are cardiovascular diseases that restrict the flow of blood through arteries, veins and blood vessels. This narrowing can lead to a heart attack. The second kind of cardiovascular diseases are those that hurt the heart’s muscle, beats, or valves.
Cardiovascular Risk Factors
Cardiovascular risk factors are any ailments or habits that can eventually lead to heart disease. Some cardiovascular risk factors are high blood pressure, obesity, tobacco use, physical inactivity, poor diet and/or malnutrition or diabetes. If you have some of these cardiovascular risk factors, please see a doctor for an evaluation.
Carotid Artery Disease
The Carotid Arteries are the two large blood vessels that provide oxygen to the frontal lobe of the brain. These arteries are where you typically record your pulse, and they are of vital importance. The oxygen they provide to the brain allows you to think, talk, and develop a personality. Any issue with these arteries need to be treated with the utmost seriousness.
Chronic Venous Insufficiency
Chronic Venous Insufficiency is when the venous walls and valves in the legs are not functioning properly. This makes it difficult for the body to pump blood from the legs to the heart, resulting in pools of blood in the legs. This pooling is called stasis, and can be very dangerous.
Congestive Heart Failure
Congestive Heart Failure is when a weakness in the heart leads to fluid seeping into the lungs and other parts of the body. The weakness of the heart means it is pumping blood more slowly through the body. The slower pumping blood means that the body is not getting the vitamins and nutrients it needs to survive and thrive.
Cardiac Fibrillation is an irregular heart rate that is oftentimes referred to as a heart “quiver”. This quivering can lead to a variety of different ailments, such as blood clots, stroke, and a heart attack. If you feel your heart experiencing Cardiac Fibrillation please contact a doctor.