Heart Disease

Pinnacle Health Group

Primary Care Practice located in Tampa, FL

Heart disease is an umbrella term used to describe conditions that damage your heart, increase your risk of heart attack, and can ultimately become life-threatening. At Pinnacle Health Group in Tampa, Florida, you have access to a team of dedicated practitioners who can help lower your risk of heart disease and improve your overall health. Book your heart disease examination by clicking on the online scheduler or by calling the office directly to speak with a team member.

Heart Disease Q & A

What causes heart disease?

In the United States, 1 in 4 deaths stems from heart disease. Having heart disease means that you have an underlying condition that’s causing stress on your heart and affecting your overall circulatory system — factors that can lead to heart attack and stroke. Heart disease can be caused by or related to:

  • Hardening of your arteries (atherosclerosis)
  • Abnormal heartbeat (heart arrhythmia)
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Family history of heart disease
  • Diabetes-related complications
  • Heart infections (endocarditis)
  • Birth defects or abnormalities

Many of these issues, especially high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and poorly managed diabetes, are preventable if you manage your weight, follow a healthy diet, and exercise regularly.

Are there symptoms of heart disease?

Many heart disease-related conditions have no symptoms, which is why preventive care and regular checkups with your primary care physician at Pinnacle Health Group are so important. As heart disease progresses, you may experience:

  • Chest tightness or discomfort (angina)
  • Tiring easily during vigorous activities
  • Lightheadedness or dizziness
  • Fluttering in your chest
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weakness or fatigue

It’s common to overlook many of these heart disease symptoms since they don’t seem like urgent issues. But if any of these symptoms sound familiar, or if you know you have a history of hypertension or high cholesterol, schedule an evaluation at Pinnacle Health Group right away.

How is heart disease treated?

Your heart disease treatment plan from Pinnacle Health Group is personalized to you, based on your health and any underlying conditions. After running labs and ordering any essential imaging or electrocardiogram (EKG) testing, your provider designs your heart disease management plan, which can include:

  • Medications to open up your blood vessels
  • Smoking cessation treatments
  • Managing stress or depression
  • Dietary and nutritional planning
  • Cholesterol-lowering drugs
  • Antibiotics for infections
  • Exercise planning

If you have a serious complication or history of stroke or heart attacks, the team can partner with your cardiologist throughout your treatment plan. Pinnacle Health Group practitioners monitor you regularly to ensure your heart disease treatment plan is working for you.

Don’t hesitate another day to start treatment for heart disease. Contact Pinnacle Health Group for an evaluation today. Book your visit online or over the phone.

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