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At Dallas Cardiovascular Specialists, our team is made up of nationally recognized physicians committed to working with their patients to help them achieve the most healthy, productive quality of life possible. We customize each treatment plan and utilize cutting-edge technologies, ensuring the best possible outcomes.
Understanding Cardiovascular Conditions -
Heart Disease is the leading cause of the death in the United States and the #1 killer of American women. Over one quarter of all deaths result from heart disease. The American Heart Association recommends that heart attack prevention begin by age 20. This means assessing your risk factors and working to keep them low. Many first-ever heart attacks or strokes are fatal or disabling, so prevention is critical. For those over 40, or those with multiple risk factors, it's important to calculate the risk of developing cardiovascular disease in the next 10 years.
A heart attack itself may be your first symptom of an underlying problem. To diagnose a condition, heart patients may be asked to undergo a number of diagnostic tests and procedures that might include but not limited to; review of their medical history, a physical examination, electrocardiogram test (ECG or EKG) to discover any abnormalities caused by damage to the heart and/or blood test to detect abnormal levels of certain enzymes in the bloodstream.
Diagnostic measures can be "non-invasive" and "invasive". Non-invasive tests don't involve inserting needles, instruments or fluids into the body. Invasive procedures can include a simple needle prick for a blood test, insertion of a tube, device or scope and major surgeries such as open-heart surgery.
A customized treatment plan will be presented to you and your family once the results of your diagnostic tests have been received. Treatments will vary depending on individual test results.
We offer a full range of services and have a highly trained and knowledgeable staff;