Does your heart feel like it’s beating too fast? Feeling dizzy on and off? Having more palpitations than usual? You might need a Holter monitoring test. Find out what that is and what it reveals about your heart.
The term “cardiovascular disease” is not unfamiliar these days, though it may commonly be called heart disease. Most people have some degree of awareness of the dangers of poor heart health. Generally, we are aware that our diet, lifestyle, and genetic makeup are involved in how well the heart functions as we age. This is a great start, but we could use a little more knowledge.
Historically, heart disease has been categorized as a men’s health issue. However, statistics indicate that just as many women may be affected by some type of cardiovascular condition or event. In fact, every year, approximately one in three women passes away as a result of heart disease or stroke. This outnumbers female cancer deaths.
Statistics also suggest that heart disease is affecting more patients under age 50. Because the symptoms of cardiovascular disease are often a stroke or heart attack, we have every reason to become as familiar as possible with our personal risk factors as well as indicators that we should see a cardiologist. These indicators include:
There are several reasons a person may need to see a cardiologist aside from what we have listed here. If you experience any of these indicators, or experience chest pain or persistent, unexplained leg and foot swelling, you can benefit from the specific knowledge of an experienced cardiologist. To schedule a visit to our Lake Success, Forest Hills, or Richmond Hill office, call 516-437-5600.
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