Heart Disease Treatment
Founders Family Medicine provides accurate diagnosis and treatment for cardiovascular disease. We offer compassionate and effective care for patients at our Castle Rock health care clinic.
To schedule your visit, call 303-688-8666.
What is Cardiovascular Disease?
Cardiovascular disease is also often referred to as heart disease. This label includes several issues primarily related to the buildup of plaque in the walls of the arteries, a condition called atherosclerosis.
When the arteries narrow from plaque, blood cannot flow freely. When blood flow becomes cut off due to a clot or blockage, patients experience a heart attack or stroke. However, heart disease includes many other symptoms that negatively impact health and quality of life.
A heart attack occurs when a blood clot cuts off blood flow to the heart. Then, the impacted part of the heart starts to die. While many people survive a heart attack with emergency medical treatment, the condition requires ongoing medical attention.
Much like a heart attack, a stroke occurs when a blood vessel to the brain becomes blocked.
The loss of blood causes brain cells to die. This leads to major issues and long-term damage which impact brain functions like walking or talking.
Heart failure is when the heart stops pumping blood effectively. In this case, the heart continues to work, but the body no longer receives an accurate level of blood and oxygen.
Common Symptoms of Heart Disease
Heart disease covers a range of conditions. Therefore, the symptoms vary based on your specific condition. A few common symptoms indicate a problem with the heart or blood flow.
None of these symptoms are normal. If you experience any of these symptoms, contact your doctor to discuss diagnosis and treatment options.
Risk Factors for Heart Disease
Like with symptoms, risk factors tie to your specific type of heart condition. Some patients experience heart disease due to genetic factors, infection or birth defect. Yet, for most patients, heart disease ties to lifestyle choices.