Understanding Heart Disease in New York
Heart disease generally refers to any type of condition that affects the heart. If you have heart disease, there’s a lot you can do to increase your chances for a long and vital life. Leonard Horovitz, MD provides state-of-the-art treatments for cardiac and vascular diseases. Here's everything you've ever wanted to know about heart disease
What is Heart Disease?
Anyone, including children, can develop heart disease. Heart disease refers to several types conditions that affect the heart. These types include: heart muscle disease, congenital heart disease, coronary artery disease, heart attack, heart failure and others. You can take steps to prevent heart disease by practicing healthy lifestyle habits.
Are You at Risk?
Risk factors are habits or health conditions that increase the chances of developing a disease. While having even one risk factor is dangerous, having multiple risk factors is very serious. Risk factors for developing heart disease include:
High blood pressure
What Are The Symptoms?
The symptoms vary depending on the type of heart condition. For many individuals, chest pain or a heart attack is the first sign. The signs and symptoms of a heart attack can include:
Chest discomfort or pain
Shortness of breath
Pain in the neck, jaw or back
A cold sweat
How Is It Diagnosed?
Dr. Horovitz uses only highly advanced diagnostics to diagnose heart disease. Dr. Horovitz's diagnoses are based on your physical exam, family and medical histories, and the results from procedures and tests. He can perform several tests to diagnose heart disease, including cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), electrocardiograms (ECG or EKG) and chest X-rays.
How Is It Treated?
Leonard Horovitz, MD provides a full spectrum of advanced, sophisticated treatments for heart disease. Treatments may include lifestyle changes, medical procedures, surgery, cardiac rehabilitation and medications. The goal is to maximize the patient's quality and quantity of life.