Heart & Vascular Conditions
At The Henry & Beverly Hawk Heart & Vascular Center, we focus on one thing: providing the best, most compassionately delivered clinical care for heart and vascular conditions. We have assembled a world-class staff of cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons and vascular surgeons who have decades of experience providing the highest level of diagnostic and clinical care to treat the most common and complex conditions. Our doctors want to educate you about your condition so that you are an informed and empowered patient and able to fully participate with your medical team in your treatment plan.
Heart disease takes on several forms and symptoms. If you have a family history of heart disease or heart attack, or if your lifestyle puts you at risk of developing heart disease, you should beware of the types, risks, symptoms, diagnostic tools and treatment options.
- Atrial fibrillation (AF)
- Atherosclerosis, arteriosclerosis or arterialsclerosis
- Congestive heart failure (CHF)
- Coronary artery disease/coronary heart disease (CHD)
- Coronary infarction
- Coronary microvascular disease (CMD)
- High cholesterol
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Valvular heart disease
Vascular disease refers to medical conditions that affect your circulatory system, including diseases of the arteries, lymph vessels, veins and blood circulation disorders. Your circulatory system provides the pathway for blood to be transported, or circulated, through your body using a system of blood vessels. Vascular diseases can cause arteriosclerosis.
Risk factors for vascular diseases include:
- Family history
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Peripheral arterial disease (PAD)