Why should my cardiac health be important to me?
Disorders of the heart lead to heart disease and cardiovascular disease and can lead to a significant number of deaths: cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death and caused 29.34% of all deaths in 2002.
Cardiology is a medical specialty dealing with disorders of the heart be it human or animal. The field includesmedical diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, heart failure, valvular heart disease and electrophysiology. Physicians who specialize in this field of medicine are called cardiologists. Physicians who specialize in cardiac surgery are called cardiac surgeons.
About 600,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths
Every year about 720,000 Americans have a heart attack. Of these, 515,000 are a first heart attack and 205,000 happen in people who have already had a heart attack
With experience treating all varieties and complexities of cardiac related issues, the physicians associated with the Medical Consulting Network are prepared to help you and your loved one achieve optimal health and well being. Diseases and conditions such as; acute coronary syndrome, atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease, myocardial infractions, restenosis, sudden cardiac death, cardiomyopathy, heart failure, ventricular hypertrophy, myocardial rupture, constrictive pericarditis, pericardial effucsion, aortic valve repair, aortic valve replacement, mitral valve prolapse, mitral valve repair, mitral valve replacement, and all types of congenital heart defects are things our physicians see on a daily basis and have made their lives studying and treating.