We help you live a full, healthy life with heart disease.
One person dies every 36 seconds from heart disease here in the US, and in Maryland alone, heart disease is the leading cause of death. This is why it’s incredibly important that you understand your risk factors and the warning signs of heart disease so you can turn to our Rockville, MD, cardiologist Dr. Leith Abdulla for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.
Finding out that you have heart disease can seem scary at first, but our Rockville, MD, cardiology team will work with you to find the right medications and lifestyle modifications to control your condition. Warning signs of heart disease include,
- Chest pain or tightness
- Trouble catching your breath
- A fluttering in the chest
- Rapid, racing heartbeat
- Slow heartbeat
- Light headed or fainting
- Swelling in the legs
- Easily exhausted after activity
As with most health problems, the sooner heart disease is detected the easier it is for our Rockville, MD, heart doctor to treat it. You may be particularly concerned about heart disease if you have a family history.
Testing for Heart Disease
There are several tests that are used to diagnose heart disease. These include,
- Stress tests
- CT or MRI scans
- Holter monitoring
Once we’ve determined the type and severity of your heart disease, we can map out your treatment plan. Heart disease is chronic, so while the problem will not go away there are a variety of solutions that can help you manage your symptoms effectively so that you can enjoy all aspects of your life.
Treating Heart Disease
Some treatment plans are rather simple, as is the case with heart infections. We can simply prescribe antibiotics to get rid of the infection; however, if you’re dealing with true heart disease some treatment plans will include,
- Dietary modifications
- Quitting smoking
- Avoiding alcohol
- Getting hypertension or cholesterol under control
- Getting regular physical activity
- Taking medications such as calcium channel blockers, beta-blockers, or nitrates
- Undergoing specialized procedures or surgeries (e.g. angioplasty with stents)
Whether you’ve been diagnosed with heart disease or you are looking for a cardiologist in and around Rockville and Olney, MD, that can monitor your health and help you prevent heart disease, call our office today at (301) 774-5260.